MANUFACTURING ENGINEER (CIRCA £37K)

Recruiter
Zenith People
Location
Gateshead
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently working with a Manufacturing business who are currently looking to recruit a manufacturing engineer in a new role. The ideal candidates will have experience of working in a similar role.

Responsibilities:
-Identifying areas of opportunity as well as maximising safety, quality, cost and delivery improvements
-Implement process and productivity improvements through lean, investment and through facilitation of HPT activities
-Identify capital and revenue investments in conjunction with the business Operations
-Create capacity statements in line with investment plans and value stream transformations
-Support new product introductions in conjunction with the Product Management team
-To be responsible for developing the business’s Lean capability through training of team members and implementation of processes and tools
-Develop Standard work standards and line balancing for productivity improvements
-Develop operating instructions and equipment specifications for production activities
-Participate in complaint investigation and resolution
-Implement process and product changes and improvements in manufacturing to approved MCRs
-Lead equipment training and retraining within production
-Support investigation into equipment issues
-Maintaining & Creation SOPs and setting charts
-Coaching and supporting the Production team
-To co-ordinate the technical and lean activities of a team comprising
-To maximise productivity and meet customer requirements through supporting the achievement of key metrics
-To support the Operations Manager in the continuous improvement of the manufacturing area
-Actively support the development of the location and its team
-Create improvement plans in line with strategy deployment and market driven strategies
-Develop and maintain SOPs and setting charts to ensure SQDC standards are maintained

Personal Specification:
-Qualified to HNC or degree level in an engineering or manufacturing related subject
-Formally trained in lean techniques and demonstrated skill set
-Previous process engineering experience working in a medium volume manufacturing environment
-Experience in implementing capital projects
-Proven ability to lead teams in improvement activities
-Capability to apply planning, project management and problem-solving tools to generate improvements
-Decision making to consider relative costs to potential actions
-Good attention to detail with strong problem-solving skills
-Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

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