Best-Graduates : GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME - MANUFACTURING GRADUATE
Essentra is a leading international supplier of specialist plastic, fibre, foam and packaging products with three Strategic Business Units: Component Solutions, Health &Personal Care Packaging and Filtration Products. Every day they produce and distribute millions of small but essential components. Their products may not be noticeable – or even recognisable – but wherever you are, their business is all around you. Their international network extends to 33 countries and includes 53 principal manufacturing facilities, 64 sales and distribution operations and 5 research & development centres.
They are looking to recruit a Manufacturing Graduate to join the Components division from their site based in Kidlington, Oxfordshire.
Reporting to the Production Manager the role with involve the following,
Support the development and evolution of the manufacturing supply chain
Have advanced working knowledge of software tools as well as shop floor practices and procedures
Offer technical support to the manufacturing team.
Undertake an injection moulding discipline (i.e. setting / tool making) in conjunction with the Graduate scheme program – to ensure full understanding of the process & to gain insight in the ‘real life’ issues associated with the injection moulding process.
Document processes within the manufacturing environment to define best practise
Separate and combine tasks into most efficient work flow
Identify opportunities for synergy and integration and simplify complex processes.
Audit best practise at this site vs. best practise in other manufacturing sites to ensure learnings are shared across the division.
Monitor performance with visual management systems to ensure compliance and to identify opportunities for improvement.
Provide information to Plant teams.
Work with leadership to help prioritise the focus of CI activities upon key business improvement areas and take responsibility for owning and delivering the improvements
Communicate the status and progress of programs to the organisation including the site leadership team, local Management teams, team members and other stakeholders
Work with local teams to develop clear and effective performance reporting to help spread the word about successes.
As part of this role you will also join the 2 year graduate development programme training alongside graduates from across the globe as well as being given the opportunity to train in key international locations.
Minimum 2:1 degree in a relevant degree discipline
Practical understanding of sound engineering principles. Able to “get hands dirty” and lead by example
Good communication skills –able to build meaningful relationships with others.
Good organisational, analytical, problem solving and facilitation skills
Self-starter, able to participate in or lead cross-functional teams
Excellent Microsoft office skills (excel / access/ ppt) – able to present recommendations passionately.
Excellent time management, organisational and communication skills.
Be mobile both in the UK and Globally