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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Rapiscan Systems
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27 Apr 2021

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Rapiscan Systems is an industry leader in detection technology, providing cargo and vehicle inspection systems and services for ports, borders, military, high-threat facilities, and checkpoints to help customers combat terrorism, drug smuggling, illegal immigration, and trade fraud. We offer a broad array of scanning system configurations that leverage low-, medium-, and high-energy X-ray technology-or multiple X-ray technologies-to address each customer's unique security application requirements. Our commitment to excellence in imaging performance, innovative design, and uncompromising quality ensures our solutions consistently deliver best-in-class imaging, high reliability, and operator satisfaction, to help customers find threats and contraband with ease and confidence.

Role Overview

The Manufacturing Engineer will play a key role in the continued improvement and introduction of large x-ray equipment. S/he will support, develop and design manufacturing processes, flows, tooling, and fixtures in order to meet daily production schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality.
  • Leading the development and improvement of manufacturing processes using LEAN principles.
  • Leads the transfer of processes, process improvements, and products from development to production ensuring they are efficient and effective.
  • Troubleshoots technical issues to root cause in production or in returned product in conjunction with manufacturing and quality staff.
  • Communicate issues clearly (both written and verbally) in a timely manner.
  • Trends and Analyse shop floor efficiency, performance and quality data and generate quantifiable improvements. Creates and maintains manufacturing methods
  • Author's technical reports supporting development transfers, production problems, and process analysis/trending.
  • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes and workflows identifying weaknesses with existing methods and implementing change and improvements establishing an effective and efficient work sequence.
  • Create processes and procedures to assist the business in meeting budgetary goals as well as performance objectives combined with driving efficiency improvements.
  • Provide build documentation and training for production staff (SOP, CWI's).
  • Involved with creation of line balancing, quality control plans.
  • Liaise with R&D reporting issues from production builds and assist in design and development of new products, product mock-ups alongside the R&D team.
  • Using your experience to act as a "voice of manufacturing" to Design Engineers, ensure DFM considerations are taken during NPI development.
  • Updating of processes and documentation triggered by improvement requests or production issues.
  • Lead design / manufacture / purchase of assembly tooling / jigs / fixtures etc.
  • An exponent and champion of continuous improvement and the tools employed in such practices and possess a working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Principles.
  • Works without supervision in a technically intensive environment

Candidate Experience Requirements
  • Extensive experience in a manufacturing engineering role
  • Extensive experience of assembly processes. Preferably including UHV and high voltage systems within in a high Tech / low volume manufacturing environment
  • Has the technical depth to use good judgment to make solid decisions in support of Business Unit's strategy.

Candidate Qualifications and Skill Set
  • A clear understanding of design for manufacture at both a component and final assembly level.
  • Ability to integrate well into an established team supporting and assisting colleagues
  • Significant capability and experience in all modern problem-solving techniques
  • Have a working knowledge of Agile, Navision, Minitab, Excel, Word, CAD and MS Project
  • Degree or equivalent in an Engineering or Scientific discipline and suitable work experience
  • Six Sigma Black or Green belt desirable.
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