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Process & Product Engineering Manager

City:  Aberdare
Country/Region:  GB

About Prysmian Group


Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Each year, the Group manufacturers thousands of miles of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, as well as medium low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. We also produce a comprehensive range of optical fibers, copper cables and connectivity for voice, video and data transmission for the telecommunication sector. We are almost 29,000 employees, across 52 countries. Everyone at Prysmian Group has the potential to make their mark; because whatever you do, wherever you are based, you will be part of a company that is helping transform the world around us. Click on this link to view our video "Make your Mark"


Team Overview and Job Responsibilities



The role is based at the Aberdare manufacturing facility.  The address is Prysmian Cables & Systems Limited, Harriet Street, Trecynon, Aberdare, South Wales, CF44 0TD. 


Reporting to the Plant Manager, with secondary reporting lines to the UK Engineering Director. The position will be responsible for providing technical support and solutions to improve all aspects of the sites manufacturing processes, offering coaching to all team members, while using continuous improvement and proactive methodologies to ensure that optimum material, machine efficiencies, and quality are achieved. Managing the delivery of plant development initiatives/projects. As a member of the site leadership team there will be a need to drive the overall plant progression in areas outside of direct control.


Specific responsibilities will include;


  • Provide day-to-day support to the sites production processes, including root-cause identification and rectification of process faults.
  • Regular RFT and COPQ analysis to identify process issues (4M) and develop / implement actions to drive measurable improvement.
  • Optimise process capability by providing appropriate process conditions and control limits.
  • Propose, evaluate, manage and implement improvement projects to provide cost savings in DTC, material, machine and manpower efficiency.
  • Manage materials balance and material efficiency to ensure a sustained year on year improvement, through daily management of scrap and overuse.
  • Departmental interface, decision maker on potential orders / new design capability.
  • Interpret cable design specifications and provide Process Instructions and Job Details, line side training to relevant resources.
  • Specify, develop and purchase tooling and equipment for production.
  • Supervise the industrialisation of new processes, materials and product developments.
  • Technically evaluate, approve and introduce products, new materials and multisource suppliers as well as managing DTC (design to cost) activities.
  • Commission new equipment and manufacturing processes.
  • Monitor and report on relevant key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Establish and maintain technical and training documentation.
  • Provide support for quality complaints, including where necessary customer interface and visits.
  • Support site activity, including Customer visits, Factory Acceptance Tests, Audits and campaigns.



Who are we looking for?


The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, in a Technical discipline with proven experience in improvement methods and techniques. Candidates will also be able to demonstrate proven analytical and problem-solving skills within a manufacturing process environment and have a hands-on approach to their work. In addition, candidates will have the drive and determination to make things happen and to achieve objectives without compromising standards.


Excellent communication skills both written and verbal are essential, as is the ability to work independently and within a team





Prysmian Group, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, aims to attract and recruit individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities, who will enhance the quality of service and contribute to the Group’s success. Prysmian Group is committed to the development of an organization that prioritizes talent, where people feel respected, appreciated and free to fully express their human potential.


Prysmian Group strongly believes that diversity drives meritocracy and brings significant value at all levels of the organization, increases the possibility of capturing market opportunities and maximizing value for our customers and shareholders.


Prysmian Group bases its decisions on principles of equality, with evaluations based on the type of position and with a focus on best practices so individuals succeed based on their efforts and skills and their alignment with applicable job requirements.


Line Mangers, Hiring Managers, HR Corporate and HR Local are responsible for ensuring that diversity and inclusion are respected during the recruiting process. Unconscious bias and stereotypes must not influence our selection processes. We look for the best candidates and for the real value they can bring into the organization. We value meritocracy. We value diversity. We turn off our bias. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, colour, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions ,or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.


Prysmian Group will endeavour to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.


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