Injection Moulding Setter



Plastic Mouldings / Polymers

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Injection Moulding Setter

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Injection Moulding Setter

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Relocation assistance possible; IMT training

Our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for an Injection Moulding Setter to join their established team.


  • As an Injection Moulding Setter, you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • As an Injection Moulding Setter, you will be expected to ensure the continuous running of the machine at the optimum cycle time to produce quality products.
  • The role of an Injection Moulding Setter is to fulfil all aspects of machinery tool changes, from hanging the tool and securing the tool in the machine through to the use of programming software and setting up the robots to provide the optimum cycle time.
  • For a proven Injection Moulding Setter this is an excellent opportunity to work secure a stable position within a company that actively encourage training and career progression.


  • To be able to demonstrate tool changes safely and to the Highest Standard. Organise tool changes amongst your subordinates.
  • Tool changes are the priority job for the Level 2/Tool Slingers but will also be completed by Shift Setters of Level 3 and above when required
  • To be able to Set up Moulding machines from Zero Standing to Produce products of the highest quality. Utilising machine based SPC to 3 standard deviations, ensuring all processes are optimised and running to 90% minimum OEE.
  • To be able to Troubleshoot / Problem Solve and use a Logical approach that achieved a speedy solution to the problem; Be able to identify in-process improvements i.e tooling, robotics and programming. (Thinking outside the box and promote C.I ideas) Focus time all shift on OEE to maintain a standard of 90% minimum shift OEE across all 2 zones.
  • Identify all tools/IMM’s causing low OEE and rectify problem or communicate solution to OP’s team with full report and supporting data.
  • To have the ability to work under pressure, prioritise ad achieve the best solution to problems throughout the shift.
  • To support and develop teamwork and communication at all levels across the shifts and throughout the company. Be able to train and delegate tasks to all Setters on an hourly basis.
  • To minimise waste and maximise cost effectiveness SMED & Right First Time. Along with ensuring all capable IMM’s are on closed loop system and running the correct regrind %
  • To ensure effective data capture, reporting and visibility of data relating to Setting performance.
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping/5s principles.
  • To be aware of your responsibilities to yourself and others under the Health and Safety company policy document and adherence to that policy


  • Previous experience within an injection moulding manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, work on own initiative
  • Ideally have good plastic injection moulding training certificates, ie IMT 2 with either training bodies BPTA, G&A Moulding, PTIC, RJG, SDUK or similar
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills


Key Words: “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding”, “Process Technician”, “Plastics”, “Senior Setter”, “Setter”, “Tool Setter”, “Trainee Setter”, “Tool Slinger”