Current Vacancies

Production Operators, Lurgan, Co Armagh

Full Time

Joining a committed team within the extrusion area you will have responsibility for the manufacture of a range of pipe products within a 24 hour/7 day week manufacturing operation

The Role:
Working to high standards of safety and quality, your remit will be the achievement of agreed target levels of productivity, the visual checking and packing of product off the line and the effective use of raw materials.

You will also be expected to use proven fault finding techniques and to contribute to the continuous improvement of the manufacturing process in order to maintain and improve standards.

The Candidate:
With experience gained in a manufacturing process or production line environment you will be able to demonstrate evidence of working and contributing to safety and quality standards.

You will have an organised approach with good interpersonal skills to make a positive contribution to a team.

Basic engineering, maintenance or fault diagnosis skills would be an advantage along with the initiative to identify and act on problems appropriately

Please note, this role will be required to work continental shifts during a 24 hour period.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Set-up and changeover of lines within set minimum targets.

  • Responsibility for machine repairs required or allocated to ensure continuity of production whilst minimizing scrap and downtime to meet targets.

  • Machine start ups when required and ensure they are up and running to within specification as soon as possible and to maximum efficiency.

  • Ensure equipment and tooling used corresponds with the details on process manuals.

  • Ensure all pre-run check lists are complete and signed off.

  • Once running to correct targets to monitor all lines and maintain efficiency and quality throughout the shift.

  • Ensuring the correct blend of materials is available at each machine and correct formulas are used.

  • Control and the acceptance of responsibility for quality, scrap levels and defects.

  • Ensure all scrap and defects are rerecorded accurately.

  • Ensuring that the company policy on health, safety and environment is followed, and that appropriate health and safety rules regulations and PPE are adhered to.

  • Ensuring the housekeeping standards of the area and especially during and after change over’s is adhered to

  • We offer a competitive salary and remuneration package, together with the opportunity to work in a modern lean manufacturing process plant.

Would you like to work for a professional, dynamic and fast growing organisation?, If so please forward your CV together with a covering letter to 

Radius Plastics Ltd are an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Production Operator - Fittings

Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to join our experienced and knowledgeable team as a Production Operative. You will be working as part of our Electrofusion Team producing quality fittings for the utilities industry.

What will I be doing in the role?


In the role as Production Operator you will;

  • Operate injection moulding cells in line with standard operating procedures, including start up, wire changes and shut down of operations

  • Manufacture to customer specifications, carrying out final inspection of product to quality standards

  • Highlight to Process Controller and Team Leader if any process is running out of standard cycle time

  • Ensure all components and labels used match the bill of materials on order

  • Contribute to process improvements

  • Carry out routine safety inspections to identify and rectify where appropriate, unsafe acts and conditions and report any incident (safety or environmental) to minimise risk of reoccurrence

  • Carry out efficient inter-shift communication at handover relating to your part of the process

  • Work with others to ensure the highest standards of plant housekeeping and hygiene are maintained

  • Contribute to all business health and safety initiatives including safety/accident/incident audits in line with current legislative standards and codes of practice

    What are the hours of work?

    This position is working a rotating shift based pattern Monday to Friday, as below:

    Days, 6am till 2pm

    Afters, 2pm till 10pm

    Nights, 10pm till 6am


    Am I who you are looking for?

    For the Production Operator it is important that you have/are:

  1. Previous experience in a similar manufacturing role including shift working.

  2. Able to follow instructions and procedures; following instructions from others, and keep to schedules and procedures.

  3. Proficient in the use of IT systems, ideally with some understanding of ERP systems

  4. Able to manage your time effectively, identifying and organising resources needed to accomplish tasks, monitoring performance against set targets.

  5. Set yourself high standards for safety, quality and quantity, monitoring and maintaining quality and productivity, working systematically and methodically.

  6. Able to adapt and cope to change; working productively in high pressure environment, adepts to changing circumstances and accepts new ideas.

  7. Adapts to the team and builds team spirit, upholds ethics and values, demonstrates integrity, encourages responsibility towards the organisation, community and environment.

  8. Rapidly learns new tasks, learns from successes and failures, and seeks staff and customer feedback.

  9. Makes prompt clear decisions, takes responsibility for actions, and decisions.

What will I get in return?


As part of the Radius Group, we offer a competitive starting salary and extensive benefits package.

In addition, you will be supported and mentored building your experience and moulding your career.

Salary – Starting rate £17,400 (£8.37 per hour)

Pension - We offer a competitive pension through Legal & General, Radius will match your contribution up to a maximum of 5%. In addition, all employees receive Life Assurance cover.

Benefits - We offer a wide range of employee benefits including a Childcare Vouchers, Paid Sick Leave, Group Income Protection, discounted breakdown insurance and retail vouchers to name a few...

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Production Team Leader (Extrusion), Hilcote Derbyshire

Full Time

We are currently recruiting for a Team Leader who will be responsible for ensuring manpower and materials are organised and directed effectively within the production areas.

The role: 

·Organising the people resource within the manufacturing area, ensuring the right number of people with the right competence are available for work at the right time. Identifying training requirements and implementing plans to drive development and succession planning.

·Ensuring all personnel on your shift are aware of KPI’s and coaching to achieve attainment and improvement using problem solving techniques to identify root cause, and implement corrective and preventative actions.

·Act as the central point of communication on shift, directing staff to the shift priorities as agreed with production planners, focussing on adherence to schedule.

·Monitoring safety quality and production versus agreed target, implementing corrective actions as required.

·Ensuring production documentation is completed on time and is accurate.

·Resolving issues as they arrive on shift through effective use of site resources and leadership skills.

·Promoting and maintaining a safe working environment for all actively promoting incident reporting, conducting appropriate investigations following accidents, identifying root cause to prevent reoccurrence. Guiding staff to safety in the event of an emergency, and acting as emergency director when required.

·Ensure that standardised practices and procedures are followed, where appropriate make recommendations to introduce system improvements.

·Contribute to the development of the organisation through active involvement in meetings, objectives, project work, training and communications

The candidate:

•Posses the ability to lead and motivate a team of individuals, and develop them in order to meet business objectives.

•5 years demonstrable experience in a similar manufacturing environment along with working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing.

•Experience of using of manpower management systems within a manufacturing environment.

•A self motivated individual with the flexibility to adapt and a willingness to develop new skills.

•Able to deal with arising issues and solving them in an appropriate and timely manner.

•Safety awareness is essential with experience of safe systems of work.

•Good communication and interpersonal skills, both in terms of keeping people informed and providing constructive feedback.

•Able to make a positive contribution to the organisation.

•Have a passion for manufacturing and attention to detail in all tasks completed, along with the ability to work flexibly, with the needs of the business.

•Provide expertise in process improvement techniques, problem analysis, and problem solving.

•Ability to conduct effective employee appraisals setting agreed achievable objectives in line with departmental KPI’s and business plans.

•Have the ability to conduct accident investigation to root cause and implement CAPA.

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Contact Telephone: 01773 811112

Industrial Engineer - Hilcote, Derbyshire

Full Time

We are looking for an Industrial Engineer to join our Manufacturing team in Alfreton. You will be responsible for recommending, directing and performing studies aimed at improving productivity and operational efficiency in all areas of Operation for the Radius Systems Hilcote site.

You will define the necessary resources (headcount/process) for capacity optimisation and work with the Operations Management team to implement and sustain Lean Manufacturing methodologies within the Operations environment. Your knowledge of LEAN tools will also be used to help identify and deliver improvements to reduce waste and improve processes.

As an expert in your field, you will support continuous improvement projects, working cross functionally to implement changes that deliver savings across the business. You`ll also recommend and develop methods and tools that support and promote improvements in the utilisation of people and processes, while supporting the introduction and integration of new equipment, processes and products.

To succeed, you`ll have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role working within a manufacturing environment, with LEAN knowledge. With a strong background as an Industrial Engineer, you`ll have strong IT skills, excellent analytical skills (with experience of report writing), and the ability to work under pressure. As you`ll be liaising with members of the Senior Management team, you`ll have the ability to deliver information in a clear and concise manner to support the growth of the business.

Radius Systems develop and manufacture innovative plastic pipeline solutions which are now commonly used in the water, wastewater, energy & power, district heating and telecoms sectors. Supporting people in the long term for the continued development and delivery of better products and services for our customers, is important to us. We take the responsibility of sharing our knowledge and experience, built over five decades, seriously.

We offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays). You`ll have access to a variety of high street discounts, as well as childcare vouchers, a workplace pension and many other benefits.

If you have what it takes to transform the future, with a company that values its people, then we`d love to hear from you.

All applications will receive a response.

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Bay 3 Coordinator - Lurgan, Co Armagh

Closing Date: 16 January 2018

Full Time

Manage Planning, production, storage and transport of FTTx Feeder tubes and Assemblies. Monitor Production and Quality levels for Micro/Miniglide tube manufacture and participate in new product development and Participate in Micro/Miniglide and Assembly size changes.

· Create and manage feeder set sheets.

· Agree production schedule with Planner and monitor adherence to schedule.

· Organise and store feeder sets. Regularly stock take Feeder sets and maintain FIFO.

· Ensure adequate stocks of in process and finished assembly drums and ancillary products and monitor shelf life for these products.

· Manage and monitor resolution of failed ball test drums.

· Agree and Sign off OPS / SOC / Production Standards for Micro/Mini and Assembly processes.

· Monitor standard of tooling in FTTx manufacture.

· Monitor and react to quality / scrap levels from feeder and sheathing lines.

· Participate in Feeder and Assembly tool changes and monitor adherence to Pre start up checklists and scrap limits.

· Establish limiting factors and ensure process optimised to limiting factor.

· Actively participate in EOD Process and accept feeder and assembly process into production from Development.

· Identify training needs for FTTx and participate in training and competency improvement.

· Actively participate in improvement projects.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Plastics Processing Experience

  • HNC / HND Level Engineering / Polymer Qualification.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work co-operatively within a team.

  • High standard of numeracy, oral and written communication skills

  • High level of accuracy in work undertaken and attention to detail.

  • Self starter, working on your own initiative.

  • Excellent MS Excel, Word and Outlook ability.

  • Expertise in Problem Solving Techniques.


Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience in application of Lean Manufacturing techniques, driven by continuous improvement.

  • Valid FLT licence.

  • 5 years + experience in Plastics Extrusion.

Would you like to work for a professional, dynamic and fast growing organisation?, If so please forward your CV together with a covering letter to no later than Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Radius Plastics Ltd are an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Category Lead Buyer - Lurgan, Co Armagh

Closing Date: Friday, 26 January 2018

Full Time

To effectively manage and control the given spend categories, including both raw materials, resale goods and services, working with the internal customers of Purchasing across all functions to develop and implement category strategies that deliver total cost benefits and operational efficiency.


  • Engage with internal customers to identify current and upcoming requirements to support the CTS business strategy.

  • Where necessary define the requirements according to expected demand and seek suppliers to fulfil orders.

  • React quickly to potential requirements and provide estimated prices to support tenders.

  • Review existing supply chain and seek innovative solutions to support the evolution of the business strategy including logistic requirements.

  • Carry out detailed spend analysis and produce category reviews together with recommended category strategies in conjunction with the Head of Purchasing.

  • Responsible for all spend in given categories.

  • Look at all methods of reducing spend, including specifications, usage, lifecycles, price and working capital requirements.

  • Issue, analyse and award tenders.

  • Negotiate with suppliers to deliver cost savings.

  • Work with existing suppliers to look at new products & methods of working.

  • Investigate new sources of supply and alternative products / services.

  • Input purchase orders and approve purchase requisitions as necessary.

  • Work to group purchasing rules.

  • Where necessary develop local methods and procedures of working and keep records of these up to date.

  • Liaise with production, planning and other teams to provide assistance where supply issues cannot be directly solved.

  • Review supplier performance and develop action plans with the supplier to improve performance where necessary.

  • Work with departments such as Quality to review and audit supplier performance.

  • Develop a cost saving program for own area and input data in the Budget process.

  • Liaise and share best practice with other Group companies.

  • Review contract documentation and negotiate amendments where necessary.

  • Provide information to Central Purchasing in support of shared categories.

  • Ensure contracts are up to date, pricings correct and resolve invoice queries.

  • Be involved in small value Capital Purchase projects (CAPEX)

  • Manage and develop Buyer


  • To comply with all Heath, Safety and Environmental legislation together with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure availability of realistic costs for tenders to be submitted to customers.

  • Develop plans with suppliers to maximise OTIF (on time in full).

  • Improve working capital requirements by introducing stock at supplier/consignment stock/VMI, as appropriate.

  • Improve working capital requirements by negotiating payment terms.

  • Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with critical suppliers and ensure regular reviews to ensure performance.

  • Identify, develop and promote high performing suppliers and work to improve or eliminate poor performing suppliers.

  • Migrate ad hoc spot purchase supplier relationships to strategic partnerships where possible.

  • Implement longer term pricing agreements that give commercial colleagues pricing stability and utilise pricing mechanisms which track commodity/raw material prices to ensure price increases are fair/decreases are always captured.

  • Support other functions with the introduction of new products and ensure that Purchasing are fully involved in new development projects from the outset.

  • Monitor OTIF and non-conformance reports and take the lead in dealing with issues/implementing improvement plans.

  • Take responsibility for price increases, negotiate and neutralise where possible.

  • Report new pricing agreements (increases or decreases) to key stakeholders, e.g. Sales & Finance.

  • Manage requests from colleagues to introduce new suppliers. Where possible identify existing suppliers who could fulfil the need.

  • Develop a supplier base that is sufficiently robust to meet the continuously changing needs of the business.

  • Manage excellent relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that all activities/projects are delivered on time, within budget through a solid understanding of the wider business aims, objectives and day to day operational issues.


  • Suppliers

  • Production

  • Finance

  • Planning

  • Sales

  • Central Purchasing

  • Senior Management Team


  • GCSEs or equivalent in Mathematics and English at Grade C or above

  • MCIPS or working towards preferred

  • Experience of pulling together various requirements to issue enquiries to tight deadlines

  • Experience of Category Management Approaches

  • Analytical ability, with attention to detail

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Experienced at persuading and influencing at all levels

  • Capable of building category plans and implementing a strategy

  • Demonstrable track record of delivering extensive bottom line benefits

  • Ability to understand complex business issues

  • Ability to network and build strong relationships both internally and externally.

  • Strong IT skills especially Excel, but also Word, Outlook and PowerPoint or equivalents

  • MRP system experience

  • Able to travel according to job demands, both nationally and internationally

  • Experience in managing own workload


  • Results focused

  • Resilient

  • Assertive

  • Tenacious

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Works effectively under pressure

  • Customer service focused

  • Forms own opinion

  • Completer / Finisher

  • Strives for continuous improvement

  • Ability to deal with multiple demands

  • Ability to prioritise

  • Comfortable challenging the status quo

Would you like to work for a professional, dynamic and fast growing organisation?, If so please forward your CV together with a covering letter to no later than Friday, 26 January 2018

Radius Plastics Ltd are an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Health, Safety & Environmental Officer - Lurgan, Co Armagh

Closing Date: 26 January 2018

Full Time

To be successful in this role you will need to have good experience preferably within a manufacturing or heavy industrial environment. Whilst seeking a candidate with a good understanding in the discipline of health and safety, this role requires strong experience in environmental management and ISO management systems in general.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of the organisations SHE Manager although you will be the resident contact for SHE progression and adherence for the Northern Ireland operations.

Key objectives include: -

  • Drive through the implementation of SHE policies and procedures to achieve compliance with all applicable SHE legislation

  • Support and assist the team in developing and maintaining the company’s SHE management systems in-line with accredited ISO standards

  • Assist in the development and implementation of SHE strategies and action plans to ensure the business continually improves

  • Actively promote and support programmes to reduce the occurrence of Loss Events

  • Participate and drive both pro-active and re-active SHE monitoring techniques to assist with achieving established key performance indicators

  • Audit, analyse and report SHE performance to internal and external clients and regulatory bodies as required

  • Assist with all forms of hazard identification and risk control programmes to identify, assess and control the businesses occupational SHE risks

  • Coordinate all aspects of pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental health, conservation and energy whilst ensuring that all permitting and licencing requirements are observed

  • Provide training and support to all managers/employees as applicable to aid them in fulfilling their SHE obligations

  • Be self-sufficient in using computer programmes to develop reports, charts, presentations etc.


Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • A proven track record in the discipline of health, safety and environmental management in a similar role and environment

  • NEBOSH qualified but ideally to the equivalent of NEBOSH Diploma/NVQ4 level (in health & safety)

  • Ideally Certificate Level qualifications in environment management

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role

  • Good environmental management knowledge and experience

  • Computer literate and able to manage own workload to priorities

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in order to explain health and safety processes to a range of people and to give presentations to groups;

  • Negotiating skills to convince managers of the need to implement and maintain safety standards that may compromise speed or efficiency in the organisation;

  • Patience and diplomacy are essential because the profession requires a collaborative approach;

  • Ability to understand and analyse complex information and present it simply and accurately;

  • Strong attention to detail and a flexible approach to work;

  • an interest in the law and the ability to understand regulations;


    Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Membership of either IOSH/IEMA or equivalent HS&E bodies would be advantageous
  • An investigative mind


The position shall predominantly be based at the businesses Lurgan manufacturing and logistics site in Northern Ireland although some travel may occasionally be required within Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Would you like to work for a professional, dynamic and fast growing organisation?, If so please forward your CV together with a covering letter to no later than Friday, 26 January 2018

Radius Plastics Ltd are an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to: