I am currently working in the role of product manager and technical sales. In this position I am responsible for the development of a selection of our products to ensure they are working within the specification of customer requirements. Using my 12 years’ experience working on I.S machines allows me to share my knowledge and better guide customers.
Prior to this role I was head of hot end engineering at Beatson Clark glass. My main duties included the supervision and managing the maintenance and repair of I.S machines working on both Emhart and Bottero machines. This involved the repairs of any hydraulic leaks, pneumatic leaks, and exchange of valves. Fault finding on both hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Repairs and replacement of all mechanisms. Working on feeders and shear mechs. Carrying out job changes and preparation of job change equipment. Identify faults with I.S machines and making the necessary repairs or adjustments. Providing a detailed PPM system to reduce downtime/loss of production. Supervising the maintenance department to ensure the quick turnaround of all interchangeable equipment. The control of stores spares for the department. Planning of work and projects from routine day to day tasks to the planning of machine exchanges and the complex work undertaken during a full furnace rebuild. Compiling all the relevant information to put together CEA’s. The supervision of shift engineers to optimise the best practises in changing equipment on the hot end to reduce machine downtime. Providing the ongoing training of personnel in workshop practice, Health and Safety and S.O.P of an I.S machine.
Involved with the recruitment of new personnel and any disciplinary procedures of employees.
My further experience in the glass industry extends to working at Ardagh Glass Worksop, Barnsley & Doncaster
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I have 12 years of experience within the machine repair department working my way up to Hot end engineering manager.
I have experience in all aspects of repairs from the feeder to lehr and also full machine exchanges.