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Date Added: Fri 16/09/2022

Manufacturing Engineer

Llantrisant, CF728BP, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £45000/annum

We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer (mechatronics) to join our client's busy team of 7 multidiscipline engineers providing the manufacturing support to the line, and deliver NPI in line with the projected growth of our client's site.

This is a permanent full time position working Monday to Friday with a salary of up to £45,000 per annum depending on experience.

You will be assigned a primary instrument or group of products and be responsible to understand the products, build and test requirements, process flow and systems.

Work closely with the R&D divisions potentially globally and other key business stakeholders in converting a concept idea design into a cost effective / quality manufacturing output product, you will take engineering stewardship of the products when handed over to operations at the appropriate time.

The role demands an engineer to be creative, analytical, familiar with manufacturing processes and have good CAD skills. The candidate must have a pro-active approach and work well within multifunctional project teams providing leadership and direction when required. This entails directing both internally, within the local and extended teams, and externally working with consultants and suppliers.

The instrumentation you will be responsible for have a very high level of accuracy and you will need understanding and clear systems approach that use optical and chemical processes.


Manufacturing Support

Working in close project collaboration with the manufacturing operations teams, Research and Development etc. ownership for the facility and bring to life NPI's in a timely manner.
Work with other members of the engineering team and manufacturing to translate product requirements into functional specifications.
Building and evaluating prototypes.Team Leadership including:

Directing and mentoring other engineers within a project team.
Project planning and estimation of Engineering tasks
Planning and executing a risk management plan
Task delivery, delegation and monitoring.
Ensuring Mechanical Engineering deliverables are met.
Direction of external consultants and suppliers
Provide project plans; Milestones, resources, detailed activities and agreed, Quality controls and strict health and safety criteria, conducting business risk planning and mitigation of risk where applicable.
Liaise with New Product Design team on; DFM (DfX), testing and prototyping of concept designs, new product development stage gates and manufacturing time lines. Develop clear feedback process to ensure any manufacturing concerns are recorded. (Through the ECN process)Process

Ability to assess technical risk and to formulate effective risk management strategy including analysis and evaluation program.Product Development

Work within our product development process
Conduct design reviews and react to input from other members of the project team
Produce the required level of documentation
Drive continuous improvement of the mechanical engineering elements of our processes.
Previous involvement in most aspects of the development life cycle, from initial analysis and design to implementation, testing and documentationLeadership

Demonstrable experience in leading small teams and external consultants.
Ability to plan projects and allocate tasks
Formal training in leadership / managementGeneral

Good communication skills, enabling successful interaction with team leaders, fellow engineers and engineering management
Self-motivated with drive to keep abreast of new technologies and market / industry trends.
A pro-active approach to problem identification and resolution. Able to reach across functional boundaries to overcome obstacles. Keeps sight of commercial objectives and prioritise work appropriately.
Willing to work within structured development program and take responsibility for product delivery.
Able to critically look at performance and engineering practices to define and improve departmental procedures.
Scientific background or interests (optical and chemical)
Some business knowledge of the chemical analysis or related market sectorsTravel:

Both domestic and international travel is required in this role on an occasional basis.Qualifications:

BSc, MSc or equivalent degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering is MANDATORY. Masters or equivalent advanced degree is PREFERRED.
Good grounding in Chemistry and Physics with a high level of understanding of optical systems.
Understanding and practice of Six Sigma methodologies
'Agile' or other project management skill is also MANDATORY.
Minimum 5 years' experience is sought after, time served in an engineering role.
Understanding of and experience in the environments and requirements for both New Product Introduction (NPI) and volume manufacturing of technical assemblies.
Results & execution driven: consistently delivers on commitments & stretch goals.
Self-motivated, detail-oriented and passion for continuous improvements.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent project management skills.
Excellent organisational, data collection and presentation skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, professional environment.
Proven problem-solving ability and can demonstrate working knowledge of problem solving methodologies. (5 whys, Fishbone, Cause and effect etc)If you have read the full job description and are interested, please apply online.


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