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General information

All posting locations: Wigan, , United Kingdom

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 05 - Engineering & Maintenance

Date Published: 25-Jan-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES – Engineering- safety- quality- people within the specified engineering / technology area on a shift basis. Primarily delivery of the shift results however also required to take active role in the longer term improvement activity and plans for the area.

  • Safe working environment delivering good quality products to agreed production plans whilst ensuring labour and yield controls are in place and being adhered to.
  • Leading the teams through regular performance reviews using lean principles of short interval control- the tier process and multi-disciplined teams. Generation of actions as an output of this process which will deliver improved performance before the next review point.
  • Ensure the correct tools and principals are being used- Tier process- SOC- 5S- Gemba.
  • Ensuring repeat or problems which cannot be resolved in a timely manner- are escalated to the appropriate levels and managed in an organised and systematic manner.
  • Using appropriate problem solving tools in the event of reoccurring or significant issues which may arise. Ability to manage and direct shift engineering teams where appropriate to support this process
  • Proactive approach to improving safety and GMP standards within the area of responsibility- communicating with external resources where required to ensure cleaning standards are improved where possible.
  • Carrying out all necessary company communications to required standards and ensuring all sign off and compliance is taking place.
  • Engagement of teams to actively seek out performance and costs improvement opportunities where ever possible. Be able to demonstrate personal involvement and contribution in these initiatives.
  • Ensure focus on safety initiatives is evident with approach to deliver zero lost time or minor accidents evident.
  • In the event of any issues taking place on the shift- demonstrating the ability to manage and contain these events so as to minimise the impact on the business.
  • Ensure that all productions activities ( start-ups- shut downs- changeovers ) are planned out with potential risks identified and managed accordingly
  • Maintaining of discipline standards and application of company procedures across the area of responsibility.
  • Clear communication through other areas of the production team in order to coordinate activity appropriately.
  • Review personal performance with line manager and have the ability to demonstrate with evidence your personal contribution to the areas results.
  • Development of the team to ensure that succession planning is in place and also the ability to maintain a flexible trained team with little or no reliance on bought in key skills in order to operate the shift.
  • Leading focused improvement projects or capital projects.
  • Review and adjust the production plans as appropriate in order to meet all business demands as and when activity dictates.
  • Coaching and mentor technicians in the ability to successfully deliver objectives via the PDR system and ensure attendance at the Tier 1 & 2 meetings.
  • Coordinate and manage shift communications and review process such as Tier 1 & 2- DARMS ensuring that all areas are in control on plan and have sufficient focus for delivery of requirements for that shift.
  • Ensure active management of contract services is in place through communications with their first line management and planned activity is undertaken correctly.
  • Ensuring effective shop floor based handovers are taking place to aid continuity across shift changes
  • Monthly monitoring of goals with gap analysis and identification of action plans in place where goals not being achieved
  • Continually looks for opportunities to add value and learn from other functions
  • Responsible for the authorization of all required permits for the shift teams.
  • Review absence and carry out RTWs for their team- carry out the T & A- shift based rotas and skills matrix.
  • Ensure all work is entered in SAP using the P1 process- PMs are signed off and all stores withdrawals are accounted for.

  • Min 3 years’ experience of operating in a fast-moving production environment
  • Time served Electrical/Mechanical Engineer (NVQ3 and HNC or equivalent)
  • Excellent engineering understanding.
  • Experience of delivering sustainable improvement plans which have contributed to business success.
  • Strong leadership competencies required with the ability to demonstrate a systematic approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to lead others and identify specific business improvement opportunities
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels and ensure communications are clear and understood- be able to engage and motivate teams and union partners when adapting and adopting change programs

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity