Production Engineer

Recruitment Genius
Burgess Hill
07 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
This manufacturing division of a nationwide company responsible for the design, production and installation of standard and bespoke partitioning products are looking to recruit a Production Engineer.

The Production Engineer will be responsible for managing and overseeing the manufacturing process in order to ensure optimum productivity and efficiency, and assisting the General Manager in all areas of day to day operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- To manage and oversee the manufacturing process in order to ensure that it is run in smooth, lean and efficient manner
- To assist the General Manager in all areas of day to day operations in accordance with Company standards
- To oversee all aspects of the factory production process including design, manufacturing, stock control and distribution.
- To input into the product design process to ensure that products can be produced in an efficient and cost effective manner
- To ensure that materials are researched and selected to ensure the right balance of quality and cost
- To research and investigate ways in which the manufacturing process could be made more efficient
- To undertake quality control investigations and improvement activities
- To ensure that all the factory demands and deadlines are met
- To ensure that any issues with the manufacturing process are investigated and fixed and to co-ordinate between departments to ensure any issues are resolved.
- To oversee and co-ordinate the maintenance of production machinery
- To undertake quality investigations and improvement activities
- To lead and ensure an ongoing culture of continuous process improvement
- To ensure that all requirements under health and safety legislation are actively adhered to
- To ensure that the energy consumption and pollution levels are kept to a minimum
- Exercise own judgement and initiative
- Work with limited supervision and to ensure all deadlines are met

Person Specification:

- Previous experience of working in a Production Engineering role
- Good communications skills and an ability to develop and maintain good working relationships
- Good organisational skills and an ability to prioritise tasks
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to work under pressure
- Self-motivated and able to use initiative
- Ability to work effectively and responsibly without supervision
- Awareness of confidentiality issues, including a sense of discretion
- Ability to demonstrate a commitment to own personal development within the role
- An interest in the business

Qualifications / Experience:
- Previous experience in a Production Engineering role
- GCSE English- CSE Maths
- Good IT skills
- HND / Degree in Engineering or related subject
- Kaizen or Lean Manufacturing techniques
- Experience with CAD/CAM programming and CNC machine use

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