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Johnson Matthey
Location: Swindon
Job type: Permanent
Category: Management Jobs
Mechanical Design Team Leader


United Kingdom

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We are currently looking for a Mechanical Design Team Leader to manage the Mechanical Design function and team, and the productionisation of component and product conversion to drive yield improvements, capacity increase, cost reduction and new product and process introduction across manufacturing operations.

Principal accountabilities

• Support the delivery of the site EHS Improvement Plan and sustainability goals

• Management and development of Mechanical Design Engineers

• Contribute to documentation completion and approval including Mechanical Drawings, ICD approvals, Tooling Drawings, Production Control Plans, Bills of Materials, Product Specifications and Standard Operating Procedures

• Contribute to collation of Cost models including all production processing costs and raw materials

• Working closely with Projects and Process engineers to support the specification, procurement, commissioning and qualification of new process equipment

• Contribute to the compilation of capital expenditure requests

• Investigate and recommend next generation process methods and equipment design

• Monitor the planning and results of trials to validate alternative product designs, process routes and raw materials, guiding lessons learned and next steps

• Lead continuous improvement of existing processes to improve yield, capacity and costs

• Promote the use of process data analysis to identify and implement SPC or alternative process control techniques

• Encourage root cause analysis investigations of process upsets and implementation of action plans

• Collaborate with & support Operations to maintain production throughput and KPIs

• Liaise with Maintenance to enable permanent resolution of equipment and / or process design flaws

• Proactively engage in the completion of Hazard Studies, Risk Assessments and Safety Observations

• Support the Process Technology Manager in the delivery of departmental objectives

• To carry out/take on any other duties which are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed

Person specification

Qualifications/ knowledge/ experience

· Degree in relevant Engineering or Scientific discipline or equivalent qualification

· Experience in a similar role

· Working knowledge of Solidworks

· Experience of working in a technology driven manufacturing environment

· Knowledge of coating, converting and print finishing operations

· Familiar and competent with Microsoft Office applications

· Familiar and competent with SAP

How to apply:

Internal applicants should advise their line manager before applying. A full job description is available on request from UKRecruit@matthey.com. If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team

Closing date for application: 16 February 2020.

Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

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