Engineering Team Leader

Willis Global Ltd
Chatham, UK
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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A leading organisation known for it's design and manufacture of safety detector products is recruiting for a Engineering Team Leader role to be based at it's manufacturing plant in North Kent.

This role would suit somebody who has electronic or manufacturing experience within a supervisory / team leadership role, along with SMT line exposure.

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Production Manager and responsible for a team of 4 mechanical and SMT engineers. To oversee the day to day activities of the Production Engineering operation and providing support to Production in order to maximise department efficiency.

Duties & Responsibilities;

* Lead, develop and mentor the Production Engineering Team through clear training plans

* Support the setting and implementation of procedures and processes to ensure output and quality are achieved

* Communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders to identify and resolve Production Engineering issues

* Minimize overall production costs while maximizing productivity

* Collect and analyse production process data, presenting to the management team

* Review internal operational facility layouts for process improvement

* Commit to continuous professional development to provide technical expertise of current best practices tools and techniques and implement them in a reasonable and responsible manner.

* Overseeing work with outside contractors scheduling planned maintenance on production equipment

* Liaising with the Procurement department when necessary to identify potential suppliers of new components/sub-assemblies

* Develop and implement production processes for new products, product enhancements and product changes. Install related fixtures and tooling, as required.

* Supporting the Production manager to set and achieve Engineering KPI's to maintain optimal performance

* Maintain close working relationships across the business with key departments

* Oversee the maintenance of administration systems to record activities and generate management information

* Develop and implement enhanced production testing of products

To Be Considered;


* Essential: HNC in Electronic or Mechanical Engineering


* Essential: proven experience within an engineering role, previous experience of coaching/mentoring


* Essential: Experience of working in a manufacturing environment

On Offer;

* A growing organisation that is seen as a leader within it's field

* Training and development opportunities with a pathway to senior management for the right person

* Competitive salary with excellent benefits package

For full details, please contact Willis Global - Recruitment Solutions
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