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DATE ADDED: Thu 28/12/2017

Manufacturing Engineer

Coventry, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £40k - £45k pa + hplidays pension


Senior Manufacturing Engineer | Full-time | Coventry, UK


The Opportunity

To meet the requirements of a rapidly expanding business, they wish to employ an experienced manufacturing engineer, to support the company's engineering function, which is currently working on multiple development projects.

The successful candidate will have the ability to train and develop a team of engineers, have the capability to produce technical reports, and have good presentation skills, which may include delivering training to engineers and technology developers.

The organisation is also collaborating on many initiatives and is developing a manufacturing capability to aid the productionisation of hardware. Key tasks to support these projects include developing the machining, assembly and inspection functions, as well as liaising with partners, developers and specialists.
Ideally you will be a natural problem solver with the ability to confidently present your findings and propose solutions with all levels of the business.


Conduct manufacturing assessments of products for new components and assemblies, developed by UK based technology developers

Plant and process layout for new products and variants

Produce specifications for manufacturing and assembly equipment, as well as creating business cases to support procurement activities

Read, interpret and analyse supplied CAD models, drawings and specifications

Identify tooling and fixture requirements

Guide junior members of staff and other team members

Liaise with collaborators, partners, technology developers and suppliers

Work closely with Cost Estimators and the Engineering team to support work throughput

Activities & Responsibilities

Generation of reports as required for Project and Management meetings.

Revision control of information supplied, and maintenance of Bills of Process etc.

Support production preparation to ensure smooth production ramp-up into volume

Develop and train both experienced and graduate engineers, as well as Technology Developers in manufacturing processes and technologies

Document process and engineering know-how to benefit future projects

Specific Skills

To succeed in this role, you will need to demonstrate the following skills and abilities:

A working knowledge of NPI processes

Knowledge of business standards including APQP, PPAP and ISO 9001

Experience of using product design and manufacturing tools including DFMEA/PFMEA, DFM/DFA, Value Analysis

Knowledge of medium and high-volume manufacturing control techniques including working to Takt time, one-piece flow, Kanban, 2-bin, etc

An understanding of the basic operation of an ERP system

Experience of building open working relationships internally, with suppliers and customers

Training & Education

Educated to HND or degree level in an engineering discipline

Ability to use industry standard CAD software, in order to interrogate models

IT literate (competent user of MS products e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc

5 years minimum experience in OE production environment, preferably from the electro-mechanical sector.

Other Attributes & Experience

Motivated, innovative and someone who enjoys a challenge

Role: Manufacturing Engineer
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Coventry, West Midlands

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