Manufacturing Engineer

Shorterm Group
Closing date
11 Feb 2022
Shorterm Group are recruiting for a Manufacturing Engineer.

This is a permanent role based in Portsmouth.

Job Function and Responsibilities:
*A key player within the engineering department, responsible for New Product Introduction and Continuous Improvement activities.
*Working cross functionally with other areas of the business to ensure engineering excellence and profitability.
*Supporting customers and managing suppliers as required in an engineering capacity.
*To assist cross functionally in DFM feasibility studies.
*To work as part of the New Products Introduction (NPI) team to define the manufacturing process, location and detailed workflow for each new manufactured product.
*To review engineering changes and support in the re-costing and subsequent implementation of any associated changes to each manufacturing process.
*To support Quality with Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, and control plans, on each new and existing production process and to ensure all arising issues are effectively communicated to the team and acted upon.
*To assist production in the development of manufacturing layouts with emphasis on the optimisation of parts presentation and operator movements in line with industry standard 5S, Lean manufacturing and Health and Safety practices.
*To define, specify, procure and commission the required production equipment and facilities (benches, racking, jigs, fixtures, welding equipment, automated machinery and testing equipment) from both in-house and external sources.
*To define and develop the work instructions for new and existing processes in conjunction with the quality and manufacturing departments.
*Responsible for run at rate sign off in conjunction with production management.
*To provide / coordinate training and technical support on new equipment and processes.
*To regularly review production metrics to identify key areas for cost saving and to lead cross-functional teams to define and implement improvements, applying industry standard problem solving and waste reduction methodologies.
*To research and apply new production techniques and technologies applicable to manufacturing activities.
*To give training and technical support to other team members and on new equipment and processes.
*To offer team support and experience across the multifunctional team.

The ideal candidate must must have experience with:
*The ability to work independently, to be self- driven and able to set and monitor own goals.
*Able to lead and influence change.
*MS Office - PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel & Word.
*Able to read/understand 3D CAD and technical drawings.
*Good communication and team skills.
*Attention to detail and record keeping.
*Strong problem solving and trouble shooting skills.
*Manufacturing fixture tooling design experience.
*Process poke yoke.
*Knowledge and experience of Continuous Improvement methodologies.
*Experience of process validation and FMEA.

If interested or would like more information please call Natalie @ Shorterm (Apply online only)

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