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Sliding Head Programmer/Turning Section Lead

  • Location: Coventry
  • Salary: £20 - £21 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

Metalis are currently working with a manufacturing company who are currently seeking an experienced Sliding Head Programmer/Turning Section Leader to join their team. As a company committed to innovation and excellence, they offer opportunities for growth and development in a dynamic work environment.

Job Role: Section Lead, Turning

Salary: £20 per hour - dependant on experience, this is negotiable

Job Duties:

  • Machine Management: Take charge of the company's Star SX-38 sliding head machine with a 3m bar feed. Commission the machine and optimize its productivity to drive significant growth in product output. Manage data related to manufactured parts, ensuring seamless operation 24/7.

  • Production Planning: Plan work schedules meticulously to meet all production deadlines. Coordinate with various departments to ensure smooth workflow and timely delivery of projects.

  • Project Management: Lead projects of varying budgets, complexities, and levels, ensuring successful completion within stipulated timelines and quality standards.

  • Manufacturing Process Improvement: Continuously improve manufacturing methods to meet the business's needs for short lead times and efficient machining processes.

  • Collaboration with Design: Liaise with the Design team to ensure accurate works routings, drawings, models, and samples are available for manufacturing. Provide feedback and collaborate on design improvements for efficient production.

  • Tooling Coordination: Coordinate tooling requirements, innovate as necessary, and ensure availability of necessary tools for uninterrupted production. Maintain a fully stocked tool dispenser.

  • Quality Assurance and Compliance: Ensure all manufactured parts undergo first-off inspection and adhere to quality and H&S management systems (ISO9001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018). Enforce the use of appropriate PPE and maintain a clean and safe working environment.

  • Team Management: Supervise the Turning team, including task allocation, cross-training, performance management, and maintaining high levels of team morale and engagement.

  • Maintenance and Servicing: Manage machine servicing plans, implement preventative maintenance procedures, and oversee repairs and breakdowns to minimize downtime. Monitor oil levels and coolant changes for optimal machine performance.

  • Continuous Improvement: Foster a culture of continuous improvement across the company, identifying and implementing opportunities for enhancing efficiency and productivity.

  • Emergency Response: Fulfill the role of First Aider and Fire Warden, ensuring team members are trained and prepared for emergencies.

  • Administrative Duties: Assist with job costing, quotations, and the development of standard operating procedures. Undertake internal and external audits as required.

  • Factory Operations: Assist in opening and closing the factory each day, adhering to security, H&S, and operational procedures.

Experience & Requirements:

  • 10 years' manufacturing experience in an engineering business.
  • 3 years' experience in a hands-on supervisory role.
  • Knowledge of modern machining techniques, programming, and the latest developments in tooling.
  • Forklift and first aid qualifications would be very useful
  • Must be able to within the UK and abroad
  • Extensive experience of sliding head machines is essential
  • Must be proficient in writing programmes using Fanuc Controls with NC assist, or ideally through Solid Cam

If this role sounds like you, please apply today and one of our consultants will be in touch to discuss the role in greater detail.