Manufacturing Engineer

12 Oct 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Our Client is a world leading engine and powertrain development Consultancy working on some of the most technically advanced engine and transmission systems in the world. They collaborate with major OEMs from all over the world as well as working with leading Formula 1 and other Motorsport teams.

To support the manufacture of class-leading products, they now seek to engage an experienced Manufacturing Engineer with a proven track record of success in Continuous Improvement initiatives.

Purpose of Manufacturing Engineer job:

To drive plant improvement projects through use of appropriate Key Performance Indicators and
Continuous Improvement tools.
To support and resolve advanced manufacturing and maintenance issues with permanent engineered solutions utilising both internal and external resources.

Main Duties:

Develop most efficient ways to use people, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or service.
Use Lean techniques (VSM, Work Study, Waste Walks etc.) to identify areas of opportunity for improvement.
Facilitate cross functional problem solving activities to close out repeat or challenging issues.
Understand cost file impact, and use as baseline data for all improvements.
Collect data to be used in project recognition and validation.
Demonstrate financial / resource benefits when applicable.
Create action / timing plans that can be used to measure implementation progress.
Ensure compliance with all Health, Safety and Environmental legislation, Company policies and


Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent relevant qualification.

Skills and Experience:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Manufacturing operations background, preferably automotive.
Competent user of Microsoft Office IT tools.
Exposure to Lean training, and use of continuous improvement tools.
Support for lean design of new product introduction/launch.
Support internal and external product and process moves.
Simulate process layouts and timings to identify improvements in early project stages.
Ensure that process changes are reflected in manufacturing documentation.
Define robust testing routines for new equipment to ensure successful sign off into manufacturing.
Liaise with support functions to ensure resource is available for project completion.
Identify and manage contractors in both specification and delivery to project timelines.
To ensure conformance to TS16949 and ISO 14001 procedures.
To carry out any additional duties that they may be reasonably expected to perform.


In addition to an excellent salary, this role carries a number of benefits including flexible working hours, pension, sick pay, PerkBox etc.


Applications are welcomed from Candidates who possess the relevant skills and experience as detailed in the job description.

Recent Graduates who do not have the required level of skills and experience need not apply.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK before making an application and it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide evidence of such eligibility

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