Manufacturing Feasibility Engineer

Apex Recruitment
21.00 GBP Hourly
04 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017
Contract Type

A well established and successful company who specialise in supporting numerous Automotive Clients with new product developments, pre-production cycles, niche vehicle platforms and aftermarket part manufacture are seeking a Manufacturing Feasibility Engineer to join them on a new project for a well-known Client.

The Role:

The aim of this role is to provide feasibility inputs for BIW assembly, focusing on all types of manufacturing activities. You will determine and evaluate build sequences, from proto-type build development through to that low volume production.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide manufacturing feasibility into the engineering & manufacturing teams ensuring the manufacturing restraints are fully understood.
  • Implementation and planning of BIW production lines and associated handling equipment, tooling, including assembly systems.
  • Provide support and advice on facility integration for BIW sub assembly content, main assembly and framing stations
  • Attend engineering design reviews with suppliers, advising on manufacturing feasibility
  • Create detailed build sequences and process operation sheets, including tooling information, component information and quality requirements
  • Provide support and advice on facility integration for new models
  • Understand process information, facility layouts, Bill of Material (BOM) structures and build sequences
  • Work within a quality framework implementing Kaizen (continuous improvement) Six Sigma and 5S initiatives.
  • Co-ordinate Change Management activities into the vehicle build
  • Support pilot build operations and proto-type manufacture, ensuring product quality is not compromised.
  • Support Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) activity
  • Gain a thorough understanding of existing and introduce new technologies where required i.e. to improve quality, reduce cost etc.

Person Specification:

  • Previous work experience within a similar role
  • Automotive engineering/manufacturing background
  • Microsoft Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Essential level of competency
  • An in-depth knowledge of BIW assembly processes & how parts are made
  • Ability to plan and design experiments
  • Experience of working in team environment in a technical role
  • Process writing & mapping experience
  • A good understanding of PFMEA
  • Poka Yoke/ error proofing knowledge?
  • Automotive tier 1 or OEM Experience
  • Change management experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to progress chase, manage deadline expectations, report progress & flag areas of concern
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good numerical and IT skills for reporting
  • Ability to be flexible regarding working hours and location


This role is offered on 37 hours per week


This role is offered on a contract basis with a provisional end date of 22nd December 2017


GBP21-GBP22ph - with overtime available when required

If this role may be of interest to you, please apply now to find out more!