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Trainee Process Engineer

Reporting to the Production Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical leadership in the department, to sustain and improve operations. You will optimise and standardise machine running conditions, set-ups, changeovers and other department processes. You will troubleshoot and solve problems impacting capacity, quality, efficiency, delivery, environmental compliance, and safety.

You will perform cost analysis, identify cost savings opportunities, and plan continuous improvement projects, as well as establish and maintain metrics and key performance indicators (KPI's). Training will be provided in the manufacturing/extrusion process, with the opportunity to train in / implement World Class Manufacturing practices, such as SMED/Lean/Six Sigma/TPM.


The role -

  • Monitoring and analysing operating data from the manufacturing process using statistical tools, both proactively (statistical quality/process control) and reactively (troubleshooting);
  • Maintaining/creation of process documentation, including process flow diagrams, operating instructions, training documentation, machine specifications;
  • Assisting in coordinating the implementation of and commissioning of any new machinery within the department. Ensuring correct and safe operation of same, before it is officially handed over to production personnel;
  • Key material/equipment stock control;
  • Being responsible for improvements to the current processing parameters/techniques, with a view to employing new systems/methods necessary in the efficient production of all products;
  • Leading in the processing of any trials required within the department. Full feedback of the trial results will be required for the Technical and Quality Assurance Departments, with required samples;
  • Training of operators where required.

The successful candidate will have -

  • Have a Technical or Engineering Qualification. Specifically the level of experience / education includes - HNC or equivalent in an engineering or plastics-related subject. 
  • Have 1 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in managing stock control.
  • Have the ability to contribute / lead improvement teams.
  • Be proficient in the use of Microsoft.

We offer competitive salary and benefits within a well-established and progressive company.

Aptitude or practical tests will be used as part of the selection process.

Brett Martin has always been committed to the principles of Fair Employment and Equal Opportunity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community.

If you wish to apply for the position please contact our HR Department or attach a copy of your CV below -

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