Job Description

Job Location

Hook, UK

Type of Job


Salary / Rate


Job Ref:


Production/Process Engineer

The purpose of the role: Responsible for implementation of production processes and procedures, with a focus on leading all aspects of manufacturing to reduce waste, improve quality and safety, and reduce operating costs. Working closely with Engineering to strive for manufacturing best practice and design for manufacture.

Main Duties:

· Generate and maintain standard operating procedures for the Production department to standardise work methods, create effective workflows and minimise space requirements.

· Conduct time and motion studies using value stream mapping to improve processes and gain efficiencies.

· Ability to design jigs and fixtures to improve efficiencies within the assembly area, using CAD.

· Support and lead continuous improvement initiatives, problem solving and team-wide process improvement activities across operations to support the business strategic objectives with a focus on waste reduction and quality improvement.

· Introduce and promote Poke Yoke (error proofing) methodology where possible

· Ensure all product and BOM requirements are taken into account from the initial product conception to the finished result – introduce a “designed for manufacturing” mind-set

· Undertake special projects as required

Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum HNC / HND or equivalent in a mechanical, engineering or manufacturing   discipline.

  •  Autonomously plans and prioritises activities

  •  Experience of improving manufacturing processes

  •  Demonstrates good understanding of engineering, scientific and other technical information

  • Strong problem-solving skills and a logical approach

  • Has experience and has worked within a lean manufacturing environment

  •  Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment

  • A willingness to keep up with current and developing engineering trends and to   champion them

  •  Ability to present data effectively

  •  Uses Ergonomics and Health and Safety best practices

  •  Excellent team working skills

  •  Experience in training operators

  •  Analytical skills

  •  PC skills

  •  Exercises latitude and technical judgement in deciding work methods

  • Good understanding of customer expectations and deliverables with an awareness of   the impact of failure/cost of poor quality

Person Specification:

· Assertive, resilient and a change-agent

· Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working together

· Is optimistic and self-aware

· Shows moral courage, openness and honesty in all dealings

· Self-motivated, flexible, proactive and committed

· Good communication and interpersonal skills

· Excellent Attention to detail

Employee Benefits

Our client continuously strives to introduce new ways to ensure that staff have a great work / life balance.

· Company bonus scheme

· Share incentive scheme

· Workplace pension scheme

· General life assurance

· Employee Assistance Program

· Free daily catered lunch

· Free fruit delivered   weekly

· Cycle to work scheme

· Wellbeing break out area

· Wellness activities and incentives

Interested in this job? Call us on: 0118 981 1110