MANUFACTURING ENGINEER – BRISTOL / SOUTH WEST - contract
The role of the Manufacturing Engineer involves the management of projects and the provision of on going product support taking in to account cost, quality, lead-times, inventory, material flow, and operators. In so doing the Manufacturing Engineer must liaise both with numerous other functional areas. The Manufacturing Engineer will be on the shop floor, working to resolve production problems, will successfully introduce new manufacturing methods, be clear thinking, innovative, methodical, pay attention to detail, self disciplined and able to direct the activities of others.
The manufacturing engineer will introduce standard operations and tooling, set up flexible assembly systems, improve material flow through the cells and optimise sub-assembly and final test processes.
• Degree in Production or Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, or HNC/HND with substantial production/manufacturing engineering experience in a modern manufacturing environment.
• Minimum of 5 years experience in manufacturing industry, ideally in a low volume, high variety, high technology environment.
• Demonstrate application of “Lean” principles and application of VSM “Value Stream Mapping” in an assembly environment.
• Knowledge of current assembly techniques including single unit flow lines, Kanban resupply, and JIT “Just In Time” techniques is required.
• Experience of manufacturing methods evaluation, capital expenditure appraisal and justification is essential.
• A full understanding of design for manufacture techniques and their implementation is required.
• A full understanding of process capability and its testing is required. Presentation skills and experience in problem solving techniques is essential.