Production Engineering Manager

Anthony James Recruitment
Andover, UK
14 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Production Engineering Manager

Andover, Hampshire £43,000 to £48,000

Company Profile

An established specialist leader in the design, manufacture and support of a range of cutting-edge LED systems enabling advances in fluorescence microscopy.

Products incorporate a broad range of technologies and processes including electronic, software, optical, and mechanical components.

Continually growing at 25% per year for several years, and due to this continuing stable growth, there is now an exciting opportunity for a Production Engineering Manager to join the team.

We are looking for an individual to understand the manufacturing challenges that the company's success presents, and champion both automation solutions and lean interventions and manage the Production Engineering team as the company evolves from a small to medium volume manufacturer.

Job Profile

We are looking for someone with excellent leadership qualities to manage an empowered team through support, guidance and healthy challenge while championing the development of production and process engineering change to support future growth plans.

You will be able to demonstrate successful lean implementation experience to confidently challenge the status quo, but to also bring all colleagues along as the business embarks on its lean manufacturing journey.

This is a genuine and exciting opportunity for someone to make a massive impact and transform the way that the company develops its products.

  • Managing the departments resource effectively to support:
    • New Product Introduction (NPI) projects team from early stages to drive Design for:
      • Manufacture
      • Assembly
      • Test
      • Six Sigma
    • Development of manufacturing & test systems for new and existing products
    • Design and implementation of new manufacturing cells
    • Liaison with suppliers to integrate complete solutions
  • Management and control of:
    • The implementation of engineering changes
    • Product Bills of Materials and their existence within the company's ERP system
    • Generation of supporting product and process instructions
    • Control and maintenance of equipment
    • Day-to-day Production support

Skills & Experience:
  • Lean manufacturing experience (Kaizen, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), line balancing)
  • Manufacturing cell design (Jigs & fixtures, Tooling, Poke Yoke mistake proofing)
  • Manufacturing automation design & development (Mechatronics, Cobots, Vision sensors / barcode readers)

Hours of Work:
  • 40 hour per week
  • 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Flexibility on hours is available

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Share incentive plan through the umbrella company of the group
  • Company Pension
  • 4 x salary death in service benefit
  • Private medical cover

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