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Our Client;

We are thrilled to be working alongside a genuine leader within the medical device design and manufacturing industry, who are looking to expand their highly innovative and successful engineering team by appointing a Process Improvement Engineer who will play a critical role in offering technical support to production with the aim of optimising manufacturing processes

The role;
• Manage and lead process improvement projects, including defining project scope, timelines, and resource requirements, monitoring and reporting project progress, KPI's monthly.
• Generate robust validation rationales and documentation that support process improvement projects throughout the validation lifecycle (Change controls, validation plans, protocols and reports)
• Apply Lean and Six Sigma methodologies and their associated tools to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement and enhance product quality, reduce waste.
• Use statistical analysis and data-driven decision-making to... identify improvement opportunities.
• Investigate and identify the root causes of any machinery/process or product performance and quality problems.
• Evaluate the impact of process changes on product quality, regulatory compliance, and safety
• Ensure that all process changes meet validation and qualification criteria and are completed in line with agreed project plans and documented to the required standards thereby, minimising the risk of disruption to the production process.
• Participate in risk management activities, such as FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) to identify and assess potential risks associated with process changes and take proactive measures to mitigate them
• To identify and implement the required training needed to support any improvements as well as the introduction of any new products or process.
• To support industrialisation and product introduction activities, as required.
• To work collaboratively with production and engineering teams, providing support during audits and with the delivery of improvements.

Key skills & experience required;
• Good working knowledge of automatic, manual assembly processes and PLC / Vision systems (Siemens./ Allen Bradley, Cognex, IVS, Keyence) is highly desirable.
• Medical device manufacturing experience gained from a manufacturing or process engineering role, is highly desirable.
• Proficiency in process improvement methodologies, such as Lean, Six Sigma, and statistical analysis.
• Proficiency in validating processes, equipment and computer systems is highly desirable.
• Project management experience and a track record of delivering process improvement projects.
• Sound problem-solving and analytical skills, with a strong focus on attention to detail
• Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and quality standards relevant to the medical device industry.
• Strong people management skills are needed to lead teams effectively, foster cooperation, and drive process improvement projects
• Sound communication and interpersonal skills are required for collaborating with cross-functional teams, presenting findings, and training personnel
• Fully computer literate with MS Office and Minitab
• Working knowledge of current safety regulations and legislation and experienced with safe working practises
• HND or Bachelor's degree in engineering, preferably in a STEM related field.
• Proficiency in process improvement methodologies, such as Lean, Six Sigma, and statistical analysis.

What you can expect;
• 25 days annual leave (with the opportunity to earn loyalty days with length of service)
• Competitive base salary
• Holiday purchase scheme (up to 10 days purchased per holiday year)
• Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
• Enhanced Sickness Pay
• Group Life Insurance
• Well being initiatives and support

If this role is of interest then please feel free to get in touch with our Engineering Division on 01865 257 455.

Commutable Locations;

Woodstock, Witney, Oxford, Kidlington, Eynsham, Bicester, Banbury, Cumnor, Yarnton, Lewknor, Didcot, Abingdon, Wheatley


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Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position
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