A Lean Manufacturing Operative will be expected to carry out their work safely and meet the exacting quality standards demanded in a fast paced and efficient processing environment and develop into a multi-skilled operator through process ownership. A lean manufacturing operative can be required to carry out manufacturing activities on multiple products with different specifications consecutively e.g. automotive manufacturing – Multi models manufacturing results in the manufacturing of different models of vehicle with different specification variants within a high volume environment.
They will be required to prepare, control, contribute to and complete manufacturing operations, and follow manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs) whilst adhering to specific safe working policies & procedures. A Lean Manufacturing Operative will be responsible for maintaining Health and Safety requirements at all times e.g. wearing correct Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) correct use of equipment and tooling, safe stopping and resetting of machinery, maintain an organised work area e.g. 5s (Sifting, Sorting, Sweeping, Spick & Span and Sustain) ensuring the safe disposal of waste in line with environmental systems and regulatory requirements (ISO 14001). They will be required to contribute, develop and support improvement in the manufacturing operation using continuous improvement methods, kaizen tools, process visualisation using lean principles and problem solving tools and techniques. They will be responsible for carrying out quality checks throughout the manufacturing operations to ensure quality is built in and that any defects or concerns are highlighted and dealt with in line with relevant quality standards (ISO 9002).
Here at KSA we understand that not all businesses are same, especially since the arrival of Covid-19 and the difficulties it brings. With this in mind we do not deliver ‘off the shelf apprenticeships’, we prefer to offer a personal service to match our clients needs.
KSA will work with your development team to develop & design a bespoke apprenticeship programme that focuses on tackling real issues within your business. We will ensure that any programme aligns to client strategies as well as offering the flexibility needed to fit in with your current day to day demands.
This approach sees our current client rating on the Find apprenticeship training website stand at 100% excellent, with our key strengths being identified as ‘Adapting to my needs’ ‘Communication with employers’ and ‘Improving apprentice skills’.
We have also seen further praise from Ofsted, with the following comments being extracted directly from our last report published 11/03/2020.
‘Leaders and managers have a clear vision and strategy for the programmes that they offer. They work with the employer closely to plan and deliver the curriculum to meet its workforce development needs. Apprentices develop significant new knowledge, skills and behaviours as a result of their studies. They learn the theory of improvement techniques and apply it to real work projects that have tangible business benefits.’
‘Staff plan and deliver the curriculum so that apprentices develop and apply their theory knowledge to challenging work-based projects. The employer is closely involved in identifying projects that are matched well to apprentices’ job responsibilities and their business needs.’
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