Continuous Improvement Technician

Location: Frome, Somerset
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Reference: SWICWACIT_1578307470
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Gap professional are operating as an employment agency on behalf of its client who are looking for a Continuous Improvement Technician

Job: Permanent
Location: Frome
Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm.
Salary: £32,000 - £35,000 pa

The successful candidate will have experience working in a similar role and therefore will be aware of the expectation for you to be highly self-awareness, professionally mature and be able to demonstrate the ability to influence, convince and motivate others at all level and use this to motivate those outside of your immediate team enabling you to deliver positive solutions
Your strength will lie in your ability to read beyond data and use your natural skill to capture the essence of the products required positioning and be well placed to roll out product plans, using your seasoned presentation skills.
You should be commercial aware with a very real understanding of the personal attributes that are required to succeed in this position to include, tenacity, working to changing deadlines and in a changing environment with the ability to problem solve and bring thought out and creative solutions using limited resources.


  • Investigate and analyse the factory gaps consumption in terms of ingredient and packing. Work in a dotted line with others department
  • Drive the improvement and training to reduce the product waste (production and process including packaging and ingredient)
  • Be responsible for the new product changeover implementation in process and on the production (in collaboration with NPD and the production manager)
  • Be responsible for the training of the process and production operator when a new changeover is implemented
  • Be responsible for the process and production recovery by making sure everybody is aware and trained properly (including ingredient and packaging on the production lines)
  • To ensure every operator are following the rules in terms of waste management (recovery, priming, pushes, etc)
  • Plan and run trial in the factory to achieve your objective of reducing wastage and increasing the efficiency of the production line
  • Co-ordinate the execution of all medium-term action plans & ensure resolution in a timely, sustainable & cost-effective manner
  • Create a standard of good practices record the data for the development of operators' skills
  • Cover the cost controller during his holidays
  • Assist the production manager on some mission


  • Graduate in food industry, Junior accepted
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement activities in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working in a food factory
  • Problem solving skills and driven and determined to achieve results
  • Be able to show vision and have ambition to make change happen
  • Strong analytical, project and product management skills, a thorough understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate into operational requirements and potentials
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office
  • Open minded
  • Organisation skills
  • To inspire and positively influence others
  • Verbal and written communication skills in English

Company Package

  • Market Leader in their products and sector
  • £32,000 - £35,000 pa
  • Company pension 6% employer contribution
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Company sick pay
  • 4 x Death in Service
  • Wellbeing initiatives - Free flu jabs, free eye tests, £90 contribution to prescription lenses

Closing date is 20th December 2019

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