Manufacturing Engineer

Posted by Terry Parris Associates 28/08/2020

Crowborough, East Sussex
£22 - £30/hour
Terry Parris Associates

As a member of the Manufacturing Engineering Group, you will be involved with developing, implementing, improving and sustaining manufacturing processes and the introduction of new products within a specialised electro-mechanical assembly & test environment. 

Primarily supporting the manufacture of a range of complex and specialist products.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Map and monitor processes to identify gaps between current and future states and identify initiatives using known technology to close gaps, demonstrating their impact on KPIs.
  • Minimise operations downtime by establishing proactive maintenance programs.
  • Responding to process issues using 8D problem solving techniques, soliciting observations from operators and providing guidance for technicians.
  • Repairing equipment to minimise disruption to service, managing special services.
  • Lead and support Continuous Improvement initiatives by using Kaizen and Lean techniques.
  • Assist with the development of new/existing processes by studying product requirements, designing, modifying and validating manufacturing/test equipment and methods.
  • Assist with the generation of equipment specifications.
  • Assist with proposing technology investments to shift performance and provide future capability by conferring with the design authority and equipment vendors.
  • Purchase and install equipment
  • Plan workflow, space requirements, facilities and layouts using CAD.
  • Design production jigs, tooling and fixtures using CAD.
  • Generate and maintain process documentation (SOP’s and tooling, BOMs and Routings) using Engineering Change procedure.
  • Participate in the generation and development of FMEAs
  • Provide advice and manufacturing information to other departments.
  • Proactively engage to improve Health & Safety in all areas of influence to maintain compliance with local legislation.

Essential skills and experience

  • Degree / HNC in an Engineering discipline
  • A proven track record of performing in a Manufacturing Engineer position
  • Experienced user of modern technology
  • Electro/Mechanical Assembly & Test experience
  • Experienced in Engineering Change
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/ written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented with strong planning and organisational skills.
  • Effective problem identification and resolution skills.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Design for manufacturing experience ( DFM)
  • Experience in  New Product Introduction (NPI)
  • CAD user
  • Experience of using Quality Tools
  • Experience of working within a continuous improvement/Lean manufacturing environment

To hear more about this opportunity, apply through the link and we will call you to discuss the position and company in more detail.

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