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Manufacturing Engineer (Maternity Cover, FTC)

  • Greenford, England, United Kingdom

Job description

The role:

Tasked with investigating, developing, and implementing solutions to issues on the factory floor, the Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible in leading projects that contribute towards improving manufacturing efficiencies safely by utilizing lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques. The role will be focused around manufacturing processes for the Paint plant. This is a maternity cover position from September 2024 onwards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead continuous improvement projects to improve manufacturing efficiency, capacity, and product quality.
  • Keep stakeholders updated on project progress.
  • Offer technical support to production and shop floor teams.
  • Improve Right First Time KPI and work towards a zero-defect culture.
  • Define and improve process capabilities.
  • Work closely with operations department to implement lean manufacturing techniques to find ways to eliminate wastes throughout the production system.
  • Improve efficiency through analysis and planning of workflow, space requirements, equipment layout and logistics flow.
  • Devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to assemble the product.
  • Build and maintain strong professional relationships and establish strong feedback loops between production, quality, new product integration, design and customer service teams.
  • Assist with the planning, purchase and implementation of new equipment and technologies.
  • Consider new and innovative ideas to drive enhanced operational activities across the enterprise.

Job requirements

Who you are:

  • Expected to develop their own competences, deliver results within agreed timescales, and ensure all work is done to the highest standards.
  • Consistent in the manner they tackle all tasks which are given to them and be able to create practical procedures which ensure that all projects are completed accurately.
  • Must be able to establish and build relationships with others by listening to what they have to say and then act.
  • Must give support and practical advice in areas where experience and knowledge are needed.
  • Have the focus and drive to achieve targets, budgets, and results. They must assert their authority when necessary to ensure agreed deadlines are achieved. They will draw conclusions by probing and contemplate the consequences of any action that is likely to be taken by proving the reliability of the information available.
  • Be persistent and can see a job through to conclusion. They will be systematic, methodical, organised, factual, shrewd, hardworking. They will work within clearly defined parameters and drive to achieve results.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to produce clear, precise instructions.
  • Ability to work in a team or alone and unsupervised as needed.
  • Good stakeholder management.

Desired Experience:

  • Proven demonstrable experience in process/industrial/continuous improvement engineering.
  • Technical knowledge and experience of LEAN principles and other manufacturing theories
  • Problem solving experience using Root Cause Analysis, DMAIC or other techniques.
  • Exceptional self-motivation and a pro-active confidence needed to identify and prioritise work.
  • Project management skills and the ability to balance short-term firefighting with long term improvement projects.
  • Excellent understanding of engineering principles.
  • A hands-on practical approach, ability to work with tools and machinery if required.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety law and best practice.
  • Paint or process engineering knowledge would be appreciated whilst not required.

You might not tick all the boxes, and that’s okay, we still encourage you to apply. Here at Brompton we are always looking for people that share the same values and attitudes as we do, as we continue to build diverse teams and a sense of community which is made stronger by each new individual who joins.

Sustainability and Health & Safety Responsibility:

  • Use socially and environmentally responsible practices while in the workplace and accept and follow relevant training, policies, and procedures, complying with all applicable laws, and regulations.
  • Cooperate with management to ensure the Company remains compliant and sustainability and H&S performance continuously improves.
  • Report all hazards, near misses, incidents and/or injuries to management immediately by complying to local incident reporting requirements.
  • Use tools, equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required by job role and as instructed.
  • Take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and of any other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.

Benefits at Brompton:

Brompton offers you an excellent working environment with enthusiastic colleagues who get along, communicate and co-operate well with each other. The working climate is informal, but we work hard. Next to good terms of employment, Brompton offers you the opportunity to work in a responsible and challenging job within a dynamic, international and ambitious environment. We are all proud to be part of Brompton Bicycle Ltd; we all share the same passion and dedication to the company and the product, despite any differences in cultural backgrounds and skills.

  • Flexible working
  • 9 Day Fortnight – This is a flexible working pattern which individuals can opt in for where an employee works their contractual hours across 9 days instead of 10 days. (i.e. 80 hours across 9 days instead of 10 days). This means the individual would work an additional hour across Monday to Thursday (across the 2 week period) to gain their Friday off.
  • Annual Leave – 20 days annual leave, plus all UK bank holidays.
  • Competitive Salary – Plus workplace pension scheme and profit share bonus.
  • Brompton Discount - Get ready to bike in style, as all employee’s receive up to 60% off their very own bike and accessories, plus there are discounts for your friends and family too.
  • Staff Loan Bike – All employees are eligible to receive a Brompton Bicycle which they can use free of charge for up to 3 months
  • Onboarding Induction – New starters will enrol on a 3-month onboarding induction programme with a welcome pack goody bag as well as a factory tour, meet&greet with the Chiefs and an afternoon bike ride. There are also opportunities for work experience in the Covent Garden shop floor.
  • Free Breakfast – Unlimited, all-day access to an array of fruit and cereal
  • On-Site Canteen – Staff can enjoy subsidised hot meals, snacks and refreshments at our in-house HandleBar Café
  • Breakout Areas – Unwind on the mezzanine floor which contains a ping-pong, foosball and pool table and other games like darts and a giant Connect-4!
  • Social Activities - Throughout the year enjoy time with your colleagues as we host an annual Summer and Christmas party, annual bike rides (both inside and outside the UK), Birthday breakfast, volunteering activities and family fun days just to name a few.
  • Learning and Development - Access to free LinkedIn Learning and opportunity to devote some of your time at work to personal development. We value professional development and actively promote internal promotions and opportunities.
  • Benefits - Workplace Pension Scheme, Care and Health Support, Flexible Working, Cycle to Work Scheme and other benefits.
  • Mental Health – We provide access to a confidential EAP that offers counselling, resources and support for various mental health challenges. There’s also Head Space, Brompton’s approved wellness program for employees.
  • Paid Leave – We offer an enhanced Family, Paternity and Maternity leave pay.

Brompton was listed amongst the best UK workplaces in 2020 and was awarded silver investors in People Accreditation and London Living Wage Employer in 2021.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Commitment

Regardless of age, disability, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, culture, educational background, parental status, neurodiversity or disability - whoever you are, if you’re passionate about your work, curious, relentless and customer-obsessed, we want to hear from you.