£ excellent - neg dep exp + benefits
Location: Coleshill, Warwickshire and surrounding area
Description: Experienced and proactive Process Improvement Engineer required by our globally renowned client to identify, implement and sustain continuous process improvement activities across a busy manufacturing operation.
Our client has been established for more than 35 years and are recognised market leaders in the design and development, manufacture and distribution of an impressive portfolio of electrical cabling and connection solutions for supply throughout the world, and as a result of continued success and an ongoing programme of strategic growth for 2022 and beyond, are now looking to recruit an experienced, hands-on and proactive Process Improvement Engineer to complement their professional and successful manufacturing team.
Reporting to the Design and Technical Manager, the Process Improvement Engineer will be responsible for evaluating and identifying areas for improvement within the various manufacturing processes, undertaking research before designing and implementing solutions that will increase production efficiency, reduce down time and improve quality / reduce waste and scrap levels to achieve optimal production output.
Working within the core values of the organisation that include Quality, Innovation, care for the environment and global capability with a unique product, you will be passionate about all aspects of sustained continuous improvement and Health and Safety throughout the business and will strive to ensure that KPIs and metrics are both achieved and exceeded.
You will be tasked with reviewing current business processes to identify areas of improvement, utilising your comprehensive understanding of lean principles, continuous improvement and problem solving tools to identify and eliminate waste and production bottlenecks, providing detailed plant expenditure proposals using project management tools (Planner) to restructure manufacturing flow across the various departments and manufacturing environments and collecting accurate data to analyse and improve processes and support problem solving activities within the manufacturing function.
Other responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) issuing documentation and implementing staff training on new procedures to improve efficiencies and ensure competency, resolving quality issues of product capability, surface finish, and shape related issues and ensuring consistent repeatable processes and product quality, and performing Site and buildings layout and design, analysing and planning workflow, personnel movement, space requirements and equipment layout to improve all areas of process flow, efficiencies and output.
To be considered for this varied and challenging hands-on Process improvement advocate role it is envisaged that the successful candidate will have at least 4 years proven experience gained within a dedicated process improvement manufacturing environment and demonstrable considerable project management success. Essentially you will be skilled and qualified in various lean manufacturing processes and methodologies (5S, PDCA, Kaizen, Kanban etc) and realistically qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline (preferably chemical, mechanical, manufacturing or industrial engineering), with experience of AutoCad and the MS suite of products. With excellent influencing and communication skills at all levels and the ability to diagnose and define problems, measure/collect and analyse data, determine root cause, select and implement solutions and control/sustain outcomes, you will be both results and data driven to improve and sustain change and thrive within a continuous improvement focussed environment and able to motivate others to be the same.