Production Quality Manager

A Production Quality Manager is required who has an established track record and extensive experience in the thermoplastic or rubber process industry.

The Company

Abbey Masterbatch is a family owned specialist masterbatch manufacturer, established over 30 years ago, situated in Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire. The company is financially very stable with an excellent track record of continuous growth and profitability. Current number of employees is plus 40.

An extended expansion programme has been completed which increase the production capacity of most product grades substantially. This has already resulted in a number of additional management and other staff being employed.

The next phase of the programme is to employ a Production Quality Manager.

Role of Production Quality Manager

This is a support role to the general works management and quality department, aim of which is to improvements machine operation methods, plus increases in production rates, quality of products, reduction of waste, energy efficiency plus many other areas linked to a production operation.

Candidates must have a well-established track record preferably in the thermoplastic extrusion or rubber process industries. Must have a strong character, capable of working with different levels of management and have the ability to focus clearly. A good engineering background would be an advantage.

This should suit individuals who can prove they have several years of production management in a raw material conversion industry on continuous and batch process equipment. There are in excess of ten production lines. Raw material expenditure is in excess of several million pounds and the successful candidate must take control of all movements of these to ensure maximum conversion.

The position requires an individual to monitor the production operation from start to end. The focus will be on efficiency and control of material conversion, consistency of production, identification of maintenance and plant modifications to ensure improvements are achieved. Identification of areas of improvements with recommended solutions and implementation of improvement to ensure continuous and long term overall plant and product improvements. It will also involve in minimizing scrap and work in progress and the managed rework of these materials where allowed.

At all times liaising closely with existing production management and quality departments. Individuals must be capable of establishing where improvements are required, advising and ensuring these are carried out, plus continual monitoring to ensure new targets are met. Individual must be able to take control of their responsibility and make sure a continuous level of improvements are achieved. Clear interpretation and implementation is required.

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