Manufacturing Engineer

36000.00 - 38000.00 GBP Annual + GBP36000 - GBP38000/annum
07 Sep 2017
05 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Manufacturing Engineer is required to play a vital role in ensuring that the day-to-day operation of the business runs smoothly and that effective methods are put into place to improve productivity to ensure continuous and manufacturing margin improvement. The manufacturing engineer will assist in new products being manufactured every year engineering resource needs to be more inventive to enable strategic business deliverables to be exceeded.



??Responsible for increasing manufacturing productivity by an agreed % per annum in line with Site targets

??Responsible for leading Capex projects from justification through specification, procurement and validation

??Lead / attend engineering / technical review meetings and present work status and provide feedback where required

??To work closely with the Quality Engineers to improve equipment capability in line with site specific targets

??Assess the manufacturing requirements associated with a product, compare to existing capabilities and make recommendations for development

??Collaborate with supplier representatives to ensure the newest technology and consumables are being used to drive process and quality efficiency and create RFQ specifications for key manufacturing equipment

??To work closely with the Quality Engineers on root cause analysis and corrective action plans

??Build a culture of continuous improvement on the shop floor, by working with and developing the skills of equipment setters and operators

??Responsible for factory layouts and managing equipment moves

??To identify and eliminate waste through value stream mapping

??Responsible for NPI, the procurement of production equipment, ancillaries, managing first off production trials with the operations and quality teams

??Responsible for supporting operations on daily issues

??Identify weakness in parts of the processes - develop countermeasures that will be in line with the business's strategic ambitions

??Leading and manage projects and teams

??Capable of presenting improvement plans, reports and data to senior management team

??Capable of leading 6S teams

??To work with the operations manage to generate and manage gross margin improvement plans to support the annual business plan

Provide cover for other Engineers within the department during holidays and absence
Continuous Improvement

??To work with the operations manage to generate and manage gross margin improvement plans to support the annual business plan

??Build a culture of continuous improvement on the shop floor, by working with and developing the skills of equipment setters and operators

To pro-actively challenges existing work practices identifying areas for improvement and implement actions to make changes
Environmental, Safety, Risk & Compliance

??To be committed to and champion a strong EHS culture on site

??To support a strong culture of near miss reporting across all staff to assist in driving improvements to the site safety performance

??To be committed to the Group-wide ethics and compliance programme, RBP; ensuring a common approach to doing business the right way and adhering at all times to the core elements of the programme - values, policies/guidance, training/education and compliance risk assessment



Essential Qualifications

A HNC or HND qualification or higher in a relevant Engineering discipline or equivalent
??Previous proven experience in a production environment

A GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths
Desirable Qualifications

A minimum level of Yellow Belt qualification in Lean Manufacturing Techniques

Essential Experience

Previous experience within a production environment in an Manufacturing Engineering role
??Previous experience in lean manufacturing tools and techniques, including, but not limited to; value stream mapping, 6S, KanBan, Kaizen

Experience in Manufacturing Engineering in an ISO 9001 environment
??Experience in project delivery and problem solving

Experience of operating within a strong H&S Culture
IT Literate with experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and Outlook
Desirable Experience

??Previous experience of responsibility within a manufacturing function

??Experience of a ISO 14001 and 18001 would be an advantage

??Experience utilising quality tools and Advanced Product Quality Planning techniques including, but not limited to; FMEA, SPC, Capability studies, DoE, 8D , Lean Sigma & Control Plans

??Experience in a high volume manufacturing environment

Person Specification

??Analytical and data driven

??Ability to influence business decision makers (technical and manufacturing) in a challenging environment

??Strategic Innovative thinker, able to convert plans into effective lean solutions

??Performance driven and self-motivated

??Ability to motivate through coaching and experience

??Tenacious, strong and forthright team player

??Good effective communicator at all levels

??Able to earn respect of team and peers

??Ability to evaluate, understand and manage risk associated with a project

??Strong planning and organisational skills

??Effective negotiator

??Proficient in Microsoft Office

??Integrity - Can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner. Is widely trusted

??Collaboration - Works cooperatively with and through others to get things done

??Innovation - Is always looking for new ways to do things

??Ambition - Has the inspiration to believe our business can become more than it is today

??Safety - Role models safe behaviours - leads others to ThinkSAFE

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