Lead Composites Process Engineer

RSD Recruitment Ltd
01 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Lead Composites Process Engineer for our prestigious client in Plymouth.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

* Project manage introduction of composite processes into production and ensure production readiness
* Work closely with design and product development for design for manufacture (DFM)
* Develop and productionise composite manufacturing processes, procedures and tooling
* Establish and document standardised process and procedures
* Identify skills and training requirements
* Lead a team to deliver products to EHS & QDC requirements
* Work with suppliers to optimise quality and efficiency standards
* Problem Solving and root cause analysis to support continuous improvement
* Support production through identifying, reporting and resolving issues in a timely manner
* Maintain a competitive manufacturing environment through research of technology and adoption of the latest industry standards
* Assist in the planning of equipment and the human resource to optimise efficiency and throughput
* Ensure products are built to specification and manifest a quality orientated culture in the team

Requirements for the role:

* Minimum 3 years of direct experience with layup, bonding and assembly of prepreg composite structures in a production environment
* Experience of Carbon fibre Pre-Preg lay up
* Deep understanding of process parameter and material characteristic interrelationships
* Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings with consideration to G D & T
* Previous experience in a leadership role in a lean manufacturing environment
* Educated to degree level in a relevant field
* Leads by example and excellent communicator to all business levels
* Work to the highest standard at all times

Preferred requirements:

* Experience in layup of large composite components (>5m length)
* Experience with epoxy bonding prepreg composite materials
* Experience with finishing (coating or painting) prepreg composite materials

Hours : Mon-Thurs: 07:30-16.30 Friday 12.30

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