Paula Rosa Manhattan is in the business of designing, manufacturing, supplying and installing quality kitchens for UK homes. Our kitchens are designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of the FIRA Gold Award for Design and Manufacture as well as all applicable British Standards and customer specifications.
Operating from our factory in Lancing, West Sussex, Paula Rosa Manhattan has supplied kitchens to the UK's leading developers, Registered Providers and Contractors for more than 50 years. We have developed a reputation for producing products of the highest quality, supported by a high level of personalised service.
We are looking for an interim Production Process Engineer role to continue improvement of production processes and workplace organisation within manufacturing in order to drive down cost and further improve efficiency.
Reporting to the SHEQ Manager, key accountabilities for the Production Process Engineer are as follows:
To identify process waste and recommend the steps necessary to deliver beneficial process change in order that efficiency KPIs are achieved.
To manage the programme for the implementation of agreed process change and workplace organisation in order that costs are reduced.
To analyse tooling usage, design and cost and recommend a plan to reduce tooling cost by at least 10% year on year.
To identify the root cause of process-based quality issues and agree & action a resolution which reduces manufacturing remedials by 25% per annum.
To ensure that manufacturing can deliver new products to the expected quality as part of the pre-launch new product introduction process, so that there is a seamless introduction to market.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated persistence in achieving agreed goals and objectives, be comfortable delivering change that impacts workplace headcount and that which challenges the status quo.
Essential requirements for the Production Process Engineer role:
Experience of conducting and using 'time and motion' as an analysis tool
Effective written and verbal communication
Project Management: Logical thinking, time-planning and delivery to quality, time and budget
Financial evaluation of the cost impact of change
Demonstrated experience of delivering process work balance
Attention to detail
A LEAN black belt qualification is desirable but not essential