Manufacturing Engineer - Newport

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Newport (Casnewydd)
14 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Manufacturing Engineer - Newport

£Competitive Salary + Bonus + 33 Days Holiday + Pension

Key Words - Purchasing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, manufacturing, DFM, DFA,

The Company
The company are an industry leader within the semi-conductor industry with an excellent reputation for training and development and a low turnover of staff due to staff satisfaction and career progression opportunities.

The Role
To support the Purchasing department with New Product Introduction (NPI), develop new global suppliers with the integration of higher-level assemblies into the supply chain reducing touch time hours and maintain continuity of supply.
Support the business with rapid prototyping methodologies of development parts and cost down initiatives using VE - VA. Providing support to the business units with respect to complex material and design issues, outsourcing, and manufacturing related quality aspects.

Reporting to the Global Supply Chain Manager:-
Liaise with Business Units, Production Engineering and suppliers to facilitate the smooth transition of NPI projects, identify and resolve manufacturing and documentation issues, identify and validate new suppliers who will robust enough to meet the challenges of the business.
Support the Purchasing department with cost down initiatives, analyse spend profiles to identify cost down opportunities and implement through the buyers.
Find solutions to the constant cost up pressure from the supply chain and work closely with the Buying team to negate these increases. Collect data and report against the departmental KPI`s
Support the purchasing team with Inventory down activity and processes.
Provide technical manufacturing support to the supply chain; find real time solutions to manufacturing, quality, lead-time problems and commercial constraints.
Maintain the First Article process to ensure all documentation and controls are completed and adhered to.

Skills and Experience:
Qualifications Summary:
Education (minimum): City & Guilds Level 4/5, NVQ 4/5, HNC or HND in an engineering discipline.
(Preferred) Degree in Manufacturing and Production Engineering or similar discipline.

Experience Summary:
The ideal candidate would have served a Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship and spent at least 10 years in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a scientific equipment industry.
They would need to have knowledge of engineering manufacturing processes including metal cutting and forming, surface finish treatments and materials; an understanding of electronic and electrical assemblies would be a distinct advantage.
They should have a sound understanding of DFM and DFA and can read and interpret engineering drawings. The candidate should have good communication skills to be able to influence the design team to achieve components and assemblies with best value and lead-time.
The candidate should have experience in direct negotiation and can conduct meetings and presentations on supplier sites.

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