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Job Ref:  204612671
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Oxfordshire
City:  Oxford
Post Code:  OX4
Salary:  £40000 - £41000/annum
24/10/2016 11:00
Purpose of role

Manufacturing Engineers work as part of a team to design, install, monitor and develop all systems affecting the manufacturing cycle of a product, for example manufacturing equipment and assembly lines. They may also be involved in the design and building of new manufacturing plants.

Main duties and responsibilities of the Manufacturing Engineer:
* Will as part of a local engineering team, provide direct engineering support to production in order to improve and sustain products/ processes at maximum possible efficiencies and quality levels.
* Continuously monitoring and improving performance against targeted KPI's & metrics, the manufacturing engineer shall investigate and resolve any non-conformance or efficiency issues that may occur, driving any engineering changes required as well as supporting assigned manufacturing projects.
* Be responsible for the definition, implementation and maintenance of manufacturing processes which are:
o Robust
o Repeatable
o Proven & validated
* Ensure NPI projects are transferred into production within a defined timeframe ensuring robust, repeatable processes:
o Process FMEA / Control Plans / Work Instructions / Accurate BOMS & meet project cost targets.
* Deliver operational process support and improvement activities for specific production cells, including:
o Production cell layout and process flow.
o Manufactured part quality and yield.
o Quality Control metrics for in-process (eg First Time Pass Rate).
o Reduce the manufactured part floor space needs to optimal levels.
o Technical support and problem solving capabilities to define root cause analysis of issues.
* Deliver continuous improvement actions and run improvement workshops. Based on delivery of Strategic and tactical objectives.
o Produce monthly reports on metrics, monitoring and trending to identify & justify improvement areas.
* Maintain the Parts Master Creation database, BOM and configuration.
Manufacturing Engineers are responsible for leading the engineering linked to production operations and plant through all stages of the product life-cycle working closely with production and quality, which will include:
* The design of plant and processes which are compliant to health and safety regulations and best practices.
* Designing plant layout with computer software.
* Designing, developing and installing production cell control systems.
* Ensuring that cell capacity is defined to meet production forecasts and variants.
* Calculating production costs which should include equipment, time and labour.
* Producing preventative maintenance schedules for production cells.
* Training of production staff on new product manufacture and also new methods.
* Generating technical specifications to allow purchasing to source manufacturing plant and tooling.
* Testing, monitoring and evaluating electro-mechanical aspects of production cells.
* Establishing manufacturing systems and processes are in place to allow flawless manufacturing of new products.
* Establishing / maintaining a quality culture within the manufacturing environment.
* Implementing manufacturing engineering best practises.
* Ensuring that Process Failure mode & Effects Analysis is in place for existing and new products (before launch)
* Ensuring that process work instructions are in place prior to new product launch (retrospective for current).
* Ensure that control plans are in place for all processes in conjunction with Quality Engineering.
* Bill of Materials are in place and have been validated as correct for new and existing products.
* Deliver Poke Yoke (Error proofing) solutions for manual work content.

The person:
Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent.
Working level experience of the following with minimum of three years experience:
* Process FMEA (pFMEA) and Control Plan creation
* Operator process / work instruction documents & planning.
* Problems solving tools (G8D / Ishikawa / 5W&1H / 'Is-Isnot' analysis).
* Lean tools & techniques
* Kaizen workshop leadership
* Six-sigma green belt.
* Qualified knowledge of electronics and PCB manufacture.
* Working experience of the following:
o Six sigma investigation & analysis
o Microsoft suite
o EFACS or similar ERP system
o Project Management
o Workgroup facilitation
o Six-Sigma black belt

The Background

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an organisation that are dominating their market place, with huge expansion plans, fantastic training and enviable retention of staff.

The Package

In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £40,000 - £41,000 (dependent on experience) and an industry leading benefits package.


To apply for the position of Manufacturing Engineer, please send your CV to Gabrielle Beaver via the 'apply now' button.

***PLEASE NOTE: Job interviews are being held over the next week***

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