Process Technician

Zoek Pin Spennymoor, County Durham, England

Permanent (Full time)

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Process & Improvement Technician


Assist the Production Manager and shift leader with the smooth running of the hydraulic/pneumatic manufacturing processes and electronic/micro-processor-controlled moulding presses

To complete 12 improvement projects and present them in a professional way along with tracking any savings and proving out the improvement is/has worked.

Control all production scrap & downtime; record it by entering the information into the IQMS system.

Maintain plant equipment and machinery to a high standard using planned maintenance programs and relevant systems

Complete all press set-ups in the required time scale using the setting sheets provided.

Carryout checks of the quality of all 1st offs before handing them to QA, also place a hold label on the parts to identify them.

Report any tooling issues you find when completing all press set ups or during a production run.

Monitor all weights and react to changing trends, make sure we are not giving material away. Target below nominal.

Provide constant service to the production line, always check the quality of the parts by completing line inspections and supporting shift leader.

Monitor IQMS closely and ensure that all machines are running at least on cycle or up to 5 seconds quicker.

Keep scrap below % on your shift.

Monitor real time and keep a track on planning.

Control all tank cleaning and WIP stock

Complete all relevant checks, Steam leak reports, machine condition, 5’s and any others given.

Carryout checks on prepped tools when requested to prevent issues with set ups.

Work with team members when you need support with problems or when setting sheets no longer seem to give the required results.

Complete repairs to all plant equipment in the quickest and safest manner. Contact Technical support roles or any recommended contractor if you can’t complete a repair.

Fault find process issues as efficiently as possible ensuring a root cause is always found and reported or fixed by yourself

Carryout a line audit every day, monitor all procedures, Fitting standards, ensure that fits are on time and of good quality.


Report all issues to the correct person and use the correct systems and paperwork provided.

Attend regular (monthly) meetings to discuss projects, improvements and changes etc.

Complete any job sheets and provide information to the Production Manager at the end of every shift.

Communicate all concerns to the correct people and repairs so they all know if something has been fixed, use the appropriate methods.

Be professional and come up with facts rather than comments.


You will need to attend any training the company feels is required to maintain your skills level or due to updates and changes to the business or equipment.

You need to see this role as a career choice and as such you need to develop yourself and drive yourself and also request training where applicable.


All areas which you work in are your responsibility to keep tidy and must always be under control.

You must control your working environment and carryout 5’s inspections to keep the standards high.

Health & Safety

Never risk take, always keeping safety as the main priority.

Always follow the safety procedures.

Record any near misses.

Using the correct tools and techniques you need to be able to perform firm/strong grasping on a frequent basis and be able to push, pull, and lift to 25 kilos.

Assist the plant engineer in making sure no equipment on site is unsafe and all relevant repair work and checks have been completed.

Make sure all people working within and around the machine’s zones are following all the Health & Safety rules including wearing PPE etc.

Working hours

6am - 2pm, 2pm-10pm (Monday to Friday) & 10pm-6am (Monday night to Saturday morning)

Must be flexible as can be needed to work any shift, as well as weekend work

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