Quality Inspector (Night Shift)

Salary: Dependent on Experience/Skills/Qualification

Hours: 40 hours per week – 10.30pm to 6.30am

Description

VIP-Polymers are recruiting for a Quality Inspector to join the Quality Department with immediate effect.

The role will involve ensuring all product manufactured and processes carried out comply with the standards of the Company’s declared quality system and/or customer-specific requirements.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Ensure that all products are manufactured to the prescribed customer requirements and standards.
  • Reject all products that do not meet quality standards.
  • To perform visual and dimensional checks.
  • To be reactive to quality concerns and have the ability to find a resolution in a timely manner.
  • Document inspection outcomes and any corrective actions that were taken.
  • Provide training to production when required to improve quality standards.

Profile

The successful candidate will:

  • Be proficient in IT Skills.
  • Have good analytical ability and a keen eye for detail.
  • Be able to work to deadlines and constraints.
  • Be proactive.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the company.
  • Be flexible in working hours (shift work will be required).
  • Provide support and feedback in a constructive manner to members of the production team.

Please send a copy of your CV to:

Michele Chopping
Personnel & Development Manager
VIP-Polymers Ltd
15 Windover Road
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 7EB
michele.chopping@vip-polymers.com

Salary: Dependent on Experience/Skills/Qualification

Hours: 40 hours per week – 10.30pm to 6.30am

Description

VIP-Polymers are recruiting for a Quality Inspector to join the Quality Department with immediate effect.

The role will involve ensuring all product manufactured and processes carried out comply with the standards of the Company’s declared quality system and/or customer-specific requirements.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Ensure that all products are manufactured to the prescribed customer requirements and standards.
  • Reject all products that do not meet quality standards.
  • To perform visual and dimensional checks.
  • To be reactive to quality concerns and have the ability to find a resolution in a timely manner.
  • Document inspection outcomes and any corrective actions that were taken.
  • Provide training to production when required to improve quality standards.

Profile

The successful candidate will:

  • Be proficient in IT Skills.
  • Have good analytical ability and a keen eye for detail.
  • Be able to work to deadlines and constraints.
  • Be proactive.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the company.
  • Be flexible in working hours (shift work will be required).
  • Provide support and feedback in a constructive manner to members of the production team.

Please send a copy of your CV to:

Michele Chopping
Personnel & Development Manager
VIP-Polymers Ltd
15 Windover Road
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 7EB
michele.chopping@vip-polymers.com

Quality Inspector

Salary: Dependent on Experience/Skills/Qualification

Hours: 40 hours per week – 6.30am to 2.30pm and 2.30pm to 10.30pm, Monday to Friday, weekly rotation

Description

VIP-Polymers are recruiting for a Quality Inspector to join the Quality Department with immediate effect.

The role will involve ensuring all product manufactured and processes carried out comply with the standards of the Company’s declared quality system and/or customer-specific requirements.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Ensure that all products are manufactured to the prescribed customer requirements and standards.
  • Reject all products that do not meet quality standards.
  • To perform visual and dimensional checks.
  • To be reactive to quality concerns and have the ability to find a resolution in a timely manner.
  • Document inspection outcomes and any corrective actions that were taken.
  • Provide training to production when required to improve quality standards.

Profile

The successful candidate will:

  • Be proficient in IT Skills.
  • Have good analytical ability and a keen eye for detail.
  • Be able to work to deadlines and constraints.
  • Be proactive.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the company.
  • Be flexible in working hours (shift work will be required).
  • Provide support and feedback in a constructive manner to members of the production team.

Please send a copy of your CV to:

Michele Chopping
Personnel & Development Manager
VIP-Polymers Ltd
15 Windover Road
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 7EB
michele.chopping@vip-polymers.com

Salary: Dependent on Experience/Skills/Qualification

Hours: 40 hours per week – 6.30am to 2.30pm and 2.30pm to 10.30pm, Monday to Friday, weekly rotation

Description

VIP-Polymers are recruiting for a Quality Inspector to join the Quality Department with immediate effect.

The role will involve ensuring all product manufactured and processes carried out comply with the standards of the Company’s declared quality system and/or customer-specific requirements.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Ensure that all products are manufactured to the prescribed customer requirements and standards.
  • Reject all products that do not meet quality standards.
  • To perform visual and dimensional checks.
  • To be reactive to quality concerns and have the ability to find a resolution in a timely manner.
  • Document inspection outcomes and any corrective actions that were taken.
  • Provide training to production when required to improve quality standards.

Profile

The successful candidate will:

  • Be proficient in IT Skills.
  • Have good analytical ability and a keen eye for detail.
  • Be able to work to deadlines and constraints.
  • Be proactive.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the company.
  • Be flexible in working hours (shift work will be required).
  • Provide support and feedback in a constructive manner to members of the production team.

Please send a copy of your CV to:

Michele Chopping
Personnel & Development Manager
VIP-Polymers Ltd
15 Windover Road
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 7EB
michele.chopping@vip-polymers.com

Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Manager

Salary: Dependent on experience/skills/qualifications

Hours: 37½ hours per week, 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Job Type: Permanent

Deadline: Open

Description

VIP Polymers is seeking to appoint a proactive and experienced QHSE Manager.

You will be an integral part of the management team working in partnership with them to lead, coordinate and support our quality, health, safety and environmental activity promoting a healthy workplace for employees and others whilst driving continuous and sustainable improvements in quality, safety and environmental performance.

General quality management skills are more desirable than specialist polymer knowledge, as training is available to bring you up to speed. Key current standards are – ISO9001/ISO14001 and we have a vision to obtain ISO45001 in the near future.

Profile

This is a challenging role but offers a unique opportunity to add real value to the Company and would ideally suit a candidate with strong influencing skills and the ability to change the minds of individuals.

Good communication and interpersonal skills combined with a proactive and flexible approach to achieving results is essential. A demonstrable track record within a QHSE role is vital along with the following desirable qualifications/experience:

  • NEBOSH Diploma or Equivalent
  • Experience of ISO45001
  • Internal audit experience of ISO9001 and ISO14001 would be an advantage

Salary will be commensurate subject to the qualifications/experience of the successful candidate.

Company Benefits

VIP are passionate about our people and strive to develop our staff so that they reach their full potential. We offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Contributory pension plan and free life assurance
  • Long service rewards
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Free eye examinations
  • Free onsite parking and company uniform

Please send a copy of your CV to:

Michele Chopping Personnel & Development Manager 
VIP-Polymers Ltd 
15 Windover Road 
Huntingdon 
Cambridgeshire 
PE29 7EB 
michele.chopping@vip-polymers.com

Salary: Dependent on experience/skills/qualifications

Hours: 37½ hours per week, 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Job Type: Permanent

Deadline: Open

Description

VIP Polymers is seeking to appoint a proactive and experienced QHSE Manager.

You will be an integral part of the management team working in partnership with them to lead, coordinate and support our quality, health, safety and environmental activity promoting a healthy workplace for employees and others whilst driving continuous and sustainable improvements in quality, safety and environmental performance.

General quality management skills are more desirable than specialist polymer knowledge, as training is available to bring you up to speed. Key current standards are – ISO9001/ISO14001 and we have a vision to obtain ISO45001 in the near future.

Profile

This is a challenging role but offers a unique opportunity to add real value to the Company and would ideally suit a candidate with strong influencing skills and the ability to change the minds of individuals.

Good communication and interpersonal skills combined with a proactive and flexible approach to achieving results is essential. A demonstrable track record within a QHSE role is vital along with the following desirable qualifications/experience:

  • NEBOSH Diploma or Equivalent
  • Experience of ISO45001
  • Internal audit experience of ISO9001 and ISO14001 would be an advantage

Salary will be commensurate subject to the qualifications/experience of the successful candidate.

Company Benefits

VIP are passionate about our people and strive to develop our staff so that they reach their full potential. We offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Contributory pension plan and free life assurance
  • Long service rewards
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Free eye examinations
  • Free onsite parking and company uniform

Please send a copy of your CV to:

Michele Chopping Personnel & Development Manager 
VIP-Polymers Ltd 
15 Windover Road 
Huntingdon 
Cambridgeshire 
PE29 7EB 
michele.chopping@vip-polymers.com

VIP bring innovation to the USA

VIP-Polymers Ltd is bringing innovation to the upcoming RETC2019 exhibition which runs 16th-19th June with their patented Cast-in tunnel segment gaskets.

The compliant compressible corner technology has been used on a number of tunnelling projects since its launch in 2016, the most recent being the Thames Tideway wastewater tunnel in London, UK and has recently achieved nuclear compliance for the intake and outfall tunnels on the Hinckley Point C nuclear power station, also located in the UK.

The innovative design delivers consistent load performance along the entire perimeter of the gasket, greatly reducing risk of segment cracking during installation.

Matthew Levitt, VIP Technical Business Development Manager, said: “Our decision to enter the tunnelling market was driven by the desire to improve on common gasket manufacturing processes that created solid gasket corners which lead to corner point loading, often the cause of cracked and damaged segments.

“RETC2019 is the first time VIP have exhibited in the USA since WTC2016 prior to its launch and is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate to tunnelling professionals in the USA how the technology works and the benefits it can bring in terms of reducing the need for post installation repairs and the associated costs and delays they can bring.”

Along with their Cast-in gaskets, VIP will also exhibit their Glued-in and Hydrophilic profiles as well as a bespoke design service that they are able to offer clients.

Commenting on the service, Matthew Levitt explains: “VIP recognise that every tunnelling project is different and has its own unique sealing requirements.

For our most recent bespoke design, on the Mumbai Metro tunnel, we created a Glued-in profile which could maintain the working pressures at extended gasket offsets as the tunnel passed under a river while utilising the existing 24mm segment groove which used one of our standard Glued-in profiles for the remainder of the tunnel.”

VIP’s services don’t just stop at gasket manufacture and supply, which is one of the things they are keen to talk about with visitors during the exhibition.

Luke Nethercot, VIP Business Manager – Tunnels & Rail said: “We believe that VIP are more than just a gasket manufacturer and see ourselves as a sealing partner in tunnelling.”

“Our service and products are providing more than sealing solutions for tunnels. We pride ourselves on providing expert advice every step of the project from gasket design, to product training and installation.”

You can visit VIP on stand 937.

VIP to exhibit at the No-Dig Roadshow

VIP will be exhibiting at 2 events on the 2019 No-Dig Roadshow. The events, aimed at those involved or interested in trenchless technology comprise of technical seminars with a program full of presentations on the latest techniques along with case study papers, compiled by the UKSTT.

It’s also a great opportunity for those involved in the trenchless industry to network with suppliers and peers alike.The first stop on the tour is at Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin on March the 14th with the second venue in Glasgow on June 6th (venue TBC).

VIP will be showcasing the VIP-Weco no-dig repair seal at both events. VIP’s manned entry mechanical repair seal has been used worldwide for the trenchless rehabilitation of pipes and sewers for industrial water, drinking water, waste water and fuel and gas.

Manufactured from EPDM or Nitrile rubber, VIP-Weco is available in a number of configurations which allows it to withstand internal pressures up to 20 bar and external up to 2 bar.

With installation times under an hour per seal, VIP-Weco is available in sizes up to DN3500 and is suitable for all pipe materials, making it the ultimate trenchless repair seal.

Attending the exhibition will be Paul Green and Jim Shaw, Business Development Director and Manager respectively for VIP.

Speaking of the upcoming events, Jim Shaw said, “the VIP-Weco is the perfect repair seal in instances where there is localised damage or where ground movement has caused pipe joints to separate.

The versatility of the seal means it can be used for a wide range of applications and its ease of use makes it the perfect choice for installation in manned entry situations and also as a liner end seal.

Attending the roadshows allows those involved in the industry to get a close-up look at the product and find out how it can be used for any upcoming projects they may have.”

You can visit VIP on stand 41. For more information or to book your ticket, visit the No-Dig Live website.

VIP launch German VIPSeal® website

VIP Polymers Ltd has launched a dedicated German language website to promote its VIPSeal® range of flexible pipe couplings.

The bespoke website was developed to support the VIPSeal® distribution centre based in Germany and reflects the growing demand for VIPSeal® products in Germany and other German-speaking territories on the Continent.

VIP Commercial Director Jon Crean said: “The launch of our new German VIPSeal® website reflects our plans and supports our German distribution centre.

In particular, it reflects the growing number of customers our VIPSeal® range is attracting in Germany.

As in the UK, German stockists value the opportunity to promote the high quality of VIPSeal® couplings, backed by the assurance that comes from the product being designed, tested, and manufactured to global standards by a single supplier.

We have designed our German language website to be a valuable marketing resource for our growing network of stockists in Germany and other German-speaking areas.

It will also allow us to promote the benefits of VIPSeal® pipe couplings directly to end-use customers, and help us put them in touch with local agents who can supply them quickly and efficiently with our products.”

VIPSeal® flexible couplings are designed for joining and repairing low-pressure and non-pressured pipes of any material and size combination.

VIP has end-to-end control of VIPSeal® product design and manufacture, a process that drives high levels of innovation, and underpins its adherence to exacting industry standards.

All VIPSeal® couplings are designed and manufactured by VIP in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK, using high quality rubber formulated and compounded on the same site.

The new German-language website showcases all couplings available in the VIPSeal® range including VIPSealChem.

The distinctive green VIPSealChem flexible couplings are manufactured to and designed to the requirements of both EN681-1 & EN682 and tested to EN295-4, and can be fitted in precisely the same way as standard VIPSeal® couplings, overcoming significant installation limitations found with other chemical resistant seals currently on the market.

To view the new German language VIPSeal® website go to www.vipseal.de

VIP continues support for Dreamdrops

In lieu of sending out Christmas cards to customers and suppliers this Christmas, VIP made a donation to the local children’s charity Dreamdrops, who fundraise for Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust’s Holly Ward and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Hinchingbrooke Hospital as well as supporting the Trust’s community children’s services in and around the Huntingdon area.

Dreamdrops was set up with the aim of raising money to buy all those little, and large, extras that are not covered by NHS public funds but which make a hospital stay more comfortable, or less stressful, for children and their families.

Dreamdrops are currently fundraising to provide a ‘Calm Room’ in the Children’s Outpatients Reception, a portable 3D Pain Distraction Unit for children admitted to A&E as well as other items including toys and books to be used within the wards and for nursing in the community.

VIP is committed to supporting and developing the local community and Dreamdrops is a local charity that makes a real difference to children’s lives at a time when they need it most.

Dreamdrops Chairman, Anne-Marie Hamilton said “It really is so kind of everyone at VIP-Polymers to think of us again, this year. Thank you all very much. Being supported in this way by a local company means a great deal to us.”

To find out more about the charity or to make a donation, visit their site dreamdropschildrenscharity.org

VIP Christmas Shutdown

VIP Polymers will be closed over the Christmas period.

We close on Friday 21st December at 4.30pm and we re-open on Wednesday 2nd January at 8.00am.

We would like to thank everyone for their custom and wish you all a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Does Size Matter?

Jon Crean, Commercial Director at VIP-Polymers Ltd, manufacturers of VIPSeal® flexible couplings and adaptors, discusses the applications for flexible couplings and the questions merchants should be asking customers in the September 2018 issue of Builders Merchant News Magazine.

 

On first impressions, flexible couplings are relatively standard products for a standard application. Designed to join pipes of differing sizes and materials for low and non-pressurised drainage applications, the most likely question on merchants minds will be to ask the customer ‘what size pipes are you joining?’

Specifying the correct coupling is a relatively straight forward process and while size does matter with regards to selecting the correct size coupling, it is one of a number of questions merchants should be asking their customers.

Application

Understanding the application of where it will be used is the most important piece of information when selecting the correct coupling for the customer’s needs.

The location of the pipe joint will determine which product category the coupling is selected from.

Regulations vary depending on whether the work takes place inside or outside of the building curtilage or is in a non-adopted drainage scheme. Work which takes place outside of the building curtilage and is located within an adopted area, i.e pipe system will be adopted by a Water Company requires the use of products certified to WIS 4-41-01.

This dictates that a standard coupling must be used as they have a shear band, which can withstand higher pressures, protect against shear loads / deflection and is also suitable for shear and deflection situations under a negative pressure or vacuum. E.g pumped system.

VIPSeal® Standard Coupling

As couplings with shear bands are required for adoptable schemes, a bush is required alongside a standard coupling when joining pipes with a large difference in diameter.

For applications within the building curtilage that do not require resistance against shear loads, drain couplings and adaptor couplings provide a more cost effective solution.

The medium that will be transported through the pipe and the operating temperatures are important questions as they determine which material should be selected for the coupling in order to maximise the life of the connection.

Different rubber materials have different levels of resistance to chemicals and temperatures. It is important to ask the constant working temperature (CWT) as while most rubbers have stated working temperature ranges, the upper and lower limits usually refer to intermittent exposure. Long exposure to these temperatures can severely reduce the service life of the seal.

Sealing Force Retention

A fundamental property of a gasket is what is at risk when the correct material isn’t selected for the correct application. For any seal to work it must be energised (in the case of VIPSeal®, tension bands are tightened). The industry standard BS EN681-1 stipulates the compression set and stress relaxation of a seal. VIP was the first in the industry to obtain this in 1987 and have decade’s worth of data to support the effectiveness of our materials to retain their sealing force over-time.

A seal with good compression set will recover to almost its original shape when the load is removed. When under load, the seal must retain the energy that is built up within it. Seals with good stress relaxation will retain this energy.

Material Selection

In the majority of drainage applications, foul water and sewerage will commonly travel through a drainage pipe and extreme temperatures will not be experienced.

VIPSeal® flexible couplings are manufactured from high grade, sulphur cured EPDM rubber as standard. Sulphur cured EPDM has a resistance to a relatively high range of chemicals (typically found in drainage systems) and has a service range at constant temperatures between -10°C and 60°C.

However in industrial applications where aggressive chemicals or extreme temperatures will be experienced, the correct material needs to be selected. VIPSeal’s latest addition VIPSealChem is manufactured from FKM rubber which is resistant to a wide range of chemicals and extreme temperatures (-15°C to 200°C).

VIPSealChem

VIPSealChem Flexible Couplings

For applications exposed to mineral oils, fats and greases, Nitrile rubber (NBR) becomes the preferred choice. Where temperatures rise above 60°C but the application does not require the chemical resistance of FKM, a peroxide curing stage can be applied to EPDM (CWT to 125°C) and Nitrile (CWT to 100°C) couplings, providing a more cost effective solution.

It’s not only the rubber sleeve that can be made from different materials to suite different applications. Tension and shear bands are manufactured from 1.4301 (304) grade stainless steel which provides optimum resistance in most soil conditions. For higher corrosion, contaminated ground areas, or marine environments, grade 1.4401 (316) stainless steel should be specified.

Some flexible couplings are available in flexible PVC for plumbing applications. While they can provide a low cost solution, they do not have the same compressions set and stress relaxation properties or temperature resistance (max 38°C CWT) as rubber. Therefore they should only be used for internal, above ground applications where there is access to tighten the tension bands periodically over time.

The Right Tool for the Job

The standard VIPSeal® range will be suitable for most residential drainage applications, however if merchants are aware of the factors that affect material selection, they will be better placed to advise customers on the products that are most suitable for the application, ensuring a leak free joint that will exceed the service life of the pipe.

The team at VIP are always on hand to provide advice on the best material for the application and can also provide training either at their Huntingdon HQ or in branch with merchants, giving them the confidence to deal with any drainage enquiry. So while size is important when selecting the correct flexible coupling, it’s what you’re doing with it that matters.

Discover how VIP’s patented Cast-in gasket will benefit your project at BTS 2018

VIP are looking forward to exhibiting at this year’s BTS 2018 conference and Exhibition. The biannual event is held at the Queen Elizabeth Centre, Westminster, London for two days on the 9th and 10th October.

The event which is hosted by the British Tunnelling Society combines a two day conference with the UK’s largest tunnelling and underground space exhibition. VIP will be showcasing our full range of tunnel segment gasket profiles including glued-in, hydrophilic and our patented cast-in gasket which is designed to eliminate corner point loading, often the cause of cracking and spalling of concrete segments.

The gasket has been used successfully in the Glasgow Shieldhall waste water tunnel and is being used extensively throughout the Thames Tideway project and you can learn of the benefits that it can bring your project first hand by speaking with Sales Director, Steve Casey, and Business Development Manager, Matthew Levitt who will be present throughout the event.

You can visit us on stand B22. For more information and to book your ticket, visit the BTS Conference 2018 website.