Head of Manufacturing & Production (Engineering)

Head of Manufacturing & Production (Engineering)
Dartford
Monday – Friday

If you would like to work for an established business who are forward thinking and invest in on-going R&D, we have a great opportunity for an experienced Head of Manufacturing & Production who wants to have a significant impact on a leading company.

This role would suit someone who has been on a leadership board or 2nd in command to the CEO.

The purpose of this role is to lead and develop the manufacturing function in order to enable the effective planning and running of the operations, meeting the needs of customers in terms of quality and delivery. The Head of Manufacturing & Production will drive continuous improvement and operational excellence by embedding a customer-focused culture, ensuring consistent and rigorous application across the business, in line with best practice.

Duties
*Ensures safe, compliant, efficient and effective operation of the manufacturing site and production processes
*Actively promotes a safety culture where personnel adhere to safe work practices & standard operating procedures.
*Enthusiastically leads, manages and motivates the team of Production Team Leaders, Engineers and manufacturing staff in the delivery of consistently high standards of product quality, operational excellence, and customer service.
*Developing and executing the manufacturing strategy to maximise operational effectiveness.
*Ensuring facilities and equipment are qualified, calibrated and maintained
*Establishing and reporting on appropriate measurement tools and performance indicators
*Ensure a quick and pragmatic resolution to any issues which may affect production effectiveness and product quality.
*Developing, delivering and supporting the delivery of business improvement initiatives.
*Acting as a champion for improving product quality and systems and developing process controls.
*Ensuring any needs/investments in relation to manufacturing are identified and supported by the appropriate business case.
*Training, developing and coaching staff
*Ensuring costs are minimised through the best possible utilisation of plant, equipment, staff and consumable purchases.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Manufacturing & Production Manager

Manufacturing & Production Manager
Dartford
Monday – Friday

If you would like to work for an established business who are forward thinking and invest in on-going R&D, we have a great opportunity for an experienced Manufacturing Manager who wants to have a significant impact on a leading company.

The purpose of this role is to lead and develop the manufacturing function in order to enable the effective planning and running of the operations, meeting the needs of customers in terms of quality and delivery. The Manufacturing Manager will drive continuous improvement and operational excellence by embedding a customer-focused culture, ensuring consistent and rigorous application across the business, in line with best practice.

Duties
*Ensures safe, compliant, efficient and effective operation of the manufacturing site and production processes
*Actively promotes a safety culture where personnel adhere to safe work practices & standard operating procedures.
*Enthusiastically leads, manages and motivates the team of Production Team Leaders, Engineers and manufacturing staff in the delivery of consistently high standards of product quality, operational excellence, and customer service.
*Developing and executing the manufacturing strategy to maximise operational effectiveness.
*Ensuring facilities and equipment are qualified, calibrated and maintained
*Establishing and reporting on appropriate measurement tools and performance indicators
*Ensure a quick and pragmatic resolution to any issues which may affect production effectiveness and product quality.
*Developing, delivering and supporting the delivery of business improvement initiatives.
*Acting as a champion for improving product quality and systems and developing process controls.
*Ensuring any needs/investments in relation to manufacturing are identified and supported by the appropriate business case.
*Training, developing and coaching staff
*Ensuring costs are minimised through the best possible utilisation of plant, equipment, staff and consumable purchases.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Production Operative

Production Operative
Dartford
Monday – Friday 7.15am – 4.15pm (early finish on Fridays)

We are working with a leading engineering business in Dartford with over 100-year history. Due to increased demand, they are seeking a Production Operative to join their established team. This will initially be in a 6-month fixed term contract, which could potentially be extended or moved into a permanent opportunity.

The purpose of this role is to work as part of a production cell team to manufacture the parts and the final assembly of high-quality products. This requires an attention to detail and the ability to follow work instructions. The person will be contributing to achieving the production cell’s targets, ensuring the products achieve the quality standards, are delivered on time, and built within the required time requirements.

As well as the opportunity to work for a fantastic business you will receive a competitive salary, subsidised on-site canteen, life insurance, free on-site parking, pension, and discretionary performance related bonus.

Duties include
*Responsible for the assembly of products by multi-skilling across five process points within the production function.
*Ensuring that work is produced to an acceptable quality standard before submitting to the next step in the process.
*Ensuring that the speed of production is adequate to meet the agreed output standards.
*Operating a variety of equipment to support with the assembly processes.
*Working against detailed work instructions to ensure that work is executed to a high and consistent quality standard.
*Contributing towards the team effort by working as part of a production team to achieve and exceed production targets.
*Identifies opportunities for improvement that have a direct impact on performance – SQDCP (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and People)
*Reporting any issues or non-conformances to the relevant stakeholders to ensure that appropriate action is taken.
*Carrying out basic manual handling duties.
*Maintaining a safe working environment in line with Health and Safety guidelines.

Requirements
*A mechanical, electronics/electrical, production or manufacturing engineering background is highly desirable
*Proven experience of working in a fast-paced environment on a production line or within a production cell or similar
*Has the ability to interpret and follow written and verbal instructions
*Good written and verbal communication skills
*Excellent attention to detail whilst maintaining a consistent level of pace (in accordance with production targets)
*Thrives under pressure
*An electro-mechanical based qualification is desirable, but not essential

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Finance Apprentice – Kent or Essex

Apprentice – Finance Consultant (Education sector)

37 hours per week (to include release time for college / studying / exams)
£6.50ph (£12,500 pa) + client travel and study costs

Must be flexible to travel to clients and have own transport – predominantly across Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex and London.

The company
Our client is an established consultancy company working in the education finance sector. Now in their 9th year of trading they are looking to grow the team.

They have many new projects on the horizon, so although they need someone to add support during this growth period, they are looking for you to continue your career with them. Therefore, although this is an Apprenticeship role, they are looking for the successful candidate to remain with them long after you gain your qualification(s).

They are a friendly team and have a positive, upbeat, happy culture. They pride themselves on being flexible and provide a good work life balance, but in return they want and expect commitment, passion and hard work.

This role will be based at your home address and will require regular travel to clients’ premises. Mileage will be reimbursed to you at the HMRC rate.

The Role
As an Apprentice you will gain fantastic insight and experience into the education finance sector whilst they support you to become AAT qualified.

The AAT qualification is one of the most recognised in the Finance industry and could lead to you studying for your ACCA or equivalent through them if you so wish.

You will be supported through your training with the firm; shadowing consultants on site to start with and then being able to assist us with finance assistant roles; working your way up to consultancy days as you gain experience.
Some days will require home working, therefore a high level of self-motivation is required.

They also run a Helpdesk and have designed various software packages; so, if you like IT as well as finance then you will never be bored with this company!

The Person
Due to this being an apprentice role there isn’t a list of skills that you are required to have, but any finance, mathematics or business-related studies would be beneficial.

They are looking for someone with a great work ethic who is confident in face to face situations and wants to build a career in finance. They must have strong communication skills both oral and written.

There is great satisfaction from their work, and they pride themselves on delivering the best possible service to all of their clients – so this must be important to you also.

As a member of the team you will be expected to present a professional image of yourself and the company at all times.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle. You will also need a clean enhanced DBS check which will be initiated by the company at the time of employment.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Production Supervisor

Production Supervisor
Dartford
Full time
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Must have some flexibility to work overtime schedule when required which will be 7.00-8.30am or 5.00-7.00pm

We are working with a leading manufacturing business who are focused on sustainability while continuing to deliver a high-quality product and service to their global clients.

The role is a Production Supervisor to manage the shift and all direct staff. This will be to ensure the smooth running of the production process and ensure that all products are produced to the specified standards. This person will take responsibility for targets and deadlines being met to achieve the orders and that all Health and Safety procedures are adhered to.

This position will report to the Production Manager and oversee circa 20 staff across Maintenance Technicians, Inspectors, Goods in/Fork Lift Drivers and Machine Operators.

To be successful in this role it is essential that you are hands-on and can lead by example in all areas of the factory.

Key responsibilities
*Take responsibility of the shift; management of staff, production and quality targets to ensure the smooth running of the production processes
*Take full responsibility of the quality and product that is produced within the shift in line with the company’s quality systems, processes and procedures
*Manage, develop and motivate direct reporting staff
*Monitor, measure and report on production related process performance
*Ensure good communication is given either verbally or written
*Ensure H&S rules and regulations are adhered to during the shift
*Problem solving and troubling shooting skills to identify root causes and take fast effective action to resolve the problems in hand
*Work closely with other Shift Supervisors to ensure handovers are effective
*Ensure training skills are met for current and future demands of the shift
*Have an active role in the company’s continuous improvement plan to achieve plans for future growth
*Maintain housekeeping standards to ensure a clean and safe workplace
*All employees are responsible for ensuring company resources are used in an effective manner to ensure best operating costs

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Transport Operations Controller

Transport Operations Controller
Based: Dartford
£28,000 – £32,000
Company pension
Mobile phone

Leading Transport company is looking for an Operations Controller to join their team at an exciting and challenging time. As the Operations Controller, you will use your skills to coordinate and control vehicle and driver operations, predominantly on a PM shift between 13:30 – 22:30.

Responsibilities include:
Manage and support the driving team to deliver services on time, while maintaining a high level of customer care.
Anticipate potential service disruptions and achieve resolutions by making scheduling adjustments and implementing short/long term diversions.
Plan, schedule and communicate driver duties and vehicle allocations and update allocations software and, where necessary, update AM operations team.
Monitor and plan all duties to ensure vehicle movements are operated cost-effectively and with the least environmental impact possible.
Provide superb customer service; dealing with immediate consequences of incidents, informing and assisting customers and addressing complaints.
Adhere always with the company’s values and work to promote these values to the driving team

Key Skills & Qualifications:
Previous experience in ground transport operations is a strong advantage but not essential.
Capability to react quickly and with confidence to changing situations while under pressure.
Exceptional interpersonal skills enabling effective management of a large team of multi-skill level drivers and support staff.
Good general problem-solving ability.
Excellent knowledge of EU Driver’s Hours Regulations.
Good geographical knowledge of London and the South East and reasonable geographical knowledge of the UK and Europe.
Ability to provide a high standard of customer service.Very strong communication skills that enable you to provide clear and concise instruction, particularly when under pressure.
Ability to stay calm and work well under pressure.
Experience in managing a mobile workforce is an advantage.
Computer literate with the ability to learn new systems quickly.
Strong literacy with the ability to communicate effectively through the written word.Ability to work well as part of a team and support colleagues to deliver a high standard of service
Good attention to detail.
Excellent people management skills and previous experience in holding challenging conversations and/or disciplinary meetings is an advantage.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

KH Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. KHR – Recruitment Specialists is a trading name of KH Recruitment Ltd Keep in touch with us online for job alerts, industry updates and market…