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Technician Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Technician

Reports to: Shift Supervisor

Hours: 3 shifts on a rotating basis (6-2,10-6 and 2-10).

Location: M&H Plastics, London Road, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TS

Job Purpose:

  • To provide technical support to the Shift Supervisor to ensure planned / unplanned work is carried out effectively, efficiently and to the Company and Customer standards at all times.


  • Ensure a QC check is completed on machines or at your Supervisor’s request accurately every 2 hours.
  • Ensure at every QC check that all visual & functional checks are carried out carefully & in accordance with procedures showing particular attention that bores are well formed and free from creases if the seal is bore or plug. If in doubt please consult your Supervisor. Continually carry out visual checks on the production line.
  • Ensure all production checks & documentation are completed properly.
  • Carry out Post Production Quality Check in accordance with Blowmould Work Instruction 10.
  • Always inform your Supervisor when a bottle is not to specification and discuss and carry out appropriate corrective / remedial action.
  • Report to your Supervisor when any machines are stopped for any reason other than tool changes. Report all machine faults, if they cannot be cured or are affecting production.
  • Ensure that tool changes, colour changes etc., are carried out in accordance with the training procedure as laid down by the Manager/Technical supervisor or relevant work instructions.
  • Ensure the machines are running correctly and safely at all times in accordance to the Blowmould programme.
  • All check/log sheets and pallet labels should be filled out clearly and correctly with all relevant information.
  • Ensure machine is clear from previous top/tail waste before commencing new production run.
  • Ensure blow down procedure is followed correctly on PVC machines as to relevant work instruction.
  • Check that there are always two material bins on each machine and where this is not possible, a probe is used in the single bin. Also ensure that the material bins are correctly positioned behind the machines.
  • Ensure that your work area is kept safe, clean and tidy during and at the end of the shift
  • Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with current legislation and company procedures, particularly but not exclusively in regards to Health and Safety, Quality and Environment Management
  • The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.  Such variations are a common occurrence and would not themselves justify the re-evaluation of the post.

Person Specification

Essential qualifications, skills and knowledge:

Selection CriteriaMethod of candidate assessment
Technical qualificationApplication form
Clear and proven competence of working in an engineering environmentApplication form
The ability to work on ones own initiative to achieve objectives and taking responsibility for work/actions undertakenApplication form/interview
The ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and at all levels within the Company and with customersApplication form/interview
Confident in challenging existing practices and looking for continuous improvement in all areas of workInterview
Is able to work as part of a team to achieve team objectivesApplication form/interview
Able to respond positively to changing work demandsInterview
Takes decisive action to address and react to opportunities and problems in day to day workApplication form/interview
Is conscientious and thorough in all aspects of work responsibilities, and has a professional approach to workInterview
Has a logical and methodical approach to problem solving/fault finding issuesInterview
Ability to listen, and take up new skillsInterview
Desire to give a good service, recognising the importance of customer satisfaction on their own workInterview
Able to follow instruction, to ensure work is completed as requiredInterview
Ability to undertake duties in every respect as laid out in the job description (further to training if required).Interview

Desirable Experience

Selection CriteriaMethod of candidate assessment
A degree or equivalentApplication form
Blowmoulding technical experience, setting machines and toolingApplication form