First Base Employment Limited

Production Engineer – Stroud

Due to the expansion of our production department in Gloucester, we are looking for a Production Engineer to lead as the first points of contact in providing engineering expertise and support for the teams across our three Gloucester sites; taking manufacturing processes from concept and trial to full scale manufacture.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Writing work instructions, quality standards and manufacturing procedures
  • Specifying plant and equipment requirements for jobs
  • Ensuring all plant, equipment and processes meet health, safety, and environmental legislative requirements, including conducting risk assessments
  • Identifying and investigating process improvement opportunities; keeping up to date with new plant and equipment developments
  • Providing day-to-day support to the production line processes, to include root-cause identification of faults, defects and process issues
  • Propose, evaluate and implement improvement projects to provide cost savings in areas such as material, machine and manpower efficiency and “Cost of Poor Quality”
  • Relationship management of plant and equipment suppliers
  • Issuing relevant permits to work to subcontractors for onsite activities
  • Supporting to other areas as and when required
  • Working in line with requirements of quality, health and safety, and environmental management systems

Ideal candidates will be:

  • Experienced working within a busy production environment
  • Confident users of various IT systems
  • Clear communicators, particularly when writing / implementing work instructions
  • Organised planners with effective attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure to strict deadlines
  • Proven analytical skill and have a hands-on approach.
  • Thrives under pressure

The following skills/licenses are not essential for your application, but will be beneficial: 

  • First Aid trained
  • Fire Marshal trained
  • FLT Licensed
  • Kaizen
  • 5S
  • Lean Sigma

Pay & Benefits:

  • Salary circa £35000
  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 15% of annual salary
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Life insurance 4x annual salary
  • Access to well-being programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

This is available immediately and are contracted to 37.50 hours per week, working 08:00-16:45 Monday-Thursday and 08:00-12:30 Friday.

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