Rotomoulding Factory Supervisor

Portadown, UK
Octopus Energy Production 🏭 – Production /
Full-time /
As a rotomoulding factory Supervisor, you will oversee the production process of plastic rotational
moulding, ensuring efficiency, quality, and safety standards are met. You will manage a team of
operators, coordinate workflow, troubleshoot technical issues, and maintain machinery to ensure
optimal performance. Your role involves scheduling production runs, conducting quality checks, and
implementing process improvements to enhance productivity and product quality.

What you'll do

    • Supervise Production: Lead and supervise the plastic rotational moulding and post-foaming production processes, including machine operation, material handling, and product finishing, to meet production targets and quality standards.
    • Team Management: Lead and motivate a team of operators, providing guidance, training, and performance feedback to ensure a skilled and efficient workforce.
    • Workflow Coordination: Coordinate production schedules, material availability, and manpower allocation to optimise workflow and meet customer demands in a timely manner.
    • Quality Control: Conduct regular quality checks on products to ensure they meet specifications and customer requirements. Implement corrective actions when deviations occur to maintain high product quality.
    • Machine Maintenance: Oversee the maintenance and repair of rotational moulding machinery, ensuring equipment is properly serviced to minimise downtime and maximise operational efficiency.
    • Safety Compliance: Enforce safety protocols and procedures to create a safe working environment for all employees. Conduct regular safety audits and provide training on safe operating practices.
    • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process optimisation, cost reduction, and waste minimisation. Implement changes to improve efficiency, reduce defects, and enhance overall productivity.
    • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate production records, including inventory levels, production output, and quality control data. Generate reports on key performance indicators to track departmental performance and identify areas for improvement.
    • Collaboration: Liaise with other departments such as engineering, quality assurance, and logistics to resolve issues, implement changes, and ensure seamless production operations.

What you'll need

    • Proven experience in plastic rotational moulding operations, with at least 3-5 years in a supervisory or leadership role.
    • Strong technical knowledge of rotational moulding processes, equipment, and materials.
    • Experience of polyurethane (PU) foaming is desirable but not essential.
    • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.
    • Solid understanding of quality management systems and continuous improvement methodologies.
    • Proficiency in problem-solving and troubleshooting technical issues.
    • Familiarity with safety regulations and best practices in a manufacturing environment.
    • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Ability to work independently, prioritise tasks, and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Why else you'll love it here

    • Working Conditions: The role primarily operates in a manufacturing environment, which may involve exposure to loud noises, moving machinery, and various chemicals. Training and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be provided, and adherence to safety protocols is mandatory. The position may require occasional overtime and weekend work to meet production deadlines.
    • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
    • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people 
Working at Octopus Energy Group is more than just a job. It's an opportunity to be part of a passionate team that is driving the transition to a cleaner, greener future. We offer a friendly and inclusive work environment that encourages collaboration, innovation, and personal growth. 

If you're excited about making a real difference and want to be involved in the production of cutting-edge heat pumps, we would love to hear from you! Join us at Octopus Energy Group in Portadown and help shape the future of sustainable energy.