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Process Engineer (Wire Drawing)

Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
£35,000 to £40,000
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
Our client, a successful and well-known manufacturer, is looking for a Process Engineer / Project Engineer to join their team. The main aim will be to continuously improving process performance and fine tuning the wire drawing process. You will be diligent in applying your engineering skills and experience, driven by data and facts, and comfortable leading teams of operators, technicians, and engineers through projects and problem-solving exercises. The Process Engineer position may be assigned to specific projects and/or responsibility for all aspects of one or more production processes including the assigned technicians and/or operators. Hours of work for this role are Monday to Thursday, 7.00am to 3.30pm, and Friday 7.00am to 2.30pm. Responsibilities: Function as the plant s Process Engineer for the wire drawing processes. Lead efforts to improve performance and resolve quality issues by rigorously applying methodical problem-solving techniques to contain the problem, identify root causes, and implement sustainable corrective actions. Define, measure, and monitor process performance metrics (OEE, Defect Rates, Process RFT, Cp, and Cpk) to identify opportunities for improvement. Define critical-to-quality process parameters (speeds, temperatures, pressures) using a Process FMEA or other analytical tools. Then implement measurement and control systems to ensure the process operates as required to meet product and customer specifications. Provide hands-on engineering support for new product industrialisation and initial production runs ensuring that the process is capable of safely producing a high-quality product that meets the specification, productivity, and cost targets. This would typically include specifying and documenting process parameters and tooling. Manage daily process quality performance to include the investigation of issues, the disposition of items with defects, and the initiation of corrective and preventative actions. Work with internal and external suppliers of materials, equipment, and services to execute projects, resolve problems, and improve processes. Select, design, modify and maintain tooling, fixtures, and equipment as needed to improve safety, quality, throughput, and productivity. Develop and maintain process training and certification documentation to ensure that operators clearly understand all position requirements. Improve housekeeping and safety by applying the 5S principles and participating in audit programs. Support business plan objectives to increase productivity, reduce waste, improve quality, and enhance safety. Identify, justify, plan, and lead to continuous improvement, new product development, and capacity expansion projects. Lead, participate, and support cross-functional project teams as assigned to achieve required objectives on-time and on-budget. Requirements: BS Degree or higher in Engineering or Technology, preferably in Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering. Alternatively, apprentice trained. 1-3 years of experience as a process, manufacturing, quality, or project engineer in a steel, wire drawing, or metal forming operation. Preferential consideration will be given to those candidates with recent manufacturing experience in, extrusion, and/or tube mill, metal forming. Experience leading teams and delivering results using 6σ / problem-solving methodology. Experience working in a lean/JIT/process-driven manufacturing environment. Experience performing technical analysis on cable designs is a plus. Able to support off-shift and/or weekend operations. Practical understanding of workplace 5S and lean manufacturing principles. Driven by facts and analysis using advanced quantitative and qualitative techniques such as FMEA, DOE, MSA, and SPC. Solid understanding of quality management systems including current ISO 9001 standard. Potential to grow into positions of increasing responsibility based on results and capabilities. Intermediate or higher user of MS Office and statistical analysis software such as Minitab. Strong analytical, time management and technical writing skills
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  • Job Reference: 707263665-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Questech Recruitment Ltd
    Questech Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
  • Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Up to £40k depending on experience
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent