Process Improver

Application Start Date06 APR 2018
Applcation End Date20 APR 2018
CountryGreat Britain
Functional AreaOperations
Career LevelProfessionals
CompanyOutokumpu Distribution UK Ltd.

Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel. We create advanced materials that are efficient, long lasting and recyclable – thus building a world that lasts forever. Stainless steel, invented a century ago, is an ideal material to create lasting solutions in demanding applications from cutlery to bridges, energy and medical equipment: it is 100% recyclable, corrosion-resistant, maintenance-free, durable and hygienic. Outokumpu employs 10 000 professionals in more than 30 countries, with headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and shares listed in Nasdaq Helsinki.

A vacancy has arisen for a Process Improver, within S.M.A.C.C., part of the Long Products Business Unit. The position reports to the Operations Manager, S.M.A.C.C. and is based in Sheffield, U.K.

Main responsibilities

  • Technically appraise production process parameters and conditions to ensure that the produced material is fit for customer use by taking immediate action to rectify any deficiencies.
  • Monitor parameters and conditions using daily Key Performance Indicator (KPI) format and report KPI’s daily with relevant remedial action plan where required within the daily management system.
  • Support Shift Teams with knowledge and expertise where required to ensure prompt and correct actions are taken with regards to the production process at a machine level.
  • Ensure that all non-standard production process events are thoroughly investigated and remedial action put in place where required.
  • Carry out process improvement work/trials on existing or new products/routes liaising with suppliers/customers and recommending subsequent operational changes to improve product quality, throughput, costs or yield.
  • Work within the manufacturing excellence programme as both a coach, expert or leader of teams.
  • Work in close co-operation with other functional areas to ensure the business objectives and KPI’s are met.
  • Ensure that SMACC continues to maintain full compliance with OHSAS 18001 and all other appropriate
  • Quality Standards with regards to the production process and that any assigned actions are completed in a timely manner
  • Carry out DuPont Safety Audits and manage any assigned audit actions or Quick Hazard Reports.
  • Deputise as required in the operations team.
  • Managing shift activities to comply with all existing and future safety, quality and environmental management systems.


  • Educated to a good standard or equivalent knowledge and understanding.
  • Proven experience of a range of engineering or manufacturing operations with a strong process related background.
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement techniques and their application
  • A good knowledge of the company’s health, safety and environmental procedures
  • An ability to solve problems through investigation and the application of sound solutions.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal & written.
  • Good organisation and team management ability.
  • An enthusiastic and self-motivated approach to work.
  • Some management experience, which is desirable.

How to apply

Please submit your application latest April 20th 2018 through this link