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Washcoat Engineer at Johnson Matthey

Washcoat Engineer

Johnson Matthey Devon, PA Full-Time
Together for a cleaner, healthier world.
Works as part of the washcoat production team to complete washcoat process operations according to standard operating procedures. Responsible for operating in a safe, productive and high-quality manner. These duties include producing washcoat in line with batching instructions & specifications.
In addition, coordinates the activity within the team so that established targets are safely met. Anticipate and resolves disturbances that would impact the team achieving its shift objectives.
Your responsibilities:
  • Safety:
    • Ensures both self and team adheres to EHS standards at all times, and that washcoat production does not override EHS requirements.
    • Ensures the washcoat team operates all relevant machinery, tools and equipment and undertakes standard production tasks safely and in accordance with instructions.
  • Quality:
    • Completes all activities and ensures team completes all activities in line with standard operating procedures.
    • Ensures compliance of team to maintain defined quality standards and non-conformance is investigated and escalated as appropriate.
    • Carry out investigations on quality issues with appropriate technical support.
  • Delivery:
    • Coordinates employees on an assigned team to ensure the production of washcoat within established timing, quality, safety and cost standards and according to production plan.
    • Monitors the performance and output of the shift and may re-assign production activities to deliver set KPIs.
    • Performs basic maintenance on equipment, troubleshoot problems or arrange for equipment to be repaired or serviced by appropriate technicians.
    • Is personally accountable for completing their day-to-day activities in accordance with training, skills & standards.
    • Batches quality washcoat in line with schedule to ensure availability for production to minimise downtime due to washcoat availability
    • Signals irregularities in the operation of machinery and equipment.
    • Escalation of any problems in completing their day-to-day targets/work e.g. product quality and job training, adopting stop & fix approach.
    • Investigate initial diagnostic for machine failures.
  • Cost:
    • Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement and the implementation of best practice principles, to enhance performance and operations
    • Actively leads or support problem solving as appropriate to help the team achieve its goals.
    • Supports and leads as appropriate CAPS implementation, as part of this following lean disciplines such as 5S, Kaizen, standard work etc.
    • Has accountability for the control of materials issued to their allocated washcoat areas accounting for raw materials and heels and washings, in the required timeframe. Initiate full investigation into any variances and communication of outcomes through 5 why or other root causing tools.
  • People:
    • Coaches and mentors less skilled workers to help them use production equipment, resolve problems and apply standards of work.
    • To promote, establish and maintain collaborative approach and communication with all employees within the plant.
    • Models JM Values & Behaviours
Requirements for the role:
  • Vocational or university education, over 3 years practical and relevant on-the-job training.
  • Good communication skills required to exchange information with shift operators, operational management and peers in associated processes.
  • Good knowledge of how their specific business area operates.
How you will be rewarded:
We offer a competitive compensation and JM Elements benefits package including bonus, excellent pension contributions and 20 days annual leave (varies for shift- based roles). Our JM Elements Benefits programme helps our employees understand and manage the JM benefits, as well as helping you focus on your overall wellbeing – for you and your family.
We use our inspiring science and technology to enhance lives. For those who are passionate about sustainable solutions and shaping our markets, we offer stretch and a wealth of diverse opportunities.
We’ll give you freedom to bring your whole self to work and be part of a team where difference matters and all voices are heard, that genuinely cares for you and where your contribution is appreciated. We’ll empower you to lean in and make things happen, to create solutions and value for our customers. United by our values and vision, we’re self-starters sharing the same values and accountability and always with a shared commitment to doing the right thing. We’re passionate about making a difference and delivering a better tomorrow for us and for you – a cleaner and healthier world, today and for future generations.
How to apply:
If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online. For any queries or should you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application please let your recruiter know when they contact you.
If you are already a Johnson Matthey Employee, please visit the internal careers site to apply: Find Jobs - Workday (
All applications are carefully considered and your details will be stored on our secure Application Management System. This is used throughout Johnson Matthey for the selection of suitable candidates for our vacancies as they arise. Johnson Matthey respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. For more information about how your personal data is used please view our privacy notice:
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Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

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