World Class Manufacturing Engineer Automotive 1st tier

Opus Engineering
15 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The company:

A well-established, global automotive component manufacture are seeking a World Class Manufacuring Engineer for a new purpose-built high pressure diecasting facility in the Telford area. The company boasts manufacturing facilities across several continents and are market leaders in their respective field.

The Role:

Reporting to the General Manager, the WCM Engineer is responsible for supporting the manufacturing processes and facility to increase productivity and competitiveness


  • Develop efficient factory layouts - Model Cells Initiative - CAD, Cardboard City etc.
  • Carry out work timings and balancing
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Carry out VA/VE studies
  • To reduce cost and waste within the manufacturing processes
  • Visual management and work place organisation
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Administer Six Sigma Green Belt and certification
  • Assist in the development of and administration of training for all employees, to build a lean culture
  • Work place organisation
  • To Lead & Participate in continuous improvement activities
  • Provide data analysis to understand performance and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Ensure best practice and learning from key practices are shared across the various manufacturing areas
  • Provide a professional and pro-active service
  • Promote continuous improvement philosophies across the business
  • To facilitate and deliver both individual and team related projects
  • Kaizen activities
  • Quality circles
  • Layouts - Working With Manufacturing Engineering Department
  • Optimising process

Candidate Requirements:

  • Good working knowledge in Lean
  • Manufacturing Techniques and quality standards
  • Experience in manufacturing and/or automotive environment
  • VA/VE Knowledge
  • Strong communication skills at all levels within the business and with customers
  • Able to manage and prioritise numerous projects simultaneously

Further details:

  • This method of manufacture is unique and further training will be provided which may involve overseas travel.
  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a new manufacturing facility with a new workforce offering immense scope for progression
  • Opus Engineering are a specialist recruitment agency operated by former engineers with first hand experience in aluminium diecasting