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.

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with 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 jobs@radius-systems.com 

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: jobs@radius-systems.com

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...

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to: jobs@radius-systems.com

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 jobs@radius-systems.com

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: jobs@radius-systems.com

Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer Apprentice, Derbyshire

Full Time

Radius Systems Ltd are looking forward to taking on two new apprentices during 2018 in a recent dynamic business partnership with Toyota Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. With one apprentice already on the pioneering apprenticeship scheme, Radius Systems Ltd are excited to be looking for an Apprentice Maintenance Technician and Apprentice Tool Room Technician to start in September 2018. Training with one of the world’s most advanced car companies, at their site in Burnaston, Derbyshire, the successful candidate will train to become a professional Engineer and be part of a culture where continuous improvement, hard work and teamwork are the key to success.


Radius Systems are teaming up with Toyota Manufacturing Ltd to offer a fantastic opportunity to become a multi-skilled maintenance engineer, training in Toyota’s world class training facilities whilst being employed by Radius Systems.

As part of our engineering team, you will be part of an agile, mobile workforce, responsible for the safe maintenance of Radius’s plant and systems


Stage 1 – First 24 months

Based at the state of the art Toyota Apprenticeship Development Centre

39 Hours, Monday to Friday, 07:30 – 15.48


Stage 2 – Following 24 months

Based at Radius Systems working within the engineering team

40 Hours, Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 17:00


Start date: September 2018


To be a successful candidate, you will:

•   Have a minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grade ‘C’ or above, including Maths and English, or the equivalent

•   Have capable IT skills and experience of Microsoft Office

•   Willing to study hard on one of the industry’s most advanced Apprenticeship Schemes

•   Be reliable, punctual and have a passion to learn

•   Be motivated with a positive attitude, and be responsible for your own learning

•   Team work and strong communication skills

•   Must be able to travel to both Burnaston,  Derbyshire and South Normanton, Derbyshire



If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to: rob.betts@radius-systems.com

Contact Name: Rob Betts

Tool Room Technician Apprentice, Derbyshire

Full Time

Radius Systems Ltd are looking forward to taking on two new apprentices during 2018 in a recent dynamic business partnership with Toyota Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. With one apprentice already on the pioneering apprenticeship scheme, Radius Systems Ltd are excited to be looking for an Apprentice Maintenance Technician and Apprentice Tool Room Technician to start in September 2018. Training with one of the world’s most advanced car companies, at their site in Burnaston, Derbyshire, the successful candidate will train to become a professional Engineer and be part of a culture where continuous improvement, hard work and teamwork are the key to success.

Radius Systems are teaming up with Toyota Manufacturing Ltd to offer a fantastic opportunity to become a Tool Room Technician Apprentice, training in Toyota’s world class training facilities whilst being employed by Radius Systems.

As part of our Tool Room team, you will be part of an agile workforce, making continuous improvements to tools within a manufacturing environment.


Stage 1 – First 24 months

Based at the state of the art Toyota Apprenticeship Development Centre

39 Hours, Monday to Friday, 07:30 – 15.48


Stage 2 – Following 24 months

Based at Radius Systems working within the engineering team

40 Hours, Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 17:00


Start date: September 2018


To be a successful candidate, you will:

•   Have a minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grade ‘C’ or above, including Maths and English, or the equivalent

•   Have capable IT skills and experience of Microsoft Office

•   Willing to study hard on one of the industry’s most advanced Apprenticeship Schemes

•   Be reliable, punctual and have a passion to learn

•   Be motivated with a positive attitude, and be responsible for your own learning

•   Team work and strong communication skills

•   Must be able to travel to both Burnaston,  Derbyshire and South Normanton, Derbyshire



If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to: dave.myers@radius-systems.com

Contact Name: Dave Myers

Maintenance Technician - Hilcote, Derbyshire, (Shift Based)

Full Time

To service, repair and improve the performance of all manufacturing equipment, analysing faults and providing a solution in a safe and timely manner to maximise machine up time.

Duties·

       Carry out fault finding and repairs to extrusionlines, automation cells, moulding machines, ancillary equipment, downstream extrusion equipment and butt fusion equipment.

·       Service equipment to agreed PM schedules offering improvements to current schedule where opportunities exist.

·       Complete daily logs and data capture via CMMS system.

·       Carry out duties required whilst contributing to the on-going improvement of process and product.

·       Lead specific improvement projects where machine performance gaps exist by analysing data, scoping out improvements required and delivering against improvement gap closure plan.

·       Become departmental expert in the maintenance of automation cells, delivering performance improvements, developing anddelivering a training package to shift based technicians where applicable.

Essential Competencies:

 • Time served Electrical/Mechanical apprenticeship.

• Fault finding PLC systems.

• 5 years experience in similar role.

• Interpersonal skills and the ability to work co-operatively within a team

• Proven ability to fault find and problem solve.

Desirable Competencies:

 • Knowledge of Mitsubishi PLC’s and parker drives.

• Hydraulic and pneumatic systems experience.

• Extrusion and injection moulding experience.

• 17th Edition Certified.

• HNC/D certificate or equivalent.


If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to: jobs@radius-systems.com

IT Support Apprentice, Hilcote, Derbyshire

Closing Date: 22nd June 2018

Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice to join our expanding IT Team. If you are a logical person with excellent problem-solving skills, then you may be the perfect candidate for working in a technical support position.

What will I be doing in the role? 

You'll be either working as technical support or as a helpdesk operator, so you’ll be monitoring and maintaining the computer systems as well as the networks within the Company.

You’ll be at the very busy front-line, dealing directly with employees or customers who have technical issues such as forgotten passwords, viruses or email issues.


Tasks may include:

· Installing and configuring computer systems

· Diagnosing and solving hardware/software faults

· Logging customer/employee queries

· Analysing call logs to spot trends and underlying issues

· Providing admin support to the Business Systems Team


Am I who you are looking for?

For the IT Support Apprentice, it is important that you have/are:

· Able to talk about technology in simple terms

· A logical thinker

· An excellent problem solver with strong analytical skills

· Like to keep up to date with the latest technology

· Good customer service and interpersonal skills

· Organised and methodical


What about the business I'll be joining? 

We develop and manufacture innovative plastic pipeline solutions for the gas industry and these solutions 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.

You are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times, whilst acting responsibly towards our environment.


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. The one thing you can be sure of is that you can have an exciting and varied career at Radius, where only you set the boundaries to your success.

Starting Salary - £12,871 year 1 increasing as you develop into the role.

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...


What do I need to do now?

 Still Interested? If so, we would love to hear from you! In order to find out more and apply, please click below to register and submit your CV. We will be in touch with you after your application to tell you about the next stages.

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to: jobs@radius-systems.com

Automation Engineer - Lurgan, Armagh

Closing Date: Friday 27 July 2018

Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, focused, and high achieving individual to join the Maintenance team. As a multi-skilled engineer, you’ll join our maintenance team in a fast paced and varied environment, on a continental days shift pattern, with some nightshift cover if required.

Summary

  • Liaise with maintenance manager/supervisor to determine day to day planned maintenance, project and production priorities.
  • Lead and drive automation projects on site, with new and old equipment
  • Complete planned maintenance 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
  • Required to document and 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 day shift work with night shift cover for absence/holidays

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.

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 write and understand basic automation programs
  • Computer literate with specific knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer
  • Multi skilled in both electrical, mechatronic and mechanical systems.


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

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: jobs@radius-systems.com