Recruitment  

Our UK office currently (June 2017) has a vacancy for the position of

 

Production Unit Manager (PTFE Precision Machining)   

The Company: We are long established specialists in the design, development and manufacture of PTFE Products and components serving a broad range of industries world-wide including laboratory, pharmaceutical, chemical processing, food & drink, semi-conductor and aerospace.    We focus on products which demand a highly specialised knowledge of PTFE and the application of PTFE products, mainly for niche markets, particularly chemical related applications where we seek to provide workable solutions to design and manufacturing problems.   Our combination of technical excellence in processing PTFE and detailed attention to meeting our customer’s requirements, has led to us being respected market leaders in our field with a reputation for being experts in PTFE and the use of PTFE products.

The Role: We have a current vacancy for a Production Unit Manager for our busy Precision Machining Unit where we are looking to recruit a proven and motivational Production Unit Manager with a strong technical base and excellent organisational and management skills. 

The Machining Unit is a modern production unit responsible for converting PTFE rod, billets and near-shape mouldings into finished products utilising grinding, CNC turning and milling techniques including 5-Axis.  Experience in working with EMCO CNC lathes, including live tooling, XYZ Proturn lathes and HAAS milling machines and machining centres will be preferred.  Additionally, experience in FANUC, Sinumeric and EdgeCAM programming and Shadowgraph and CMM inspection equipment would be advantageous. The Machining Manager has responsibility for all machining operations and will be required to provide strong and focussed leadership to the machining Unit to ensure output, efficiency and quality objectives are achieved.  Responsibility for departmental man-management, house-keeping and health & safety is also a requirement.  Additionally, the Machining Manager will be expected to contribute to recommendations and the implementation of continuous improvement activities to improve skill, output, efficiency and quality within the department.  

Ideal Person: In order to satisfy the technical requirements of this role, the successful candidate will be a time served machinist with a minimum HND in a mechanical or production engineering discipline and will have the ability to interpret engineering drawings and to program, set and run a variety of turning, milling and grinding machines.   It is essential that the Machining Manager is a hands-on, motivational man-manager, excellent communicator with the ability to make accurate judgements and identify appropriate courses of action to meet both short and long term objectives.

On offer is a rewarding career with the opportunity for personal growth and career progression, combined with an attractive salary package (highly negotiable depending on experience) including pension, private medical insurance, death in service benefits and a generous holiday allowance.

Please apply in writing to recruit@cowie.com with your current CV and covering letter.