This is an excellent career opportunity to join a team of highly skilled plastics engineers and fabricators with the potential to develop your skills in all aspects of plastic mechanical engineering and manufacture. Working in a modern and progressive production facility this role will cover all aspects of plastic fabrication and pre-insulation techniques.
This is a skilled role that is essentially a manually-driven exercise where close attention to detail and the human element are crucial to achieving a quality finished product.
The candidate shall be able to carry out the manufacture of fabricated products using recognised thermoplastic welding and jointing techniques and pre-insulation of fabricated products.
With modular design and off-site fabrication becoming the way forward for many construction companies, CPV has recently invested heavily in a new purpose-built production facility to encompass all aspects of the supply chain in order to deliver bespoke modular assemblies.
Reporting to the Team Leader, a high level of workmanship is expected for all of your duties including:
- Working to engineering drawings and technical specifications to construct thermoplastic and pre-insulated pipe assemblies, tanks, vessels and modular constructions
- Pre-insulate thermoplastic fabrications using polyurethane foam injection equipment
- Create and use templates and jigs to prepare and weld thermoplastic components
- Use thermoplastic welding tools and equipment to manufacture and construct fabricated items
- Perform thermoplastic welding and bonding operations using specialist welding tools and equipment
- Assemble plastic components using various welding and jointing techniques
- Carry out weld testing and inspection to support Quality Control procedures
- Assist other fabricators when required
- Monitor routine maintenance, calibration and H&S checks of tools and equipment
- Keep work area clean and tidy at all times
The following qualifications are a pre-requisite for this position:
- A time-served apprenticeship in plastic engineering, or successfully completed an accredited thermoplastic welding course
- GCSE maths, English and a science or technical qualification
- An IT qualification or proven skills including Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook
Good experience is essential for this role, including:
- Socket fusion, butt fusion and electrofusion
- Hot gas filler rod welding, extrusion welding and injection welding
- Heat activated mastic jointing and heat shrinking processes
- Solvent jointing
- An understanding of other welding techniques including friction welding, infa-red welding, ultrasonic welding and induction welding would be advantageous
- Pre-insulation with polyurethane foam injection
- Health and Safety procedures
- An understanding of quality control and awareness of ISO 9001
The required skills and attitude to work are:
- All-round knowledge of engineering techniques and practices
- Good communicator in the English language
- To work in a clean and controlled manner
- Good attention to detail essential
- Ambitious and confident
- Prepared to take on additional duties when required
- Demonstrate a keen willingness to learn and develop new techniques
- Physical fitness, manual dexterity and good eyesight are essential
- Accurate and methodical approach to work
- Have an enquiring mind and able to think outside the box
- Excellent team working and adaptability
- Hard working and conscientious
- Polite and well mannered
- Your normal hours of work are Monday to Thursday from 7.30am to 5.00pm and Friday 7.30am to 4.00pm. You will be entitled to a 30 minute unpaid lunch break and two 10 minute tea breaks each day. Breaks are to be taken at times to suit operational requirements. The normal hours include 39 hours at the basic rate plus 5 hours overtime at 1.33 (1 hour each day) = 44 hours per week
- On occasions you will be required to perform a reasonable amount of work outside your normal hours which is classed as additional overtime. Overtime work is paid at enhanced rates of pay according to the duration
In addition to your primary role, you may on occasion be required to support, or indeed be seconded to other areas of the business as instructed. You may also be required to take on additional duties such as:
- First Aid Monitor
- Fork truck Driver
- Fire Marshall
- Health and Safety monitor
You will receive full training for any of these duties assigned to you, and once fully trained they will become included in your contracted work routine and responsibilities.
The package offers a salary of circa £25,000 per annum, depending on experience, with generous holiday entitlement, a sick pay scheme and pension contributions.
This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to make this a good career move. CPV Ltd is a family-run business and has been producing plastic pipes and vessels for over 70 years. We pride ourselves as being good employers who look after their workforce, several of whom have been here in excess of 30 years.
The factory is set in a rural location near to the New Forest with excellent welfare facilities, ample free parking and easy access from the M27 motorway.
All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.