Production Engineering Manager

Futures Manufacturing
Huddersfield, UK
Closing date
23 Sep 2020

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Our client is a well-established manufacturer, they are looking to increase the effectiveness of their M/C shop and Assembly areas with the appointment of a Production Engineering Manager The role will be both interesting and demanding but offers great career prospects to the successful candidate.

Responsible for the planning and design of production methods to improve existing processes utilising current and emerging technologies, striving for waste reduction and greater efficiency within the production areas.

CAD/CAM/CI/Lean/Machine Shop/Production Engineering Manager/Manufacturing Engineering Manager/Assembly/Value Stream Mapping/SMED/

Principal Duties:
- Design for manufacture close liaison with Engineering to review the design for manufacture, drawing requirements and tooling
requirements to meet demand and remove error
- Machine shop review current methods of machining with a view to reducing set ups/ set-up times where possible and increase
run times.
- Assess the current machine tools in use and identify gaps in future technology
- Involvement in the use of IT programs to transfer engineered drawings direct to the machines to help eliminate the need to re
draw e.g. CAD/CAM
- Assembly shop review current build techniques and allocated times to speed up throughput, review the shop layout to
eliminate waste.
- Health and Safety Adhering to the Health and Safety policy at all time

Other Duties:
- Assessment and re organisation of the shop floor to ensure a smooth flow of work and minimal waste
- Review current machine tooling/fixtures to speed up manufacture
- Review non-conformance notes raised in the production areas and identify ways to eliminate re occurrence
- Explore future manufacturing techniques which would benefit the company going forward
- Involvement in make/buy decision making

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

- Minimum HNC in Engineering/Production Engineering or equivalent experience
- Strong Influencing skills
- Project Management skills
- Experience of CI activities
- Use of common methodology such as Takt Time, SMED, Kaizen etc.
- Experience of machining castings
- Knowledge of a wide range of machine tools and their capabilities.
- Experience with CAD/CAM software- Eg EdgeCAM, InventorCAM etc.
- Proficiency in MS Office.
- Proven experience in the engineering field.
- Superb analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
- Superb written and verbal communication skills.
- Great attention to detail and organizational skills.
- Knowledge of 3D printing processes (Additive Layer Manufacturing) and the technology on offer advantageous.

CAD/CAM/CI/Lean/Machine Shop/Production Engineering Manager/Manufacturing Engineering Manager/Assembly/Value Stream Mapping/SMED/

This is a great opportunity for a capable and experienced Production/CI Engineer to move their career forward with a friendly and financially sound business.

If this appeals to you then please Apply now!
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