Mouldshop Manager

Job Overview: Working alongside our client, one of a group of UK plastic packaging companies, we are looking to appoint a hands-on Mouldshop Manager to join their team.


* The role of Moulding Manager will be to proactively lead, develop & mentor a production & moulding team to meet shift KPI’s and production demand.

* You will be required to support the Operations Manager and colleagues to achieve high motivation and productivity through consistent and positive leadership.

* For the role of Mouldshop Manager, you will manage a team ensuring all Health & Safety practices are adhered to while identifying and implementing lean principles to improve efficiency and reduce scarp.

* The successful candidate must have prior experience with technical injection moulding processes, robots, ancillaries and automation.

* This is an excellent position for an established Mouldshop Manager or Setter Supervisor looking to take their next career step.

* This is a hands-on, sleeves rolled up role managing a small team of Mould Setters & Operators, – you will be expected to lead by example and you yourself be involved in Mould Setting, Process optimisation, machine tool continuous improvements, tool change-overs and tool trials, supporting NPI and material trials & development.


* Manage a moulding team and provide support to the operations team

* Manage New Product Introduction on moulding

* Working with the business development team to ensure customers new tooling is developed in a timely manner

* Training of staff to ensure they can perform their duties efficiently and are achieving targets

* Ensure machines are optimised for cycle times and quality ensuring Rlip and Clip targets are met

* To assist the team in achieving budgeted profit

* Mounting and setting of mould tools when necessary

* Ensure that procedures are developed to ensure the production area is running efficiently

* Maintaining quality standards

* Ensuring ancillary equipment is utilised and set up correctly

* Enabling and supporting Operators

* Ensure H&S requirements are maintained

* Maintaining housekeeping standards

* Work closely with the team to ensure goals are achieved

* Ensure all efforts are made to instil a right first-time culture

* Maintenance of moulding and ancillary equipment

* Troubleshooting of moulding issues

* Ensure planned production and trials are carried out when required

* Develop the workforce and lines of communication on the shift, encouraging teamwork philosophy

Experience Requirements.

Trained to injection moulding standard with either BPTA, RJG, G&A Moulding, PTIC, SDUK or similar

At least 10 years’ experience in technical injection moulding setting & setting processes

Conversant with a variety of machine manufacturers’ equipmen

Technically experienced with engineering polymer materials

First line maintenance and troubleshooting of machinery and equipment

Ability to work alone or part of a team

Desirable – Hold a Forklift Truck Licence

Desirable – First aid certificate

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Shift Leader”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Process Technician”, “Shift Manager”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Senior Setter”, “Mould Manager”, “Mouldshop Manager”


Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

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