ALPLA UK Limited

Milton Keynes / Buckinghamshire / United Kingdom / Production & Manufacturing / Full time

Machine Technician

What you will enjoy doing

Purpose of job/mission:

To ensure that the moulding machines run to the specification established by the Technician Department and that the containers are produced to the customers agreed specification – also a focus on minimizing downtime and scrap levels.

Tasks & responsibilities:

  • To ensure that moulding machines and ancillary equipment are in good running order. To report any defects to supervision and carry out any remedial work as instructed by supervision which is within the technician's level of competence
  • To ensure that product arriving at the packing station is to an acceptable quality standards - This involves regular checks on the quality of production, both for visual faults and weight and filling in correctly all relevant paperwork
  • To remove, clean, refit, realign or carry out other necessary adjustments to parts of moulding machines which are within the level of competence of the technician. This to include work on heads, tooling, blowpins, blades, and ancillary equipment.
  • To ensure that raw material supplies are constant by changing over bins. To report to supervision if a fresh bin in usable condition is not available by the machine before a problem is created on the machine
  • To ensure that the moulding machines, ancillary equipment and the immediate work area are maintained to a high standard of housekeeping and cleanliness at all times

What makes you great


  • Experience of working within a fast-paced manufacturing/production environment
  • Previous experience of operating/running machinery is required– training provided on specific ALPLA machinery
  • Exposure to plastic manufacturing process would be advantageous but not essential
  • Good communication skills

Your profile - we are interested in applicants who are:

  • Reliable, self-motivated with a desire to grow with us 
  • Mechanical background or training / qualifications
  • Proactive, methodical and safe working methods
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Proven experience of working well in a team environment
  • Mechanical background or training / qualifications

What you can expect working with us

Machine Technician – Shift Basis – 4 on 4 off (Days / Nights)

Starting Salary £29,800 - £35,000 + Benefits & Career Progression 

Milton Keynes

At ALPLA, we stand for high-quality plastic packaging throughout the world. Around 22,000 colleagues produce quality packaging for foodstuffs, cosmetics and industrial cleaning brands for many blue-chip clients across 182 ALPLA sites in 45 countries.

We currently have an opportunity within our Machine Technician team at our Milton Keynes location (MK10 Kingston)


ALPLA UK Limited

Kerry Mccormick, Human Resources

Unit 9 Stonecross Business Park, Yew Tree Way

WA3 3JD Golborne