Production Engineer

  • Location: Bury
  • Contract: Full Time
  • Type: Operations
  • Open Until: 30th April 2024

Job Specification

About Us

Exyte Hargreaves is a mechanical HVAC contractor, specialising in Ventilation and Smoke & Fire Safety. We offer a comprehensive service spanning Design, Engineering (including Digital & BIM), Procurement & Manufacture, Installation and Testing & Commissioning). Our business operates across many core market sectors, including Energy & Decommissioning, Defence, Transport, Residential and Commercial.

For over 150 years we’ve delivered some of the most complex, challenging, iconic projects in the world.


The Role

The role sits within the operational level of the business and reports to the Operations Manager for Pre-Manufacturing.

The purpose of the role includes the receipt, technical analysis review and processing of information and coordinating product production work packs through to manufacture. You will oversee,

co-ordinate & execute product production processing activities supporting pre-manufacture as part of the integrated production team.


Key Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to the following;


  • To ensure production processes are and operated at maximum efficiency and speed consistent with the manufacturing plan and the quality requirements of the work.
  • To identify or isolate problems rapidly, assisting engineering, quality or technical specialists for rapid resolution.
  • To constantly seek ways of improving productivity and reducing costs.


  • To ensure that work is monitored as required for quality and to liaise with manufacturing quality team as required.
  • To ensure that good judgment and care in the handling and control of materials and processes is established across the factory to ensure that quality failures are minimised.
  • To ensure customer requirements and specifications are reviewed and understood before manufacturing is carried out.
  • To work together with Production, Quality & Project Management to provide excellent customer service levels.

Health and Safety

  • To ensure/support that all Health & Safety procedures are adhered to by staff and that work is conducted in a safe manner at all times.
  • To provide good judgment concerning incidents, hazards or potential hazards and take prompt and appropriate action.
  • To lead by example in all H&S policies and procedures at all times.


  • To minimise the waste of materials or productive time through the guidance, support and coaching of production staff.

Training & Flexibility

  • To undertake training as required by the company from time to time on new processes, management, machinery, safety or other matters relating to the development of a world-class manufacturing operation and a highly skilled, capable and flexible workforce.
  • To support a range of management tasks or projects as may be identified from time to time by the company or management team.
  • To seek improvement in personal performance and the performance of colleagues through training.
  • To ensure that employees within the team are sufficiently trained and flexible to meet the varying requirements of production.

Teamwork, Communication and Continuous Improvement

  • To maintain good and co-operative relationships with colleagues involved in other aspects of the process or operations in order to promote strong teamwork and co-operation across the company to meet customer requirements.
  • To ensure that all administrative tasks, reports, documentation and data collection and entry are carried out as required by the company.
  • To participate in improvement groups or teams to bring your own knowledge and experience, and those of others, to bear on improving processes, production or the working environment.
  • To seek prevention of faults, downtime and waste, and improvement in productivity, processes or the working environment through the exercise of good judgment, experience and the coaching and guidance of others.

The Working Environment

  • To ensure that the factory environment is kept in a clean, well-ordered, safe and hygienic condition.
  • To continually seek to review the factory layout to improve productivity, H&S and workflow.


Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Good level of numeracy/literacy/problem solving
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to complete work to a high standard
  • MIG/TIG Welding working knowledge
  • Metal Fabrication working knowledge
  • Computer skills including Company systems and Microsoft Excel, Word, etc.
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • KPI recording and interpretation.


Our Core Competencies

Our five Core Competencies set the foundation for collaboration, learning and development. They will help turn our Vision and Values into action; provide a common language to talk about our skills; and offer a common basis to drive success across our business.

  • Grow Talent. Our goal as an organisation is to attract competent people, retain dedicated employees and develop talented colleagues within each operational level to build a future-ready company.
  • Drive Results. To keep and grow our strong market position, we must transform our corporate strategy directly into measurable and sustainable results.
  • Take Ownership. We strive to establish an appreciative culture in which all employees feel empowered and take responsibility.
  • Embrace Change. To develop products and services that go beyond what is imaginable today.  We, as an organisation, must be agile.  As individuals we must remain curious.
  • Inspire Customers. Creating value for our clients is a key component of our growth strategy.  Therefore, client satisfaction should be an important motivator for us individually and collectively.

Exyte Hargreaves is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, religion, race, ethnic origin, disability, marital status or parental status. We base all our employment decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs.

To apply please get in touch by emailing or use the application form on this page to submit your application directly.

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