Moulding Technician (Shift)

Website Ref:TPM04620

Our client, a global healthcare manufacturing company in Waterford, is looking for a candidate that will support the process engineers in the development of new process set-up, proof of concept and validation runs for existing and new production and prototype tools. The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing the injection moulding process start-up and process monitoring during running and shut down in a safely manner to achieve production targets for a quality product.


  • Take ownership for process escalations for injection moulding to ensure action is taken to troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely manner using systematic approach to ‘root cause’ problem solving.
  • Ensure tool set-up and changeover activities are optimised to meet production targets.
  • 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 and knowledge gained through process training are applied consistently.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with GMP in all practices, recording of events and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all learning 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.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 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.
  • Excellent IT, Communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • Capable of running injection moulding equipment & completion of accurate documentation.

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