Manufacturing Engineer

Posted 5 days ago by HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd

Glenrothes, Fife

Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer
Salary: Competitive (based on experience)
Industry: Engineering
Location: Glenrothes, Scotland 

Role purpose for Manufacturing Engineer

To provide technical support to the Production Departments by identifying the operations and improvements required to produce products and developing processes to ensure quality, cost and efficiency requirements are met on a timely basis and in accordance with business needs.

Duties & responsibilities for Manufacturing Engineer

  • To provide full engineering and technical support across the manufacturing facility including all business units, prep, honing, and stores, to ensure that production operating levels are achieved and maintained.
  • Manage internal projects within agreed timeframes and to budget, to achieve agreed objectives and meet business needs.
  • Produce and maintain relevant internal documentation to company standards, ensuring they are clear, concise and understandable for all users.
  • Generate, develop and update Process Control Plans (PCPs), Visual Control Plans (VCPs), Test Control Plans (TCPs), FMEAs and SOP’s.
  • Design and develop lean manufacturing cells, through analysis of process needs to include process assembly and test equipment. 
  • Design and develop assembly and testing fixtures to meet the departmental needs, liaising with external suppliers.
  • Identify and lead cost reduction and process efficiency improvement activities, including provision of relevant documentation relating to cost savings and proposed efficiencies.
  • Support prototype builds ensuring that all special requirements are met within agreed timescales.
  • Conduct NPI activities in accordance with company procedures.
  • Identify, justify and implement improvement opportunities.
  • Use statistical tools to validate new processes or equipment or changes to existing processes or equipment.
  • Coach and support staff where required through knowledge sharing and best engineering practices.
  • Work with the Quality Department to improve quality of products and processes and assist with investigations regarding returns field issues and Customer rejects.

Qualifications & experience for Manufacturing Engineer

  • HNC/HND or Degree level in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Proven experience of working in a fast paced, manufacturing environment.
  • Experienced in managing projects, delivering on time and within budget.
  • Working knowledge of CAD systems – Creo & Autocad advantageous
  • Working knowledge of hydraulics and/or pneumatics advantageous
  • Thorough understanding and experience in application of lean principles, including Kaizen, 5s and Kanban.
  • 6 Sigma qualification advantageous

Interviews available immediately for the most suitable Manufacturing Engineer candidates

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