Current Vacancies

Production Operators, Hilcote, Derbyshire - 24/7 Shift Pattern

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.


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 jobs@radius-systems.com

Extrusion 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 jobsni@radius-systems.com

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

Production Operator - Fittings, Hilcote, Derbyshire

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 £19,013 (£9.14 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...


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 jobs@radius-systems.com

Process Development Engineer - Lurgan, Co Armagh

Full Time

Purpose and Summary of position: New product design, process development and technical support.

Summary:

  • Design and develop new products and processes

  • Lead product and process improvement and cost reduction initiatives.

  • Promote a culture of efficiency and waste elimination.

  • Design equipment and tooling.

  • Conduct performance testing and maintain organised records.

  • Build an insight into product performance for the purpose of optimising future designs.

  • Develop a strong understanding of plastics properties and processing.

  • Assist with preparing documentation for manufacturing, quality, product approvals and tenders.

  • Liaise with other site functions to resolve engineering issues relating to safety, environmental impact and product quality.

  • Provide Technical support to both internal and external customers.

  • Prepare & maintain development drawings and project records.

  • Liaise with customers regarding opportunities and requirements.

  • Participate in site visits relating to deployment of the company’s products.

  • Work closely with all departments within the company.


Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Graduate level in Engineering, Polymer Technology or similar discipline.

  • Strong engineering understanding.

  • Sound technical and commercial judgement.

  • Hands-on, results orientated, methodical approach.

  • Innovative attitude.

  • An ability to analyse problems and identify opportunities.

  • Excellent ability to communicate at all levels inside and outside the organisation.

  • Be able to work autonomously and on own initative.

  • Drive and determination to achieve results.

  • Fluency in Microsoft applications.

  • CAD proficiency and solid modelling experience.

  • Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience in the Plastics industry.

  • Experience with ERP systems.

  • Ability to converse in other European languages


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 jobsni@radius-systems.com

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

Graduate Product Development Engineer, Hilcote Derbyshire

Full Time

Are you looking for a great opportunity to join a passionate and dynamic Product Development Team? As a Graduate Product Development Engineer, you will use your skills to create or assist in creating, product designs that fulfil the company’s requirements and those of the customer/client. If you are inquisitive with a ‘can do’ attitude and an enthusiastic outlook, we will support you and help you attain your goals through sharing knowledge and our tailored employee programme of continued development.

As part of the Product Development team, using an operating procedure/framework founded on stage and gate principles, perform one or more of the following duties as assigned by the Innovation & Technology Director, the Development Services Manager, or the Project Team Leader, to support the Organisations’ goals. 

·       To work in concert with other Engineer’s or alone, as the Engineering resource to Teams responsible for delivering major development projects or multiple simultaneous smaller projects. 

·       Work closely with other Team members and stakeholders, to ensure that the product design is viewed from a system wide perspective.

·       Lead, participate in, or support, the following product development activities.

Ø Concept, planning, design and execution stages of major new products or product improvements/enhancements.

Ø Risk Assessment exercises.

Ø Prototyping and testing concept designs & engineering builds. 

Ø Pilot Production. 

Ø Design Reviews.

Ø Design verification testing. 

Ø Pre-production proving trials. 

 

·       Lead or assist in developing formal project plans with Project Team members and stakeholders. 

·       Research design options and perform trials as necessary to determine design feasibility. 

·       Interact with internal and external design / manufacturing resources to ensure design is process capable, i.e. repeatable, robust and effective. 

·       Report the status of authorised projects using the One Page Project Management procedure to ensure that any issues preventing the project from being delivered on time/in full are captured and communicated. 


We are looking for the right person and it is important for us that you have/are:

·       A degree in an Engineering discipline (preferably Mechanical Engineering) or a related technical discipline for example Materials Technology. 

·      Excellent problem solving, planning and analytical skills.

·      Excellent communication skills. You must be able to communicate effectively and engage with people at all levels both within and outside the business.

·      Numerically minded with a ‘can do’ attitude and a determination to deliver results in a timely manner.

.      Ingenuity/ Originality – willing to challenge “existing practice”. 


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 jobs@radius-systems.com

Maintenance Engineer (Shift) - Lurgan, County Armagh

Closing Date: 19/12/2018

Full Time

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking various planned and reactive maintenance tasks on pipe extrusion and ancillary machinery, and will work as part of the Radius Maintenance Team in a varied and fast paced environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Liaise with maintenance manager and shift supervisor to determine day to day maintenance and production priorities.
  • Complete maintenance and repairs within target times and without rework following all published procedures and policies
  • Carry out the requirements of the planned preventative maintenance program
  • Install new machinery and equipment accurately and efficiently, within required timescales
  • When required, disseminate knowledge and experience to other Service personnel
  • Ensures tool kit meets ‘minimum requirements’ and personal and Company supplied tooling is maintained to the appropriate standards
  • Comply with Company and Government legislation regarding Health & Safety
  • Maintain a clean and tidy work area
  • Perform daily in depth fault finding, diagnosis and breakdown repairs
  • Keep up-to-date maintenance records of all daily activities using current MMS system
  • This role incorporates continental shift work


This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position.


The Successful Candidate 

The successful candidate will have excellent mechanical and electrical skills, great problem solving skills and organizational ability, a high level of attention to detail, an ability to multitask, be highly resourceful and have good people skills. They will be self-motivated and thrive working on their own initiative, as well as being comfortable following standard procedures and practices.


Essential Requirements 

  • Time served apprenticeship (4 years) in electrical, Mechatronic or electrical maintenance discipline. With 3 years post apprenticeship experience.
  • Knowledge of DC drives and controls
  • Must have practical Knowledge of automated control systems
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a very high level of attention to detail and thoroughness in completing tasks, while following standardized procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and perform duties within specified deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work on own initiative under minimal supervision as part of a small team
  • Strong analytical, oral/written communication, customer service and time management skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to co-operate and deal tactfully and diplomatically with a variety of people, both internal and external
  • Updating, maintaining records and generating reports.
  • Good safety awareness essential with willingness to receive training in legislation as required.


Desirable Requirements 

 Experience of working within the plastic manufacturing industry

  • Demonstrated ability to apply ‘tool room’ skills and tolerances
  • Computer literate with specific knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer
  • Multi skilled in both electrical and mechanical systems.

Marketing Executive - Lurgan, Co Armagh

Closing Date: 19 January 2019

Full Time

Purpose of position: We have an exciting opportunity for a talented, dynamic and proactive Marketing Executive with a passion for delivering excellent work, to join our CTS team within a fast-growing environment. Reporting to the Sales and Marketing Manager, you will work closely to plan, implement and support marketing and communication strategy and campaigns both on and offline. The goal is to help drive our business forward in line with company objectives, build and strengthen brand reputation and exposure to offer “Best in Class” client marketing and set the company apart from competition. You will bring a strong arsenal of techniques and methods to promote our products, services and public image. You will work closely with the Sales and Development teams in doing so.

Summary (major activities):

• Create and implement innovative and efficient marketing campaigns and promotional strategies that aim to promote the company's diverse product range and grow the business across local and international markets

• Manage the marketing strategy, budget and activity calendar that will support delivery of the business strategy

• Build and endorse the brand reputation with new and existing clients ensuring it is set apart from its competitors

• Understanding key products, customer profiles, unique selling points and articulating to our audiences

• Content creation for a variety of marketing channels and platforms including: brochures, graphics, website, case studies, video tutorials, social media, and mailshots to create awareness and develop the Radius brand.

• Copy writing and proofreading for collateral for both print and digital activity

• Re-launch and maintenance of Radius CTS website, with associated SEO

• Prepare industry specific trade shows and exhibitions

• Manage and improve lead generation methods and campaigns, measuring results

• Tracking and monitoring the effectiveness of all marketing activities and make recommendations to further develop our approach to continually improve our return on investment

   Collation and presentation of market, product and competitor research

   Working closely with R&D and sales teams to ensure the successful launch of new products to the market

   Working effectively with internal and external partners incl. coordination with third party provider services e.g. creative, digital, print, merchandising and media agencies when necessary


Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Minimum 3+ years proven experience in similar role
  • Degree in Marketing would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of web design and html is a plus
  • Drive and determination
  • Confident and dynamic personality
  • Strong organisational skills and time-management abilities
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Strong creative outlook
  • Commercial awareness and good business acumen
  • Understanding of customer segmentation
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong copywriting skills
  • Good numeracy skills and a knowledge of statistics
  • Ability to control a budget
  • Ability to work closely with the sales team to formulate an effective marketing strategy
  • Experience with email and social media marketing
  • Full proficiency in MS office and Adobe Creative suite
  • Practical understanding and implementation of PPC campaigns, SEO and Google Analytics reporting

Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • CIM qualification would be advantageous


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 jobsni@radius-systems.com, no later than Friday, 19th January 2019

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

Contact Name: Deborah Burns

Contact Telephone: 028 38 446 016

Regional Sales Manager - South West / West Midlands

Full Time

Purpose and Summary of position: Operating as part of a small flexible team within the fast moving CTS Business (located in Co, Armagh, N Ireland) the post holder will be a focussed and driven sales professional with experience in dealing with utility companies, distributors and contractors. This field based appointment strengthens our UK presence by delivering new business, and hence drive our growth strategy. Working closely with the CTS Director and Sales Manager you will deliver enhanced sales levels through various existing and new routes to market. You will work closely with the management team to formulate sales strategies. This is an opportunity to join a business that is financially stable, forward thinking and developing strategies for growth.

Summary :

  • Proven ability to seek out and convert new opportunities to quality sales – increase sales with both current and new customers in the UK.
  • Ensure sales targets and profitability are met or exceeded.
  • Accustomed to working from a home or remote office location you will be disciplined, consistent and effective in your professional application. You will be able to communicate effectively with the high quality support team located in the manufacturing base.
  • Possess gravitas and the ability to communicate and leverage relationships within a wide array of market sectors and broad customer base.
  • Build strong relationships with customers in the target market sectors to sell and develop the Company’s offering.
  • Proven ability to be able to understand market dynamics at various points of sale and sell to margin.
  • Develop new business opportunities through research, meetings and appropriate marketing activities.
  • Tenacious approach to following up and developing leads generated.
  • Ensure continuous growth of the UK sales market.
  • Strong technical ability and product knowledge selling a broad range of products into the civils, cable, telecoms and utility markets.
  • Prompt response to emails and sales calls, with a pro-active approach.
  • Preparation of detailed quotations.
  • Follow up, and tracking of, leads and quotations to secure the closure of deals.
  • Customer support, including liaison with the Engineering Department in response to resolution of technical issues.
  • Managing orders including liaison with Production / Supply Chain to ensure excellent customer service levels.
  • Maintain customer records ensuring pricelists are accurate and customer visits recorded.
  • Compile/analyse sales data, and produce weekly and monthly meeting reports.
  • Work with Marketing to organise and despatch marketing material for both prospective and existing customers, shows and special events.
  • Any other duties as assigned to you.


Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • A naturally good account manager, with an aptitude for customer service, and sales administration, combined with strong communication skills to develop good relationships with key customers and the sales team.
  • You are likely to be educated to a minimum of degree standard with sciences (or 5 years experience in a similar role), and have experience selling standard products and bespoke technical solutions to the cable, telecom utility industries (or similar).
  • Self motivated autonomous worker, but have a real team ethos and belief in supporting colleagues to drive the products and company forward.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise a wide variety of tasks
  • Strong personality – confident and outgoing with good communication skills.
  • Excellent IT and keyboard skills with a sound working knowledge of all MS Office applications.
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate requirements, communicating effectively at each stage.
  • Strong ability to develop, negotiate and close sales opportunities.
  • Good commercial acumen with an understanding of financials and product profitability.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential with the flexibility to deal with individuals at all levels – good customer facing skills.
  • Ability to problem solve when challenges or concerns arise.
  • A flexible attitude towards travel and working hours is essential, as is a full driving licence.

Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • CRM functionality
  • Knowledge of the Industry and/or Radius Systems products and service


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 jobsni@radius-systems.com

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

Contact Name: Deborah Burns

Contact Telephone: 028 38 446 016

Fittings Process Controller/ Tool Setter

Full Time

We are looking for someone to tool change/insert change moulding tools and change over all ancillary machines and equipment, ensuring that products made comply to standard operating procedures and specifications.

The role will include - 

· Tool change and insert change production moulding tools in a safe and timely manner

· Perform running adjustments and fault finding. Assist maintenance and tooling in machine and tooling repairs.

· Ensuring equipment is running to correct cycle times.

· Adherence to all quality plans.

· Adherence to all company health and safety rules and procedures.

· Complete a shift hand over with all necessary information for other shift PC’s and area team leader.

· Inform Team leader when encountering technical or quality problems.

· Provide, where required, training to new and inexperienced employees.

· Make sure of an efficient start of production, ensuring product traceability is maintained at all times.

· Ensure all company equipment and tooling is maintained and cared for appropriately.

· Process products into specification to ensure adherence to PCS

· Participate in continuous improvement activity’s

· Hands on machine operating, when necessary.

· Work a reasonable amount of overtime to cover absence and holidays.

The ideal candidate will - 

  • Have experience of injection moulding minimum of 5 years. 
  • Demonstrable ability of working to high safety and quality standards. 
  • Have technical knowledge with the ability to fault find and rectify.
  • Take an organised approach with good interpersonal skills to make a positive contribution to the team. 
  • Have a can do attitude.

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

If you would you like to work for a professional, dynamic and fast growing organisation then please forward your CV together with a covering letter to jobs@radius-systems.com

Purchasing Manager - Lurgan, Co.Armagh

Closing Date: 23 January 2019

Full Time

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB To effectively manage and control overall procurement spend activity and resources for the Lurgan Operation Delivery of Lurgan based procurement objectives (e.g. cost, quality, delivery targets) Develop, implement and manage “assigned” Radius System Category Plans Implement “non-assign” Radius Systems Category Plans

KEY DIMENSIONS

· Significant annual expenditure (c.£ 10m).

· Responsible for overall Lurgan spend and assigned Radius Systems categories.

· Carry out detailed spend analysis and produce category review together with recommended category strategy.

· Negotiate with suppliers to deliver cost savings and improve the return (value for money) on every £1 spent.

· Develop sourcing options in Asia and other low-cost areas where appropriate.

· Work with colleagues in other functions to assist product range harmonisation and supplier consolidation across the category.


 PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

   To comply with all Heath, Safety and Environmental legislation together with all Company policies and procedures

· Develop plans with suppliers to maximise OTIF (on time in full) and help with company working capital targets by introducing stock at supplier/consignment stock/VMI, as appropriate.

· Assist Supply Chain Coordinators with supply chain issues and improve the experience of dealing with the suppliers in the respective category e.g. response times to enquiries, ensuring a reliable single point of contact at the supplier etc.

· Develop and promote high performing suppliers, 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.


INTERNAL/EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIP

· Finance

· Planning

· Sales

· Internal Purchasing & Group/other BU Purchasing colleagues

· Suppliers

· Senior Management Team


JOB REQUIREMENTS/ENTRY CRITERIA

· Experience of Category Management Approaches

· Strategic Purchasing experience of 2 years or more

· Analytical ability, with great attention to detail

· Excellent negotiation skills

· Experienced at persuading and influencing at all (especially senior) 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

· Able to travel frequently according to job demands, both nationally and internationally.


BEHAVIOURS

· Resilient and assertive

· Politically aware

· Forms own opinion

· Excellent communication and presentation skills

· Results focused

· Hard working and tenacious

· Strives for continuous improvement

· Works effectively under pressure


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 jobsni@radius-systems.com, no later than Wednesday, 21st January 2019

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

Contact Name: Deborah Burns

Contact Telephone: 028 38 446 016