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Ross joined Workforce in September 2016  with a focus on recruiting within Technical & Engineering across the UK, with a particular focus on the Midlands. For the past two and a half years he has gained some valuable experience recruiting Quality, Design, Health & Safety, Maintenance, Electronics and Manufacturing & Production Engineers across the Automotive, Aerospace/defense, Manufacturing and Energy sectors.

Ross Howarth's jobs: 13 jobs

Ross Howarth's jobs:
13 jobs

I am currently recruiting for a world renowned privately-owned enterprise trading on a global basis, supplying precision machined components, fabrications and assemblies to leading OEM's in the aerospace, defence, marine, power generation and nuclear markets, demonstrating an impressive health and safety culture.

Salary 35,000 - 40,000 p.a.
The Supplier Quality Engineer will be responsible for developing and improving the Supply Chain product quality; managing process improvement and new product introduction.

Day to Day responsibilities:
•Proactive engagement with nominated suppliers to manage quality performance
•New Product Introduction supplier development & qualification process confirmation • Supplier process capability studies
•Management of non-conforming parts including containment, investigation and subsequent 8D process
•Technical liaison between suppliers and Bromford on part or process issues, ensuring timely resolution and close out
•Supplier PFMEA and DFMEA documentation generation, submission and approval
•Process improvement and cost down project management with suppliers
•Quality and Supplier related KPI's and Business review participation
•New ways of working - e.g. release at source for onward processing etc.

The successful candidate for the Supplier Quality Engineers position will have the following experience:
•Previous experience working within a Supplier Quality role - Essential
•Educated to HNC or equivalent within a relevant engineering discipline - Desirable
•Lean manufacturing and six sigma experiences - Desirable
•Experience with PFMEA & DFMEA documentation - Essential

Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.
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£23000 - £25000
A leading global FMCG client are looking to recruit for a Warehouse Supervisor to work alongside and support their in-house dispatch function. You will be responsible for the day to day running of the Quality Control team along with training and development of individual and new team members.

Salary: From 20,000 - 25,000 p.a.

Suitable for: Warehouse Supervisor, Warehouse Team Leader, Dispatch Supervisor

The Role
The Warehouse Supervisor will be responsible for managing a team to ensure dispatch activities are carried within the allocated time period. You will be responsible for ensuring you drive productivity by allocating appropriate tasks throughout the team.

Responsibilities:
Liaising with Production and Procurement across all sites to achieve out-loading schedules.
Responsible for O.T.I.F delivery of all customers.
Controlling of loading bays & that the operation of these comply with H&S regulations.
Responsible for pallet control/reconciliation.
Responsible for the leadership of his/her team to deliver the customer objectives, using excellent communication techniques using, team meetings, disciplinarians, absence counselling & health and safety audits.
Management of dispatch team leaders, key colleagues and operatives.
Ensuring load plans, temperature checks, and maximum pallet utilization is undertaken and paperwork is filed & passed onto the relevant departments.

The Person
The successful candidate for the Warehouse Supervisors position will have the following experience:
A minimum of two years experience working within a transport & logistics environment - Essential
Working within a FMCG/Food environment - Desirable

WorkForce manufacturing are responsible for placing several hundred dedicated operatives out to work every day across the West Midlands. We operate from several prime locations in the area, and are likely to have an office right near you. Job categories include; Order picking, Warehouse, Stores, Despatch, Packing, Assembly, Machine operating and FLT Driving. We are always on the lookout for the very best talent, so if you know anyone, refer them to our professional and friendly team who will be more than happy to help.
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A well-established global leading service provider of flight critical precision forged and machined components are looking to recruit a Research and Development Engineer to deliver multiple projects. You will be accountable for running, reviewing, analysing and researching up and coming Blue Sky Technologies.

Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 p.a. + benefits

Suitable for: Research Engineer, Senior Research Engineer, Project Engineer


The Role

You will lead and drive projects to completion to deliver multiple projects on time within budget. You will work with various cutting edge technologies, including the ability to watch, review, analyse and research Blue Sky Technologies.

Responsibilities will include:

Developing the current R&D area utilising the technology projects already in process.
Delivering capital investment papers linked to the company strategy and ensure delivery of returns on investment expected.
Working with partners whether industry specialists or academic institutions to progress opportunities to benefit the business.
Being able to plan and see projects to completion using methodical approaches such as TRL's and MCRL's.
The ability to deploy new technologies fully from concept to validation criterion, championing the projects within the business.
Working with cross-functional departments to progress new and existing projects to meet targets and integrate into production.


The Person

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following:
BEng, MEng, PhD or equivalent within a relevant field.
Proven achievements that have been demonstrated throughout their career.
A good mix of academic and practical experience within a relevant field.

Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions.
We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!!
We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.
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A leading global FMCG client are looking to recruit for Production Supervisor to join and help support within their in-house production team. You will have supervisory responsibility for a team of production line leaders and warehouse team leaders ensuring that all operational and warehouse activities are completed accurately, concisely and to the required standards of quality.
Suitable for: Production Line Leaders, Shift Leader, Process Team Leader
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 7am - 5pm
Responsibilities will include:
Supervision and ongoing operational performance of a team of warehouse and pack house staff including support staff.
Ensuring that all information and systems required for the accuracy and ongoing effectiveness of the prophet data input system is managed correctly.
To work within a delivery, production output schedule.
To analyse the ongoing performance of the operation and staff ensuring high levels of performance and output.
The schedule orders effectively, maximising efficiencies and operational throughput.
Ensuring the ongoing accuracy of all customer specific data including label management and product identification.
Cross training and developing staff, provide support and ensure that team members are instructed and supervised effectively.
Ensuring the total stock traceability is maintained throughout the intake and dispatch of all stock using the ERP electronic data capture system.
The Person
The successful candidate for the Production Line Leaders position will have the following experience:
3-5 years' experience within a warehouse or packhouse environment in a FMCG supervisory capacity is essential.
Experience in prophet data input systems is essential including data input, reconciliation and reports - Essential
An understanding of supply chain for exotic fruits and vegetables - Desirable
Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions.
We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!!
We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.
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Our client are a world renowned manufacturer of Hydraulic Valves and manifolds. They require an experienced Manufacturing Engineer for their busy operations.

Day to day duties will include the following:
•Provide full hydraulic engineering and technical support across the manufacturing department to ensure production operation is maintained all times (Essential)
•Manage internal projects within agreed timeframes and to budget (Essential)
•Produce and maintain relevant internal documentation to company standards, ensuring they are clear, concise and understandable (Essential)
•Coach and support staff where required (Essential)
•Generate, develop and update PCP's and VCP's & Control Plans (Essential)
•Design and develop assembly and testing fixtures to meet the departmental needs, liaising with the manufacturing staff when required to arrange fabrication (Essential)
•Identify and lead cost reduction and process efficiencies improvement activities, including provision of documentation relating to costing savings and any efficiencies (Essential)
•Support prototype builds ensuring that all special requirements are met (Essential)
•Support production by working closely with supervisors in respect of tooling requests (Essential)
•Specify and purchase facilities to aid production, liaising with relevant internal departments where needed (Essential)

As a person you will need the following qualities and experience:
•Proven experience of working in a manufacturing environment (Essential)
•Experience of managing projects, delivering on time and within budget (Essential)
•Excellent working knowledge of hydraulics and / or pneumatics essential (Essential)
•Excellent working knowledge of lean principles, including kaizen, Kanban etc (Essential)
•HNC/HND level in manufacturing or mechanical engineering (Essential)

Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.
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I am currently recruiting for a tier 1 supplier into the automotive industry are currently looking to recruit for a Toolroom Supervisor to join and lead their in-house tool room.
Suitable for: Tool Room Supervisor, Toolmaker, Tool Maker, Tooling Engineer
Hours - Mon - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 1pm
A position has become available for an experienced Toolroom Supervisor to undertake tool room activities for our client who are a renowned manufacturer of pressed components to the automotive industry.
Day to Day duties will include the following:
-Manage, coach and develop a high performing tool room team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
-Support new project tooling from commissioning stages through to start of Production
-Supervise/Manage the running and plan activities of the tool room facilities and toolmakers, ensuring the tool room is a safe environment in line with health, safety and environmental requirements
-check dimensions with precision measuring instruments like micrometers and gauges
-assemble, fit and repair tools
-using 2D and 3D computer aided design and manufacturing software (CAD/CAM)
-monitor the tools used on the manufacturing line to ensure efficient run rates and identify necessary repairs or possible improvements
-Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice tool room vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
-Assist in tooling buyoffs and trials
The successful candidate for the position of Tool maker will have the following experience:
-Strong toolmaking background in a power press manufacturing environment (Essential)
-Experience on multistage, single stage and draw tooling (Essential)
-Possess knowledge of working with steel, brass and aluminium (Essential)
-Competent in the operation of lathes, millers, grinders, presses, CNC Machines, spark wire eroders etc (Essential)
-Ability to use measuring equipment such as micrometes, verniers etc (Essential)

Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions.
We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!!
We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.
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A tier 1 supplier into the automotive industry are currently looking to recruit for a Toolmaker to join their in house tool room team.

Suitable for: Toolmaker

Hours - Mon - Friday 8 - 5pm

A position has become available for an experienced toolmaker to undertake tool room activities for our client who are a renowned manufacturer of pressed components to the automotive industry.
Day to Day duties will include the following:
To build, repair and maintain multistage progression and single stage press tools (Essential)
Producing new tools, repairs and maintenance to pre-determined times and estimates (Essential)
Strip, rebuild of tools for maintenance and re grind (Essential)
Provide tool maintenance service (Essential)
Die polishing and refurbishment (Essential)
Use of measuring equipment and operations of lathes, millers, grinders etc (Essential)

The successful candidate for the position of Tool maker will have the following experience:
•Strong toolmaking background in a power press manufacturing environment (Essential)
•Experience on multistage, single stage and draw tooling (Essential)
•Possess knowledge of working with steel, brass and aluminium (Essential)
•Competent in the operation of lathes, millers, grinders, presses, CNC Machines, spark eroders etc (Essential)
•Ability to use measuring equipment such as micrometes, verniers etc (Essential)
•Flexible to working rotating shifts and also have an excellent attention to detail (Essential)

Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.
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A leading global FMCG client are looking to recruit for a Quality Control Supervisor to work alongside and support their in-house Quality function. You will be responsible for the day to day running of the Quality Control team along with training and development of individual and new team members.

Salary: From 22,000 - 23,000 p.a. + Pension

Suitable for: Quality Control Team Lead, Quality Control Supervisor

The Role
The Quality Control Supervisor will be responsible for the day to day functioning of the QC team along with training and development of individual and new team members.

Responsibilities:
To ensure that the Quality Manual and Good Manufacturing practices are maintained.
To be responsible for maintaining and improving BRC, TFMS, HACCP and Operational Hygiene and safety practices.
To implement positive release systems from the Pack House, to lead the team using excellent communication techniques.
To measure and record all operation KPI into the business data capture system, ensuring all practices are conducted within the business technical parameters, and produce high quality reports.
To ensure the quality of products supplied to the company meet the procurement specifications.
To monitor the conditioning, grading, packing and quality through to final delivery to ensure that customer specifications are strictly adhered to.

The Person
The successful candidate for the Quality Control Supervisors position will have the following experience:
Educated to QCF level 5 - 6l in a Food Science, Horticulture or Agricultural based discipline - Desirable
Experience of a FMCG environment - Essential
A minimum of two years' experience working within a managerial position - Essential

WorkForce manufacturing are responsible for placing several hundred dedicated operatives out to work every day across the West Midlands. We operate from several prime locations in the area, and are likely to have an office right near you. Job categories include; Order picking, Warehouse, Stores, Despatch, Packing, Assembly, Machine operating and FLT Driving. We are always on the lookout for the very best talent, so if you know anyone, refer them to our professional and friendly team who will be more than happy to help.
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£35000 - £40000
A well-established global leading tier 1 supplier into the aerospace industry who specialise in the design and manufacture of precision forged and machined components are looking to recruit for a NPI Engineer to support their in-house functions.

Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 p.a.
Hours: Monday - Thursday 7.30 - 4.30
Friday 7.30 - 12.30

Suitable for: NPI Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineer, Production Engineer


The Role

The NPI Engineer will be responsible for supporting current production whilst looking at implementing improvements as well as implementing NPI work. The NPI Engineer will be hands on in developing methods and process improvements across a number of in-house functions.

Responsibilities will include:
Developing machining methods/practices
Generating CAM programmes and inspection techniques
New Product Introduction evaluation for customers and internal use
Writing and proposing CAPEX projects to generate value from investment
Working on implementing lean initiatives
Participating in R&D projects as necessary to further business interests

The successful candidate for the NPI Engineers position will have the following:

HNC qualified or equivalent within a relevant engineering discipline - Desirable
Machining experience with various metals, machine configurations and multi axis work (5 axis milling experience) - Desirable
CAD/CAM experience - Essential
Delcam software - Desirable

Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.
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