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Process & Improvement Technician

Major Recruitment Newcastle
Spennymoor, UK
Closing date
26 Nov 2020

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My Client is a well-established, industry leading Engineering company with four manufacturing sites in the UK. They have seen year on year success, with further growth plans for 2021. The offer a range of services from Design through to Manufacturing. This has given the company opportunities to service a multitude of sectors, with a client base stretching across the globe. An exciting opportunity has arisen at their County Durham site for a Process & Improvement Technician to join their team on a Temporary to Permanent basis.

This opportunity gives you the chance to work with one of the most respected companies in the North-East. They offer not only an excellent package, but more importantly in today's world, job security.

The role will be to cover a 3-shift pattern 6am-2pm / 2pm-10pm / 10pm-6am Monday to Friday.

Main Duties:

* Assist the Production Manager and shift leader with the smooth running of the hydraulic/pneumatic manufacturing processes and electronic/micro-processor-controlled moulding presses

* To complete 12 improvement projects and present them in a professional way along with tracking any savings and proving out the improvement is/has worked

* Control all production scrap & downtime; record it by entering the information into the IQMS system

* Maintain plant equipment and machinery to a high standard using planned maintenance programs and relevant systems

* Complete all press set-ups in the required time scale using the setting sheets provided

* Carryout checks of the quality of all 1st offs before handing them to QA, also place a hold label on the parts to identify them

* Report any tooling issues you find when completing all press set ups or during a production run

* Monitor all weights and react to changing trends, make sure we are not giving material away

* Provide constant service to the production line, always check the quality of the parts by completing line inspections and supporting shift leader

* Monitor IQMS closely and ensure that all machines are running at least on cycle or up to 5 seconds quicker

* Keep scrap below shift allowances

* Monitor real time and keep a track on planning

* Control all tank cleaning and WIP stock

* Complete all relevant checks, Steam leak reports, machine condition, 5's and any others given

* Carryout checks on prepped tools when requested to prevent issues with set ups

* Work with team members when you need support with problems or when setting sheets no longer seem to give the required results

* Complete repairs to all plant equipment in the quickest and safest manner. Contact Technical support roles or any recommended contractor if you can't complete a repair

* Fault find process issues as efficiently as possible ensuring a root cause is always found and reported or fixed by yourself

* Carryout a line audit every day, monitor all procedures, Fitting standards, ensure that fits are on time and of good quality

Role Requirements:

* Apprentice trained engineer or equivalent experience

* Excellent communication

* High attention to detail

* Good Mechanical Engineering Background

* Ability to learn new skills

* Ability to inspect own work

* Knowledge of foam products (Desirable)

* Expect high standards from yourself

* Flexibility with regards to shifts and over-time
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