18 July 2019

Divisional CI Lead

Hours of work:

Full Time: 39 hours



Purpose of the role:

To assist the Production Manager with the identification and coordination of improvement activities and projects to improve throughout and cost reduction whilst maintaining a safe environment for the team, leading to increased machine productivity, OTDIF, quality standards achieved and reduction in waste.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Enforcing Health and Safety policies and safe working procedures are adhered to ensuring that the team are also conducting safe operations
  • Ensure your area of responsibility complies with the environmental management system
  • Ensure that the company ISO 9001 management system is adhered to
  • Increase productivity and reduce scrap through LEAN processes
  • Reviewing operator quality and addressing training requirements with the Production Supervisor
  • Assist in day to day auditing of processes to ensure audit compliance
  • Maintain performance measurements and advise on improvements accordingly
  • Work with the Production Manager to effect a total preventative maintenance program to proactively reduce unplanned downtime
  • Justify and prepare purchase orders for equipment for improvement activities
  • To seek and identify opportunities for improved efficiencies and competitive advantage, adopting a discipline of continuous improvement
  • Involvement in costing generation and analysis of current cycle times for reduction and improvement
  • NPI responsibility, including assessment method, material and equipment selection
  • Provide training in production, in-process quality inspection, material handling and  equipment safety checks to operators
  • Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Work with multi-functional teams to achieve project goals
  • Represent the company in a professional manner at all times and ensure confidentiality is maintained


  • Previous CNC Turning machine shop experience is essential
  • Experience in cost generation for quoting purposes is essential
  • Experience of Mori Seiki, Doosan, Hitachi Seiki, DMG, Biglia and Mazak CNC lathes with twin spindle along with single and twin turret configurations
  • Experienced with the Fanuc, Heidenhain and Siemens would be an advantage
  • Experience with CADcam software such as Delcam and Edgecam would be an advantage
  • Lean trained would be an advantage

Application Process

All applicants must submit a CV and a covering letter detailing how they meet the person specification and suitability for the role. Please clearly mark all correspondence in accordance with the job role you are applying for and send to hr@helical-technology.co.uk