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Job Ref:  204806627
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Bedfordshire
City:  Bedfordshire
Post Code:  SG15
Salary:  £40000 - £45000/annum Benefits
18/10/2016 03:01
Continuous Improvement (CI) Engineer

Based: Bedfordshire

Salary: Up to £45,000 DOE + Benefits

Continuous Improvement (CI) Engineer

My client is a global leader in aerospace design and manufacturing. Based in Bedfordshire, they are currently seeking to recruit a Continuous Improvement Engineer to be based at their busy site. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of delivering the continuous improvement strategy across the various business operations which includes identifying and targeting waste reduction opportunities.

Applications are invited from Continuous Improvement Engineers / Technicians, as well as Quality Engineers / Technicians seeking a career in CI, with experience of working in a production or operations environment within automotive / aerospace / pharmaceutical / medical / OEM / special purpose machinery / or other low to medium volume manufacturing.

This role covers a range of responsibilities including:

* Developing the Lean culture within the business utilising tools and methodologies (5S, Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, etc.)
* Oversight for effective implementation of CI efforts and monitor results via customer satisfaction and business metrics
* Leading cross functional teams
* Facilitating data gathering, scope out development, and plan events in preparation for Kaizen & CI events
* Developing close working relationships with internal partners and external suppliers to drive supply chain improvement initiatives
* Delivering corporate training events and tailor training based on latest company data
* Writing reports and presenting results to senior management
* Defining standardised procedures for all key processes and ensure adherence to them

This is a challenging role; the successful applicant will be flexible, determined and self-motivated. Candidates should hold a technical qualification in a relevant engineering discipline and have several years experience in a similar CI role. You must have knowledge and previous experience of applying improvement tools and methodologies including Six Sigma, Kaizens, 5S, etc. and be able to include examples of implementing the principles of Lean Manufacturing.

Candidates must be able to convey information to all relevant stakeholders, therefore excellent communication skills and customer facing experience is essential, as is the ability to build teams and work collaboratively. The role will also involve occasional national and international travel so a driving licence and passport are desirable.

More information available on application. Reference 886072DH

When applying for this role, please indicate your current salary (plus benefits package), minimum salary required, notice period and your reasons for wishing to move from your current company. Alliance Consulting is acting as an employment agency in this respect. Alliance Consulting specialise in the placement of engineers throughout the UK. By sending us your CV you are explicitly consenting to our processing of your personal data on a computer database and/or in manual files for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment. This processing will be carried out in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. By applying for this role you hereby consent to us submitting your CV to our client. If you do not wish your CV to be sent to our client then you must clearly state this to us. Equally, if there are any companies that you do not wish your CV to be sent to (for whatever reason), then please let us know of this when you apply
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