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Senior Warehouse Team Member
Purpose:  
Reporting to the Workshop Team Leader, the role of the senior warehouse team member is to take responsibility for all processes within the warehouse, including incoming goods inspection, stock put away, and production order picking/distribution to the work centres.
Working in conjunction with the team leader, the senior team member will ensure safe operations, product quality, stock accuracy and efficient delivery.
The senior member is the lead worker and expert in the process, who with the assistance of the Quality Specialist, Technical Lead and Team Leader ensures smooth operation of their area and drives process improvements. 
KAR’s:
  • Responsible for Safety within their working area
  • Safety – helps the Team leader establish Risk Assessments and train others in the risks and controls
  • Expert in all aspects of the process, able to set up, trouble shoot, train and drive continuous improvement
  • Working alongside the technical leads to identify areas of improvement of the warehouse operations
  • Ensures stock accuracy
  • Takes personal pride and responsibility for the quality of all activities in his or her area. Ensuring all QC checks are completed before items leave to the next area.
  • Work with the Team leader to Manage scheduling of work by prioritising workload to ensure the weekly production plan is met by setting clear goals.
  • Request appropriate multiskilled team members to ensure production requirements are fulfilled
  • Owner/Custodian of all equipment and tooling in the area, ensuring it is properly set up, maintained, and replaced/upgraded, as necessary. 
  • Reporting performance, including escalation of any engineering, quality or material supply issues in their areas (stop and fix)
  • Ensuring all employees are working to standard in their area and quality checks are carried out with timely feedback given
  • Maintaining and improving 5s and standard work within their area and driving daily improvements through Kaizen.
  • Feedback to Team Leader on employee’s performance working in their area.
  • Supporting the training and development of the team.
  • Working alongside the technical leads to identify areas of improvement.
Critical Experience/Skills Required:
  • Makes decisions within standard working procedures and methods.
  • Effective communicator and results orientated team player, confident in their own skills and knowledge
  • Self-starter and motivated
  • Attention to detail and quality focused
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Strong Organisational skills
  • Knowledge of performance metrics and KPIs
  • Critical thinker with experience of problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable supervising small teams in a production/workshop environment
  • Oversees the implementation of new processes



Multi-Skilled Warehouse Team Member
Purpose:  
The role of a multi-skilled team member is to undertake a range of production tasks across differing areas of the warehouse, according to daily production demands.
Ensuring and taking ownership to operate in a safe, productive, and high-quality manner according to SOPs and training given.
KAR’s:
  • Works in a safe manner, always adopting best practices and wearing appropriate PPE and raising near misses.
  • Is personally accountable for completing their day to day activities in accordance with training, SOPs and Drawings
  • Records work times and explains any deviations to Routing time
  • Proactively suggests improvements in processing, tooling and equipment to increase safety, quality and efficiency.
  • Checks quality of own operations and incoming goods, recording and communicating findings inline with procedures.
  • Responsible for looking after equipment, ensuring issues are raised with team leader
  • Escalation of any problems in completing their day to day targets/work e.g. product quality and job training, adopting stop & fix approach
  • Maintain housekeeping to a high standard, ensuring work areas used are kept to standard at all times, cleaning up as you go.
  • Ensuring Stock accuracy through day to day discipline and regular stock checks.
Critical Experience/Skills Required:
  • Works in accordance with procedures and rules
  • Confident to ask for help or clarity when required
  • Team player, prepared to support their colleagues to ensure the team targets are met
  • Read Drawings to good level
  • Complete quality checks and use all measuring equipment in the QC test room
  • Can do approach and always looks to make improvements in ways of working.
  • Willingness to undertake a range of tasks and learn new skills.
  • Use of general workshop tools both fixed and hand.
  • Ability to demonstrate working at the right level for all of the processes.
  • Packing of products to SOPs.
  • Use of Nav for Assembly Orders, Handhelds for Picking etc.
  • Basic PC Skills


Maintenance Engineer 
Purpose:  
Reporting to the Engineering Manager you are responsible for the maintenance of our facilities and production equipment at the Hadleigh Site.  You will work alongside the production teams and the facilities co-ordinator
KAR’s:
  • Carry out breakdown and preventative maintenance
  • Carry out routine facilities actions, repairs and maintenance
  • Liaise with external contractors and service providers as necessary
  • Establish Professional/Preventative maintenance schedules to ensure we get the most from our equipment
  • Work with the production team to establish and implement Autonomous maintenance
  • Assist with the introduction of new equipment and processes
  • Troubleshoot equipment/process problems to root cause, implement permanent solutions to prevent recurrence of the problem(s)
  • Work with the production team to improve machine/process performance in terms of safety, quality and performance (OEE)
  • Establish and document ways of working and systems for maintenance
Critical Experience/Skills Required:
  • Proven multiskilled maintenance experience in a production environment
  • Must be practical with ability to work on own initiative
  • Practical experience of TPM and deployment as appropriate
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Enjoys developing ways of working and documenting approaches and records
  • Be able to work independently under pressure and within a team environment as well
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • PC literate, with knowledge of MS Windows applications (Excel & Word)
  • To have a flexible, can-do approach, be results orientated, self-motivated with drive and initiative.
  • Ability to identify areas of improvement & implementation.
  • Desire to progress within your role.
  • HNC/HND Engineering, NVQ Engineering Maintenance or Equivalent Experience


Production Supervisor (Late/Evening Shift)
Purpose:  
Reporting into the Production Manager the role of the Production Supervisor is to lead, organise, motivate and work alongside the team to ensure efficient production is achieved ensuring targets are met whilst taking responsibility for Safety, People, Quality, Delivery and Cost on the late shift.
The team leader will encourage and lead a culture of working safely to our Standard Work Processes whilst delivering the production requirements with a small and flexible team made up of multiskilled craftsmen and agency staff.
Area Coverage:
  • Preparation
  • Finishing (Powder Coating, Antiquing)
  • Wiring and Assembly
  • Metal forming and machining
KAR’s:
  • Ultimate responsibility for people and resources on site, during late shift.
  • Responsible for Safety on site
  • Supervision of a flexible multiskilled team comprising of permanent and agency staff.
  • Establishing production priorities with production managers and team leaders ensuring the weekly production plans is met by setting clear goals
  • Adopt a multi skilled approach to ensure holidays and absences are fully covered
  • Reporting performance, including escalation of any engineering, quality or material supply issues in their areas (stop and fix)
  • Ensuring all employees are working to standard in their area and quality checks are carried out with timely feedback given
  • Maintaining and improving 5s and standard work within their area and driving daily improvements through Kaizen.
  • Supporting the training and development of the team
  • Working with team leaders to identify areas of improvement and develop a training needs assessment to support improvement.
Critical Experience/Skills Required:
  • Works in collaboration with others outside of their direct group to realise production targets, quality and health and safety standards
  • Makes decisions within standard working procedures and methods.
  • Effective communicator and results orientated team player, confident in their own skills and knowledge
  • Self-starter, motivated and reliable.
  • Attention to detail and quality focused
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Strong Organisational skills
  • Understands different approaches in directing the team e.g. delegation methods
  • Ability to work with and influence multiple areas and functions of the business.
  • Experience of managing and reviewing individual and team performance through full year and midyear reviews
  • Experience of Timely Absence management
  • Brings team members together to resolve differences and handles conflict maturely by exercising a give and take attitude to achieve a positive outcome.
  • Knowledge of performance metrics and KPIs
  • Critical thinker with experience of problem-solving skills
  • Competent with Microsoft office
  • Comfortable leading in a production/workshop environment with minimal support.
  • Knowledge of metal working, finishing and assembly processes.


Multi-skilled Operator (Late/Evening Shift)
Purpose:  
The role of a multiskilled operator is to undertake a range of production tasks across differing areas of the workshop, according to daily production demands.
Ensuring and taking ownership to operate in a safe, productive, and high-quality manner according to SOPs and training given.
Whilst there is an increasing level of skill and experience required across the levels, employees should expect to undertake any task across the levels that they capable of, even if a lower level.
KAR’s:
  • Works in a safe manner, always adopting best practices and wearing appropriate PPE and raising near misses.
  • Is personally accountable for completing their day to day activities in accordance with training, SOPs and Drawings
  • Records work times and explains any deviations to Routing time
  • Proactively suggests improvements in processing, tooling and equipment to increase safety, quality and efficiency.
  • Checks quality of own operations and escalates issues
  • Responsible for looking after equipment, ensuring issues are raised with team leader
  • Escalation of any problems in completing their day to day targets/work e.g. product quality and job training, adopting stop & fix approach
  • Maintain housekeeping to a high standard, ensuring work areas used are kept to standard at all times, cleaning up as you go.
Critical Experience/Skills Required:
  • Works in accordance with procedures and rules
  • Confident to ask for help or clarity when required
  • Team player, prepared to support their colleagues to ensure the team targets are met
  • Read Drawings to basic level
  • Complete level 1 quality checks and use basic measuring equipment
  • Can do approach and always looks to make improvements in ways of working.
  • Willingness to undertake a range of tasks and learn new skills.
  • Use of general workshop tools both fixed and hand.
Ability to demonstrate working at the right level for 5 of the Level 1 processes.








Why work at Jim Lawrence?



If you would like to apply or request further details on any of the roles,  please email us recruitment@jim-lawrence.co.uk

Jim Lawrence is a great British business success story – a family run business, set up on a farmhouse kitchen table, that in just 20 years has grown to be one of the country’s leading lighting and home furnishings retailers.

‘Nothing similar is quite the same’

As a vertical retailer we design, produce, and sell only our own products, without using middlemen or wholesalers, so we can offer the very best of British design with exceptional customer service. As result of our passion for building in house skills over the last 20 years, we now have an amazing array of roles at the company. With over 150 staff our job descriptions are as varied as welding to finance, product planning to graphic design and packaging. 

We offer our range of over 12,000 products via a variety of multi-channel shopping options including mail order, online, national events and via our showroom. We work hard at every step of the way to assist loyal customer base through the UK and world beyond and to continue to grow this iconic national brand.





Join the family



Working with us means joining an ever-growing family of talented artisan craftsmen and business influencers. Having such a cross section of skills and talents under one roof gives us the chance to offer a fantastically broad range of new challenges throughout our staff, and our exciting career development programmes are tailored to help you grow and make the most of every opportunity within the business.

At the heart of this company we still have a ‘roll your sleeves up and get it done’ mentality that means everyone pitches in and helps no matter what the challenge – there’s no corporate boardrooms here! People tend to stay…we have an amazingly high staff retention rate (averaging 90% annually) which is testament to a genuine belief that our business is only as strong as the links that bind it.

So, if you are looking for an interesting job that challenges and stretches you, in an environment where it’s not unusual to be greeted by a big friendly black Labrador then we are the company for you! We are always keen to hear from new talent, even if your perfect role isn’t currently listed above.

If you would like to apply or request further details on any of the roles, please email us your CV to recruitment@jim-lawrence.co.uk


Meet the makers



Naturally we like to showcase our finished products as a brand, but what about what goes on behind the scenes? Like any successful company, Jim Lawrence is nothing without the talented people who work here and we  think it’s high time we introduced you to some of them. 


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