Injection Moulding Manager

Our client is a leading New Zealand owned and operated plastics packaging company specialising in injection and blow moulding products. With customers including many well-known New Zealand brands and major multinationals, the products are high quality to meet food safety standards, and many include in-mould labelling technology.

With plenty of work on and the need to replace a recent long-standing employee, they have a need for an Injection Moulding Manager to join their Wellington based team.

The Role

This position is part of the company management team and is responsible for the overall injection moulding process

Specifically, you will:

  • Manage Moulding Engineers, Shift Managers and operators
  • Be responsible for set up, trouble shooting, maintenance and work flow
  • Ensure Quality control requirements are met
  • Oversee scheduling to ensure maximum machine usage
  • Work with the tool room on new tooling / equipment
  • Have oversight of raw material availability and usage
  • Oversee production run documentation
  • Be involved in concept prototyping and design of new products

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Proven experience working with plastic injection moulding
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Understanding of computer-based manufacturing systems
  • Hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical knowledge
  • Machine tooling experience would be beneficial
  • Experience managing staff

Personally, you will have excellent communication skills, have attention to detail, and be a proven team leader committed and motivated to completing work in an accurate and timely manner.

Apply now

This position is a leadership role that is part of the management team of a family business with stable employment where many staff have a long service record with the company. It is a modern and clean environment (warm in Winter!) and a team environment where all are encouraged to make recommendations and are listened to, with opportunities to upskill and learn.

On offer is a highly competitive salary with the opportunity to make the role your own, and there is the opportunity to live in the thriving capital of Wellington.

If you have the proven injection moulding experience, need a new challenge, and desire an opportunity further afield, let’s talk.

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