Production Engineer

Production Engineer
Full time – Permanent
Salary – £30,000 – £38,000
Portsmouth Hampshire

Purpose of the role:
The Production Engineer will lead the development and organisation of production operations, proactively identify opportunities for process improvements, work across multiple functions of the business and the implementation of solutions. The Production Engineer will develop a successful workflow, develop new procedures, policies, and identify equipment / tooling to increase efficiency in all operations. The Production Engineer will also play a key role in health & safety and continuous improvement.

Key responsibilities and tasks:

* Identify opportunities for continuous improvement by reviewing production processes and tooling to identify and implement processes that will reduce cost, time and defects.
* Reviewing developments in machinery and manufacturing techniques that will sustain effective and lasting change.
* Shop Floor issue resolution – ensuring NCR’s are followed up with lessons learned.
* Lead and support improvement projects – LEAN deployment, 5S and continuous improvement.
* Monitor performance by gathering relevant data, identify, and implement improvement opportunities.
* Develop effective relationships that enable the influence of new product development to be designed for manufacture and support other department members to ensure we are working together to achieve overall business goals.
* Create and maintain the ethos of a ‘right first time’ culture.
* Justify the return on any investment delivering an easily measureable ROI on each project or capital investment.
* Implementation of legislative and best practice standards associated with continuous improvement.

General activities

* Carry out any other ad-hoc duties as required to support the needs of the business.
* Provide a professional backup service for colleagues during peak times or during absence.
* Maintain continuous professional development to ensure knowledge is up to date.
* Act as an ambassador for the company in all interactions with customers and the public.

Qualifications, experience and skills:

Essential

* HND or Degree in Mechanical / Electrical / Manufacturing /Production Engineering or relevant experience
* Knowledge of ISO9001 or a similar QMS system
* H&S Champion with knowledge of ISO18001
* Detailed knowledge of New Product Introduction
* Flexibility, enthusiasm, self-motivated and able to work well under own initiative
* Able to build long-term successful client partnerships, both internally and externally
* Decision-making / problem solving skills
* Strong presentation skills, confident speaker
* Understanding of continuous improvement methodologies and tools (e.g. Six Sigma, LEAN, 5S etc.)
* Previous experience of an ERP / MRP system
* Practical competence in mechanical assembly
* Ability to read and interpret documents such as drawings, specifications and procedures
* Good time management skills with the ability to prioritise work and manage a number of tasks concurrently

Desirable

* IOSH or NEBOSH
* Knowledge of BSI Entropi or QPulse
* Knowledge of BS.8888 drawing practices
* Experience of working within a highly regulated environment
* Six Sigma, Green Belt and / or Black Belt certified

Role travel requirements

* The duties of this appointment relate to the UK Portsmouth site but very occasional travel may be required to suppliers or customer sites.
* Other requirements
* Candidates must have an existing right to live and work in the UK
* Candidates must have passed UK security clearance to Security Check level or be able to obtain this level. This normally requires 5 years residence in the UK.

What is in it for you?:

* 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
* Defined contribution company pension
* Company Profit Share scheme
* 4x Annual Salary Life assurance policy
* The Company will pay for one membership to an appropriate professional institution related to your role.

If you are interested in this role click apply now and one of our recruitment team will be in touch.

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As part of our evolution we are undergoing a visual transformation and adopting a new name (Insignis) but rest assured, we will still be offering the same exceptional recruitment expertise.
As part of our evolution we are undergoing a visual transformation and adopting a new name (Insignis) but rest assured, we will still be offering the same exceptional recruitment expertise.
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