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Injection Moulding Setter Supervisor

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Injection Moulding Setter Supervisor

Reference number: 80726

Location icon Leicester, Loughborough, Wigston, Hinckley, Lutterworth, Nuneaton, Market Harborough
Job contract type Full Time (Permanent)
Salary icon £14.50ph - 3 day working week + Overtime available
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Company activities icon Injection Moulding, Manufacturing
Deadline icon 10/06/2022

Main responsibilities

Job Overview:  Our client, an established injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for an Injection Moulding Setter Supervisor to join their successful team. This is a weekend days shift, working Friday to Sunday, or Saturday to Monday.


  • As an Injection Moulding Setter Supervisor, you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • As an Injection Moulding Setter Supervisor, you will be expected to ensure the continuous running of the machine at the optimum cycle time to produce quality products.
  • The role of an Injection Moulding Setter Supervisor is to be responsible for a small team and Mouldshop across a weekend day shift.
  • For a proven Injection Moulding Setter Supervisor, this is an excellent opportunity to work within a company who are currently experiencing a period of growth.


  • Provide support to the mouldshop area including support of the Technical, Operations Team and Cell Leaders.
  • Set and optimise injection moulding machine conditions
  • Basic machine maintenance, trouble shooting and process optimisation activities.
  • To drive continuous improvements ensuring product quality is maintained & good working practices are adhered to.
  • Maintenance of bespoke and Sepro robots, tooling and machinery
  • Champion and promote 5s within the moulding team
  • Monitor and adhere to Health & Safety legislation
  • Material handling/drying
  • Reporting on the shift and the production quantities to the manager
  • Quality control
  • Overseeing a shift of personnel

Qualifications/experience required


  • Previous experience within an injection moulding manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Ability to set moulding machines from scratch for new tooling
  • Be experienced in trouble shooting and problem solving, tool trials, NPI and the complete process setup
  • Have knowledge of process optimisation, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement.
  • Safe tool hanging experience
  • A good understanding of injection mould tooling, how they work and what issues to look out for
  • Maintenance of machinery experience and a good hands-on approach for machine fault finding

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Setter”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Senior Setter”, “Plastic”, “Mould Setter”

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


Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”. 

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