Job Overview





Job Overview

A Bit About Us

We’re a team of individuals who go to great lengths to make sure our customers are the happiest customers out there.

Using cutting edge techniques, we’re committed to extracting as much value as possible from the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment that’s thrown away by UK households every year and when AO sells a new appliance, it’s often our job to take the old one away. We give our AO customers total peace of mind by ensuring their unwanted machines are safely and responsibly recycled - or refurbished for resale as a second-hand product.

We’re experts in recycling, and we work with government, local authorities, businesses and consumers to make sure the UK improves the way it recycles its unwanted electrical items.

More About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced production quality control supervisor to take responsibility for the in-process and end-product quality assurance functions on a brand-new plastics recycling plant in Telford. The company’s end-of-life refrigeration equipment treatment plant that has been operating for over 2 years is now being expanded onto a newly acquired factory site where plastic recycling will take place. The company has recently invested in a state-of-the-art plastic recovery and refining process to make recycled polymer used to manufacture moulded component parts.

The managers are building a new team of self-motivated people to work on the commissioning phase of the installed equipment and to take the plant into full-scale operational status. A key role in delivering a successful outcome for this project will be the appointment of the on-site Quality Control Supervisor.

Here's What You Can Expect to be Doing

  • Defining and developing a suite of in-house laboratory testing procedures to make sure that all output plastics product meets the customer specification
  • Defining and setting up of ‘in-process’ testing procedures to be carried out by the shift teams, so that each item of equipment can be verified as ‘performing to agreed specification level’. Writing the test procedures, setting up the shift reports and helping with training for the new operator team.
  • Supervising the day-to-day process control and on-plant testing procedures to ensure that every shift-team makes ‘on-specification’ product to a high process yield
  • Implementing and operating a quality monitoring and reporting system to create an auditable record of all production tonnages. Using that data system to prepare weekly management reports.
  • Taking responsibility for the laboratory operating budget for both internal costs and external testing analysis. Specifying and sourcing apparatus and test equipment needed to help drive up product quality and quantifying the value increase associated with that.
  • Working with the technical sales team to provide product quality information and materials specification sheets to meet customer requirements
  • Proposing and helping to grow the laboratory and in-process testing systems that will be required to meet the needs of this new growth area for the business as new infeed waste plastics types and output products are added to the mix.
  • Making sure that all people visiting or working in the laboratory environment follow the high standards of health & safety necessary to protect themselves and others.
  • Working towards a certified Quality Standard (e.g. ISO 9001 / 14001) to match existing company certification standards.

A Few Things About You

Minimum 2-3 years practical experience in a polymer or similar material testing environment.

Science Degree or Technical Qualification (preferred) demonstrating analytical capabilities carried out with a high level of diligence, accuracy and numeracy.

Experience of working to an ISO Testing standard and familiar with BSI 9001 quality assurance principles.

Reporting to the Site Operations Manager, the candidate must be able to operate with minimal direct supervision while taking full responsibility and accountability for the key performance indicators around this important production quality assurance role. Building strong working relationships with the shift process operator teams will also be key to success.

Why Choose AO?

It’s not about the job you need now, it’s about who you want to be and where you want go. The thing about AO is that you don’t have to leave to move on. We have the kind of environment where people learn and thrive and be the best they can be. That’s our values talking.

We empower each and every person to push the boundaries of what’s possible. We’re growing rapidly and so should you. Our environment and our culture are vibrant and engaging, you almost have to feel it to believe it.

"Our people are our biggest asset, they’re our culture: that unique, indescribable thing that makes us really different."

Great People Deserve Great Things

As an AO employee you can take full advantage of our benefits package. As well as fundamental benefits, like pensions and holidays, we have designed our "AO Perks" to help you out financially, make your work life a little easier or make your home life a lot more fun.

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