Manufacturing Engineer



Our client a leading organisation in the engineering and aerospace sector are recruiting for a Manufacturing Engineer.

You will be responsible for supporting plant leadership in achieving business and financial goals by developing and maintaining robust manufacturing processes and leading continuous improvement / cost out initiatives across the organisation. Additional responsibility includes executing the organisation’s strategic plan consistent with UK & European legislation, and local regulations, established industry standards, and customer requirements

Your day to day duties will include: -

Developing and maintaining robust, cost efficient manufacturing processes and product structures consistent with lean manufacturing practices.

You must be mindful of process and test capabilities and recognise organisational core competencies.

You will ensure root cause and failure analysis is performed as required.

You will lead cost-out events and promote the culture of continuous improvement.

Be able to apply lean manufacturing techniques as means to eliminate waste and deliver products to customer’s expectations.

Be able to implement methods and practices to reduce variation. and to develop the team’s ability to understand source(s) of variation and identify impact of tolerance stacks in assemblies by applying Six Sigma Design and Development strategies.

Be able to understand application of SPC and gage R&R.

Participate in concurrent engineering efforts and critical design reviews to minimise product development costs and maximise useful life of products.

Conduct Design For Manufacturing and value engineering initiatives as applicable. Develops work breakdown structures as a tool to develop cost estimates.

Participate in new product development projects using ProLaunch as a tool to articulate deliverable's and a vehicle to commit to schedules

Coordinate manufacturing liaison/s for products from inception through shipment to customer.

And, develop and integrate new processes and methodologies as to provide competitive advantages for the business. Recommends Capital Appropriation Requests (including payback and net present value analysis) for acquisition of equipment to support emerging and existing technologies. 

What you will need to excel in this prestigious position: -

Be degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline

Have a detailed knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques – i.e. value stream mapping, one piece flow, etc.
Have an understanding of Six Sigma concepts and tools and where they relate to minimising process / product variability – i.e. regression analysis, design of experiments, hypothesis testing, etc. Ensuring they are deployed appropriately
Have a thorough understanding of problem-solving methodologies used in determining root cause and formulating corrective action(s) - i.e. thought maps, 8D, root cause analysis, Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis, Gage R & R, control charts, Pareto charts, etc.
Be proficient in various software applications – i.e. Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, MS Office suite, MiniTab, etc.
Have knowledge of manufacturing principles and technical specifications to support facilities competencies – i.e. metal cutting, tool design, injection moulding, welding, soldering, etc.
Ability to lead cross-functional process improvement teams

And if you have these as well...(desirable) 

A detailed knowledge of engineering design and product reliability concepts as to facilitate analysis of fluid dynamics, thermal dynamics, electronic circuits, etc.
An understanding of ProLaunch.
Knowledge of industry and customer specific quality processes (i.e., ISO9001, AS9100 etc).
Knowledge of product and end user application/specifications, including product testing requirements. (design/process interface).
Degree in Six Sigma or similar subject.

This position is one of stature within this organisation, and it will come with a salary befitting its status, along with other benefits.

If you think you are suitable for this position and would like to learn more, please call us on 01626 241 333 or press APPLY now. We look forward to hearing from you

Duration: Permanent 

Salary: Excellent package on offer 

Harbron Recruit Ltd is a family run recruitment agency based in the South West of England.

Harbron Recruit originally stemmed from a construction company that boasts 25 years of successfully working with the majority of major clients across the South West.

Recognising the demand for quality personnel with the necessary skills and qualifications to carry out jobs quickly and safely gave birth to Harbron Recruit as a major supplier to companies requiring temporary, permanent and contract workers on a range of assignments.

Now, as a well-established Recruitment Agency having traded successfully for 10 years it has enabled us to create long standing client relationships built on a foundation of trust, honesty and integrity.

Based in Devon we provide quality staff to our clients both locally and nationally.

Call 01626 241 333 now.

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