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Continuous Improvement Lead

Flat Fee Recruiter - Hope Valley, SA

Manufacturing & Industrial
Source: uWorkin


Do you have a background in manufacturing, with a proven track record in Continuous Improvement?

Are you ready to join an organisation with an established pedigree in high performance electro mechanical and inductive components?

Then we may have just what you’re looking for, please read on...

S33 8WR

Excellent Salary Based On Skills And Experience

Full Time - 36.5 hours per week


  • About the company

Our Client has a long and established pedigree as manufacturers of high performance electro-mechanical and inductive components serving the Military, Aerospace, Petrochemical, Instrumentation, Transport and Industrial Markets.

They are looking for a Continuous Improvement Professional to lead and coordinate the improvement of their manufacturing activities to deliver sustainable world-classs lean manufacturing methods and processes to delight their customers.

About The Continuous Improvement Lead Role

You will use a variety of lean improvement activities to improve products, systems, operations, lead times and production processes. As part of the role you will look at safety, quality, delivery, productivity, cost and efficiency.

Some of the responsibilities for the Continuous Improvement Lead include
  • Complete a gap analysis to identify areas of non-compliance and areas for improvement within manufacturing processes and work practices
  • Implement route cause analysis investigations when required
  • Formulate customer centric strategies which optimise existing processes for production which reduces costs and improves yields & lead times
  • Deploy lean methodologies to problem solve and support teams to solve problems and incorporate appropriate corrective techniques to restore and improve quality
  • Train and coach staff to improve their knowledge of; manufacturing processes and equipment, and in the use of problem-solving tools and techniques. Oversee an effective escalation process
  • Work closely with manufacturing teams to identify areas for improvement and trouble shoot product quality issues within teams
  • Perform workplace audits and follow up with corrective actions covering plant, machinery, process control and working practices
  • Work with Engineering Manager to facilitate a smooth transition from design to production for any new products
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to speedily resolve any quality issues to ensure zero impact to the customer
  • Monitor progress of customer quality concerns (using 8D reporting)

About the Successful Continuous Improvement Lead Candidate, we're looking for:

Our client is looking for a self-motivated individual with a 'can-do’ attitude. The ideal candidate will have a high level of professional integrity, be able to innovate and champion change with a real focus on delivering excellence.

The ideal candidate will be
  • Highly analytical with a meticulous attention to detail
  • Capable of solving manufacturing challenges, with a structured approach to tasks and project management
  • Personable and professional skills that generate confidence in others

Technical Skills include
  • Hold a credible background in continuous / business improvement within manufacturing or production industry
  • Experience with lean manufacturing techniques and tools
  • Educated to HNC/D level desirable, with mechanical, electrical or quality related discipline
  • Ability to use and demonstrate the use of quality tools such as 5S, Ishikawa, SPC (and statistical analysis problem solving techniques), 8D, Kanban
  • Competent in using Optical Measurement Machines (Keyence, Vici-vision, etc)
  • Have a good understanding of engineering drawings and manufacturing processes

Benefits of the Continuous Improvement Lead position
  • Salary based on skills and experience
  • Annual Performance Bonus
  • 33 days holiday
  • Pension
  • Early finish Friday
  • Free parking
  • Service and other discretionary rewards
  • Social events

Financial support will be made available for professional training to become a Lean Practitioner/Specialist or Six Sigma and a solid career path in Continuous improvement is waiting for the right person.

If this sounds like the right fit for you then apply with your current salary details.

How To Apply For The Continuous Improvement Lead Role

If you have the skills and experience required for this Continuous Improvement Lead job, just click "apply" today and watch out for an email giving you more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any other supporting documents you may have.

You must be eligible to work in the UK.

Other Suitable Skills And Experience Includes

Business Improvement Officer, Business Improvement Coordinator, Service Compliance Manager, Service Compliance Officer, Business Improvement Lead, Development Officer, Development Lead, Development Manager, Continuous Improvement Specialist, Continuous Improvement Practitioner, Quality Manager, Quality Inspector.