Manufacturing Engineer

Mane Contract Services
£40000 - £45000/annum
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Manufacturing Engineer required for a permanent position in the Warwick area.

This position is responsible for supporting plant leadership in achieving business and financial goals by developing and maintaining robust manufacturing processes and leading continuous improvement / cost out initiatives across the organisation. Additional responsibility includes executing the organisation's strategic plan consistent with all country specific and local regulations, established industry standards, and customer requirements.

* Fault finding in hydraulic test rigs & circuits
* Fault finding of hydraulic products
* Develops and maintains robust, cost efficient manufacturing processes and product structures consistent with lean manufacturing practices. Performs root cause and failure analysis as required
* Leads cost-out events and promotes culture of continuous improvement. Applies lean manufacturing techniques as means to eliminate waste and deliver products to customer's expectations
* Participates in New Product Development projects using Pro-Launch (or similar NPI Tools) as a tool to articulate deliverables and a vehicle to commit to schedules
* Implements methods and practices to reduce variation. Demonstrates ability to understand source(s) of variation and able to identify the impact of tolerance stacks in assemblies by applying Six Sigma Design and Development strategies
* Participates in concurrent engineering efforts and critical design reviews to minimise product development costs and maximise useful life of products. Conducts Design for Manufacturing and value engineering initiatives as applicable. Develops work breakdown structures as a tool to develop cost estimates.
* Acts as manufacturing liaison for products from inception through shipment to customer
* Develops and integrates new processes and methodologies as to provide competitive advantages for the business. Composes Capital Appropriation Requests (including payback and net present value analysis) for acquisition of equipment to support emerging and existing technologies. Trains associates as required
* Assists leadership team and others in performing work load analysis and resource optimisation. Extracts and manipulates data from ERP systems as needed
* Communicates vision of organisation via verbal communication and actions. Interprets the strategic plan for purpose of developing goals for self
* Manages multiple projects and delivers same on a timely basis
* Designs and develops facility layout and process organisation to optimise efficiency and eliminate waste

* Experience of hydraulic component test rig programming
* Working knowledge of test rig system contamination management and control
* Experience of TPM implementation and critical spares management
* Detailed knowledge of hydraulic /pneumatic systems and products
* Detailed knowledge of engineering design and product reliability concepts
* Detailed knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques - i.e. value stream mapping, one piece flow, etc.
* Detailed knowledge of Six Sigma concepts and tools as they relate to minimising process / product variability - i.e. regression analysis, design of experiments, hypothesis testing, etc.
* Detailed knowledge of manufacturing principles and technical specifications to support facilities competencies - i.e. machining, tool design, process design / layouts, product testing, etc.
* Thorough understanding of problem solving methodologies used in determining root cause and formulating corrective action(s) - i.e. thought maps, 8D, root cause analysis, Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis, Gauge R & R, control charts, Pareto charts, etc.
* Understanding of ProLaunch / APQP New Product Introduction processes
* Proficiency in various software applications - i.e. Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, MS Office suite, MiniTab, MS Project.etc
* Understanding of MRP systems ( Mfgpro or similar)
* Knowledge of industry and customer specific quality processes (i.e., ISO9001, TS19649, etc.)
* Knowledge of product and end user application/specifications, including product testing requirements.(Design / process interface)

** Only applications from people eligible to work in the UK will be considered. Unfortunately for this role we cannot offer sponsorship