JOB TITLE: Continuous Improvement Engineer (Six Sigma Green Belt)


Industry : Engineering & Technical Job Location : Caerphilly
Job Reference : 13081CJ Job Category : Pharmaceuticals
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 12/05/2017
 
Salary & Benefits : £40000 - £42000 per annum + Pen, Bon, Health, Hol
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

Our client is a FTSE 100 manufacturer working within the medical device industry, with multiple worldwide production facilities. The company culture is one that heavily utilizes the Continuous Improvement model and requires a new member of the Continuous Improvement Engineering Team. This is a senior role within their site in South Wales and will report straight into the plant lead Marion.


Job Description

Continuous Improvement Engineer
Based Caerphilly (Rhymney)
£40-42k - Excellent Pension, 25days Holiday, Bonus up to 7%, Death in Service, Healthcare, Subsidized Canteen

The Opportunity

Our client is a FTSE 100 manufacturer working within the medical device industry, with multiple worldwide production facilities. The company culture is one that heavily utilizes the Continuous Improvement model and requires a new member of the Continuous Improvement Engineering Team. This is a senior role within their site in South Wales and will report straight into the plant lead Marion. The role is brand new and will be a major asset to the team during an exciting period of multi-million pound production process expansion investment for the business at their site based in Rhymney. This will be a great time to join a company riding the crest of the wave at the moment. They became FTSE 100 late last year and have been investing millions in both of their UK production sites in recent months leading to headcount increases on both sites.

The plant is a wet Chemistry plant producing the raw materials through chemical processes, mainly using batch production methods that are then send up to Deeside to be manufactured into the end product. The company follow a Kaizen CI process improvement model so and you're remit will be to champion this and ideally be at Six Sigma Green or even Black Belt level in process improvement from a Chemical Processing, Pharmaceutical or Medical Devices industry.

The site contains around 150 employees and are currently in the process of adding a number of new production areas and processes in the coming months taking them from maybe 20 lines towards 25 lines by the end of the year all going well. This will help the site service the demand on their other site in the UK, as they too are increasing production by around a quarter in terms of capacity in the coming months due to new product implementations.

The Role

You'll come with experience leading process improvements from a hands on basis, they want 'dooers' not people who sit back and manage people executing improvement projects. This role is based around batch production of materials that go into the production of medical devices. If you enjoy improving processes, making them more efficient or saving budget, or improving quality this would be an ideal role for you. You'll have multiple projects going on at one time, so communication with different department and organization is key. You'll also get the chance to take real ownership of this role and progress within an expanding FTSE 100 company, which not many roles can offer.

You may come with a Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent ideally, and its essential you have strong experience on measurable process improvements, which have saved, time, money or increased productivity or efficiency.

You'll be expected to help lead the trial of new material, introduction new products and manufacturing lines and equipment. Last year the company introduced production of 22 new products to the Uk so new processes and products are needed all the time. You'll be used to looking into plant performance and how you can maximize the output and provide associated cost savings within a wet Chemistry environment.


Aside from your specific project, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to the overall company processes, to help reduce process variability, and help key overall business projects and ensure compliance and regulations are being kept company wide. Part of the position will also involve working with both internal and external vendors, H&S, suppliers and legal and regulatory bodies.

The Candidate

First of all you will have a desire to work for a FTSE 100 company and add value. You will have experience leading process improvements hands on in a pharmaceutical, medical devices or chemical processing company. You'll be fully versed in Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma trained and ready to apply these principles to this environment.

You'll be a firm believer in making a difference, as the products this company manufacture make a real different in the industry they are supplied into, in many cases they are life changing and saving. If you feel you have the passion and drive for a role of this nature please feel free to apply.

Qualifications

Degree or equivalent vocational qualification within a science/engineering or related quality discipline
Experience implementing continuous improvement methodologies, such as changeover reduction, 5S and visual management
Lean or 6 sigma Green Belt trained or equivalent would be an advantage

The Package

This role is paying:

£40 - 42k
Up to 7% bonus
Holiday 25 days + 8 stats (opportunity to increase holiday with years served)
Contributory Pension (salary sacrifice) 3.5-8.5% from company depending on your contribution
Healthcare
Sick Pay
Death in Service
Childcare Vouchers
Employee Assistance Program
Plus other benefits
This role is Monday to Friday 37.5 hours



Job Keywords

CI, continuous improvement, engineer, manager, lead, six sigma, black belt, green belt, pharmaceutical, medical devices, medical, chemistry, chemical processing, process improvement, 6 sigma, 5s, lean,



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