Precision fabrication and welding specialist LTi Metaltech, continues to strengthen its operations with the appointments of Joao Ferreira as Continuous Improvement Lead Engineer and Nazir Ali as Technical Administration. As the company expands, the newly created roles will enable it to better meet the demands of increasing business activity in newer energy, science and nuclear markets, in addition to its ongoing cryogenic work for long-time client, Siemens and its MRI machines.

For a business with a strong reputation for delivering innovative solutions to complex challenges, for customers operating within some of the most demanding and heavily regulated industries, the commitment to continual improvement never stops. It’s why with business activity increasing, LTi has chosen to recruit a specialist Continuous Improvement Engineer, who will be even more attuned to identifying areas which can be further improved, without compromising the high levels of quality standards that LTi are renowned for delivering.

R-L Joao Ferreira – Lead Engineer and Nazir Ali – Technical Administration

Day to day, the company’s new Continuous Improvement Engineer, Joao Ferreira, will scrutinise manufacturing operations in detail to help generate further manufacturing efficiencies. From the processes and techniques employed to the materials, equipment and tools used, the role of the Continuous Improvement Engineer is to continually explore ways of doing things better and reduce waste.

Having successfully implemented a continual improvement strategy in his previous role, Joao’s experience and expertise of using methodology tools such as Six Sigma, will be invaluable to developing the deep-seated culture of continuous improvement LTi needs to continue growing.

Given the strength of LTi’s expertise as a high-end precision fabricator and the speed with which the business is progressing, it’s a challenge Joao is really looking forward to:

“Having witnessed the depth of expertise that exists within this company and the quality and innovation of the solutions I have seen, I’m really excited about the potential opportunities that are still yet to be discovered with LTi. I love the challenging nature of this role too, which offers lots of scope for my own professional and personal development. It’s a great company to work for and I’m looking forward to making my mark on the business.”

LTi are avid investors in people and are fully committed to developing Joao, Nazir and all staff throughout the business. With its highly trained workforce of fabrication technicians, LTi employs one of the largest group of coded welders in the South of England, who all work to AD Merkblatt 2000 and PD 5500 standards. The engineering company also operates an active apprenticeship programme, helping to develop the next generation of engineering talent and to meet the needs of the UK industry’s skills shortage.