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Continuous Improvement Engineer

A Continuous Improvement Engineer is sought by a growing Engineering company in Sunderland

The role of Continuous Improvement Engineer is focused on improving existing manufacturing and business processes to improve performance on quality, cost and delivery for market leading engineering equipment. You will be responsible for providing strategic direction around lean manufacturing initiatives, facilitate cross-functional teams to drive improvements in manufacturing performance in terms of people, material flow, product throughput, cost and quality. In addition to this you will develop & implement manufacturing tolls using strategic deployment tools such as 5S/5C, Kaizen, 7 Wastes, Kanban and Value Stream Mapping to initiate sustainable change that will lead to a step-up of operating processes and work packages.

You will also develop effective Standard Operating Procedures for effective workshop & health & safety management, establish meaningful metrics across the manufacturing base for performance monitoring, identify the nature & cause of problems using problem-solving tools such as 8D etc and communicate all issues, opportunities and solutions to the appropriate teams.

The successful Continuous Improvement Engineer will have experience of leading lean manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives and using 5S/5C, Kaizen, 7 Wastes, Kanban and Value Stream Mapping tools. You will also need good leadership and influencing skills, the ability to write Standard Operating Procedures and set & monitor effective KPIs. Strong problem solving skills and the ability to use data capture tools to improve management information and metrics is also needed.

If you would like more information on this exciting role please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment or click Apply Now

NPI Project Engineer

A Project Engineer with a background in NPI Projects and Manufacturing Engineering is sought by a growing manufacturing company in the Tyneside area.

The role will be responsible for NPI Engineering tasks as allocated by the NPI Director, including the management and implementation of selected Improvement projects relating to New Product Introduction, Production processes and Machinery. Duties will also include

  • Working with the business development and product design teams to determine suitable manufacturing processes.
  • Control and implementation of engineering change requests, participate in project reviews and manage projects where required.
  • Responsibility for the evaluation, introduction and proving of new methods.
  • Specify, evaluate and recommend machinery & equipment for new processes
  • Develop new processes to improve quality, cost, delivery, environment
  • Prepare training packages and instruct personnel in the use of new equipment, methods or systems.
  • The creation and control of master data within the MRP system, including materials, BOMs and Routes

The successful candidate will ideally have a HND / Degree, in an Engineering discipline with experience of working within a change-led manufacturing environment. Certification to Six Sigma Green Belt level is also needed. Good project management skills are essential as you will often have short-lead times to implement process changes. The ability to lead and manage manufacturing change is essential as are strong communication and interpersonal skills and a good attention to detail.

If you would like more information on this exciting and challenging role please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment or click Apply Now to send your CV