Project Engineer- Manufacturing

February 19, 2024


roject Engineer- Manufacturing Hybrid-Cheltenham.Salary up to £42k subject to skills & experience, plus a fantastic benefits package including a company bonus! Designing award-winning products for our market-leading brands – Mira Showers, Rada and Kohler UK - is our lifeblood. We focus on investment, investing in the best technology and resources available and investing in each and every individual. Put simply, it’s who we are. Whether you arrive at our factories in Cheltenham or Hull, have a visit from a Service Engineer or pick up the phone to our Customer Service team, you’ll instantly see that, no matter our department or location, we all share the same values at Kohler Mira. From day one you’re part of the Kohler Mira community – a collaborative, forward focused team with a shared pride in our work and commitment to delight our customers, develop innovative products and services and inspire our people (who knew a bathroom manufacturing company did all this?!) But, to get to where we want to be, we are looking for a Project Engineer-Manufacturing to drive forward our operational efficiencies within our manufacturing operations. Find out more below! What you’ll doWorking within the manufacturing system group and reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, you will build a high performing, continuous improvement culture through the coaching and development of a group of engineering professionals, technicians, and production associates. Key ResponsibilitiesYou will build an efficient factory to delight our customers. Optimise assembly and test processes by engaging with the Production teams to drive out waste and deliver performance in line with the calculated optimal VA/NVA ratio Lead, and Drive the Continuous Improvement projects for the area of responsibility by applying Lean Manufacturing tools (5S, SMED, Error Proofing, Flow, Pull, TPM, VSM, Kaizen, Problem Solving, Visual Management) to achieve or exceed the facility goals for efficiency and cost.Develop a culture of continuous improvement through the rigorous application of proven tools and methods. Provide industrial engineering support to verify and modify product routing times, cell schematics, break points and optimum manning levels. Provide technical support and input to a variety of product and process value engineering activity. Utilise data to systematically identify the optimal ratio between Value Added (VA) and Non-Value Added (NVA) activity within a variety of manual and semi-automated assembly and test processes. Support the drive to a Smart Factory, utilizing data driven techniques and software packages Lead, inspire, and develop the skill sets of junior Engineers and Technicians Be a role model within the Assembly Manufacturing Engineering function. Ensure adherence to the Kohler Operating System (KOS) elements – specifically Safety, Culture, Quality and Production Flow. Skills/Requirements • Demonstrable positive and proactive attitude.• Capability and passion to develop and implement a significant program of continuous improvement.• Proven history of implementing significant continuous improvement projects with real and measurable business benefit.• Proven competence and previous success in an industrial engineering role.• Experienced in the application of Six Sigma and Kaizen improvement tools.• Bachelor and/or Masters Degree or equivalent experience in a manufacturing engineering, operations or related technical environment.We can offer you a lot in return! At Kohler, you’re not a number, you’re a valued member of our team (or as we like to say, an “associate”). What this means for you, is focused development that is personalised – all of the challenge you desire with all the support you need, as well as global opportunities should you desire. We also offer competitive benefits, including a focus on wellbeing and a genuine commitment to ‘giving something back’ through our Stewardship (CSR) efforts. We believe that our depth of knowledge and breadth of opportunities set us apart and if you believe you’d add something to our team, we’d love to hear from you. You can find out more about our operating philosophy, Believing in Better, here As an organisation, Kohler Mira is committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse associates, consumers, partners, and global communities. As an equal opportunities employer, it is Kohler Mira’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified people in all job classifications without prejudice. If, as an individual with a disability, you require adjustments during the recruitment process please contact *Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies. On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth!About Us In the UK, Kohler Mira Ltd. is made up of three market leading brands; Mira Showers, Rada Controls and Kohler Company. Where our brands differ in market position, they are equal in quality, each living up to the Kohler Company mission to live on the leading edge of design and technology and provide a single level of quality regardless of price.Learn more about us, our brands and career opportunities at https// Note for Recruitment Agencies – the Kohler Talent Acquisition team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible. We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us. Speculative CVs sent by any agency to Kohler Co. without a specific request by our Talent Acquisition Team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.#LI-Hybrid #RJ

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