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As one of the UK’s leading FF&E manufacturers and supply specialists we pride ourselves on our incisive thinking, outstanding service and whole-of-project delivery through solutions that optimise the use of space, enhance user experience and drive productivity. If you’d like to become part of our dedicated and passionate team, why not take a look at the current opportunities that are available.

Current Opportunities

40 hours per week

We are looking for an experienced and driven individual to join our Manufacturing team covering our sites in Macclesfield, Middleton and Bolton.

The main purpose of this role is to oversee the day to day running of a variety of production facilities including woodworking, metal fabrication, soft seating, and furniture assembly. Each production environment should be managed in line with SHEQ standards, in particular ensuring the production of quality components and finished goods to meet customer demand.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Execute the production schedule, ensuring that machinery and resources are available to meet production requirements. In addition, ensure optimisation of all resources to meet fluctuating demands.
  • Establishing production programme priorities, monitoring progress and revising schedules as necessary to address any issues that arise.
  • Continuously measure, evaluate and report on departmental performance against daily loading schedules.
  • Maintaining agreed SHEQ standards within all manufacturing areas, ensuring best practices are employed.
  • Maintain the manufacturing budget by controlling costs at all sites.
  • Utilise continuous improvement and Lean manufacturing techniques to initiate and implement improvements.
  • Manage, coach and mentor supervisory management and operational teams to increase engagement levels, and improve productivity.
  • Establish a development plan across manufacturing to achieve cross-functional multi skilling.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience within a similar role within the furniture industry. Additional requirements include:

  • Flexible in their approach, with the ability to prioritise a heavy workload with constant changing priorities.
  • Strong communication and people management skills with the ability to cultivate strong working relationships.
  • Appropriate experience of qualification in Lean manufacturing techniques and continuous improvement initiatives.

To apply, please complete an internal application form or submit a CV to Loren Carragher (loren.carragher@extentiagroup.co.uk).

Closing date: 30th September 2019

 

40 hours per week

We are looking for experienced Class 1 & Class 2 drivers to transport office furniture equipment to a variety of customers around the UK.

In addition to driving, there will also be a requirement for the installation of office furniture onsite.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

• Class 1 or Class 2 license along with recent driving experience.
• Flexible approach to work as there is an expectation that candidates will undertake installation onsite.
• A positive and professional attitude as the jobholder will be dealing with customers on delivery.
• Good manual dexterity as the use of hand tools for installation will be required.
• Experience in furniture assembly would be advantageous but is not essential as full training will be provided.

The jobholder will be expected to comply with relevant SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment, Quality) requirements, and embrace business improvements and changes in a positive manner.
There is an expectation that there will be approximately two overnight stays per week. Although the normal working days are Monday to Friday, there will be a requirement to work weekends where required.

To apply, please complete an internal application form or submit a CV to Loren Carragher (loren.carragher@extentiagroup.co.uk).

Closing date: 16th September 2019

40 hours per week

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Production Control team at our site in Macclesfield.

The main purpose of this role is to support the Production Control team in organising site production according to demand.

Key responsibilities include:

• Plan and prioritise work orders for various sites and products to ensure customer delivery requirements are met;
• Monitor jobs using daily progress reports to ensure on time completion;
• Address any material issues as they arise;
• Prepare and submit various reports including KPIs, performance reports, panel optimisation reports;
• Order sheet materials in line with demand and workload;
• Maintain KPIs in relation to output information;
• Raise orders in line with MRP suggestions to meet production requirements; and
• Communicate and work in conjunction with various departments including quality control, customer service and warehouse.

The successful candidate will have:

• Proven experience in a similar role in a busy production planning department;
• Extensive knowledge of production planning and quality control principles;
• Experience in using MRP software;
• Working knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems;
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.

To apply, please complete an internal application form or submit a CV to:

Dannii Wood-Wright (dannii.wood-wright@extentiagroup.co.uk).

Closing date: 30th September 2019

40 hours per week

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our production team at our site in Macclesfield.

The main purpose of this role is to operate sewing machinery in a safe manner and in accordance with work orders to the required standard as set out in departmental documentation/procedures.

Key responsibilities include:

• Operate and maintain sewing machinery and related parts including needles, cutting tools and blades.
• Read and interpret work orders and adjust machinery and materials to match, including selecting fabric, thread and needles as well as mounting necessary attachments.
• Attach piping, cord, zippers, hooks, buttons and other trimmings to sewn pieces according to work order instructions and or drawings.
• Create patterns and samples for new products before starting production.
• Inspect and repair finished covers as necessary and make machine adjustments to compensate for different fabric types.
• Troubleshoot basic machine problems and request service or repairs as required.
• Record and report faults in line with departmental procedure.
• Keep accurate records of materials used and completed pieces.
• Undertake time studies for each model to assist with capacity planning.
• Comply with all relevant SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment, Quality) requirements.
• Various other tasks associated with the role.

The successful candidate will have:

• Sewing experience, including overlock, flat stitch, top stitch and zipping
• Experience in manufacturing (preferred)
• Experience in furniture industry (preferred)
To apply, please complete an internal application form or submit a CV to:

Loren Carragher (loren.carragher@extentiagroup.co.uk).

Closing date: 16th September 2019

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