Continuous Improvement / Process Engineer

Continuous Improvement / Process Engineer

Job Title: Continuous Improvement / Process Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Treharris, Merthyr Tydfil
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Reference: HQ00013041_1494521730
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 11, 2017 17:55

Job Description

My client is a world leader in the manufacture and integration of cutting-edge defence and security systems for military, government and civil customers. The company prides themselves on a culture of innovation and team work which helps them to succeed. Due to further growth, the company are currently looking for a Manufacturing Process Engineer join their Land Systems Specialist Vehicle team with responsibility for implementing and maintaining a Lean culture and to be responsible for the development and control of the manufacturing processes. Your knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement will help to shape and develop a lean culture in a new production facility.

The role will involve taking responsibility for implementing and maintaining a Lean culture and for the development and control of the manufacturing processes.
The job will involve;
Leading the Lean philosophy within the Production team. Developing Lean KPI's to drive correct behavior in manufacturing policies and processes, and provide monthly report outs to the business.
Identify Lean training requirements and implement/maintain a program to drive Lean efficiency into the business.
Identify and lead Operational Efficiency improvements within the business through Kaizen workshops and Lean manufacturing techniques
Standardising manufacturing work instructions and operational processes
Work with the Company Health and safety department particularly in terms of new material introduction, environmental compliance and process risk assessments
Implementation of visual management processes
Represent Production in cross functional reviews across the business
Develop value stream maps within the production area leading to lean improvement plans and schedules
Employ H&S, ESD, COSHH, CE regulations and correct disposal methods
To be suitable for the Continuous Improvement / Process Engineer role you will a proven background in Lean implementation and continuous improvement. The role benefits the freedom to shape and develop a lean culture in a new production facility, therefore you must have the personality and confidence to lead groups, hold training sessions and create a positive learning environment. You will also need extensive continual improvement experience within a Manufacturing environment and experience of introducing Lean Manufacturing techniques. As a result Lean / Six Sigma belt accreditation is needed as is a strong working knowledge of Oracle or similar ERP systems.


Continuous Improvement / Manufacturing Process Engineer
South Wales
£32,000 - £40,000


Manufacturing, Lean, Continuous improvement, Process Engineer, Kaizen, Six Sigma, Defence, Military, Vehicles, Manufacturing process.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a permanent position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.