Production Engineer

Full Time Permanent

ORB Recruitment are currently recruiting a Production Engineer to join our well established and growing company that is a market leading manufacturing business who supply into the construction and engineering industries in the UK and abroad and offer innovative construction solutions to a broad range of construction sectors.
The main purpose of this role is to coordinate and provide engineering support to all elements of the manufacturing process.
Key tasks and responsibilities
* To provide engineering support and problem solving expertise to ensure customer orders are delivered on time to appropriate standards of quality
* Constantly reviewing ways to improve production productivity and eliminating NVA activities via LEAN and SIGMA 6
* Initiate CAPEX proposals from concept, through feasibility to implementation
* Lead, participate and promote continuous improvement through application of SIGMA 6, 5s, SMED and LEAN principles
* Provide coaching and mentoring to production staff to ensure individual/teams reach suitable competence
* Leading LEAN manufacturing projects to reduce waste and increase productivity
* Conduct safety audits, risk assessments and safety tours
* Resolve EHS, technical and QA issues
* Purchase equipment, tooling and consumables where appropriate managing of the project and departmental budgets
Health and Safety
* Ensure compliance with all personal obligations under H&S legislation and adhere to company H&S policies
* Abide to site H&S policies and procedures
* Report any incident or any unsafe situation to the first line supervisor or site manager
Experience and skills
* Knowledge of engineering principles
* A proven track record of identifying, leading and participating in improvement projects
* Must be able to demonstrate experience in a metal goods environment
* Experience of applying LEAN manufacturing principles on a daily basis
* Basic engineering and manufacturing knowledge
* Experience of conducting feasibility studies, submitting justification proposals, purchasing and implementation of equipment
* Ability to make good timely decisions
* Greenbelt certificate in LEAN/SIGMA 6 would be desirable


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