Manufacturing Engineer

12 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Manufacturing Engineer, Newton Aycliffe Hours: 37.5 hours per week Salary: 30-35k per annum Job Purpose: As part of the engineering team, you will support and develop improvements in all aspects of the production within the transducer assembly area. To work alongside the Operations Manager, Manufacturing Engineers, Maintenance Engineers and the Shop floor Staff with the aim of increasing productivity and quality whilst reducing costs. Main duties and Responsibilities: * Evaluate manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators. * Develop manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors. * Design and implementation of new systems, equipment and processes for the introduction of new products or for the improvement of existing ones. To include writing purchase specifications, timing plans and approval procedures. * Assure product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes. * Apply a methodical approach to fault finding. Identify faults, investigate production problems and ensure repair of equipment quickly and efficiently. Monitor equipment and react to any changes outside normal operation. * Improve manufacturing efficiency by analysing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout. * Update and improve existing processes to enhance efficiency and optimise productivity. * Run and support Kaizen and continuous improvement projects. * Write and update Standard Operating Instructions and train against them. * Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analysing, and summarizing information and trends. * Provides manufacturing engineering information and day to day production support by answering questions and requests. Person Specification * Educated to degree level or equivalent in Electrical Engineering * At least 2 years' experience in a Production environment in an engineering role. * Experience of analyzing processes and carrying out continuous improvement activities. * Writing SOP's and train to them * Experience of writing purchase specifications and managing the introduction of new equipment. * Be able to record, analyze and reduce scrap. * Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills. * Pro-active problem-solving skills and ability to use initiative in designing solutions. * Excellent analytical skills * Good organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise work and manage a number of tasks concurrently