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Project Engineer- 37978

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Bridgend
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/11/2011
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The Company:
Our client is one of Britain's most established Automotive companies.

The Role:
Launch Plan & Workforce Readiness Leader (LP&WR)role consists of the following:

- Develop a comprehensive training strategy to ensure the workforce is prepared for the upcoming launch
- Includes training for new product and technology related to processes, facilities, tooling and equipment
- Work in coordination with other Plant personnel to implement
- Ensure Product Specialist Group (PSG) and Launch Skilled Trade Specialist (LSTS) Group programs are in place to support the launch
- Support Launch Management Team and staff organisations in developing staffing plans and training budgets for Plant Launch Team
- Support HR Management in communicating roles and responsibilities of the PSGs and LSTSs to OCM, union leadership, and area management Interface with HR, union(s), and operations management to implement selection criterion, process, and requirement dates
- Prepare PSGs and LSTSs for their new role in launch by following established PSG & LSTS training programs Implement, assess and report all launch training and follow VO & PTO related launch tasks and deliverables (LQOS Tasks 116 & 203 and Plan for Every Person (PFEP), respectively)
- Ensure that appropriate training systems are in place to support launch training activities
- Determine training facility and equipment requirements for launch training
- Work with plant HR to develop, secure and manage a launch training budget that supports workforce readiness
- Ensure training specifications are utilised by suppliers/OEMs, other providers and internal customers to ensure effective implementation and evaluation of training
- Utilise project management skills to manage training budgets, related tasks, standards, timing and resources. Utilise appropriate tracking tools (Example: MS Project,
- Master Schedule, Launch Planning & Assessment Process (LPA), Manufacturing Roadmap) for successful completion of deliverables
- Provide process leadership to the Plant team through the use of established training standards and models
- Support implementation of Coporate initiatives (eg Safety, FPS, GPDs, APQP, Six Sigma, Launch QOS, Quality) ensuring flawless execution of launch process
- Support extraordinary Quality launch-related initiatives (Process Verification, FCPA, etc)
- Support organisational transformation and culture change initiatives
- Document best practices/lessons learned throughout the launch for training related tasks, participate in documenting launch team lessons learned, ensuring organised, cost-effective process for launching new product/facility

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Experience in production, engineering and/or maintenance in a manufacturing environment
- Ability to work effectively with all levels of management, union and hourly workforce
- Experience leading/directing/coaching manufacturing and maintenance training specialists within the organisation
- Experience with project management
- Experience selecting/developing training programs and purchasing technical training equipment
- Experience with integration of technical training within several areas of the organisation in conjunction with HR, experience conducting Best-In-Class Selection Programs for production and skilled employees
- Ability to effectively utilise basic MS Office software Prior Ford experinece in Project Management
- Technical/OD/Manufacturing Degree, with experience in a heavy manufacturing environment
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