Continuous Improvement Engineer

Location: Cheadle, Cheshire
Continuous Improvement Engineer
Location:  Regional – Covering the Wienerberger northern England brick factories
Hours: Full Time 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week
About Us
Founded in Vienna in 1819, Wienerberger is a leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations. In the UK, Wienerberger has 4 showrooms, 13 production sites and 6 distribution depots, with its Head Office in Cheadle, Cheshire.
Worldwide, Wienerberger has 203 production sites and the Wienerberger Group generated revenues of € 2,972 million in 2015.
Offering in excess of 1000 products, Wienerberger’s range includes the Terca and Porotherm brands as part of its wall category, Sandtoft as part of its roof category, and Penter as part of its paving category. Providing a wide range of building material solutions, Wienerberger's roof offering also includes Keymer, one of the oldest established roofing brands in the UK, crafting handmade tiles and fittings since 1588.
About The Role

We are currently seeking to recruit a Continuous Improvement Engineer to covering the Wienerberger northern England brick factories.
Job Outline:
  • To support the Wienerberger factories and operations in their implementation of the Plant Improvement Programme (PIP+) by facilitation, training, and coaching of employee groups and improvement teams.
  • To embed the CI programme within the business whilst delivering measurable and sustained cost-out improvements through the utilisation of lean tools and techniques.
  • To coordinate the Wienerberger PIP+ roll-out programme
  • To sustain these changes in a way that provides a lasting value to the business.
Key Accountabilities
  • Coordination of the Wienerberger PIP roll out programme across the region
  • Training and coaching of teams in Lean tools and techiques
  • Facilitation of improvement teams
  • Be a major advocate of the Lean/CI/PIP ethos and methodologies
  • Development of continuous improvement projects from initiation through to delivery.
  • Establish metrics and KPI’s to provide plant with quantifiable gauges of results and impact of lean activities.
  • Tracking of savings and benefits at UK level
  • Prepare and keep up to date a Wienerberger Ltd Lean/CI/PIP Handbook/Manual.
  • Stay up to date in the application of process improvement tools and techniques
  • Build internal relationships across all departments
  • Consult and work with the Works Managers and other Heads of departments to assure appropriate participation and support.
  • Be prepared to lead a number of projects involving hands-on interaction, good problem solving techniques, generating enthusiasm and supporting the teams.

About You
Essential Experience:
  • Minimum HND level or similar level education in a manufacturing or engineering discipline.
  • An appreciation of production/process management within the manufacturing industry.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of lean coaching Project management skills and experience.
  • Formal lean qualifications.
  • Strong team facilitation skills, especially managing change, managing teams, coaching and training others.
  • Demonstrate successful experience of working with Lean tools and techniques - 5S, OEE, Problem Solving, Kaizen, 7 Wastes, Process Mapping/VSM, FMEA, Pareto and Ranking and Process Capability (cp and cpk)
  • Highly credible and influential personality with tangible experience in the field of continuous improvement and culture change.
  • Hands on approach at all levels.
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels (especially shopfloor level.
  • Excellent computer, analytical & problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and within deadlines.
  • Flexibility in location as may be required to transfer to another factory within the UK
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