Nottinghamshire firm Rototek is looking to fill 40 new positions at its Newark factory due to a significant increase in demand for its plastic manufacturing services.

Rototek, which has a second factory in Worksop and employs over 140 people, is one of the UKs biggest technical rotational moulding plastics businesses and creates over 100 different products ranging from sailing boats to water tanks.

With a surge of orders, the business is undertaking significant recruitment in Newark and the surrounding areas and is looking for new team members to help fulfil its order book.

The factory, on Sylvan Way off Great North Road (A1), runs three existing shift pattens throughout the week, but following a change in lifestyles for some families post the pandemic, the business has decided to introduce a new shift pattern which includes the option to work on Saturday and Sunday only – something that was not previously available.

The Rototek senior team are hoping that the new approach to shifts will mean that the role will appeal to a wider pool of workers, particularly those who have other commitments during the week and are looking for a more flexible position.

Sean Conway, managing director at Rototek, said: “This expansion will significantly increase our manufacturing capacity, enabling us to broaden our portfolio of clients and products and to provide more jobs in Newark.

“We pride ourselves on being one of Europe’s leading technical rotational moulding companies and continuing to hire passionate, hard-working people who are eager to grow with the business is key to our success.

“Making the decision to open the manufacturing facility seven days a week means that we will be able to offer more shift patterns that will in turn mean more flexibility for our team members, something that has become a priority for many people post-lockdown.

“We also hope that the new shift patterns will appeal to a wider demographic of workers – attracting people who had not previously considered this type of work before to apply.

“For those who are new to the industry, we have training in place and all employees are supported in their new role. We are a friendly bunch and it’s a great place to work – we have staff that have been with us for over 20 years which is incredible!”

With clients in a broad and growing range of industries including medical, industrial, retail and leisure, Rototek prides itself on having knowledge and expertise that can only be gained through the development and production of a scope of different moulding for various markets.

The company was founded in 1993 and has continued to expand since its inception and the creation of these new jobs is a significant step in the businesses’ growth plan.

On-site parking is available and transport can be provided for staff to its 60,000 sq ft factory in Newark.