Production/ Design Engineer- Jig & Tool

40000.00 - 46000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000 - GBP46000/annum
16 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Part of a major international group, this organisation is setting up a new manufacturing facility on a 'green field site' to produce complex high value components for the automotive industry. As a Production Engineer your role will be to define and engineer solution for automated component jigs & fixtures, establishing best practice manufacturing processes and methodology to ensure world class productivity and competitiveness can be achieved within a brand new production facility.

Position: Jig & Tool Production/ Design Engineer
Salary: to GBP45000
Location: Telford, Shropshire

Main duties and responsibilities:
o Apply design for Manufacturability (DFM) principals to evaluate and specify component handling and fixture requirements and produce conceptual design solutions
o Interpret product CAD data for products, tooling, fixtures, manufacturing equipment and facilities
o Produce tooling, jigs & fixture, equipment and associated facility drawings to support manufacturing, quality and engineering activities
o Project management of tooling suppliers.
o Design jigs & fixtures plus associated tooling for automated manufacturing processes that facilitate quick tool change - SMED
o Improving uptime and reducing maintenance costs of tooling
o Participate in root-cause analysis and implement counter-measures
o Understand and interpret 3D FEA for distortion and correction of tooling design
o Maintain master tool drawings and facilitate access to Toolroom staff for all tooling maintenance - minimizing downtime and costs
o Design POKE YOKE into tool designs as standard

Knowledge and Education
You will already have a proven track record working as a Production Engineer or Design Engineer, producing jigs & fixtures and associate automated tooling within a high volume manufacturing facility.
o HND/Degree in an Engineering related subject
o Proficient using 3D CAD software, CATIA desirable
o Jig & fixtures and robot/ automated tooling specification, design and vendor management. Robot automation systems knowledge- grippers, component handling etc
o Understanding of Lean Manufacturing methodologies and how to apply them in practice
o Good understanding of casting tolerances, dimensional capability statistics and GD&T
o Knowledge of complex product assembly, machining, casting or presswork production processes and related capital machinery

The opportunity:
This is an excellent opportunity for a Production Engineer with proven jig & fixture design experience to be part of a brand new venture, establishing a green field factory development from the ground up. In return our client is offering a fantastic salary and benefits package plus the opportunity to make a real contribution to the success and growth of the organisation.

Apply on-line or call Robert Wigley for a confidential discussion (url removed)
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