Our client is a leading manufacturer of products in the engineering and construction fields.  They have a large manufacturing facility based in East Dorset and supply to a wide range of private and public sector organisations. Due to significant growth within the business they have created a new position of Continuous Improvement Engineer to work within the Operations team to initiate and / or implement small projects and improvement initiatives, designed to drive the engineering plan of improved quality, cost and capacity. 


Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:


  • Reporting to Director of Manufacturing Operations, you will provide assistance to the Manufacturing Manager and Cell Leaders to achieve maximum performance.
  • Implement continuous improvement throughout the organisation using Lean principles.
  • Kaizen facilitator.
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing, quality and assembly issues using failure mode effect analysis (FMEA).
  • Define, refine and improve existing processes including ITP (Inspection and test plans).
  • Look at Product design for ease of manufacture/ assembly, capacity, efficiency and flow design, production processing, problem solving.
  • Review new product design for manufacturability.
  • Liaison between Design and Production.


About you:

  • You will need to be self-motivated with initiative
  • You will be flexible and forward thinking in your approach to problem solving and able to deliver results whilst juggling multiple tasks
  • You will be a critical part of the decision making group within Operations and will help shape the department’s vision & direction 
  • We are looking for someone who has excellent analytical, organisation and communication skills and a real eye for detail
  • Strong organisation and time management skills


Required experience

  • Time served engineering apprenticeship (or equivalent).
  • Experience in mechanical assembly, factory processes and construction
  • Demonstrable evidence of continuous improvement initiatives
  • Experience in best practice within engineering
  • Evidence of world class manufacturing techniques: 5S, Root Cause Analysis, Poka-yoke, Kaizen etc. Must be able to tailor knowledge to audience
  • Computer skills: requires proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to read Drawings
  • Strong ability to work well with others in a team atmosphere
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required with demonstrated ability   to interact effectively with individuals at all levels in the organisation
  • Ability to draw in AutoCad a distinct advantage


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with ISO 9001 and/or 14001 development environment
  • Training in CAD and or Visio
  • Training in Lean manufacturing principles


The position will attract a base salary of C£35-55K with the ability to join the company bonus and generous pension scheme after a qualification period.


For more information please call Ian Barber on 01202 862485 or send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.