Career Opportunities at Reliance

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Reliance is committed to company development through internal employee growth and selective recruitment. Reliance seeks to employ people who can demonstrate the key values of reliability, integrity and innovation.

To apply for a vacancy, please send your CV to careers@reliance.co.uk

We are currently looking to recruit for the following positions:

Manufacturing Engineer - Rod Cell

A vacancy has arisen for a full-time Manufacturing Engineer within our Rod Cell. Ideally candidates should have previous experience in operating CNC machines, be forward looking, willing to embrace change and Continual Improvement. They should be conscientious, self-motivated and willing to help others within the department. They must be diligent and have a good attention to detail.

This will be a hands-on production role and requires flexibility and there will be a requirement to work on 2 shifts 5 days a week and overtime as needed.

Responsibilities may, at times, extend to other areas but key responsibilities are outlined below:

  • Be able to set and operate CNC lathes, Centreless Grinding Machines and CNC drilling machines.
  • Have a working knowledge of Fanuc controls.
  • Be comfortable working in a small team of people.
  • Working with precision parts and handling with care and attention.
  • Problem solving and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings.
  • Strict adherence to written processes & procedures.
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To apply, please complete an application form and send it to careers@reliance.co.uk 

CNC Turner

A vacancy has arisen for a full-time CNC Turner. Ideally candidates should have previous experience in operating CNC machines, be forward looking, willing to embrace change and Continual Improvement. They should be conscientious, self-motivated and willing to help others within the department. They must be diligent and have a good attention to detail.

This will be a hands-on production role and requires flexibility to work extra hours at short notice if required and a high degree of team work.

Responsibilities may, at times, extend to other areas but key responsibilities are outlined below:

  • Be a competent turner with experience working to tight tolerances (4-10 microns).
  • Editing and adjusting programs at the machine using Fanuc controls.
  • Be comfortable working in a small batch/short production environment involving frequent programming and setting.
  • liaising with production engineers to develop new projects and optimise route cards.
  • Problem solving and continuous improvement.
  • Working to very fine limits and adept with Inspection techniques. In-process inspection using CMM’s and various manual measuring equipment.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings.
  • Strict adherence to written processes & procedures.
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To apply, please complete an application form and send it to careers@reliance.co.uk 

Head of Component Manufacturing

Description

Reliance Precision is a family-owned and highly successful technology-led manufacturing group, with 250 employees based across our two sites in Huddersfield and Cork.  We have an opening for an individual to join us in the role of Head of Manufacturing at our semi-rural site, just south of Huddersfield.

We are looking for a Head of Manufacturing who can demonstrate effective leadership skills whilst being responsible for delivering tactical, frontline manufacturing support and ensuring we meet our own and our customers’ expectations on Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery.

Working closely with the Operations Director, the Head of Manufacturing will be responsible for managing up to five Team Leaders and overseeing up to 40 Manufacturing engineers, producing precision machined componentry in a high mix, low volume environment for the Aerospace, Defence, Space and Life Science sectors.

The position would suit an experienced people manager with accomplished interpersonal skills who is able to forge close working relationships with both internal & external stakeholders.

This is a newly created role, designed to provide depth and breadth to our operational infrastructure in readiness for the next stage of the Company’s growth.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • People:
    • Motivate, develop, and coach Team Leaders
    • Conduct Team Leader appraisals and provide input into the appraisals of their team members
    • Values driven: Actively promote our Blue Book principles to the workforce
    • Support Team Leaders in managing performance issues
    • Lead on visual management activity across the Manufacturing departments
  • Safety:
    • Promote a positive safety-first culture across manufacturing operations
    • Actively promote hazard awareness activities & attend monthly HS&E reviews
    • Drive enhanced levels of housekeeping & 5S
    • Ensure Risk Assessments, COSHH & PUWER documentation is relevant and up to date
  • Quality:
    • Deliver measurable reductions in scrap and non-value add activities
    • Ensure SPC system is used effectively to produce defect free product
    • Work with Inspection team to ensure CMM capacity matches production schedule
    • Verification of effectiveness of corrective actions in support of non-conformance
    • Actively promote and engage in Continuous Improvement projects
  • Delivery:
    • Work closely with Scheduling to ensure daily plan adherence
    • Drive optimised levels of performance through increases in Productive Hours / OEE
    • Engage with our subcon supply chain to ensure production targets are met
    • Support delivery of improved levels of Customer OTIF (target of 99%)
  • Costs:
    • Manage operational budgets and control variable costs
    • Deliver effective waste reduction initiatives
    • Drive improvements in key asset Utilisation & Reliability
    • Work with Production Engineers to optimise machine cycle & assembly times
    • Contribute to site and asset infrastructure growth through investment proposals
    • Lead on introducing further automation and new technology to improve cost effectiveness of manufacturing

 

Desirable Technical Skills

  • Demonstratable understanding of CI Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Experience of Visual Management systems
  • Interested in the latest precision engineering technologies
  • Well versed in capacity management/planning techniques
  • Familiar with manufacturing automation concepts (Robotised pallet loading)
  • Demonstratable understanding of quality tools (8D, RCCA, CAR, PPAP, AQPQ)
  • ERP/MRP experience (SAP/Epicor/Oracle/Microsoft Dynamics/Sage)
  • Inventory and Supply Chain Management experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Knowledge of AS9100, ISO9001, ISO13485, TS16949
  • Competent user of the Microsoft Office Suite having the ability to interpret complex data sets (intermediate/advanced Excel skills: Look-ups/Pivots etc)

 

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong precision engineering pedigree, ideally time-served apprentice
  • IOSH / NEBOSH Health & Safety Qualification
  • Green Belt Six Sigma experience
  • Knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation and human resources)
  • Customer facing exposure in a technical supply capacity
  • Three to five years’ experience in a management position, ideally within an automotive or aerospace engineering environment
  • Educated to degree level or proven experience as a plant operations manager having had P&L accountability

 

Desirable Personal Skills

  • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills
  • A natural motivator of people
  • Behavioural Safety Champion
  • Experienced in developing and supporting line managers through change
  • Strong interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships with people at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical, logical & target driven
  • The ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Adept at problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • A diligent and positive approach to work, with a mindset of continual improvement.

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, then please send your CV through to Mark Henson, Operations Director, Reliance Precision Limited.

mark.henson@reliance.co.uk

 

About Reliance

Reliance Precision is a specialist engineering company, with experience in providing custom-built, high reliability, precision instrumentation to customers from a diverse range of global markets, including Space and Life Science.

We are a well-established family-owned business, with a strong welfare ethos.  We are committed to providing the highest quality of product and service.

We operate from production sites in Huddersfield and Cork.

www.reliance.co.uk

Head of Assemblies

Description

Reliance Precision is a family-owned and highly successful technology-led manufacturing group, with 250 employees based across our two sites in Huddersfield and Cork.  We have an opening for an individual to join us in the role of Head of Assemblies at our semi-rural site, just south of Huddersfield.

We are looking for a Head of Assemblies who can demonstrate effective leadership skills whilst being responsible for delivering tactical, frontline assembly and stores support and ensuring we meet our own and our customers’ expectations on Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery.

Working closely with the Operations Director, the Head of Assemblies will be responsible for managing up to five Team Leaders and overseeing up to 40 Assembly engineers and stores personnel, operating within a high mix, low volume environment for the Aerospace, Defence, Space and Life Science sectors.

The position would suit an experienced people manager with accomplished interpersonal skills who is able to forge close working relationships with both internal & external stakeholders.

This is a newly created role, designed to provide depth and breadth to our operational infrastructure in readiness for the next stage of the Company’s growth.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • People:
    • Motivate, develop, and coach Team Leaders
    • Conduct Team Leader appraisals and provide input into the appraisals of their team members
    • Values driven: Actively promote our Blue Book principles to the workforce
    • Support Team Leaders in managing performance issues
    • Lead on visual management activity across the Manufacturing departments
  • Safety:
    • Promote a positive safety-first culture across our assembly and stores areas
    • Actively promote hazard awareness activities & attend monthly HS&E reviews
    • Drive enhanced levels of housekeeping & 5S
    • Ensure Risk Assessments & COSHH documentation is relevant and up to date
  • Quality:
    • Deliver measurable reductions in scrap and non-value add activities
    • Maintain and develop effective quality systems to ensure defect free product is shipped on time to the customer
    • Ensure test equipment is well maintained, calibrated and available to meet all production requirements
    • Verification of effectiveness of corrective actions in support of non-conformance
    • Actively promote and engage in Continuous Improvement projects
  • Delivery:
    • Work closely with Team Leaders to ensure daily plan adherence
    • Drive optimised levels of performance through increases in Productive Hours
    • Engage with Ops support and procurement to ensure timely availability of BOM items
    • Support delivery of improved levels of Customer OTIF (target of 99%)
  • Costs:
    • Manage operational budgets and control variable costs
    • Deliver effective waste reduction initiatives
    • Work with Production Engineers to optimise assembly times
    • Contribute to site and asset infrastructure growth through investment proposals
    • Lead on introducing further new technology to improve cost effectiveness of assembly and stores processes

 

Desirable Technical Skills

  • Strong knowledge of internal & external supply chain requirements
  • Demonstratable understanding of CI Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Experience of Visual Management systems
  • Interested in the latest automation & assembly techniques
  • Well versed in capacity management/planning techniques
  • Demonstratable understanding of quality tools (8D, RCCA, CAR, PPAP, AQPQ)
  • ERP/MRP experience (SAP/Epicor/Oracle/Microsoft Dynamics/Sage)
  • Inventory management experience
  • Knowledge of AS9100, ISO9001, ISO13485, TS16949
  • Competent user of the Microsoft Office Suite having the ability to interpret complex data sets (intermediate/advanced Excel skills: Look-ups/Pivots etc)

 

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • IOSH / NEBOSH Health & Safety Qualification
  • Green Belt Six Sigma experience
  • Knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation and human resources)
  • Customer facing exposure in a technical supply capacity
  • Three to five years’ experience in a management position, ideally within an automotive or aerospace engineering environment
  • Educated to degree level or proven experience as an assemblies manager

 

Desirable Personal Skills

  • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills
  • A natural motivator of people
  • Behavioural Safety Champion
  • Experienced in developing and supporting line managers through change
  • Strong interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships with people at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical, logical & target driven
  • The ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Adept at problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • A diligent and positive approach to work, with a mindset of continual improvement.

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, then please send your CV through to Mark Henson, Operations Director, Reliance Precision Limited.

mark.henson@reliance.co.uk 

 

About Reliance

Reliance Precision is a specialist engineering company, with experience in providing custom-built, high reliability, precision instrumentation to customers from a diverse range of global markets, including Space and Life Science.

We are a well-established family-owned business, with a strong welfare ethos.  We are committed to providing the highest quality of product and service.

We operate from production sites in Huddersfield and Cork.

www.reliance.co.uk

QHSE Engineer

Description

We have an opening for an individual to join us in the role of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) Engineer.

Reporting into the Head of Quality, the QHSE Engineer will be responsible for supporting Reliance Precision’s drive for quality excellence whilst ensuring that all HSE standards are met.  The QHSE engineering will have an active role in ensuring customer quality satisfaction is maintained and improved.

This is a new role for Reliance. We are looking for an QHSE Engineer who works well as part of a manufacturing team, actively drives for quality improvements, and shares their skills with others.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitating non-conformance management activities
    • Ensure customer complaints are dealt with in a timely fashion by cross-functional teams
    • Support 8D investigations into complex machining and assembly processes
    • Support Procurement team with complex supplier quality issues and supplier quality management
    • Provide quality facilitation for the completion of non-conformances relating to internal and external audits
  • Lead Quality Improvement Activities
    • Using data-driven methods to identify and lead quality improvement activities across the business
    • Deliver tangible savings to the business via Continuous Improvement projects
    • Support development and updates to the Business Management System and associated processes
  • Support development of a Safety and Quality culture
    • Facilitate safety and quality process awareness and training across the business
    • Lead by example for safety and quality behaviours and drive to improve
    • Act as the voice of the customer whenever quality concerns arise
    • Ensure robust data and metrics are available for all HSE and Quality activities
    • Work with customers to ensure quality expectations are captured and exceeded
  • Lead and support Quality and HSE audits
    • Be part of the internal audit team and ensure audits are carried out on time
    • Report non-conformances and support other departments in developing robust corrective actions
    • Support external audits as required
  • Support the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Champion
    • Provide support in implementing HSE projects and programmes
    • Be a point of contact for day-to-day HSE queries
    • Support the maintenance of HSE systems (ie. COSHH, Risk Assessments, Noise Surveys, etc.)

Desirable Technical Skills

  • A solid understanding of the key principles of AS9100 and ISO9001 Quality Management System requirements is essential
    • An understanding of ISO13485 is also desirable
  • Experience in leading internal and supplier audits
  • 8D and practical problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of ISO14001 and ISO45001 Environmental and Health & Safety management System requirements is desirable
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Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, HCD/HND, NEBOSH or equivalent in Engineering, Quality or HSE
  • Six Sigma Green-Belt qualification
  • At least 5 years industry experience in Quality Engineering or a mix of HSE and Quality Engineering

Desirable Personal Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships
  • Clear communication skills
  • Curiosity and a willingness to challenge organisational culture where necessary.
  • Adept at problem-solving and conflict resolution.
  • A diligent and positive approach to work, with a mindset of continual improvement.

Hours and place of work

38 hours per week, site-based with some working from home flexibility.

If you are interested in this opportunity, then please send your CV through to Alastair Wood.

If someone you know may be interested in this opportunity, then please ask them to contact Alastair.

alastair.wood@reliance.co.uk

posted 25/04/2022