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Manufacturing Engineering - Team Lead - Glasgow

Ref: 541 Date Posted: Monday 18 Jan 2021
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Manufacturing Engineering - Team Lead

Location: Glasgow, Inchinnan, Renfrewshire

Due to continued growth, we are recruiting a talented Manufacturing Engineering – Team Lead to manage our Production Support Team here at Peak HQ in Inchinnan, Renfrew. Reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, your primary focus will be to lead a team of Manufacturing Engineers to support the smooth and reliable manufacture of Peak gas generators. You will be responsible for delivering Engineering support to Operations to resolve build or test issues to ensure product meets delivery schedule and quality parameters.

The role will also involve:

  • Prioritising workload of the team to meet departmental and company objectives.
  • Resolving build issues coming from assembly or quality, either internal or supplier, that may require formal investigations to determine root cause and to implement corrective action.
  • Reviewing departmental SOP’s in conjunction with the technical and functional managers, to ensure functional processes are current.
  • Managing the AMR (Alternative Material Review) process that evaluates alternative material proposed for the inclusion in Peak Products and generate reports giving a recommendation to Supply Chain & QC.
  • Ensuring that SAP data is current and accurate. 
  • Monitoring production documentation such as Work Instructions, BoM and routings ensuring all are up to date.
  • Prioritising and allocating resources to implement ECN changes or to correct inaccuracies in production data.
  • Monitoring build standard times and managing the process for updating times found to be not reflective of actual practice.
  • Conducting annual employee reviews and mentoring and developing the team.
  • Implementing and managing key performance indicators and providing monthly management reports.

You will have a proven track record of leading small teams in a fast paced manufacturing environment. An understanding of material and assembly processes is essential and you will possess an HNC/HND in Mechanical, Production or equivalent qualification. Or alternatively, have experience at a senior level in a high mix, low volume progressive production environment. The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • Creative engineering skills and is comfortable working with tools, including a working knowledge of pneumatic and electrical systems.
  • Proven analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Keen attention to design and documentational details.
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing techniques and value engineering, preferably a minimum of a green belt in LSS and experience of leading cross functional projects.
  • Experience of improvement techniques and production analysis.
  • PC literate with experience of MS Office tools and computerised production control systems.
  • Knowledge of MRP systems (SAP Business One preferred).
  • A working knowledge of ISO 9001 quality management system principles and the application to departmental and company processes.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Ability to see the big picture in order to prioritise effectively.

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 500 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 Engineering - Team Lead role will be challenging and fast-paced, but rewarding and engaging.  On offer in return is a fantastic work, life and fun 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!



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