Manufacturing Engineering - Team Lead

  • Peak Scientific
  • Glasgow
  • 23/11/2022

Job Description

Reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team of Manufacturing Engineers to support the smooth and reliable manufacture of Peak gas generators.

You will be responsible for delivering Engineering support to the shop floor and to other areas of the business as required. A key focus point will be to improve quality, throughput and reliability of the generators built at Peak.

The role will also involve:

Reviewing departmental SOP’s in conjunction with the technical and functional managers, to ensure functional processes are current
Facilitating the growth of Peak through proactive support and planning of the Manufacturing Engineering team’s workload
Managing the AMR process that evaluates alternative material proposed for the inclusion in Peak Products and generate reports giving a recommendation to Supply Chain & QC
Monitoring the maintenance of production documentation such as Work Instructions, BoM routings to ensure all documentation is correct and valid
Driving the maintenance of the standard tool set which requires monitoring tool quality, breakage and wear
Liaising with operations and planning teams to monitor/prioritise work on the review of generators returned to Peak
Implementing, monitoring and managing key performance indicators, and provide monthly management reports on team activity

We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineering Team Lead with a proven track record of leading a small team in a fast paced manufacturing environment. An understanding of material and assembly processes is essential and you will possess an HNC/HND in Mechanical, Production or equivalent qualification. Or alternatively, have a wealth of experience in a high mix, low volume progressive production environment.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

Creative engineering skills and is comfortable working with tools, including a working knowledge of pneumatic and electrical systems
Proven analytical problem-solving skills and keen attention to design and documentational details.
Knowledge of Lean manufacturing techniques and value engineering, preferably a minimum of a green belt in LSS and experience of leading cross functional projects
Experience of improvement techniques and production analysis
PC literate with experience of MS Office tools and computerised production control systems.
Knowledge of MRP systems (SAP Business One preferred)
A working knowledge of ISO 9001 quality management system principles and the application to departmental and company processes

Our values are structured around our colleagues, our customers and our service, and while our approach and atmosphere within the business is fun, friendly and informal, our priority is always on delivering successful outcomes for our customers. These company values are what inform and protect our unique culture, which in turn shapes our brand and differentiates us in the eyes of our partners around the world. At the heart of Peak is a focus on ‘doing the right thing’, it’s an informal approach but one which is well-known and understood throughout our business.

Established over 20 years, Peak Scientific is a leading innovator in the design, manufacture and support of high-performance gas generators for analytical laboratories, with direct operations in every continent around the world. This success is a result of a continual focus on manufacturing cutting-edge products and in directly supporting customers across the world with industry-leading service and maintenance. With over 20 overseas offices across every continent and over 600 staff globally, Peak is one of Scotland’s manufacturing success stories of the past decade. This is a rare opportunity to be a part of that, as we move into the next phase of growth, consolidation and global expansion with plans to establish new manufacturing and distribution capacity, both in the UK and internationally .

Now is a great time to join us!  This role will be challenging and fast-paced but rewarding and engaging.  On offer in return is a fantastic work life balance, a great work environment, plus the chance to make a real contribution to the future growth and success of a global business.  If you like the sound of our brand and culture, please click APPLY!

Peak Scientific is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of their religion and beliefs, race, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability or any other protected classification.