Manufacturing Systems Engineer

Poole, United Kingdom

Job Description


Manufacturing Systems Engineer - Cosmetics Process Improvement Team Location: Poole - Nuffield Industrial Estate Poole, Dorset. Salary: £36,000 - £44,000 depending on experience Diversify our future
We are building a brand that represents the people of the world. It’s what you do that counts, and we are always looking to expand perspectives and voices to shape our future. We see you, we celebrate you, we want you! Who we are
You might know us as the inventors of the bath bomb, but there’s more to this great-smelling, partly employee-owned, family-run company than pioneering cosmetics. We believe our business should put more back into the world than it takes and demonstrates that capitalism can be a force for good. We put our people first and fight cruel practices like animal testing, promote regeneration, and show that it is what’s inside that counts - whether that’s an ingredient in a product or the minerals in a smartphone. What is the process improvement team?
The Process Improvement or (PI) team is a multi-disciplined function that contains all the broad necessary skillsets for supporting & managing change for Lush Manufacturing. Lush makes a vast range of cosmetics products that include shampoos, creams, solid products (soaps, massage bars, bath bombs etc) and perfumes from scratch across over sixteen dedicated factories here in Poole, Dorset. Our manufacturing process usually involves combining ingredients in mixing vessels, heating, pouring/shaping, conveying, labelling and packing them and as such, our day to day process improvement work involves improving these processes. Our work is not as simple as making a process faster or safer through R&D engineering or qualified purchasing, it requires planned communications, financial modelling, production experience and effective stakeholder management to ensure that the proposed changes are taken positively and will be implemented.

What the role will require:
Someone with a can do attitude, intuition and passion for process improvement, to support, inspire change and help to drive the business forward. The applicant will need to work off their own initiative as well as collaborating as part of a team. Delivering on appointed projects within arranged schedules and budgets. One thing we can guarantee for the successful applicant is a varied and interesting role with a great deal of ownership of your work. Responsibilities:

  • You will provide best in class technical, application & documentation support to the business
  • To undertake engineering investigations covering plant and machinery, process control and working practices to establish project viability.
  • Provide project engineering support, technical support and participate in cross functional technology product teams
  • Creation of project plans to determine improvement activities
  • Keep on top of technological developments in process engineering, including attending industry trade shows and overseas suppliers / satellite manufacturing site visits.
  • Selection of equipment suppliers
  • Equipment specification and service requirements
  • Process validation
  • Hands on engineering R&D work to refine equipment designs
  • Leading projects - you will be expected to take the lead on assigned projects, arranging meetings with peers and external companies and setting and achieving tangible targets.
  • Understand mechanical, technical & legal aspects of process improvement, (including health and safety law and CE/CA compliance) and engage in the right areas of the business as well as individual fact finding and self development.
  • Profile, organise and manage sub-contractors
Required skills & experience:
  • Technical expertise in production equipment technology
  • A desire to drive for high levels of customer satisfaction, be a forward-thinking individual to look beyond the immediate.
  • Ideally driven by a desire for improvement, either through technology or process.
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering projects and working with multiple stakeholders across R&D, product, quality and engineering
  • Ability to think outside of the box
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to see problems as an opportunity.
  • Proven experience delivering engineering improvements using formal best practice tools/techniques
You can find more information here - weare.lush.com Employee perks:
  • 50% discount on Lush products and spa treatments
  • Bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Day off for weekday birthdays
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted rail and bus season tickets
  • Employee assistance programme
  • 6 months’ full pay for parental leave (primary caregiver)
  • Financial childcare support on return to work
  • Flexible working
  • We’re 10% Employee Owned, our colleagues have the opportunity to influence positive change in the business and have their voice heard
  • Support groups, film nights, yoga, meditation sessions and much more
Hours of work will be 40 hours per week, generally Monday to Friday but some flexible working required. Occasional travel (UK and international) required. If all this sounds like you, please send us your CV and covering letter, detailing why you want to become a part of the cosmetic revolution. As we pride ourselves on internal development, priority will be given to candidates who have an in-depth knowledge of Lush, coupled with the relevant experience, skills and approaches. Closing date:

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Job Detail

  • Job Id
    JD1744688
  • Industry
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  • Total Positions
    1
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Salary:
    Not mentioned
  • Employment Status
    Permanent
  • Job Location
    Poole, United Kingdom
  • Education
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