Process Improvement Engineer

Optima UK Inc Ltd
11 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title Process Improvement Engineer

Location West Midlands

Salary £DoE

The Role

To manage projects within a multi-disciplined team delivering to strict time, cost and quality constraints, Projects will include New Product Introduction (NPI), capacity and technology led expansion, process improvement and changes to existing products and processes.

Main Duties

  • Manage project activities within the team, in line with objectives and targets

  • Work closely with customers and suppliers to ensure requirements are understood, agreed and achieved

  • Actively participate in the design, development, manufacture, maturation and final prove out of bespoke tooling and equipment.

  • Maintain adherence to APQP documentation, systems and procedures throughout the project.

  • Ensure quality requirements are understood, achievable, agreed, captured and continually targeted across the entire project lifecycle

  • Monitor project spend in line with budget, responding to changes and unplanned expenditure

  • Represent the company at customer and product development review meetings

  • Establish productive working relationships with other departments to achieve goals.

  • Plan, develop, co-ordinate, implement, and effectively transfer the manufacturing process from engineering to production.

  • Contribute to a strong and efficient teamwork culture within the engineering team.

  • Implement project schedules and plans in a timely and effective manner - identify risks, respond accordingly

  • Understand and adhere to H+S procedures and actively identify and respond to any additional risks

  • Maintain compliance with BS EN ISO 9001:2000, ISO/TS 16949:2002 and ISO 140010:1996 quality management system

  • Undertake other duties that are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

The Candidate

Qualifications: Desirable: Degree Level, or HNC/ HND with extensive experience or relevant Apprenticeship background

Experience: 3+ years in comparative role

Skills: Confident hands-on approach to work & problem solving, Low to medium volume experience gained in the automotive industry, APQP driven activity, understanding of automotive systems & procedures, Reliable and resilient, Innovate thinker, quick to spot problems and countermeasures, Interpersonal influencing and negotiation, Report writing and presentation, Change management, People management, Working to deadlines and budgets, Project management, Drives self and others for results

The Company

The Company is a privately-owned business that, through the ambitious nature of the owners, has secured long term contracts with customers in automotive and aerospace industries. Currently employing over 250 staff, their aim is to further grow the business and secure more long-term contracts in their chosen industry fields

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