First Base Employment Limited

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities (Includes, but not limited to the following)

  • Knowledge and understanding of Lean and continuous improvement processes and techniques
  • Comfortable working to KPIs and manufacturing measurement systems.
  • A high standard of organisation and a commitment to 5s and housekeeping
  • Articulate and confident communicator. Both written and verbal
  • Hands on leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Ownership of the process and accountability for the area of responsibility
  • Manage the throughput and capacity planning for the cell activities
  • A commitment to the wellbeing, development, and health and safety for the team.
  • Budgetary control and cost management to agreed targets
  • Managing resources to overachieve against agreed daily throughput targets
  • Monitoring and management of production line stock and consumables.
  • Work with materials management for planning and prioritisation of production orders.
  • Undertake cost reduction and process improvement projects
  • Achieve On-Time Delivery of greater than 98%
  • Monitoring the quality and compliance of all manufacturing processes in the area.
  • Ensure that all process documentation and work instructions are accurate and simple to understand. Initiate a programme of continuous reviews.
  • Manage the process and resources to ensure the highest quality of goods is produced. Non-confirming product and waste to be less than 0.02% of sales
  • Manage the training matrix to ensure maximum flexibility of all resources in the team.
  • Introduce flexibility and agility into the manufacturing process to allow for quick change over of production runs.
  • High level of computer literacy. Knowledge of SAP and Microsoft office suite of programs would be advantageous.
  • A structured and controlled approach to problem solving.
  • Management of fast paced and dynamic environment where priorities change to meet customer demand
  • Strong analysis and decision-making abilities.
  • Maximising the output of the team and available resources

Person Specification

  • Background managing and leading teams within an engineering or technical manufacturing environment
  • A demonstrated ability as a leader, with good team leading/developing skills and an ability to work effectively with staff in a range of functions and at all levels within the business.
  • A track record of planning and implementing change and making efficiency improvements utilising appropriate Lean tools.
  • Possessing excellent communication skills and the ability to create an open environment where information and ideas can be shared
  • Credible and mature, with a strong work ethic
  • Open minded and receptive to change. 
  • Ability to work independently and manage team time effectively.
  • An experienced individual with a background within Industry and people management as well as an appreciation of the wide variety of activities carried out within a manufacturing environment.

Full time permanent role working Monday to Friday, day shift hours

To apply please send your CV to andrew.penrith@first-base.co.uk

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