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50 new jobs at Telford technology company

A Telford technology company is looking to recruit 50 new staff to keep pace with growing demand.

Proto Labs, a provider of technology-enabled, rapid manufacturing solutions, currently has 360 UK-based employees, and is now looking to hire a further 50 people with manufacturing, office and engineering experience to work with advanced, evolving technologies; notably CNC machining and injection moulding. 

Lee Ball, general manager, said: “A business like ours, which stems from innovative foundations, needs quality teams to continually evolve.  With our growth trajectory, we are aiming (or similar) to boost our workforce to help drive the business forward; engineers and designers, and those equipped with STEM qualifications are essential for what we do.

"Our specific requirements are none standard for the manufacturing sector, we offer challenging roles support computerised systems and processes.  Investing in and developing skilled employees is vital to us; particularly as we need specialist expertise to operate our machinery and fulfil our manufacturing processes.”

In-house training and skills development form an integral part of Proto Labs professional development programme. This includes the industry acclaimed ‘Injection Moulding Technician Level 3’ programme, a 12-month course which includes a nationally recognised ‘Certificate in Polymer Processing’ on completion.

The result is qualified trainees who become injection moulding technicians – a highly technical role with a solid career path ahead. Established three years ago, 10 Proto Labs employees have now successfully completed this programme.  In other areas of the company, Proto Labs also offers apprentice placements within finance and maintenance (engineering).

Josie Plant, HR manager at Proto Labs, said: “These vacancies are opportunities to build a successful, long term career at Proto Labs. We are proud of our track record as an employer and determined to build on this in the years ahead as the company grows.  A mix of skills, enthusiasm, talent and ambition are the attributes that drive Proto Labs’ innovative culture, which are vital for the company’s future, delivering world-class services to our customers.”

Proto Labs, based at Halesfield, is the world's fastest digital manufacturing source for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts. The technology-enabled company uses advanced 3D printing,

CNC machining and injection moulding technologies to produce parts within days. The result is an unprecedented speed-to-market value for designers and engineers and an on-demand resource throughout a product’s life cycle.

Visit the company's website for more information.



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