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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Employer
Lush
Location
Poole, Dorset
Salary
£36,000 - £44,000
Closing date
25 Sep 2022
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Diversity matters 

We are building a brand that represents the people of the world. It’s what you do that counts, and we are always looking to expand perspectives and voices to shape our future. 

We see you, we celebrate you, we want you!

Who we are

You might know us as the inventors of the bath bomb, but there’s more to this great-smelling, partly employee-owned, family-run company than pioneering cosmetics. We believe our business should put more back into the world than it takes and demonstrate that capitalism can be a force for good. We put our people first and fight cruel practices like animal testing, promote regeneration, and show that it is what’s inside that counts - whether that’s an ingredient in a product, or the minerals in a smartphone. 

The team
What is the process improvement team? The PI team is a multi-disciplined function which contains all the broad necessary skill sets for managing change. Process Improvement is not as simple as making a process faster or safer through R&D engineering or qualified purchasing, it requires planned communications, financial modelling, production experience and careful diplomacy to ensure that the proposed changes are taken positively and will be implemented. We are looking for someone to be part of this problem-solving team, who is solution-based and thrives on challenges. We pride ourselves on engagement with our peers so good people skills would be a must. What the role will require: Someone with a can-do attitude and passion for this area of the business, to support and inspire change and help drive the business forward. The applicant will need to work off their own initiative as well as
collaborating as part of a team. Delivering on appointed projects within arranged schedules and budgets.

Skills & Experience:
Has a broad level of knowledge & experience in a combination of manufacturing technologies, processes & methods. Has a solid level of experience in low & high volume production, Automotive, Aerospace, cosmetic, food or pharmaceutical experience advantageous. Has some knowledge & experience across a general set of engineering skills including but not limited to mechanical, fluids, Thermodynamics & Chemical engineering.Has a sound understanding of Lean methodologies & associated tools / methods and is capable of deploying them to develop opportunities for improvement. Highly proficient in carrying out a variety of process improvement assignments and tasks to deliver the related solution to the agreed schedule. Is fully capable of working autonomously, with little guidance, with all associated functions to ensure final deliverable meets project and business requirements. Operates in a structured methodical way and is highly proficient in accurately documenting project related data. Is driven to continuously seek opportunities for overall Process, Product & business improvement. Is highly competent in compiling technical data & then communicating these clearly and precisely to all related stakeholders. Has a passion for doing things right the first time every time. Exhibits role model behaviour expected of a Senior Manufacturing engineer in the PI Team.

● Has solid understanding of manufacturing processes & procedures
● Has a sound level of engineering, scientific and other technical knowledge
● Strong problem-solving skills combined with a solid logical approach to problem solving
● Able to compile & analyze data in support of any process improvement activity
● Understands & utilises lean manufacturing methods & principles
● Can easily utilise relevant lean tools in support of any process improvement activity
● Strong at planning and prioritizing activities
● Significant experience in presenting data effectively
● An advanced understanding of Health and Safety practices
● Advanced Team working skills
● Advanced Analytical skills
● Exercises sound latitude and technical judgement in deciding work methods
● Ability to train the work group and lead teams within the work group
● Proactively seeks out new opportunities for the business to reduce cost & actively encourages continuous improvement across the group
● Solid interpersonal and communication skills
● Extremely well organised & reliable
● Proficient in using computer applications including google docs, MS Office etc
● Has ideally gained some higher level qualifications / degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a related Engineering discipline
● Is ideally a member of an engineering Institution and registered with the engineering council

Responsibilities:

● Provide advanced support to our manufacturing sites to develop new processes & specify new equipment
● Has an advanced level of knowledge & experience for specifying new systems and processes to ensure the cost effective integration of new equipment or for the improvement of existing ones into our manufacturing operations
● Ensure all product and system requirements are taken into account from the initial product conception to the finished result
● Provide an advanced level of assistance to our manufacturing sites with floor layout, cell designs & automated flow lines & generating the associated technical data in support of the proposed solutions
● Champion “Process Mapping” & other lean tools, methods & practices across the group

● Improve manufacturing efficiency by analysing and planning workflow, space requirements and equipment layout
● Generating & presenting relevant data, documentation & reports.
● Be capable of guiding & leading others as required by the project
● Reduce variability in manufacturing by providing an advanced level of guidance on standard work methods and work instructions
● Ensure that the manufacturing process methods achieve the required quality for the product specifications
● Oversee installation of machinery and equipment – as required
● Produce & Maintain any statistical data
● Able to identify & propose the removal of waste from any of our processes and be capable of providing guidance & support to others within the group
● Support and lead continuous improvement, problem solving and process improvement activities
● Poka Yoke manufacturing processes & methods where possible to eliminate errors
● Investigate production and process issues & provide an advanced level of technical support and training
● Keep up with current and developing manufacturing trends & equipment developments
● Attend various meetings and complete any assigned actions
● Undertake continuous training and development
● Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems
● Train people within own work group as well as manufacturing operatives
● Supervise subcontractors as required
● Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
 

How to apply:
If all this sounds like you, please head to our advert and send us your CV and covering letter in one document, detailing why you want to become a part of the cosmetic revolution.
 
What’s it like working for Lush

People are at the heart of our business. We want you to enjoy and challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know, so we’ve created a culture where your job description is a starting point, not an end goal. Our working style is flexible, fluid, supportive, and authentic - if you’ve got the drive to push yourself and try different things, you will have our support.

You can find more information here - weare.lush.com    

Employee perks:

  • 50% discount on Lush products and spa treatments
  • Bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Day off for weekday birthdays
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted rail and bus season tickets 
  • Employee assistance programme
  • 6 months’ full pay for parental leave (primary caregiver)
  • Financial childcare support on return to work
  • Flexible working 
  • We’re 10% Employee Owned, our colleagues have the opportunity to influence positive change in the business and have their voice heard
  • Support groups, film nights, yoga, meditation sessions and much more
     

Company

You might know us as the inventors of the bath bomb, but there’s more to this great-smelling, partly employee-owned, family-run company than pioneering cosmetics. We believe our business should put more back into the world than it takes and demonstrate that capitalism can be a force for good. We put our people first and fight cruel practices like animal testing, promote regeneration, and show that it is what’s inside that counts - whether that’s an ingredient in a product, or the minerals in a smartphone. 

Find Us
Telephone
07952029258
Location
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Units 21-23 Dolphin Quays
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1HU
United Kingdom
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