Manufacturing Engineer

Acorn Recruitment
£33000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to provide technical support to a Medical Manufacturing business and lead initiatives to continuously improve appropriate key performance indicators.

Knowledge & Key Skills:

*Proven technical / engineering knowledge.
*Working knowledge of medium to high volume manufacturing processes (manual and automatic).
*Proven leadership / teamwork skills.
*Relevant IT skills utilised in a manufacturing environment.
*Competent in HSE practices / assessment.
*Self motivated, drives change with urgency and control.
*Data driven decision making and sustainment of improvements.
*Able to prioritise based on data to leverage benefits to business.

Essential Qualifications / Education:

*Graduate calibre in a suitable engineering discipline.

Essential Qualifications / Education:

*Graduate calibre in a suitable engineering discipline.

Advantageous Qualifications / Experience (non-essential):

*Electrically qualified to support and maintain manufacturing equipment.
*Experienced in PLC/HMI Software support and improvement of manufacturing equipment.
*6 sigma qualification - ideally to a minimum green belt level.

Essential Previous Experience:

*Successful implementation of lean manufacturing techniques
*Experienced in successfully completing change control through validation activity.
*Experience of implementing change in a regulated industry.
*Experience in a similar manufacturing role.
*Conversant with problem-solving tools and techniques to drive improvement.
*Experienced practioner in TPM culture, engagement and improvement.
*Experience of SPC implementation and adoption to make data driven decisions.
*Experienced user of OEE to drive process improvement.

Main duties:

*Identify and implement appropriate working practices and methods to improve manufacturing performance.
*Drive to rootcause and implement robust and sustainable counter measures.
*Provide technical support for relevant processes and products.
*Liaise with appropriate internal and external customers / suppliers.
*Identify and drive value analysis and waste reduction initiatives.
*Lead cost reduction programmes as delegated.
*Champion and actively contribute to continuous improvement initiatives (e.g. TPM, SMED).
*Promote best health and safety practice.
*Generate FMEA analysis as required.
*Assist in the technical specification, evaluation and approval of new processes and equipment.
*Ensure legislative protocols are adhered to.
*Generate, execute and approval of change control Validation activities.

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