Quality, Health & Safety Officer
Salary Negotiable up to £28k max (depending on experience) plus Profit Related Bonus, Contributory Pension + other insurances/benefits package.
Location - Whetstone, Leicester
Base Group are a leading business in its field; manufacturing and distributing composite materials and producing high quality precision components from a variety of tooling boards for body tooling, patterns, testing and prototypes, predominantly for the Formula 1, Automotive and Aerospace industries.
As part of our ongoing Growth Plan, we are seeking to broaden our Management Team through the appointment of a Quality, Health & Safety Officer; a newly scoped and pivotal role. With huge growth potential, this will be an excellent opportunity for the right person to truly make their mark. This role will suit someone from an SME Manufacturing background who is truly passionate about delivering results through Quality, Health & Safety initiatives.
We are looking for this role to bring a truly fresh approach and the position calls for candidates who are forward thinking, collaborative and seeking continuous improvement in all we do whilst at the same time maintaining our quality management systems.
Are you meticulous about meeting standards and customer expectations, and committed to improving business performance?
Your ultimate goal is to drive through Quality initiatives to improve operational efficiencies in a safe and healthy environment for our team.
This part of the role is concerned with monitoring and advising on the performance of the quality management system, producing data and reporting on performance, measuring against set standards.
- Critical assessment of the company’s quality procedures, ensuring that you initiate the appropriate actions to either devise and establish or further embed the company’s quality procedures, standards and specifications in order to attain and maintain relevant quality standards (ISO 9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001, AS9100)
- Responsible for the handling of all internal and externally generated NCRs, ensuring a robust root cause analysis is carried out and appropriate corrective and preventative actions plans are implemented and in place.
- Ensuring manufacturing or production processes meet relevant international and national standards
- Looking at ways to reduce waste and increase efficiency
- Setting up and maintaining controls and documentation procedures
- Monitoring performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports
- Liaise with other managers and staff throughout the organisation to ensure the quality management system is functioning properly. Where appropriate you’ll advise on changes and how to implement them and provide training, tools and techniques to enable others to achieve quality standards.
- Maintain a central register of Quality Improvement activities and reports.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Promote a positive health and safety culture in the workplace, responsible for ensuring that the company and its employees comply with safety legislation and that safety policies and practices are adopted and adhered to ensuring a safe workplace environment without risk to health.
- Plan, implement, monitor and review protective and preventative safety measures.
- Provide personal protective equipment, instruction in its use, maintenance and limitations. Ensuring a register of deployed equipment is continuously maintained and reviewed.
- Identifying hazards, performing risk assessments and implementing control measures to ensure the risk of injury is reduced or eliminated.
- Establish a full programme of documented health & safety inspections, audits and checks advising management of any improvements required.
- Ensuring departmental induction and orientation of new employees, and by providing information on hazards and risks in the workplace, job instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure safe work for employees
- developing, implementing and reviewing safe work practices and procedures for all hazardous tasks
- Prepare health and safety strategies and develop internal policy
- Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks including H&S Toolbox Talks
- Record incidents and accidents and produce statistics for managers
- Carry out and co-ordinate accident / incident investigations, reporting RIDDOR to the HSE when required
- Produce management reports, newsletters and bulletins
- Ensure equipment is installed safely
- Manage and organise the safe disposal of hazardous substances
- Advise on a range of specialist areas, eg fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery etc
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
Min 3-5 years’ experience working within a Manufacturing SME in a similar role encompassing Quality, Health & Safety.
Relevant IOSH or NEBOSH qualification or working towards.
Relevant HND Qualification would be advantageous (Engineering, Polymer Science Technology, Manufacturing etc)
IRCA Qualified advantageous but not essential.
Key Personal Attributes / Behavioural Competencies
- A positive and professional attitude
- Strong decision making and accountability
- Strong-willed and independent, confident to challenge Directors / Senior Management
- Agile approach to getting things done
- 'Can do’ attitude / Provide Solutions / Problem Solving
- Persuasive and influential, but in a 'consultative’ approach style to win confidence
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills in order to explain processes to a range of people and to give presentations to groups
- Hands-on approach with a flexible attitude
If you feel this role looks right for you and you want to join our team, it’s time to get your application started. Please apply with an up to date CV and covering letter stating why you feel you are suitable for the role, also detailing your salary requirements to Tara Warner, HR Consultant.
Deadline for applications: 20th March 2017