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Technical Manager

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Technical Manager

Reference number: 10332

Location icon Worcester, Cheltenham, Hereford, Bromsgrove, Kidderminster
Job contract type Full Time (Permanent)
Salary icon £55-60K - Car Allowance, Laptop, Relocation assistance
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Company activities icon Injection Moulding, Manufacturing
Deadline icon 10/06/2022

Main responsibilities

Job Overview:  On behalf of our client, an established plastic injection moulding manufacturer servicing the automotive, electronics and fluid movement sectors, to appoint a new Technical Manager.


  • In the role of Technical Manager you will be responsible for supplying technical support to customers, sales and the engineering team, taking ownership of project and people management, including budgetary responsibilities.
  • You will be responsible for all aspects of new product development, ensuring customer needs are met in full through the NPI process.
  • As Technical Manager you will be from a technical background with proven achievements of technical applications, product development and tooling concepts.
  • This is a challenging role with the addition of security, stability and a great platform for further career progression.
  • You will be responsible over the NPI and the Tooling teams, of 9 staff total.
  • The ideal candidate will have a background in plastic injection moulding in a hi-volume manufacturing environment.


  • The successful Technical Manager candidate will be responsible for managing new product introduction functions to meet budgeted financial performance.
  • As Technical Manager you will lead new project activity, ensuring agreed deadlines are met and transfer of information through departments is both consistent and continuous.
  • Mentor / develop technical team capabilities to meet and exceed business needs. 
  • Provide accurate data for commercial purposes. Including shot weights, cycle times, machine size.
  • Lead and co-ordinate internal resources including the toolroom, to ensure the optimum technical solution is achieved. Whilst ensuring Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to.
  • Provide technical advice and support on all aspects of plastic injection moulding.
  • Support Sales / Production and Engineering by providing technical solutions
  • Manage the internal technical and toolroom resource
  • Support Sales and Engineering to manage and guarantee on time availability of moulded parts to ensure sign off dates and specifications are met.
  • Oversee all undertaken by technical /project team ensuring it is efficiently and cost effectively completed by target dates set.
  • Provide moulding data for quotation purposes / new projects.

Qualifications/experience required

Person Specification:

  • Relevant technical / engineering degree is preferred, HNC, or equivalent NVQ level 4 qualification
  • MUST HAVE Proven experience of working within an injection moulding production environment
  • Good mechanical engineering or Polymer qualifications
  • Thorough understanding of polymer-based materials and their processing
  • MUST HAVE Strong knowledge of injection moulding machines, ancillaries and their functions with significant project management experience
  • Competent in project management, problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Change and business improvement oriented
  • Financial awareness
  • Proven ability to lead, motivate and manage a variety of cross-functional teams
  • Excellent influencing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Demonstrate a desire to succeed and achieve results
  • Knowledge of employment legislation and Health, Safety and Environmental standards
Job Ref: SC22-5167

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Technical Manager”, “Process Manager”, “Senior Process Engineer”, “NPI Manager”, “NPI Engineer”, Plastics

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For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

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