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A superb opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self motivated Production Supervisor to join the professional and results driven team based at Heap and Partners’ Birkenhead site. This opportunity comes at a time when the company has made a significant investment in the manufacturing side of the business and will involve the supervision of 4 members of production staff.

Heap and Partners is an award-winning manufacturing and distribution business established for over 150 years, supplying customers worldwide with high quality industrial valves and associated equipment.

The forward-thinking and carbon neutral business operates from three UK offices situated in Birkenhead, London and Teesside and the longstanding workforce benefits from a culture that is relaxed, refreshing and rewarding, with a strong ethos of team work and giving back. This ethos extends into the local community through a company sponsored volunteering program, amongst many other fantastic company initiatives.

What will I need to be considered for this vacancy?

• At least 5 years supervisory experience
• An appropriate engineering qualification or to be time – served
• Comprehensive knowledge and experience of valves, actuators, instrumentation, control valves and valve refurbishment
• A willingness to train and mentor other members of the production department

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum

Attractive Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, 6 days paid volunteering time per year, free onsite gym, use of onsite canteen, cycle scheme to enable employees to buy bicycles tax free for commuting, free onsite parking, and pension scheme with up to 4% matched employer contribution.

Working hours: Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm, and Friday 8am to 4pm

All applications to be submitted to - strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

Published: 24th September 2020


In this role you will be leading R&D projects to test, benchmark and improve the Flowserve floating ball & metal seated plug valves portfolio. Engineering expertise will be required to evaluate the performance of current products and facilitate a design, build & test program to maintain our status as one of the market leaders in valve products.
You will be required to use your own experience and expertise to help develop internal testing capabilities and processes. At the same time, you will help to plan and design tests and experiments, perform the physical testing, acquire and analyse the results and summarise the testing into a report. You will provide support for the local manufacturing and assembly teams by helping to solve issues with products though providing direction for rework. Moreover, you will help solve issues with products in the field by investigating the root cause and providing written summary reports which will be issued both internally and to the end user.

Required Experience / Skills:
- Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent
- 5 years or more experience in an engineering based role, preferably in R&D capacity
- Proficiency in writing engineering/test reports to convey testing methods and conclusions
- Solid understanding in design of experiments (DoE)
- Root cause analysis & problem-solving experience
- Proficiency using 2D and 3D CAD packages e.g. SolidWords, Autodesk Inventor or others

What do we offer:
- Annual Incentive Plan
- Company contribution to the Pension Scheme
- Access to Medicaid Cash Plan
- 25 days of holiday allowance
- Flexible working patterns
- Conveniently located facility with easy access from a train station and its own parking space

Please, apply via the company website:
or get back to me on email if you have any questions:

Published: 24th August 2020

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