Production Improvement Engineer
UCA Consulting
4d ago

We are working with a long-standing, cutting edge, global manufacturer based in Oxfordshire. Due to expansion they are now looking for an experienced Production Improvement Engineer

Key responsibilities

  • You will provide technical support to all LTH manufacturing and assembly processes including identifying new tool and jig requirements.
  • You will be expected to work with the Production Engineering & Facilities Manager and wider Operations team to design manufacturing cells and work with the production team for a successful implementation.
  • The incumbent will be able to discover, investigate, recommend and implement new manufacturing processes and technologies.
  • You will have experience in working with production teams to develop Local build Instructions and other manufacturing documentation and ensure they are maintained.
  • You will be charged with costing new / existing products for material usage and standard labour.
  • The Improvement Engineer will also identify bottlenecks and other opportunities to reduce cycle time and improve effectiveness using Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Work with the manufacturing teams to simplify component assembly and manufacturer.
  • You will also have experience with identifying cost saving opportunities using Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools.
  • You will characterise processes using DOE and other tools identifying key variables and ensure they are controlled for consistent manufacturer.
  • Implement SPC, sampling and CPK analysis to ensure process capability meets requirements.
  • Raise ECR’s and action ECN’s as required in terms of manufacturing engineering responsibilities, build procedures or tooling mods.
  • Further establish and maintain the TPM process.
  • Support, train on and facilitate Lean Six Sigma activities providing engineering resource for Kaizen and Lean Projects.
  • Develop FMEA’s for all processes identifying the critical process inputs and RPN score
  • Activities & Tasks

  • To undertake any other duties and responsibilities as required / instructed in order to maintain and / or improve the efficiency, quality and service.
  • Health & Safety adherence to all Company Health & Safety Policies, Procedures and Safe Working Practices.
  • Experience, knowledge and skills

  • We are looking for someone who has previous experience as a Production Engineer.
  • Degree in Production Engineering or similar
  • Green belt or extensive experience of lean tools and techniques including DMAIC, FMEA, 5S, TPM, Value Stream mapping, 8 wastes, 8D, SMED, OEE and JIT
  • You must be experienced and able to train teams on technical issues.
  • Able to generate build instructions.
  • Experience of conducting time & motion studies
  • Able to carry out Production Engineering tasks without supervision
  • Can problem solve to a high level
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Shows Leadership and has gravitas within the team
  • Knowledge of and experience of using ERP
  • Knowledge of drawing systems
  • Behavioural competencies
  • Has a can do attitude and inspires others through own positive attitude, energy and passion
  • Strives to fulfil commitments to others
  • Open and honest communication style
  • Can make difficult decisions when required to do so.
  • Knows when to escalate issues and problems
  • Identifies problems and obstacles before they occur and acts to minimise or avoid the affect
  • Can influence others to achieve objectives
  • Other requirements

  • Worked in Blue Chip, global Manufacturing Company with a Lean Six Sigma culture.
  • Very good computer skills including use of Microsoft office, word excel, power point.
  • Knowledge, awareness and ability to support compliance with HSAWA particularly, LOLER, PUWER and COSHH regulations
  • Experience of using Visio
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