The Manchester site of Brooks Automation designs, develops, manufactures, installs and services automated sample management systems for major pharmaceutical and bio-pharma companies around the world.
Additionally, the site provides a range of Consumables and Instrumentation (C&I) and software platforms to support the full lifecycle of sample management.
The Company is currently looking to recruit an experienced and professional Manufacturing & Installations Manager for its Automated Refrigerated Stores business unit.
The Manufacturing & Installation Manger leads production activities on site in addition to field installation around the world.
Also overseas facility Maintenance with the following key responsibilities :
Through a team of supervisors, lead the day to day activities of a team of Mechanical & Electrical technicians and Assembly Operators.
These are engaged in the manufacture of a number of customer projects, either in preparation for a customer Factory Acceptance Test (cFAT) or for direct shipment and installation at a customer site.
Manages and coordinates resources to support system installations worldwide.
Reviews manufacturing and installation workload, adjusting capacity accordingly where necessary, and ensuring sufficient resources.
Develops reporting mechanisms and provides the necessary information to the commercial and project teams during the project lifecycle.
Assess infrastructure requirements and works to ensure these are in place to support production requirements.
Reviews and approves Manufacturing and Installation content of new customer quotations.
Supports New Product Development (NPD) opportunities.
Supports tool down’ situations at existing customer sites.
Represents the Manufacturing department during customer visits.
Developing systems and procedures to support ongoing ISO 9001 certification.
There are a number of key initiatives that the company is looking for the Manufacturing & Installation Manager to drive forward. These include :
Development of a culture with a strong focus on operational safety.
Drive productivity improvements at the Manchester site and on field installations.
Driving MRP utilization as the primary tool for managing the business.
Developing metrics and driving a culture of on-time in-full delivery.
Leading a culture of continuous improvement and employee engagement.
Skill Profile :
Bachelor (Hons) degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred.
Member of a recognised engineering institution and a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Experienced in managing within an MRP II environment and possess sufficient depth of understanding to comprehend day to day issues that arise and provide the necessary leadership in driving solutions.
Experience in working within and ETO, or configurable product manufacturing environment. Relatively low throughput high value.
Holds a recognised health and safety qualification (IOSH, NEBOSH or equivalent)
Competent in the Microsoft Office suite of products.
A recognised qualification in Continuous Improvement preferred.