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Manufacturing Engineer

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing
Closing date
20 Sep 2021

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The role will support the delivery of manufacturing capacity enablers, through project LEAP. This includes development of project plans, sourcing of new equipment, specifying scope & performance measures for new installations.

Client Details

Working for an innovative, dynamic, well capitalised business, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced manufacturing engineer to join the team.

  • Co-ordinate & deliver actions in support of ilke project LEAP (capacity growth).
  • Consider opportunities wherever possible to enhance, safety, quality, productivity & cost performance through engaging with key stakeholders, understanding existing concerns & seeking to address these through considered design & scope of future installations.
  • Manage the development of future state process flow, standard operating procedures, PFMEAs as part of the planning & delivery of project LEAP.
  • Support new equipment procurement requirements for new product introduction, such as jigs, fixtures & handling equipment.
  • Study and develop resource plans (manpower planning) to identify requirements.
  • Own the total layout for changes to the factory, considering how these integrate with existing facility, inclusive of working area, tool storage, materials flow, power, air & lighting etc...
  • Engage with other functions to get stuff done! Ensure all roadblocks to meeting team deliverables are understood and escalated appropriately.
  • Seek to reduce manufacturing wastes (USWIMTOO) to deliver more efficient processes, reducing non-value add activities through effective process design / layout.
  • Create an inclusive environment, whereby all team members are happy to raise issues and feel empowered to make a difference.
  • Use the A3 tool to document major project deliverables, assessing total cost benefits & payback periods for proposed investment.
  • During periods of contractor works, co-ordinate contractors, including preview of RAMS, management vs timing plans & monitoring compliance to site safety or CDM regulations.
  • Ensure planned and managed safety performance through thorough risk assessment, considering reduction in exposure to hazards in approach to future processes and facilities.

  • A good degree in an engineering, manufacturing or science-based discipline.
  • Experience of defining equipment standards, using a structured 'New equipment procurement process.
  • Knowledge of robotics integration into a manufacturing facility & the associated challenges, requirements & skills required to implement, operate and maintain such equipment.
  • Knowledge of generating and utilising DFMEA / PFMEA to understand and mitigate risks.
  • Ability to visualise timing / project plans from initiation to delivery - by means of a master schedule or Gantt chart.
    • Familiarity with MS Project preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience of applying lean tools and techniques within a flow-line environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of growing a standardised work approach, inclusive of layered auditing. Ability to coach & sell the benefits of a standardised work approach.
  • Leadership skills with the ability to flex style. Comfortable in giving feedback up, down and across the organisation.
  • Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision.
  • Clear and effective communicator, both verbal and written who actively listens; is adept at disseminating information to others; is crisp, clear, articulate; keeps others informed of important issues, problems, and status of projects in a timely manner.

Job Offer
  • £38,000 - £40,000 per annum DOE
  • Full time Monday - Friday
  • 7.5% Bonus
  • 5% Pension
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