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Machine Operator

Machine Operator

Machine Operator

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Sligo, Connacht

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Job Description

JWR Employment Specialists are delighted to be recruiting a Trainee Machine Operator. This role will be based in Sligo.

Our client:

Our Client has been operating in Sligo since 2000. The company provides expertise in high volume production of high precision technical moulded products. Their success is based upon creating high value return for their customers, through the generation of innovative, technically advanced solutions. The continued strength of their business and new growth projects have created the opportunity to invite applications for Trainee Machine Operators to further strengthen their team.

The Role:

The aim of this role is to assist with the efficient and effective operation of the Shift and ensure acceptable quality parts are produced in a timely and efficient manner.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Ensure all moulding machines and ancillary equipment are working to maximum output and quality levels.
  • Keep all planned machines running at optimum output

Ability too:           
  1. Start up machines both from cold if necessary or after interruption, for example machine alarming out
  2. Shut down machines safely in the absence of an Engineer
  3. Clean machine hopper filters
  4. Detect early any potential problems with Granulators at an early stage
  5. Set up of Colortronic equipment
  6. Change colour on Colortronic equipment
  7. Change bins at the dryer
  8. Operate Hopper loaders on drying system
  • Ensure compliance to Quality Management Systems or any other Quality System that may be installed in the Company
  • Liaise with Quality Control personnel with regards to Quality issues and rectify any issues as soon as possible
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping within the Production and Material Handling Area
  • Ensure that proper documentation & records, conforming to the relevant Quality Standard are maintained for all production machines
  • Ensure proper Safety and Fire Procedures are followed and maintained within the factory
  • Be available to work overtime when necessary


Technical Skills & Qualifications:


  • Production/Manufacturing experience essential
  • Mechanically minded
  • Excellent troubleshooting ability
  • Ability to use troubleshooting techniques
  • Ability to use scientific optimising techniques
  • Relevant qualifications
  • A strong knowledge of mould set uppreferred
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of plastics and mould types preferred
  • Knowledge of automation and general ancillary equipment
  • High level of computer skills


Personal Skills Required:


The successful candidate should posses the following character traits:


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Able to take responsibility and work on own initiative
  • A proven ability to train and develop a teamwork culture
  • An innovative approach to problem solving
  • A quality focused approach to production

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