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SKF Cooper is the world’s leading supplier of Split Roller Bearings with a strong brand identity which is global in reach and representation.

Here at SKF Cooper you are more than your job title, you are part of a successful, purpose-led business which is innovative, empowered and dedicated to adding value to customers, employees and communities.

Offering competitive rewards and a great working environment, we want to help you achieve your best by providing opportunities to develop and grow your potential. With so many varied roles working together, there is no telling just how far a career at SKF Cooper could take you.

Our rewards package includes –

• Competitive salary
• 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays, rising to 28
  days after 5 years service
• 10% Employer contribution to pension scheme
• Charity and social activities
• Annual bonus scheme
• Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Pay*

 *Dependant on length of service

 Send your CV to:

Current Vacancies - SKF Cooper

Vacancy – Commodity Buyer

Job Role:
Supporting the business units within the procurement process from cradle to grave. Primarily focused on providing support to Production, Engineering, Sales, Quality, EHS, Maintenance, Planning, Accounts, HR and Dispatch departments, to ensure requirements are met by having a first class quality and delivery performance on time, every time.
Detail focused in selecting and purchasing raw materials, semi finished, finished product or services for the business.

This position will report to the Senior Buyer

Key Responsibilities:
• By reviewing the weekly MRP & Survey reports, identify stock demand for either stock replenishment or item short falls to fulfil live sales / production order requirement.
• Place purchase orders with suppliers taken from the preferred supplier listing.
• When required obtain quotations from preferred suppliers, negotiate savings and place purchase orders for materials or services with the successful vendor.
• Optimise prices within purchase orders & contracts.
• Expedite purchase order and update database.
• Identify and evaluate new suppliers in conjunction with QA Dept.
• Review inventory levels / demand to give data ahead of any framework agreement negotiations.
• Process purchase requests from other departments eg Jig & Tool
• Action resolutions with suppliers when material rejection letters are raised by QA Department.
• Evaluate supplier delivery performances with quality department. Record and resolve material issues with suppliers, including progressing results from root cause analysis’s (delivery being the priority in the first instance).
• Maintain JDE with current “Live” data.
• Manage Service Contracts where required with PM.
• Housekeeping of work area and record archiving.
• Carry out any reasonable request for assistance from purchasing colleagues that falls into a related role but also falls outside of the above duties.
• Support other department functions in times of absence through sickness and holidays.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Excel / Word
• JDE Knowledge an advantage but full training will be given
• Ability to work both as a team member and independently
• Self motivated, with good organisational skills
• Knowledge of Cooper products advantageous
• Good understanding of Customer Services, Sales, Purchasing & Planning
• Commercial awareness

Vacancy – Distribution Supervisor 

Job Role:
Responsible for all production and despatch activities within distribution and meeting quality targets and daily production / packing plans.

This position will report to the Business Unit Controller

Key Responsibilities:
• Supervision and coordination of daily work in distribution for incoming and outgoing goods
• Prioritise workload in line with customer needs and despatch dates
• Set rules for storage of goods and ensure good FIFO is in place
• Assembly planning in conjunction with production control
• Supervision of team to manage the workload in a cost effective way; supervise shifts and overtime requirements
• Ensuring quality on received goods and shipments to warehouses or end customer
• Ensure timely supply of packaging materials
• Identify and implement improvements
• Responsible for the management of, and compliance to, all Company, Employment, Occupational Health, Health & Safety and Environmental policy arrangements within the area
• To perform any other reasonable duties as required

• Educated and/or experienced in Engineering, Man Management and Continuous Improvement background.

Vacancy – Manfacturing Operative

Job Role:
A Manufacturing Operative will work closely with the area Supervisors; and other team / cell members, to deliver production orders, safely, on time and to the company quality requirements, typically producing CNC machined parts. Further focus of this role will be assisting in the development and improvement of Business Excellence; production processes and 5S.

Key Responsibilities:
• Production of machined parts utilising a variety of machine tools, including; milling machines; turning machines; grinding machines. Both CNC and Manual.
• Maintain high levels of Health & Safety standards, highlighting any issues.
• Maintain high levels of manufacturing Quality components; on time and ‘right first time’.
• Production of manufactured parts in the given timeframe.
• Production of manufactured parts to a given schedule
• The ability to understand manufacturing drawings, including dimensional and geometric tolerances.
• Utilisation of inspection equipment, including micrometers, verniers, height gauges, depth gauges as well as other manual and electronic measuring equipment.
• Carry out self-inspection of components produced utilising the above.
• Carry out inspection of other team members work (buddy checks) as above.
• Liaising with the Quality team and adhering to our Quality Management System and Quality Control Plans.
• Assist with the implementation and maintenance of 5S standards.
• Assist with the development and implementation of process improvements, in cooperation with Engineering, Production and Quality functions.
• Highlight opportunities for improvement.
• Daily recording of work throughput and reasons for waste.
• Ensuring the workplace is kept clean and free from obstruction.
• Ensure operator and preventative maintenance (TPM) requirements are met and report maintenance issues back to the Supervisor.
• Assist business excellence within own area working closely with Business Excellence Team.
• Lead / support daily management to minimise performance deviations.
• Assist with the development of working standards within area.
• Engage with other employees, in a professional manner, at all times.
• Adhere to all company Policies, Procedures and Code of Conduct.
• Work varying shift patterns when required.
• Cross train over multiple areas.
• Experience in an Engineering environment, ideally CNC machining / manufacturing.
• Hands-on approach to work.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Excellent time management.
• Able to work independently and within a team.

If you are interested in any of the above positions and meet the criteria, please submit a CV with covering letter to:
HR Admin Office, SKF Cooper, Wisbech Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5JX.

Or Email to:
Closing date: 21st May 2021

Please note your application will be processed in line with the General Data Protection Regulations and the SKF (UK) Limited Recruitment Privacy Notice. Please see HR if you would like a full copy of this notice.


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