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Process Engineering Team Leader - Northern

Ref: 219 Date Posted: Saturday 21 Jul 2018
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Process Engineering Team Leader


Our client is investing in early stage research and insights to build a long-term pipeline and enable them to implement innovative disease and care pathways on behalf of customers and the patients they all serve. As this investment includes attracting top talent, they are looking to recruit an Engineering Team Leader to join the team.

The Operations function offers exciting career opportunities for high calibre professionals. They provide value by delivering bespoke operational performance, supporting internal and external customers.  A continuing focus on being agile, efficient and effective for the future is at the heart of what they do. 

They have a fantastic opportunity for a Process Engineering Team Leader.  This role is ideal for someone who wants to provide innovative engineering leadership to new product development activity, customs, continuing care, 3D technology and prototypes. You will lead the team providing engineering support to manufacturing operations and contributing towards key business drivers such as HSE, Quality, Supply and Cost.    


What you’re great at:

As the process engineering team leader, you will have the ability to think creatively, driving forward the next generation of concepts together with providing “custom devices” and “make to order” for our customers.

You will have exceptional engineering leadership experience to enable you to drive the day to day activities and performance of the team.  You will approach every task with a continuous improvement mindset and be the catalyst for improvement within engineering and drive operational excellence.

You will welcome and even seek out challenging situations as an opportunity to grow, something that will be recognized by the appreciative and rewarding working environment.


As the Process Engineering Team Leader, your typical day may include:


  • Talent development of team members through coaching, training and personalised developments plans.
  • Business plan development through the identification and execution of projects and savings in areas such as Quality, Capacity, Scrap and Consumables reduction.
  • Develop stable and capable manufacturing processes through a structured process development approach.



  • Management of the engineering budget for the areas of responsibility
  • Manage the consumables budget through the execution of the activities committed to in the Business Plan meeting financial targets
  • Lead a structured approach to scrap reduction within the value streams through data capture, analysis and problem solving meeting commitments made in the Business Plan
  • Provide process input into the value stream mapping process which is used to develop the business plan for the value stream
  • Provide updates to management on a weekly and monthly basis in relation to financial performance in the areas of scrap and consumables



  • Support day to day operations through attendance at pulse walks and the timely closure of actions across the team
  • Provide support to the team in Root Cause Analysis of supply and quality issues as they arise through tools such as 8D and Six Sigma



  • Definition and execution of individual performance improvement and development plans for team members in-line with the Plant strategic imperatives and objectives
  • Provision of effective performance reviews in a timely manner
  • Provision of continuous support and mentoring to the team members.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and a clear identifiable work ethos within the Engineering team
  • Develop and maintain a Credo & Behavioural Standards based culture within the Engineering team



  • Ensure timely closure of quality actions such as Training, Audit Actions, NCR’s, CAPA’s across the team
  • Ensure all process development and validation activities within the team are managed in accordance with the Quality management system
  • Provide direction and support for the development of validation strategies



Ideally you will hold an engineering degree teamed with demonstrated engineering leadership experience within a manufacturing environment.   It would be great if you came from an orthopaedic background but they will consider other regulated industries.

You will also have:

  • Previous people management experience.
  • Experience in a regulated industry.
  • Experience in 5 axis CNC machining including Siemens Unigraphics NX CAM programming.
  • Experience with Cleanlines or Packaging.
  • Experience in regulated industry, FDA, ISO, etc.
  • Certification in Six Sigma or Statistical Engineering.

It goes without saying that you will be proactive, passionate, enthusiastic and committed, with a can-do attitude which will mean you are motivated towards achieving goals and have a pro-active approach to continuous improvement.  You will lead by example and quickly comprehend complex product & process issues.


In return for all this great work, you’ll own and you’ll grow by:

The company is always looking for future leaders so this position will give you great visibility to showcase your talents and develop your career.  This is an exciting time to join an expanding team, they are moving forward with new structure which will allow you the opportunity to shape the team and the way they work in the future.

They will support you to develop both technically and personally.  You will also be rewarded by knowing you are helping patients across the world.


What the company is about:

They are passionate about their work, and play vital roles across a range of professional disciplines, and care deeply about customers and communities. The company culture enables dynamic and impactful careers. They share a kind of DNA where each are:

  • Committed to caring
  • Responsible to communities
  • Ready to apply knowledge and know-how
  • Unique in background and experiences
  • The drivers of own success
  • Passionate about doing what’s right

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At Medical Engineers we have a range of technical consulting jobs in the medical engineering industry throughout the UK. Requiring a broad range of technical and management skills and most importantly the ability to communicate effectively. Consultancy roles require candidates with unique abilities. Roles vary in length of contract depending on clients’ requirements.

Our degree qualified consultants have specialist knowledge of the UK medical engineering consultancy job market. We have a successful track record in finding the best candidates for our clients who know and trust Medical Engineers to understand their business requirements.

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