OVERALL JOB PURPOSE

To define, develop and implement robust engineering processes and systems and to ensure continuous improvement in order to optimise our manufacturing business.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. To define & co-ordinate robust engineering processes in order to maximise our manufacturing area.
  2. Responsibility for development of manufacturing processes in order to increase our production capabilities, achieving maximum output and efficiency.
  3. Generation and implementation of engineering solutions in order to up-scale our current processes and to take products from development to full production.
  4. Leading the application of detailed process understanding so as to design, develop and optimise manufacturing processes.

EXAMPLE TASKS SUPPORTING KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Examples of tasks supporting task 1

  • Identify opportunities and priorities for improving engineering processes.
  • Analysis of processes using various methodologies, including; process FMEA, risk assessments, POKE-YOKE.
  • Technical report to be produced, assessing current process design suitability to meet LTi production capabilities.

Examples of tasks supporting task 2

  • Assess alternatives and gain input on ideas from relevant departments.
  • Design a process to optimise manufacturing methods with consideration to process flow methods and flexibility.
  • Following consultation and agreement of proposed methods from manufacturing, design jigging and tooling associated with the above.

Examples of tasks supporting task 3

  • Develop and design processes that deliver process improvement, provide process capability and capacity to enable both volume and product variance growth.
  • Design validation protocol and agree with Manufacturing and Quality departments.
  • Validate processes and implement for volume production.

Examples of tasks supporting task 4

  • Co-ordinate implementation of processes; defining scope, assessing options and alternatives, defining solutions, full validation and implementation on time.
  • Facilitate various disciplines across the business in delivering new solutions.

SCOPE OF JOB (Budget, scale of risk factors)

Risk of failure to achieve the requirements of the Production Plan, resulting in failure to achieve 100% on time delivery to our clients.  At worst this could result in loss of business.

SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum HNC-level qualification in process/mechanical engineering, Graduate preferred
  • Ability to mix practical with analytical approaches.
  • Success in negotiation and people leadership skills.
  • Ability to bring projects in on time and to budget.

EXPERIENCE

Experience of the following is essential:

  • Process engineering experience gained within a manufacturing business.
  • Experience in high complexity manufacturing processes.
  • Experience of high-level process control.
  • Problem-solving skills

Experience of the following would be advantageous:

  • FMEA
  • DFMA
  • LEAN

KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of the following is required:

  • Good knowledge of continuous improvement techniques.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Highly self-motivated with initiative and a flexible approach
  • Solutions-orientated
  • Professional gravitas
  • Drive and motivation (both of self and others)
  • Energy and Enthusiasm
  • Ability to work effectively and co-operatively with others and to communicate well at all levels of the business.

MANDATORY RESPONSIBILITIES

All staff have the following responsibilities as Employees of LTi Metaltech Ltd., whereby they must:

  • Take responsibility for aspects of Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) over which they have control.
  • Adhere to the Company’s OH&S requirements (defined in OH&S policy, risk assessments, work instructions and through training, etc.).
  • Take reasonable care for their own health and safety.
  • Consider the safety of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
  • Work in accordance with information and training provided.
  • Refrain from intentionally misusing or recklessly interfering with anything that has been provided for health and safety reasons.
  • Report any hazardous defects in plant and equipment, or shortcomings in the existing safety arrangements, to a responsible person without delay.
  • Not undertake any task for which authorisation and / or training has not been given.
  • To promote and maintain a culture of continued Risk Assessments.