Careers

Joining Our Team

As the UK’s leading stockholder and processor of fabrication, engineering and display plastics and conveyor components, Oadby Plastics provides an exciting, rewarding and supported
career opportunity.

Our values: The values that make us different and special revolve around relationships, sustainability, quality and service. Our company doesn’t just sell products. We help customers buy the right products and then deliver them at the right time, at the right price. We can create a wide range of solutions from our extensive range of products.

As we have accreditation for Investors in People, we are always on the look out for talented people. If you cannot find your ideal job, please register your interest with us by emailing your CV with a covering letter to our HR department and we will contact you as soon as a suitable vacancy arises. Please email: julie.goodman@oadbyplastics.co.uk

Job Title: CAD CAM Technician

Salary/Rate: Competitive

Hours of Work: 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Basis: Permanent

Location: Leicester

Oadby Plastics are the ‘UK’s leading independent plastics supplier’ with almost 50 years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution industry. Our business isn’t simply about product; it’s about people. Our family values allow us to remain focused on growth and the ambitions of our employees by supporting progressive career paths.

We require a highly skilled CAD CAM Technician to join our busy and demanding Drawing and Estimating Department. This role will also complement our comprehensive machining facility which includes the latest CAD-CAM design incorporating CNC Routers, Mills and Saws.

The Role

  • To generate accurate production drawings using a supplied customer sketch, sample or electronic format. 
  • Import all customer supplied CAD formats into AlphaCam. For example DXF, DWG, IGES, STEP Etc.
  • Insert tool directions to aid programming.
  • Provide assistance and aid the Production cell with any issues regarding drawing interpretation.
  • Ensure all drawings are correct to aid seamless Programming and Production requirements.
  • Produce clear and concise drawings with the aid of first or third angle practises.  
  • Create Solid Models on more complex parts which may need 5-Axis programming or QA checking.
  • Develop a continued ongoing improvement in drawing techniques, keeping up to date with all software upgrades.

The Candidate

  • A formal engineering apprenticeship or qualification, for example HNC/ONC, B-Tec, City and Guilds (Mechanical/Production Engineering) or Degree level will be a distinct advantage.
  • Previous and proven experience in CAD/CAM systems.
  • Experience in Solid Works software. 
  • The ability to interpret complex engineering drawings.
  • A keen interest and aptitude for engineering, with strong attention to detail and to immerse themselves in the challenge assigned.
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines, at times under pressure and stay focused on the job in hand.

The Benefits

  • 30 Days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Free car parking
  • Full induction programme
  • Training and Development for future progression opportunities
  • Company bonus scheme

Closing Date: 2nd February 2018

Oadby Plastics Ltd are the ‘UK’s leading independent plastics supplier’ with almost 50 years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution industry. Our business isn’t simply about product; it’s about people. Our family values allow us to remain focused on growth and the ambitions of our employees by supporting progressive career paths.

We are offering this exciting career opportunity since recently purchasing a small but long-established business within this niche industry. The company comes with an excellent reputation in the manufacturing and supply of high quality radiator covers to the health care sector.

As you will be entering the business during this exciting set up period, you will be involved in all details of the product and how it’s manufactured. This offers the opportunity for an experienced sales person to take on a progressive position as we expand the brand through many market sectors. This fantastic opportunity comes with the financial backing from the Oadby Group of companies.

The Role

  • Take full responsibility of our radiator product range and offer our clients a trustworthy service
  • Accurately process all customer quotes and orders and follow through to completion
  • Work closely with our clients and affiliated companies ensuring all agreed manufacturing schedules are met
  • To offer potential customer site visits to establish their needs
  • Review of all stock to satisfy sales projections
  • Develop market awareness and establish new sales through various media strategies

The Candidate

  • Strong sales and administration ability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Results driven and customer focused
  • Ability to deliver on the sales targets and business goals

The Benefits

  • 30 Days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Free car parking
  • Full Induction programme
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Company bonus scheme

Closing Date:  30th March 2018

Job Title: Sales Office Manager

Salary/Rate: Competitive

Hours of Work: 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Basis: Permanent

Location: Northampton

An exciting and challenging new position for a Sales Office Manager, working for a market leader has become available. ABG is a well-respected and long-established plastic machinist based in Northampton. We are part of a larger, highly progressive and privately-owned UK business that offer ongoing support to build a long-term career.

The Role

  • Build a motivated sales team that are focused, goal driven and understand our customer needs.
  • Monitor the sales team performance to ensure that sales disciplines are adhered too.
  • Complete annual appraisals and regular PDP’s. Responsible for ensuring that the sales team receive the relevant and effective training as identified.
  • Develop effective key performance indicators (KPI’s) that supports staff development and department efficiencies
  • Work with the Business Manager to maximise the teams managed accounts, develop customer relationships and new business.
  • Work closely with the production department to encourage and support customer demand
  • To ensure effective communication throughout the teams which includes chairing regular meetings

The Candidate

  • Previous track record in Sales Office Management
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Good team working skills and the confidence to lead and motivate a team
  • The ability to manage your own workload and supervise the work of others concurrently
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • A problem-solving approach to work
  • Sound knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint 

The Benefits

  • 30 Days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Free car parking
  • Full Induction programme
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Company bonus scheme

Closing Date: 28th February 2018

Job Title: CNC Router Programmer/Setter/Operator

Salary/Rate: Competitive

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm

Basis: Permanent

Location: Biggleswade

Anglia Plastics are a leading independent plastics supplier & fabricator. Due to the company’s continued growth we require a highly motivated individual to join our busy production facility as a CNC Router Programmer/Setter/Operator.

The Role

  • Carry out safety checks, calibrate the CNC machine and read handovers and works orders
  • Ability to read and interpret CAD drawings and production specifications
  • Programming and setting the CNC Router machine using online and offline CAD/CAM package with data taken from technical drawings
  • Programme and draw using ALPHA CAM software
  • To be proficient in CAD/CAM packages, and have the ability to convert files from DXF,DWG and STP to produce drawings from customer descriptions/sketches
  • Nesting programs into the material to minimise wastage
  • Suggest and optimize tool speeds and feeds to maintain high manufacturing demands while holding the required tolerances and obtain maximum tool life
  • Inspect and verify parts by using precision gages
  • Operating the CNC Router machine to produce finished/part finished items working to tolerances stated on works orders in an agreed time frame
  • Tap and manually put inset holes on machined parts
  • To meet production quality and output levels and make sure they are optimised at all times
  • To comply with all daily/weekly cleaning and maintenance routines for the CNC Router machine

The Candidate

  • Ability to program using CAD/CAM preferably ALPHA CAM
  • Qualified to B Tec (ONC) or City & Guilds level in Mechanical Engineering and time served would be a distinct advantage
  • Experience of machining industrial plastics would be an advantage but is not essential
  • To work on their own initiative at long periods of time
  • Individual who can hit the ground running with minimum supervision
  • A desire to get the job done accurately and efficiently

The Benefits

  • 30 Days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Free car parking
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Company bonus scheme

Closing Date: 31st January 2018

Job Title: Internal Sales Advisor

Salary/Rate: Competitive

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm

Basis: Permanent

Location: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

We are seeking an Individual who is keen to develop and grow within the Company’s Internal Sales Team, offering first class customer service for our wide range of products. Dealing with straight forward orders to bespoke enquiries will demand a focused and bright approach to match the needs of our customers.

The Role

  • Work as part of a team developing and maintaining strong relationships with established customers
  • Understanding customer requirements to effectively sell our full range of products and services
  • Answering incoming enquiries via telephone and email
  • Processing orders and quotations, negotiating prices and terms where necessary
  • Processing purchase orders, liaising with third parties to ensure requirements are met
  • Managing accounts to set budgets, monitor performance and maximise spend potential
  • Regular use of CRM to understand and record important customer information
  • Solving problems and applying logic when handling conflict
  • Achieving set sales targets

The Candidate

  • Good standard of Education in Maths and English
  • Competent IT Skills
  • Experience within a busy sales role with a proven background of sales achievement
  • Previous Account management experience would be and advantage
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Focused, motivated and driven to succeed
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude to all colleagues, customers and suppliers
  • Ability to learn and gain a good understanding of product knowledge

The Benefits

  • 30 Days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Free car parking
  • Full Induction Programme
  • Training and Development for future progression opportunities
  • Company bonus scheme

Closing Date: 19th January 2018

Job Title: Business Manager (South East)

Salary/Rate: Competitive

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm

Basis: Permanent

Location: Braintree

This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral part of a new team working from a new facility in Braintree, as part of a well-established company with branches throughout the UK. This is a senior role within the business and it is therefore imperative candidates possesses strong leadership and motivational skills as well as excellent sales and business acumen.

The Role

  • Work in accordance to the annual business plan
  • Based in the South East you will be visiting customers as required and to an efficient plan
  • Manage and develop customers to a set budget, monitor performance, maximise spend potential.
  • Identify areas for improvement and pre-empt potential issues at accounts.
  • Work with the Internal Sales team to review activity and outstanding quotes
  • Support and Influence our sales disciplines to develop strong customer relationships as well as a strong company brand
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the range of products supplied by the business
  • Responsible for all new customers from introduction to handover to the sales team
  • Prospecting for strategic business opportunities as required
  • In-time reporting data through our CRM (customer relationship management) system
  • Manage and monitor all cash/new accounts as well as customer site visits
  • Assume responsibility for the branch in the absence of the Branch Manager

The Candidate

  • Management and sales experience along with strong business acumen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • Hold a full clean driving licence
  • Experience within a sales/distribution environment is desirable
  • Demonstrate success within a target driven sales role

The Benefits

  • 30 Days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Company Car
  • Free car parking
  • Full Induction programme
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Company bonus scheme

Closing Date: 2nd March 2018

Job Title: CNC Router Setter/Operator

Salary/Rate: Competitive

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday Rotating Shifts 6.00am-2.00pm or 1.45pm-9.45pm

Basis: Permanent

Location: Leicester

Oadby Plastics Ltd are the ‘UK’s leading independent plastics supplier’ with almost 50 years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution industry. Our business isn’t simply about product; it’s about people. Our family values allow us to remain focused on growth and the ambitions of our employees by supporting progressive career paths.

Due to continued growth we require a highly motivated individual to join our busy Production department as a CNC Router Setter/Operator.

The Role

  • Carry out safety checks, calibrate the CNC machine and read handovers and works orders
  • Ability to read and interpret CAD drawings to production specifications
  • To ensure that all stock requisition notes are checked & signed prior to machining
  • Suggest and optimize tool speeds and feeds to maintain high manufacturing demands while holding the required tolerances and obtain maximum tool life
  • Inspect and verify parts by using precision gages
  • Choosing the correct tools for each stage of production
  • Operating the CNC Router machine to produce finished/part finished items working to tolerances stated on works orders in an agreed time frame
  • Edit programmes to improve cycle times ensuring better efficiency’s
  • To comply with all daily/weekly cleaning and maintenance routines for the CNC Router machine

The Candidate

  • Ability to understand CAD/CAM package preferably ALPHA CAM
  • Any time served Apprenticeship in the Engineering or Woodwork industry would be a distinct advantage
  • Experience of machining industrial plastics would be an advantage but is not essential
  • To work on their own initiative at long periods of time
  • Individual who can hit the ground running with minimum supervision
  • A desire to get the job done accurately and efficiently

The Benefits

  • 30 Days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Free car parking
  • Full Induction programme
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Company bonus scheme

Closing Date: 28th February 2018