Miles Platts is a customer focussed, world leading manufacturer of precision, technical injection mouldings, bobbins and coil formers for the electrical, electronics & automotive industries, supplying components to production facilities all around the world. We are always looking for the right calibre of person to join our skilled team. If you share our passion for engineering excellence we want to hear from you.

Moulding Tool / Moulding Machine Setter (Afternoons 3pm – 11pm – Monday to Friday)
Added 21 Jul 2017
Reporting to: Mould shop Supervisor
Function: To fit and set tools
  • Fit and set both insert and full tools to our range of moulding machines
  • Ensure zero moulding defects or rework
  • Ensure cycle rates are achieved or exceeded
  • Carry out cleaning of the machines to ensure 100% uptime
  • Complete first off inspection of parts
  • Basic maintenance and cleaning of tools before, after or during production runs
  • Keep a tidy and safe working environment
  • Operate up to 5 machines when required when machine setting is not required

  Profile / Skills:   
  • Must have experience of setting mould machines between 35 to 200 tons (ideally Arburg, Negri bossi or Engel)
  • Experience in multi cavity, hot runner and hot tip systems
  • Knowledge of engineering polymers and the optimisation and processing of these materials
  • A constant focus on quality and speed
  • Experience of Lean and/ or 5S is an advantage
  • Must be self-motivated, adaptable and organised and be able to use your own initiative.
  • A positive can do attitude is encouraged and embraced

Targets / KPI’s:
  • Manufacture of components at required speed rates, on time and to agreed quality standard
  • Tool setting time
  • Zero defects
  • Zero tool damage / Tool cleaning maintenance adhered tool
  • Work safely, effectively and efficiently to deliver value to the business
To apply for this position please send a covering letter and your CV to
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Tool Maker
Added 08 Aug 2017
Reporting to: Toolroom Supervisor
Function: To manufacture precision mould-tools using manual and CNC machines
  • Responsible for the manufacture of high precision mould tools
  • Repair and maintenance of insert moulding tools and bolsters
  • Programming, setting and operation of our state of the art CNC sparking, wire and machining centres
  • Maintain high levels of housekeeping

Profile / Skills:
  • Experienced in High precision Milling, Drilling, surface grinding, sparking (Sodick) and wiring (Sodick)
  • Understanding and experience of fitting and assembly of complex mould tools including their repair
  • Significant experience in the high precision mould tool manufacture
  • Ability to work to tight time scales without compromising quality and safety
  • CNC programming experience would be advantageous especially in Edgecam, Visi, or Mazitrol
  • Experience of tool design, continuous improvement, and 5S would be advantageous
  • Must be self-motivated, adaptable and organised and be able to use your own initiative
  • A positive can do attitude is encouraged and embraced                       
Targets / KPI’s: 
  • Repair and refurbishment of tools within agreed timescales
  • Manufacture of new tooling on time, on cost and to quality standard

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and your CV to
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Logistics and Warehousing Apprentice
Added 16 Aug 2017
Location: Blaby  - LE8 4GZ                             
Closing date: 31/08/2017                 
Industry: Warehousing / Plastics

Miles Platts Ltd are a world renowned Plastic component manufacturer with our production and warehouse facility based in Blaby. Employing a wealth of technical knowledge and experience we are creating a reputation throughout the industry as the go to place for everything plastic component related.

Description of vacancy:
Miles Platts Ltd is looking for an enthusiastic person to join our Warehouse team which is a fundamental part of our business. The successful applicant will be looking after incoming and outgoing goods from around the world as well as managing our own stock.  We will provide on the job training whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of an Intermediate NVQ Level with City and Guilds

  • Picking and packing products within allocated time scales
  • Dealing with incoming stock from suppliers.
  • Participating in stock checks
  • Ensure Quality Control standards are maintained.
  • Completing Basic computer skills – printing off labels etc
  • Keeping the warehouse safe by ensuring a clean and tidy working environment – no boxes/clutter in walkways
  • Ensuring procedures are followed in respect of problem orders.
  • Identify areas for improvement in own performance and takes ownership for developing own skills
  • Loading and unloading of incoming and outgoing goods and materials
Wage & hours:
  • £180 per Week
  • Monday – Thursday 8.30 till 17.00   
  • Friday – 8.30 till 15.30
  • 30 Minutes Lunch
Qualifications required:
  • Minimum achieved Grade 4 or above or equivalent in English and Maths.
Skills required:
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Able to work at a fast pace
  • Have good attention to detail and be accurate
  • Adaptable to change
  • Basic computer skills
  • Flexible and enthusiastic
  • Able to use initiative
  • Be trust worthy and reliable
  • Have a common sense approach to health and safety
  • Good general maths skills
Training provided:
On the job training with Miles Platts Ltd will be provided whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level with City and Guilds. We will also provide training for any equipment required to complete your work including fork lift training, check scales etc. Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Applications in post or email only and should include CV / personal profile AND a covering letter explaining why you want to work for us in this role and what you can offer us. Email or write to  Mark Smith, Miles Platts Ltd, Winchester Ave, Blaby, LE8 4GZ.
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