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Production Engineer - Scottish Borders

Date Posted: Wednesday 26 January 2022

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Production Engineer 



Nine Twenty Engineering & Manufacturing are proud to be partnering with IndiNature who are a vibrant business that produces sustainable construction materials. They have developed a natural fibre insulation system called IndiBreathe using hemp and flax grown in the UK, that can be fitted in new and retrofit building projects.

They are now preparing to launch the first natural fibre insulation factory in the history of the UK. This  factory will be producing carbon negative insulation for homes and commercial properties and are partnering with Nine Twenty to recruit their first employee into this part of the business for their new Production Facility in the Scottish Borders.  

Raw materials include industrial hemp and flax fibres from UK farmers. These will be processed through a non-woven textiles production line which has been designed and is being installed in stages over the course of about one year.

The Role:

This is a very exciting opportunity for the right candidate - as a Production Engineer you will work alongside two cofounders and an administrator with the CEO being your line manager - you will play a vital part in this start up plant, from installing machinery, writing SOP’s to  engaging and managing contractors  – your goal is to have the production line operating and making certified products ready for sale by summer 2022.

The key to the role in the first year is working alongside machine suppliers and specialist installation engineers and thereafter working to improve line efficiencies and product qualities. You may have the opportunity to progress to the role of Production Manager.

You will come with a strong technical mindset with practical engineering/mechanical experience and ability to work with machinery to produce Non-Woven Textiles ensuring machinery is installed safely & efficiently.

You will be involved in making a good impact based on the company's values - caring about the environment and climate being key; and you will also be a vital part of forming a good and enjoyable working culture. 

You must have the ability to work smarter, work calmly in a pressurised environment, be a strong decision maker whilst problem solving being a key part of this role. A 'can-do' attitude is important.

You will preferably come from a Textiles Manufacturing environment with a passion for Environmental Sustainability.

In the start up stage you will: 

  • Be responsible for setting up the production line 
  • Be working alongside machine suppliers and installation engineers to ensure projects are on time
  • Help the team establish Standard Operating Procedures 
  • Define and implement a Total Productive Maintenance program to minimise unintended disruptions 
  • Work with machine suppliers to help train other production staff 

Overall and in the long-term, you will:

  • Maintain and improve efficiencies of the line 

Skills required:

  • You will come from a Manufacturing Operational background with prior experience of setting up production lines (Preferably textiles but would consider similar production industries)
  • You will come from an electrical or mechanical engineering background 
  • You will have a can do attitude and be a creative problem solver 

What's in it for you?:

  • Good salary & company benefits
  • Permanent opportunity to work with a very innovative company
  • Opportunity for career progression to Production Manager 
  • Relocation support 

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply today or contact Caroline Strachan.

T: 0141 231 1260