Our HR philosophy

Our motto: Involvement, Innovation, Intelligence

Involvement

Our priority is to accompany and advise our employees through their professional careers by providing the necessary onboarding pathways and professional interviews.

We want to maintain and develop our employees’ skills to ensure their employability and encourage internal mobility.

Innovation

One of our challenges for 2019 is to embark on a work-life quality approach. This is designed to improve collective performance by strengthening the motivation and involvement of employees in the company’s projects.

Intelligence

We make it a point of pride that all our teams work collaboratively and with the best mutual understanding, both internally and with our clients, in carrying out the company’s projects.

Angelique, Production Quality Controller (PQC)

I start my day with handover instructions from the previous team’s PQC. They’ll let me know of any problems there may have been across the different production runs, and whether those have been resolved. I supervise the temporary workers and make sure that the previous team has passed on the instructions to the production operators.

I then start work at my quality control station, taking care to do a visual check of the parts on each post I supervise. If a number of pieces aren’t perfect, the entire production run is sent for sorting. I also step in to support the controllers if they’re in any doubt about whether a part meets the right standard.

As an AQP, I’m there to ensure the right visual checking of the parts and to make sure the right decisions get made if there’s a doubt or difference of opinion in order to keep the production run on track. If part of the mould or one of the dimensional elements is non-compliant, I bring in a technician to adjust it, and if that doesn’t work, it is up to me to make the decision to stop production.

I also make sure the temporary workers are progressing well, and I train them when they arrive at iP3.

It’s an exciting job: it’s varied and it allows me to make decisions about the quality of the parts. People often come to me for advice and it’s essential to keep in regular contact with my colleagues.

Viviane, Production Quality Controller (PQC)

I start my day by training newcomers on their workstation. Then, on each workstation, I perform a visual check that ranges from the quality of the parts, to the compliance of the workstation, to whether documents have been filled in correctly. I then carry out a dimensional monitoring of the parts, I ensure the production start-up goes smoothly, I carry out an audit of each work-stage and keep all the documentation up to date. Finally, it’s off to sorting to train up the staff.

You have to be focused in this job. It takes a conscientious and patient type of person, but you need to stay dynamic and organized, and have a teaching mindset. You need that eye for quality, and you’ve got to be a good listener.

Being a PQC is a varied job where no two days are the same. It’s a versatile profession and one that evolves as your career progresses.

As jobs go, it’s only going to get more important in future; customers are getting ever more demanding on quality.

Patrice, Client Project Manager

There’s no such thing as a typical day for a project manager. As the tasks are very varied, there isn’t really a routine: I might be on a customer visit or with suppliers, in the workshop to oversee testing or in the office to stay on top of the administrative side. There is one constant, which is making sure I’m in daily communication with clients, suppliers and internal teams.

As a project manager, you’re taking responsibility for the development of new products, starting with the requirements as defined by the customer (the design brief, a 2D or 3D plan), right through to production in our factory.

We support the client on that product design journey, which includes developing the manufacturing and finishing tools (mould, tooling, or assembly). And we make sure that all the right elements are on site in the factory. All while maintaining communication, budget monitoring and project planning.

In this business, you need good technical knowledge in order to identify the right solutions and maintain client trust. A good level of English is absolutely vital, as you’re often communicating with different customers and suppliers, not always in French. Listening skills, communication and initiative will always be important qualities for this work.

I’m passionate about technology, and I still enjoy exploring a new project and looking for the best technical and commercial solution for the customer. The technological innovation that goes on in our field, the ever-changing activity and great teamworking atmosphere are a real source of motivation every day.

I work in an innovative sector with a lot to offer. And, contrary to what you might think, it’s an industry with a strong environmental outlook too, thanks to the lightness of the materials and their recyclability.

Thomas, Client Project Manager

My main mission is to ensure the proper development – in quality, cost and timing – of a new plastic part. The development department is involved after signing with the commercial team and before production. If a client wants something, it’s up to me to work with and advise them, and make sure that their request is feasible. I create a 3D model for the client and get their sign-off. I make sure that the mould is compliant and that the part, as produced, meets the specifications perfectly. I coordinate the various stages (from receiving the order to the start of production) with the different internal services, such as quality development, metrology, testing, CAD.

I’m constantly working in project mode: I don’t have typical days! I am in daily contact with customers, suppliers and various internal services at iP3.

To be a project manager at iP3, you need to know the field of plastics production – it takes that basis of knowledge to be able to master the technical aspects and properly advise the client.

I think being a good communicator is essential. You’ve got to speak their language and explain in appropriate terms that they can understand. This requires a certain organization, a natural curiosity and an instinct for listening.

I like the challenge that this profession offers us. You’re finding solutions all the time. It’s dynamic, versatile and intense.

Finally, what I like about the job is the tangible aspect: you’re starting from a plan on a piece of paper, and in a few months that component will be in a car or a radiator. You know that you’ve developed something that millions of people will use.

Evelyne, Production Operator

When I start my day, I make a note of the production schedule, and then I’ll get the handover from the operator who was on before me, and find out about any problems on the workstation. Once I’m there, I look through all the documentation so I’m fully familiar with the current production: operating mode, sample parts, range of packaging and so on…

As a production operator, I have to be very vigilant and conscientious. It is a profession that requires a lot of thoroughness and attention to detail in order to monitor the parts effectively.

It’s a versatile job because we’re not always at the same workstation. There is a turnover with a change of position every two hours. That makes the job more interesting!

Céline, Quality Operator

Every day, I take note of the daily planner and the schedule with the assigned press numbers, any extensions or changes in the order of manufacture, changes of colours, versions or moulds on the presses. Then I get my briefing from the operator I’m taking over from.

On my workstation, I check the documents on display: operating mode, aspects, possible defects, conditioning and any special instructions, because each mould has a folder with its own documentation.

Being an auto-control operator, I do a visual and dimensional check on the part left by the previous team, according to a range of specific checks. For this job, I’d say you have to be punctual, conscientious, forward-thinking, organized, responsive and able to work independently, even within your team. My position changes several times a day and it’s nice because I’m free to manage my own workstation. Plastic injection is an interesting industry and the variety of what we produce every day always piques my curiosity.

Sébastien, Industrialization Manager / Industrialization Project Manager

My job is to ensure that we create a tool that’s capable of making the plastic parts – with an eye to quality, cost and time, and the client’s requirements.

What appeals to me is that there is no typical routine. I am dependent on day-to-day issues both with clients and internally, working on production, mechanics, methods, projects in progress, and more.

I think that in order to carry out my role, you need to be precise, logical, rigorous and responsive.

Every day is new – because this isn’t a one-dimensional profession! I enjoy taking a project from A to Z with the ultimate goal of producing the parts and achieving customer satisfaction.

It is an exciting job, in a world where quality and the technical possibilities are constantly evolving.