Manufacturing Engineer - Smiths Medical

Denis Keohane

Denis Keohane

Denis Keohane

Denis is a Production Engineer who played a pivotal role in the Ventilator Challenge.

As Smiths Luton increased demand, there was a huge need to onboard new operators. With new temporary staff from other Smiths Divisions, Vauxhall and local agencies, Denis led training and technical support of 100+ new operators over 2 shifts, enabling increased production capacity from 25 units a week to over 200.

Denis single-handily trained and problem solved production for the whole GKN Luton Engineering team (training 8 GKN engineers in over 50 work instructions), building fantastic relationships along the way.

“To say Denis went above and beyond during the Ventilator challenge would be downplaying the hours, blood, sweat and tears he spent building, training and supporting the project. Whether it was late night training sessions, infinite phone call consultations or short notice visits, he supported with a smile on his face and never complained. Thank you so much Denis” Craig Chapman, Lead Manufacturing Engineer, GKN

His influence is demonstrated by the fact that his name is on the GKN delegation of authority.

All the support and training provided to GKN was completed around his production hours, ensuring the Smiths’ production line kept going.

Denis Keohane