Manufacturing Process Engineer

JLD Recruitment Ltd
Laindon, Essex
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Manufacturing Process Engineer

Location: Basildon, Essex

Hours: Monday to Thursday 8am - 5pm & Friday 7.30am - 2pm

Type: Permanent, full time

Salary: £23,000 per annum

Job Purpose:

Responsible for implementation of production processes and procedures, leading productivity improvements with project based activities, including new product introduction and manufacturing cell design to reduce waste, improve quality and safety, and reduce operating costs. Manage KPIs and ensure preventative actions are taken to maximise success. Work on many phases or sub-tasks of projects or entire projects of moderate complexity, with results impacting on project completion. Work under general supervision, reviewed at project milestones and/or on completion by Senior Management.

Key Responsibilities:

General and Task Management

  • Identify manufacturing needs for new products in development

  • Design new systems and processes and provide facilities & methods to ensure the cost-effective integration of new products or for the improvement of existing ones into manufacturing operations

  • Assist with shop floor layout and cell designs

  • Design fixtures and tooling for assembly tasks

  • Generating production documentation such as assembly instructions

  • Reduce variability in manufacturing by providing standard work methods and work instructions

  • Ensure product and process quality meets specifications required

  • Support the tender process for equipment to ensure the best quality for best price

  • Support installation of machinery and equipment

  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analysing and planning work flow, space requirements and equipment layout

  • Remove waste from the processes

  • Support and lead continuous improvement, problem solving and process improvement activities

  • Carry out FMEAs, (Failure Mode Effects Analysis) process documentation and implement improvements

  • Poka Yoke (error proofing) where possible to prevent errors

  • Investigate production and process issues providing technical support and training

  • Undertake special projects as required

  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities

  • Quality control of work by appropriate reviews

  • Support and lead process improvement activities

  • Write reports and present progress at project meetings

  • Achieve goals within budget

  • Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs

  • Plan projects or subtasks so they may be tracked and presented

  • Manage the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions

  • Produce written reports and make presentations

  • Undertake continuous training and development

  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems

Relationship Management

  • Liaise and communicate with other departments, customers, suppliers and other service providers

  • Be an effective team member, working with supervisor and colleagues to ensure smooth workflow with maximum output


  • Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies

  • Assertive, resilient and welcomes change

  • Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working together

  • Actively committed to team’s development

  • Is optimistic and self-aware

  • Shows moral courage, openness and honesty in all dealings

  • Self-motivated, flexible, proactive and committed

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent Attention to detail

  • Skills and Attributes:

  • Independently determines approach and assigned tasks

  • Understanding manufacturing processes

  • Understanding engineering, and other technical information

  • Strong problem-solving skills and logical approach

  • Understand lean manufacturing

  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment

  • Planning and prioritising activities

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Ability to present data effectively

  • Understanding of Health and Safety practices

  • Team working skills

  • Analytical skills

  • PC skills

  • Exercises latitude and technical judgement in deciding work methods

  • Ability to train the work group and lead teams within the work group

  • Ability to manage group to achieve goals within budget

  • Good understanding of customer expectations and deliverables with an awareness of the impact of failure/cost of poor quality