Location Stonehouse
Job-type Permanent
Salary £35000 - £40000
Contact Ryan Kline
Email ryan.kline.227950F92.0@applythis.net
Reference 90309

My client are looking for an experienced Production engineer to join the team to assist in managing their current and future growth.

As a senior engineer on site, you will provide technical expertise for all things manufacturing/production engineering including continuous improvement initiatives, standardising processes, optimising performance, documentation and reducing costs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to the manufacturing team on the processes, systems and documentation required
  • Build and maintain strong professional relationships and establish strong feedback loops between production, quality, NPI, design and customer service teams
  • Ensure that process routings are routinely checked and updated to reflect new and revised processes
  • Support NPI, production documentation and new initiatives throughout the year
  • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes and workflows to identify areas that could benefit from changes and improvements
  • Delivering technical engineering solutions to tight deadlines
  • Reviewing and redesigning tooling, jigs and fixtures to constantly improve performance and minimise waste, change over times, etc.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving manufacturing challenges
  • Proposing and advising future on future capital investment, including justification of financial outlay against payback schedules.
  • Refining manufacturability for new products introduction and embedding new processes
  • Working with machine tooling suppliers to ensure smooth introduction of new equipment into the business
  • Designing bespoke tooling and working with tooling reps to select best tooling

Skills and experience:

  • Demonstrate a logical approach to problem solving and root cause analysis and countermeasure.
  • Strong planning and organization skills, embracing change.
  • Project management skills and the ability to balance short-term firefighting with long term improvement projects
  • Understanding of Siemens NX software would be advantageous
  • Strong ability to run projects from cradle to grave 
  • A strong hands on background within manufacturing/production/process engineering roles
  • Experience in automation of manufacturing processes
    - Evidence of continuous improvement/lean initiatives and/or projects leading to improved efficiency, capacity, or cost savings (Six Sigma / Lean qualifications would be beneficial)
    - Experience within assembly & high-volume manufacturing.

Education

  • Minimum HND or equivalent - a degree in Engineering or a related field is also desirable.