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Manufacturing Engineer – Process Development - Glasgow

Ref: 760 Date Posted: Monday 28 Nov 2022
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Working within the Manufacturing Engineering team, the role will be focused on process improvement activity with a view to improving throughput, efficiency and reducing waste within all manufacturing processes. The job will involve developing, defining, and handing over processes to relevant stakeholders within Peak to facilitate smooth manufacture and reduction in waste. The role will involve introduction and use of Lean methodologies to improve manufacturing processes and enable a more efficient production environment.

The role will also involve:

  • Developing and improving processes to reduce waste and facilitate growth
  • Monitoring processes to ensure that they are operating effectively and may be achieved by introducing KPIs for the relevant process
  • Working on projects to support improvements to production areas
  • Developing shop floor layouts that will enable Peak to grow within the available floorspace
  • Conducting time & motion studies of operations activities using established and approved methodologies
  • Identifying improvements in manufacturing processes and managing projects to implement process improvements
  • Generating and maintaining data in SAP system (routings, component allocation, process times)
  • Implementing ECN changes stemming from process improvements

We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer with creative and innovative engineering skills with knowledge of Lean manufacturing techniques, (yellow belt minimum, green belt preferred). You will ideally possess a degree in Mechanical engineering, Production engineering or equivalent qualification, combined with demonstrable experience in a high-mix production environment. The candidate will have proven experience in use of lean principles and techniques which contribute to savings for the business. The candidate will be a self-starter and capable of working collaboratively with other departments to achieve goals.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • Good communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Proven analytical problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of improvement techniques and production analysis
  • Knowledge of time & motion measurement techniques (MOST, DOTS)
  • PC literacy with experience of MS Office tools and computerised production control systems
  • A working understanding of ISO 9001 quality management system principles

Our values are structured around our colleagues, our customers and our service, and while our approach and atmosphere within the business is fun, friendly and informal, our priority is always on delivering successful outcomes for our customers. These company values are what inform and protect our unique culture, which in turn shapes our brand and differentiates us in the eyes of our partners around the world. At the heart of Peak is a focus on ‘doing the right thing’, it’s an informal approach but one which is well-known and understood throughout our business.

Established over 20 years, Peak Scientific is a leading innovator in the design, manufacture and support of high-performance gas generators for analytical laboratories, with direct operations in every continent around the world. This success is a result of a continual focus on manufacturing cutting-edge products and in directly supporting customers across the world with industry-leading service and maintenance. With over 20 overseas offices across every continent and over 600 staff globally, Peak is one of Scotland’s manufacturing success stories of the past decade. This is a rare opportunity to be a part of that, as we move into the next phase of growth, consolidation and global expansion with plans to establish new manufacturing and distribution capacity, both in the UK and internationally.

Now is a great time to join us!  This Manufacturing Engineer – Process Development role will be challenging and fast-paced but rewarding and engaging.  On offer in return is a fantastic work life balance, a great work environment, plus the chance to make a real contribution to the future growth and success of a global business.  If you like the sound of our brand and culture, please click APPLY!

Peak Scientific is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of their religion and beliefs, race, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability or any other protected classification.


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