Tool Hanger/Operator/Proxy Material Handler

Portsmouth Voyager Park
Posted 2 weeks ago

About Us

At Formaplex Technologies Ltd, our mission is to understand, solve, and produce well-crafted solutions to our clients’ engineering challenges. We are an end-to-end solution in the fields of polymer, composite, carbon fibre tooling, manufacture and design. We take the complex, the challenging, the possible and the near impossible and we make it real – together.

We champion ourselves on our values – to take on a challenge, to work together and to make it real.

We’ve got ambitious plans for growth and an aim to make things better, faster, lighter and stronger, working together as one team. We’re looking for like-minded people to join us. If you have any questions on this role, please contact us at

Site: Portsmouth

Hourly Rate: £11.15 plus 20% shift premium

Shift: Double Days (5.50am – 2pm, 1.50pm – 10pm)

Job Function & Key Tasks

  • Prepare tools for production (Tool Hanger)
  • Mould machine Operator
  • Proxy cover – To work as Materials Handler as necessary

Principle Responsibilities

  • To safety prepare tools – locate, load, connect – for handover to the setters
  • Too assist production in any tooling/moulding machine related matters as necessary
  • To collect and return tooling to storage areas and update our system to show location
  • Keep tooling, presses and ancillary areas clean, tidy and organised in accordance with 6S methodology
  • Operate Moulding machines as required
  • Able to enter accurately data onto our system for mouldings produced and scrapped
  • Ensure the mouldings produced are to the quality standard required
  • Adhere and follow the work instructions
  • Act as a stand in for, or assist, the Materials Handlers when required
  • Any other reasonable task as specified by the Management team

Health and Safety Responsibilities

All employees have a responsibility for Health and Safety whilst at work. As an employee at Formaplex, you are responsible for;

  • Ensuring the health, safety and welfare of yourself and that of other persons whom may be affected by your actions
  • Co-operating with Formaplex on all matters relating to health, safety and welfare by observing all relevant policies, procedures, safety systems of working and safety signs
  • Ensuring the use of all safety related guards, control measures, and wearing of personal protective equipment at all times (where appropriate)
  • Reporting of all accidents, incidents and reporting any failings as necessary, or bring to the attention of the Health & Safety Manager

Skills and Experience

  • PC literate – MS Office/Javelin (preferred, but will be trained if necessary)
  • Forklift, reach truck, WNA, counterbalance (preferred, but will be trained as necessary)
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Previous experience in a production/manufacturing environment (essential)
  • Overhead crane licence (preferred, but will be trained as necessary)
  • Highly flexible, dynamic, motivated, and independent
  • Effective time management skills working with tight timescales to meet production/manufacturing needs



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