Graduate Production Engineer

Recruiter
Proactive Personnel
Location
Shropshire
Salary
28000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
11 Oct 2017
Closes
08 Nov 2017
Sector
Engineering
Job Type
Graduate
Contract Type
Permanent

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.

JOB DUTIES

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.

Quality

  • 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.

Cost

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • 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.

THE RETURN

  • 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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