Manufacturing Technician (Mechanical Engineer)


Lantern Swinger
URGENT requirement for Mechanical/Electrical Engineers who want to transfer their skills to the Manufacturing Industry with opportunities in both Nottingham and Hull.
The following Spec is focused at the experienced Manufacturing candidates but for Service Leavers all they require is a strong Electrical/Mechanical background with qualifications of NVQ level 3 or above.
We have placed dozens of Service Leavers in to these roles over the years and this client is an extremely positive employer of service leavers past, present and future.
Package from £25k plus overtime for days with shift allowance from £5k to £7k on top if working shifts. Excellent benefits package on top as you would expect from a very large multi £B employer.

· Predominantly this is an operationally focussed role and when the line is running efficiently the Man Tech’s time is likely to be spent 90% on operational tasks and 10% on engineering tasks.
· Operate lines to manufacture product in line with the plan, whilst providing technical support to ensure operational effectiveness.
· Ensure Quality and Health and Safety KPI targets are consistently achieved as a minimum.
· Ensure Customer service, OEE, PPM and waste targets are exceeded by the line team.
· Conduct, lead and deliver changeover activity with a focus on change over reduction.
· Train, develop and assess the team to ensure flexibility is achieved within the team.
· Conduct, lead and develop teams in troubleshooting, maintenance and CI activities.

· Operate lines at maximum efficiency to ensure all production plans are achieved on time and to quality standards.
· Lead the hourly/daily/weekly performance reviews on the line ensuring corrective action is taken in a timely manner.
· Lead / Co-ordinate operators’ activities in operational area ensuring most effective use of skills available.
· Ensure waste levels are minimised to achieve area targets.
· Lead the team to ensure changeover activities are planned, resourced and continuously improved.
· Continually improve the performance of the team and equipment.
· Ensure team members have the necessary skills to operate their area to the required standards.
· Actively influence the production planning process to optimise line performance.
· Communicate with internal customers and support functions to ensure delivery of KPI’s.
· Define, plan and lead the Man Tech maintenance tasks making sure the line team fulfil their duties in respect of autonomous maintenance.
· Lead/co-ordination of all breakdown engineering activities for the lines.
· Complete route cause analysis, in line with down time procedure to Identify and implement preventative solutions.
· Support successful implementation of planned maintenance and new projects.
· Ensure maintenance / repair information is logged into Maximo (CMMS)
· Use escalation process for line stoppages or breakdowns in excess of 15 mins or two consecutive hours of below target OEE.
· Ensure legal and regulatory compliance in respect of safety and quality systems
· Take ownership for your own training plan with support from your ATL and MTL.
· Ensure right first time completion of all line documentation inc Change control, Q Pulse and Maximo

· Undertaking production duties, whilst maintaining an engineering overview of the line.
· Prioritise own tasks effectively to ensure delivery of all KPI’s.
· Passing knowledge on to team members whilst leading and operating within that team.
· Remove non value added tasks to ensure maximum line efficiency and enable focus on improvement.
· Influencing effectively to ensure support for improvement activities.
· Performance related pay linked to key KPI’s and core values being demonstrated.
· Knowing when you may have to sacrifice line efficiency to ensure customer service is met.
· Creating the Opportunity to use improvement tools and CI tool box.

· Analytical skills with drive to implement improvements
· Ability to work to stretching targets
· Trained to a Mechanical and / or Electrical craft level, NVQ level 4 or above or equivalent International qualification. 80% of population must meet this criteria.
. Awareness of quality/Good Manufacturing Practice
· and experience of a KPI focussed environment
· In line with the companies core values, the candidate will be achievement focussed and able to work in a direct and often pressurised environment. Entrepreneurial skills in terms of innovation and problem solving are key along with tenacity, tough-mindedness and ability to influence and demonstrate strong team working abilities and commitment.

· Ability to work to stretching targets
· Analytical skills with drive to implement improvements
· Planning and organisational skills
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
· Problem solving skills, with an ability to see potential problems early and build in suitable contingencies.
· Excellent team working and team building skills.
· Ability to interact with people from both technical and non technical backgrounds.
· Ability to transform solid thinking into action.
· Openness to change and ability to think out of the box.
· Ability to turn ideas into actions
· Willingness to take ownership
email [email protected] or call 07789 225943

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