Graduate Production Engineer

Proactive Personnel
28000.00 GBP Annual
11 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017
Job Type
Contract Type

Opportunity for an Engineering Graduate to join a market leading organisation in the field of plastic injection moulding predominantly for the automotive industry. Our client runs a large and busy moulding factory which works to the fast paced and high quality standards expected by the automotive industry.

Gaining skills, knowledge and support via a development pathway, the successful Graduate Engineer will support the Production Engineering Team in achieving Strategic goals and objectives. Contributing fresh ideas to facilitate continuous improvement, whilst self-developing to ensure knowledge is at forefront of engineering practices.


Subject to progression along the development pathway, role and responsibilities will include:-

Health, Safety and Environmental

  • Ensure all machines are fully signed off before manufacturing handover, in accordance with company policies.
  • Contribute to and complete risk assessments for all new / modified equipment.
  • Ensure contractors are utilised in accordance with company procedures.
  • Ensure effective management and control of designated contractors whilst on site.


  • Ensure process controls are clearly defined and implemented fully.
  • Strong working knowledge and be able to lead on control plans.
  • Monitor daily scrap and defect levels and provide analysis to avoid spike and ensure continuous improvement, availability and non-right first time.
  • Support customer visits with capacity explanation and equipment demonstration.
  • Generate manuals and training for new equipment and processes.
  • Prepare and present materials to cross functional teams and senior managers including new project gateway release.
  • To investigate customer complaints and introduce permanent countermeasures.
  • Identify and implement TPM schedules to machinery, jigs and fixtures.


  • Maintain capacity and factory layout plans to optimise material flow.
  • Calculate theoretical chemical usage and monitor against actual.
  • Lead operation ratio improvement of machines and processes.
  • Analyse labour loss ratio and implement improvement plans.
  • Define long term Kaizen plans and monitor achievement.
  • Identify and implement net time improvement plans and confirm work configuration.
  • Create detail specifications for machinery ensuring standardisation and compliance.
  • Implement ECI/PCI within the manufacturing process.
  • Assess the impact of ECI / PCI to process and implement changes.
  • Conduct capability studies on new and existing products and processes.
  • Co-ordinate the introduction of new products and processes through trial builds and training.

Performance Measures

  • Flow out target achievement.
  • Leak and scrap target achievement.
  • Lost hour reduction achievement.
  • Operation ratio target achievement.



  • Engineering-based degree.
  • Demonstrable ability to perform and analyse capability studies.
  • High level of written/numerical / analytical ability.
  • High level of competency with spreadsheet & data management systems (ideally excel/Visual Basic/CAD)
  • Articulate with the ability to communicate at all levels from Production Associate to Managing Director.


  • Competitive salary and holiday provision
  • 7.5% contributory pension and Life Cover if enrolled
  • Other employment benefits to include active training to continually develop individuals to achieve their professional and remuneration goals!

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