Plastics Production Operative
If you are looking for the chance to work in the plastics industry, this is an excellent career opportunity to become a Plastics Production Operative with the potential to becoming a plastics fabricator or technical engineer. CPV is a leading UK engineering plastic pipe systems specialist and is currently recruiting operatives to work alongside our team of highly experienced plastic technicians.
Working in a modern and progressive production facility this role will cover all aspects of plastic processing, fabrication, design, development and the manufacture of plastics products.
With modular design and off-site fabrication becoming the way forward for many construction companies, CPV has recently invested heavily in a new purpose-built production facility to encompass all aspects of the supply chain in order to deliver bespoke modular assemblies, and is now recruiting production operatives in order to fulfil this requirement.
By continuous assessment of your abilities, the team leaders and supervisors will recognise opportunities for the right candidate to stand out and be selected for progression into all areas of our business including fabrication, extrusion, injection moulding and machining, and also cover aspects of technical engineering and quality control.
This is a skilled role that is essentially a manually-driven exercise where close attention to detail and the human element are crucial to achieving a high quality end product by learning all aspects of the manufacture of plastic components and systems.
Reporting directly to the department leaders, the job will involve the following disciplines:
- Plastic processing
- Fabrication of plastic products using fusion welding and bonding methods
- Pre-insulation of products using PUR foam and other insulation materials
- Extrusion of plastic pipes and profiles
- Injection moulding and CNC machining of plastic components
- Planning and project co-ordination
- Supply chain processes
- Inspection and quality control
The following skills and attitude to work are required:
- An all-round knowledge of engineering techniques and practices
- Able to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications
- Demonstrate a good practical use of tools, workshop equipment and measuring devices
- Accurately measure and mark out components for fabrication and assembly
- Able to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions
- Enthusiastic approach to learning new skills
- A practical approach to working a in production environment
- Checking own work for adherence to quality standards
- Ability to carefully follow instructions
- Successful completion of an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering
- GCSE Maths, English and a qualification in science or technology
- An IT qualification in Microsoft Office; Word, Excel and Outlook
- Demonstrate a keen willingness to learn and develop new techniques
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Physical fitness, manual dexterity and good eyesight are essential
- Accurate and methodical approach to work
- Have an enquiring mind and able to think outside the box
- Excellent team working and adaptability
- Hard working and conscientious
- Polite and well mannered
- Your normal days and hours of work are Monday to Thursday from 7.30am to 5.00pm and Friday 7.30am to 4.00pm. You will be entitled to a 30 minute unpaid lunch break and two 10 minute tea breaks each day. Breaks are to be taken at times to suit operational requirements. The normal hours include 39 hours at the basic rate plus 5 hours overtime at 1.33 (1 hour each day) = 44 hours per week
- From time to time the Company will require you to perform a reasonable amount of work outside your normal hours which is classed as additional overtime, and dependant on the needs of the business. Overtime work is paid at enhanced rates of pay according to the duration
In addition to your primary role, you may on occasion be required to support, or indeed be seconded to other areas of the business as instructed.
You may also be required to take on additional duties such as:
- First Aid Monitor
- Fork truck Driver
- Fire Marshall
- Health and Safety monitor
You will receive full training for any of these duties assigned to you, and once fully trained they will become included in your contracted work routine and responsibilities.
The package offers a salary of £20,800 - £21,300 per annum, depending on experience, with generous holiday entitlement, a sick pay scheme and pension contributions.
This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to make this a good career move. CPV Ltd is a family-run business and has been producing plastic pipes and vessels for over 70 years. We pride ourselves as being good employers who look after their workforce, several of whom have been here in excess of 30 years.
The factory is set in a rural location near to the New Forest with excellent welfare facilities, ample free parking and easy access from the M27 motorway.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.