Manufacturing Engineer

Direct Appointments
£35000 - £45000/annum (DOE)+shares+bonus+benefits
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Direct Appointments is currently working with a rapidly expanding recycling technology and engineering Company, who require a Manufacturing Engineer to be based at their HQ site in Swindon, Wiltshire. The Manufacturing Engineer will be working closely with and reporting directly to the Manufacturing Director

As a Manufacturing Engineer you will be required to design and implement manufacturing facilities and processes that support both near and medium-term production demands. In addition, the Manufacturing Engineer will be required to drive quality assurance requirements across the company’s supplier base, supervise production technicians on a day-to-day basis and champion company DFX (manufacture, shipping, installation and maintenance).

Key Responsibilities of the Manufacturing Engineer:
- Influence new product developments to optimise DFx (manufacture, shipping, installation and maintenance).
- Establish process and facilities to support production demands while assuring Safety, Quality and Productivity requirements are met.
- Day to day supervision and assignment of daily tasks for Production Technicians.
- Lead effort within supplier base to identify, capture and cascade quality requirements to suppliers manufacturing process to assure quality parts are delivered to the assembly line.
- Hands-on problem solving for quality and reliability improvement
- Support and/or lead Kaizen events against agreed calendar.

Short Term Responsibilities of the Manufacturing Engineer:
- Drive DFx thinking and implementation for site/plant machinery.
- Establish appropriate process and facilities for first plant machines
- Proactively deploy quality requirements for part production through supplier base
- Practitioner level for Standard Work, 5S and 3P Kaizens.

Essential Skills of the Manufacturing Engineer:
- Graduate in Engineering, preferably Mechanical or Production Engineering.
Will accept HNC / HND in Engineering (likely Mechanical or Production Engineering).
- At least three years’ experience in a Manufacturing Engineering role.
- Practitioner of key Lean Manufacturing principles; 5S, or Standardised Work, or Poke Yoke or Kanban.
- Familiar with and worked with New Product Development process to influence design for manufacture and implement new designs to manufacturing.

Desirable skills of the Manufacturing Engineer:
- Designed, implemented and operated assembly flow lines.
- Proven track record of experience of supervising a small team.

Applications required ASAP as interviews will commence immediately.

Direct Appointments Limited is resourcing exclusively for this recruitment campaign and provides permanent, fixed term and interim recruitment services to a wide range of clients in a number of sectors. We source exceptional talent and deliver a robust, value added approach to every campaign we undertake; connecting the right high performance people to the right career option. Each assignment is dealt with by Principal Recruitment specialists, with current market knowledge, who consistently deliver a shortlist incorporating exceptional people from a diverse and multicultural talent pool