Manufacturing Engineer

Terry Parris Associates
14 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client requires a Manufacturing Engineer – perm – Eastbourne – Salary Negotiable.
To own the manufacturing system within the allocated manufacturing cells by the maintenance and continuous improvement of the safe and LEAN processes for existing and new products to ensure operations on time to standard and within budget within the allocated manufacturing cells.

• To support the existing products within the cells
o Provide manufacturing engineering support to the manufacturing operational team where needed
o Drive continuous improvement activities in quality, cycle times, cost reduction and process improvement through lean techniques and value engineering to enhance the capability of existing processes and waste prevention and removal
 To implement, own and continuously improve the manufacturing cells LEAN manufacturing processes according the guidelines of the Vacuum Technique Production System
 Elimination of routing and material variances impacting financial results of Product company
 Perform time studies for the assembly processes to create the correct routings and to optimize the balancing of the assembly process.
 Accountable for the definition, setup, preparation and optimization of manufacturing tooling
 Value stream mapping and specification and implementation of in and outbound logistical flows for the manufacturing cells
o Creation and maintenance of SOP (Standard Operating Procedures), technical specifications for manufacturing equipment
o Active training process, procedures, documentation and traceability to create and sustain the workforce competences within the allocated manufacturing cells
o Implement and maintain suitable metrics to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Manufacturing process in the allocated cells
o To design, prove, implement and maintain Cell manufacturing system layout
o Work with other departments and suppliers to support all the quality issues on components and products in the cells
 Perform root cause analysis and resolve issues as they arise from internal non-conformities or external FRACAS system in conjunction with quality department
o Active member of the manufacturing cells Visual Management setup
o Participate in the daily cell meetings lead by the Team Leader for the Zone
• Ownership and accountability to resolve or support any non-conformity, internal or external, impacting the manufacturing process of the allocated cells
• Accountable for the definition, setup and optimization of the processes within the allocated manufacturing cells
• Accountable for the accuracy and optimization of manufacturing technical data (including routings and SOP’s) within the allocated manufacturing cells
• Is owner and responsible for the compliance of the production processes to current regulations in terms of Health, Safety and Environment
• Have a responsible approach to H&S of themselves and others
• Perform cut in investigation for the EC implementation process and ownership of the consequential phase out/in process for the involved parts and products

Skills and knowledge
• Working knowledge of implementing Lean manufacturing techniques
• Knowledge of MRP system (SAP preferred) and MS Office
• Good interpersonal and team working skills in manufacturing environment
• Confident with working on own initiative
• High energy and motivation levels
• Strong analytical, presentational and commercial skills
• Strong communicating skills (English verbal & written)
• Excellent time management skills

• Degree in engineering subject or
• HNC/D NVQ level 4 In engineering subject with additional relevant experience

• 2 Years experience in implementing the principles of lean manufacturing
• Project management experience including implementation of complex and technically challenging projects
• Experience of working within an assembly environment
• Experience in optimising production processes as well as providing production support and training
• Design for manufacture knowledge
• Previous experience in key manufacturing principles such as TPM, 8D, 6S problem solving, product responsibility, continuous improvement process
• Experience of utilising problem solving and root cause analysis tools as in a manufacturing environment
• Use of risk mitigation tools to control risks within process and prioritise risk to be mitigated
• Ability to develop technical solutions, compliant with requirements within agreed programmes and timescale
• Acts to keep own knowledge up to standard and draws lessons from experiences, looks if necessary for information applicable in own work situation
• Has sense of urgency and takes ownership

• Responsibility of up to 2 manufacturing zones (VK output ~ $6M)
• Support cell(s) KPI’s
• Support Product Company continues improvement objectives and KPI’s
• Drive improvements in cell(s) performance
• Support introduction of NPI projects

An innovation and dynamic company, excellent salary and benefits package, long term career opportunities available.

To apply for this role, please go through the link and we will call you to discuss the role in more detail

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