JOB VACANCY - Production Engineer

Job title: Production Engineer (v3) 

Kewell Converters Ltd are a UK leading foam converter based in Edenbridge, Kent, with a strong reputation for quality and engineering ability within our sector.  We operate a fast-paced batch production manufacturing facility and with a strong history of investment.

We are looking for a Production Engineer to work in our Pre-Production team.  As well as involvement in Pre-Production processes, and in-manufacture problem solving, a key purpose of the role is to develop and drive production improvements projects, based on lean principles and to result in productivity improvements and reduced operating costs.  

Main responsibilities:

  • Generation and control of work instructions for Production.
  • Work with Sales/Client to understand and deliver order requirements, including identifying and resolving challenges at the Pre-Production stage.
  • Involvement in drawing creation and approval, including identification of quality standards.
  • Understand and assist in resolving in-manufacturing problem solving with Production
  • Responsibility for Production Improvement projects – including managing assigned personnel and associated costs.

Key Requirements:

  • Production/Manufacturing Engineering experience (wood/metal industry would be beneficial)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are a must, along with strong analytical skills
  • Project management skills. The ability to manage and direct project resources (personnel & suppliers).
  • Technical problem-solving ability.
  • Experience of 5S and Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Experience in CAD systems (AutoCAD), as well as understanding of CNC machining and other similar processes would be beneficial
  • Experience with CRM or ERP production management software
  • Must be self-motivated, flexible, and reliable 

 Department: Production Management

 Location/Branch: KCL House 

Position reports to: Operations Director

Salary: £25-30k

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