Manufacturing Process Engineer
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Engineering
Overview of the Manufacturing Process Engineering opportunity
We are looking for a new team member to join our clients Engineering team to support their continued investment in process automation and focus on continuous improvement. This is an incremental position which directly supports the delivery of their growth strategy for the facility.
This is an ideal role for a candidate looking to take on a hands-on role within a fast growing, successful business. The role has a key focus on Process Engineering with some Continuous Improvement activities and will require close collaboration with colleagues in Production, Maintenance, New Product Engineering and Quality.
Key duties of the position include:
Participate in continuous improvement projects for productivity improvements including reducing cost, increasing yields, increasing cycle times and improving quality. This will include collecting data for analysis to uncover areas for improvements and innovation.
Investigate, propose and support new technologies and manufacturing processes to improve efficiencies and meet identified new and existing customer requirements.
Use process simulation techniques to determine and propose optimal production processes.
Commissioning, setting and programming of equipment to support the ongoing development of automated manufacturing in Southampton.
Clearly communicate findings and ideas (benefits and any identified impacts) to colleagues to enable informed decision making.
Assist in the preparation of feasibility studies, cost analyses and CAPEX proposals for new equipment.
Document all process changes in a timely and accurate manner.
Develop, write and implement new standard operating procedures for trained operators - new processes, quality requirements and safety.
Proactively support and assist internal teams to carry out the implementation of new procedures.
Investigate and troubleshoot any problems that arise with processes, procedures, and operations. Work closely with cross functional colleagues to determine product's ability to function is as intended, conduct process experiments, identify and implement corrective actions.
Contribute to the development of and adherence to health and safety standards.
Experience of Process Engineering in a batch or continuous manufacturing business.
Working experience of PLC programming
Possess HNC (or equivalent) within an Engineering subject.
Ideally possess a structured Continuous Improvement background. Knowledge and working experience of applying Lean tools and methodologies to reduce waste and improve efficiencies. Experience of key lean toolbox techniques including Gemba, VSM, Kaizen, Poka Yoke, 5S, TPI, PDCA, pFMEA.
Proven track record of performing in a hands-on manufacturing environment working closely with Production and Quality.
Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.
Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application