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Continuous Improvement Engineer - Manufacturing

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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Technology & Digital

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £32 - £35 per hour + INSIDE IR35

  • Contact:

    Fraser Richings

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:

    02 August 2024

  • Start date:


Yolk Recruitment are working with one of Europe's leading Aerospace & Defence organisations for the recruitment of a Continuous Improvement Manufacturing Engineer to join their Bolton site.

Continuous Improvement Manufacturing Engineer - Contract - 12 Months - Bolton - INSIDE IR35 - £35ph - On Site

Job Title: Continuous Improvement Manufacturing Engineer

Overview of department: Manufacturing department

Based in Bolton Manufacturing facility.

The opportunity:

An opportunity is now available in the CI team.

The successful candidate will support the Assembly Operations business by developing, optimising and improving internal Stores and Logistic processes to aid the delivery of missile systems to our UK & international customers. They will support and lead waste / defect reduction activities that will increase productivity as we drive towards trebling our production rates while reducing our costs. There will be a requirement to liaise with other functions ensuring they are fully aware of all improvement activities that are ongoing within the business. Provide leadership, direction and support across Assembly Operations at all levels of the organisation.

As a CI Team member your main responsibilities will involve:

Set up, support and govern CI reviews, ensuring they are robust and sustainable.
Facilitation and running of CI plans to enable the implementation of corrective & preventative actions
Supporting root cause analysis for externally supplied detail products

Reduce defective issues within the stores area of the business which include, rework and non-conformances using an 8D / A3 methodology.

Implementation of process controls & process capability based on critical stores and logistics process driven by both our internal and external customers

Facilitation of PPS for Root cause analysis within the manufacturing & Logistic facilities

Facilitation of Improvement activities within the manufacturing & Logistics' facility

Technical expertise on Lean tool sets and change management

Managing improvements into the business

What we're looking for from you:

  • Formal technical Engineering/Craft Apprenticeship to NVQ Level 3/TR23/TR21.


  • Formal further education certificate to HNC or equivalent in a relevant subject.


  • BEng in relevant Engineering or Science Degree

As a CI Team member your skills and experience will ideally include:

Strong Manufacturing & Warehousing background (preferable not essential)

Awareness of supply chain goods receiving practices (preferable not essential)

Understanding of MRP & Just in Time principals (preferably in a stores environment)

Working in or supporting operations in a fast paced production environment.

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence teams outside of your direct reporting structure.

The ability to form and maintain productive, working relationships across the functions.

Experience in the use & understanding of Lean manufacturing & Six sigma methodologies

Experience in the use & understanding of CI & Quality tools

Leading practical problem solving exercises with multi-functional teams

The ability to produce, maintain and interpret data using structured approach.

Manage projects and or improvement from "cradle to grave"

Experience in the use & understanding of Lean manufacturing systems tools and techniques & Minitab software.

Having a sound understanding of manufacturing, Logistical and engineering processes

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