Manufacturing Engineer

Owen Daniels
09 Sep 2017
23 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a global leader within the Automotive industry looking for an experienced Manufacuring Engineer to join the company and put their expertise into practise

Manufacturing Engineer - Summary of Position

  • Assist with site industrial plan, Capital investment, Capacity management and general factory
  • engineering improvements.

Manufacturing Engineer - Key Responsibilities:

  • Comply with the Company’s total quality philosophy by:
  • Working in a safe manner
  • Seeking opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Support a safe working environment, considering company procedures and current legislation
  • Actively seek CIMS Productivity improvements, analysis, proposals, execution and reporting via Timing plan and single page summary
  • Communicating in an effective manner at all times
  • Where required provide support to other factory units or projects as depicted by Site Industrialisation Manager
  • Create detailed timing plans for own projects with regular reviews and status updates for communication of needs, barriers, next steps. Lead meetings to aid communication and drive own projects.
  • Create specifications and justifications for new and refurbished equipment
  • Support Purchasing with regards Supplier quotations and negotiations
  • Represent the company at customers and suppliers, being prepared to travel as part of the project deliverables
  • Create Capex (A3) Proposals for budget & strategy requirements
  • Identify capacity and routing requirements for new programs.
  • Assist Manager with industrial plan and capacity improvements
  • Participate in other requests/requirements.
  • Respond to any customer issues that arise where necessary.
  • Manage from start to finish Capital and non-capital projects ensuring, on time seamless introduction and adherence to business procedures throughout
  • Support and or initiation of BPE to improve systems in relation to role scope
  • Track Capital & Revenue spending for all projects
  • Lead all Projects and identify personal gaps in capability level with a view to becoming self-sufficient with regards the role scope deliverables.
  • Ensure new facility introduction projects encompass a total project deliverable in terms of standard work, spares, maintenance requirements etc.
  • Ensue asset management systems are adhered to for new machines, transfers, disposals and maintenance of the engineering asset register
  • Project Manage Internal Machine Build projects
  • Project manage new technology improvement projects such as Cobot introduction and I4
  • Provide input to VA/VE, CFR, PCR requests as required
  • Support problem solving activities
  • Ensure PCR, Deviation system compliance as applicable
  • Ensure where possible that improvements are read across the business to maximise improvement potential
  • Support visits as required either from customers, suppliers and or visitors
  • Ensure adherence to relevant company process standards as regards new and refurbished equipment
  • Work well in a team environment and support others either with their project commitments or personal development
  • Maintain Factory layout with respect to machine moves and new machinery introduction
  • Utilise Cad layouts for cell designs and relocation scenarios
  • Work safely ensuring relevant Risk assessments RAMS are completed in a timely manner
  • Review update and or create the PFMEA for new or modified equipment
  • Liaise with NPI ME to support smooth introduction of product onto new facility prior to launch

Manufacturing Engineer - Role Specific Requirements

  • To be the Supplier Liaison engineer for all BIR machine Refurbishment requirements of the Industrial Plan
  • To prepare machines for offsite refurbishment documenting current machine capability and general condition prior to leaving site.
  • To arrange for the dismantle, disconnection from services, packing and shipping of machines requiring refurbishment to the supplier.
  • To monitor progress to the timing plan, attending the supplier premises for project reviews, general com’s and dealing with any issues.
  • To Communicate Machinery RFB status by maintaining the timing plan clearly showing current state, slippage, changes etc.
  • Also, to provide project status on visual communication boards within BIR site at the machines destination cell.
  • On completion of refurbishment make arrangements for delivery to site and full installation, testing, dealing with any snags.
  • Commission and perform an acceptance capability study, ensure any agreed personnel training is carried out prior to handover to production.

Continuous Improvement

  • To ensure improvement plans and results are regularly communicated to the Site Industrialisation Manager and that individuals receive timely feedback on suggestion implementation.
  • To promote and support the application of Lean Enterprise principles and create and manage plans

Manufacturing Engineer - Minimum Qualifications/Experience/Skills:

  • Target qualification: Degree or equivalent Key skills:
  • Communication skills - Written and verbal
  • Safety awareness
  • CAD Knowledge - AutoCAD / Pro-E / Solid Modelling
  • Tool and gauge design and awareness
  • Tool cost reductions
  • CNC setting and operating
  • CNC Program writing - Siemens / Fanuc
  • Report writing
  • Knowledge of PLC structure
  • Knowledge of Robotic products models and programming

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