Overview

Injection Moulding Technician (4 Cycle Flexible Shift role) required by leading growing multinational company based in Waterford City.  The Injection Moulding Technician provides technical support and leadership on production/processing methods and controls to meet quality standards in the most efficient manner for new and existing moulding processes.

This is a 4 shift cycle working 2 days; 7am-7pm and 2 nights; 7pm-7am

Key responsibilities

  • Oversight for Injection moulding process start up, process monitoring during running and shutdown in a safe manner to achieve production targets for quality product (customer volume, yield, scrap and material cost).
  • Take ownership for process escalations for injection moulding to ensure action is taken to troubleshoot & resolve issues in a timely manner using systematic approach to ‘root cause’ problem solving.
  • Ensure tool set-up & changeover activities are optimised to meet production targets.
  • Support the Process Engineer in the development of new processes set up, Proof of concept & validation runs for existing and new production & prototype tools.
  • Ensure completion and accuracy of required documentation in the manufacturing area from all operation team supporting injection moulding.
  • Support continuous improvement projects using ‘Decoupled’ process & lean tools to optimise injection moulding performance and improve reliability.
  • Ensure personnel are distributed as per planning from Team Leader / Shift Manager.
  • Ownership for updating the visual area board, shift handover meeting and operational workbook- assuming responsibilities of Team Leader / Shift Manager when necessary.
  • Work with quality personnel to rectify any issues promptly.
  • Comply with the EHS & cGMP policies and procedures, leading safety audits, 5S & cGMP activities online.
  • Where appropriate support the development of documentation, training and work instruction activities within injection moulding. Support cross training of personnel across Injection moulding programmes site wide. Ensure skills & knowledge gained through The company Process training are applied consistently.
  • Support all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with GMP in all practices, recording of events and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all learnings from all GMP training events.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/position.
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent, 3rd level NCEA Level 6 (Mechanical / plastics engineering) or

Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent, 3rd level NCEA Level 6 (Mechanical / plastics engineering) or equivalent preferable.
  • 5 Years + experience of injection moulding, preferably Healthcare with high volume automation desirable.
  • Experience of mould set up and working with a wide variety of plastics and mould types.
  • Additional specialist industry standard ‘process technician training’ desirable.