Continuous Improvement Engineer

Posted 05 January 2022
Up to £30000.00 per annum
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEV & Engineering

Job description

Our Client is a leading electronic manufacturing business based in the North East of England. The company currently require a talented Continuous Improvement Engineer to join the business.

Purpose of the Role:

  • Reporting to the Manufacturing Manager, the Continuous Improvement Engineer will work within the manufacturing department.
  • As the Continuous Improvement Engineer you will be responsible for leading and deploying the best practices in the business methodologies and manufacturing organization to support continuous improvement in various manufacturing processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with development & implementation of the company's lean plan.
  • Assisting or leading training sessions for all levels of company employees.
  • Trains all leadership levels, supervisors and operators and incorporates Lean Culture, Lean Concepts & Lean Methodologies to our organization, ensuring continuous improvement, best practices, standardization with quality checks and balances the work flow to increase the productivity.
  • Lead value stream mapping exercises to identify & document opportunities to improve the business.
  • Develop & execute project plans.
  • Working with plant leadership teams to achieve all established business objectives by driving Continuous Improvement, Reliability Centered Maintenance and Training to improve equipment reliability, improve quality performance, eliminate process waste, improve process efficiency and increase the skills and engagement of all employees.
  • Facilitate the planning and implementation of workplace flow & layout, as well as equipment installations, modifications, and moves according to Lean concepts. Facilitate continuous improvement activities via Kaizens, PDCA, 6S, projects & through daily interaction with site employees.

Skills Required:

  • Minimum university degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or relevant field ideally with some previous experience in a Lean role
  • Continuous Improvement systems understanding
  • Willingness to be trained as Green Belt.
  • Numeracy, literacy and Technical skills
  • Self-organized and self-motivated, initiative taking and drive for result work style
  • Strong communication, organizational and time management skills
  • Problem solving skills, decision making ability and leadership skills.
  • Able to work in a team orientated, target driven environment with minimum


  • Up to £30,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package

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