An exciting and enjoyable place to work; we design and manufacture high performance electric industrial motors. We strive for excellence in our work, with the ultimate mission to provide the best quality products on time to our customers. Over the past few years the company has invested in moving and modernising its manufacturing capabilities in pursuit of technical excellence and as a result we now house one of the most advanced Machine Shops in the South-East.
What is the role?
The successful candidate will provide all technical support to the Value Stream for all production-engineering activities and continuously drive improvements. Developing and training the value stream engineers and team leaders in best practice approached with specific focus on a ‘hands-on’ pragmatic approach
Typically you will be doing the following:
Developing the engineering team identifying and meeting their training needs:
Promoting engineering best practice
Developing and coaching the value stream production engineers and engineering support staff in developing a‘hands-on’, pragmatic approach with prioritisation and decision-making skills.
Developing good problem solving and project management skills with the engineers
Developing their engineers skills and approach for successful new product introduction and new equipment/process introduction, including production and cell layouts
Encouraging and promoting continues improvement activities
Demonstrating and encouraging a collaborative and constructive relationship between engineering , other departments and with all levels of the value streams
Developing tooling and fixture design capabilities
Installing a disciplined, structured & systematic approach.
Ability to provide effective & timely reports and presentations
Taking ownership of the value stream KPI’s (SQDCP) along with the value stream leader and Lead Production Engineer.
Lead and manage Engineering Change Orders (ECO’s) as necessary.
Leading problem solving and continuous improvement activities.
Supporting new product introduction and new equipment/process introduction.
Defining, developing and maintaining processes, equipment and tooling as necessary.
Collecting and analysing data to enable continuous improvements.
Conducting and leading problem solving activities.
Conducting new product and process introductions.
Defining and improving standard work, work instructions and quality plans.
Creating proposals for new cell layouts or re-layouts where required.
Taking ownership of engineering projects and driving their successful conclusion.
Working towards achieving on time delivery and quality measures for the engineering department.
Liaising with suppliers and customers where necessary.
Planning and organising maintenance/support of equipment.
Identifying faults, investigating production problems and repairing equipment quickly and efficiently.
To be successful in the role, ideally you would have previous experience in the following:
•Driving improvements in a manufacturing environment.
•Knowledge of manufacturing best practice including lean, six sigma, 5s and FMEA.
•Patient and approachable with a manner conducive to the training and developing of staff
•Ability to identify gaps in performance and coach staff in the relevant arears.
•A background within mechanical, electronics/electrical, production or manufacturing engineering.
•Previous experience of designing tooling and fixturing.
•Highly computer literate – MS Office, Cad, Pro E.
•Desirable, PLC & Software programing/diagnosing experience.
•Customer focussed, able to provide a pragmatic and responsive service.
•A Proactive, pragmatic and flexible approach.
•Positive and ‘can-do’ attitude
•Data driven and hands on with strong analytical skills.
•Structured, experienced problem-solver.
•Effective written and verbal communicator.
•Approachable, with the ability to build credible relationships with all levels within the organisation.
Degree qualification in Industrial Engineering or an Advanced Level Apprenticeship.
Mon – Thurs: 7:30am – 16:15pm
Fri: 7:30am – 12:30pm