Production Engineer

Ultra Electronics
London (Greater)
01 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Ultra Electronics, Communication & Integrated Systems (Ultra CIS) is one of the larger UK based Ultra businesses and is operationally run as four business units: Information Assurance, Secure Communications, EWST and Surveillance & Security Systems. These business units are underpinned by a shared services structure which incorporates finance, HR, operations and communications. Across Ultra CIS we provide encryption, network protection, automated payments, tactical and commercial communications and telemetry systems, covert and mobile surveillance systems and situational awareness technology to defence, public sector and commercial customers worldwide.

Job Purpose:
To plan, design, setup, modify, optimise and monitor manufacturing processes for efficient, high quality, and cost effective production in a manner that conforms to Company policies and procedures, Health & Safety, and Environmental legislation.

Working in the Operations Department within a team of 3 production engineers. Work includes supporting multiple existing, legacy and development products. Predominantly, high grade, commercial, government and defence communications equipment, produced in cellular batch manufacturing environment. Batch sizes vary from one-off prototype/development units to 3000 production runs.

Key Responsibilities:
• Able to liaise with all departments, throughout the complete design and production lifecycle, to ensure efficient development, manufacture and delivery of products to customers.
• Produce shop floor layouts to allow efficient flow of product through assembly processes. Skilled at optimising waste reduction, value added stages and skilled in developing VSM’s.
• Analysing manufacturing process flows for the enhancements of quality, cost reduction, and throughout.
• Able to develop and implement process control techniques and procedures into manufacturing environments, including Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement techniques
• Investigate and keep up to date with current and developing trends at national and international level in the manufacturing industry to enhance our manufacturing processes and capability.
• Provide active input to the design review process. Familiar in DFM techniques that will ensure a smooth transition of product from design to production. Must be clearly focused on ensuring a quality output is delivered on time in full to our customers.
• Produce and maintain detailed process documentation and assembly instructions to ensure consistent quality standards are maintained throughout manufacturing processes.
• Ensure conformance to Company policies and procedures, Health & Safety, and Environmental legislation – carry out risk assessments of all related production processes and procedures.
• Design of specialist production tooling (jigs & fixtures) to ensure efficient assembly of products.
• Specification, procurement, introduction (approval and training) of new production equipment and processes.
• Assist in the training of production operatives in manufacturing procedures and processes, using the appropriate Operation Specifications, USP’s and Company procedures.
• Liaise with suppliers to confirm specifications of new or modified items for prototype and production purposes.
• Support supply chain to help resolve technical and non-conformance issues.
• Communicate and liaise with other departments (QA, Engineering and Supply chain) to resolve production issues.
• Support production assembly with technical and day to day manufacturing issues.
• Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
• Detailed knowledge of a broad range of manufacturing technology, processes, and concepts
• Knowledge of IPC standards associated with pcb and wiring harness assembly.
• Experience of low, medium volume and cellular manufacturing
• Good understanding of mechanical principles and manufacturing processes
• Experience gained within an electro-mechanical assembly environment.
• Experience of working in a UK SC cleared environment.
• Degree in suitable related engineering discipline (ideal) i.e Mechanical, Manufacturing or Production Engineering.
• HNC (Minimum) in related subject (Mechanical/ Electrical, manufacturing technology).
• Full Driving licence to allow external visits to suppliers and service providers.
• Ability to obtain SC Clearance.
• Membership of professional bodies such as I Prod E, I Mech E or similar is desirable.

Written & Verbal Communications
Is able to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect
Customer focus
Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Total Work Systems (TQM/ISO/Six Sigma)
Is dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services which meet the needs and requirements of internal and external customers; is committed to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by data; is willing to re-engineer processes from scratch; is open to suggestions and experimentation; creates a learning environment leading to the most efficient and effective work processes.
Problem Solving
Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at first answers.
Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
Peer Relationships
Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers.
Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedules; anticipates and adjusts for problems; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
Priority Setting
Spends his/her time and time of others on what is important; quickly focuses on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help and hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.
Standing Alone
Will stand up and be counted; doesn't shirk personal responsibility; can be counted on when times are tough; willing to be the only champion for an idea or position; is comfortable working alone on a tough assignment.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot acknowledge or respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within 14 days, please assume you have, unfortunately, not been successful

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