Manufacturing Engineer

We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to provide process related technical support to manufacturing operations within a company based south west of Cambridge. This will include the introduction of newly developed products to manufacture, sustaining of existing manufacturing operations and the retirement of products at the end of market life.

Responsibilities

* Develop, implement and maintain manufacturing processes that meet Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD) targets
* Author and maintain process documentation e.g. Work Instructions
* Train manufacturing staff on newly introduced or modified processes
* Ensure manufacturing equipment is serviceable e.g. properly maintained, calibrated and operating as intended
* To apply a Continuous Improvement (CI) approach to identifying opportunities for improvement e.g. cost, time, capacity, resource, skill, equipment
* Design of aids such as tools, fixtures and jigs to support manufacturing processes
* Undertake Health and Safety risk assessments relating to manufacturing processes, materials, equipment etc
* Undertake process risk management e.g. pFMEA
* Work closely with the Project Management team to ensure the programme of projects is delivered to QCD targets
* Work closely with the Quality team to determine root cause of manufacturing non-conformance and implement Corrective and Preventive actions (CAPA) where necessary
* Produce creative and innovative technical solutions
* Contribute to R&D design reviews to provide manufacturing process technical insight
* Conduct all aspects of the role in line with regulatory procedures

Requirements

* Experience in manufacturing processes relating to electro-mechanical products
* Experience of new product development and introduction to manufacture
* Technical support of manufacturing operations
* Working with small multi-disciplined teams
* Third party interfacing to contract manufacturers, part suppliers and external design and technical resources
* Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent level of experience
* Good awareness of manufacturing operations Health & Safety concerns
* Proficient in the use of 3D CAD modelling applications e.g. SolidWorks
* Proficient in the use of office applications e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook etc
* Use of ERP / MRP systems.
* Excellent understanding of the application of Design for Manufacture (DfM) and Assembly (DfA) methods
* Good understanding of Lean Manufacturing tools e.g. 5S, JIT, Kanban, Poka-Yoke Value Stream Mapping etc. and their practical application
* Understanding of Human Factors Engineering (HFE) / Usability
* Appreciation for Industrial Design
* Use of materials including metals e.g. aluminium, mild and stainless steel and polymers e.g. ABS and polycarbonate
* Excellent knowledge of a wide variety of manufacturing processes and their appropriate application e.g. injection moulding, vacuum forming, machining, sheet metal fabrication, PCB assembly and test etc
* Basic understanding of professional project management methodology
* Strong problem-solving ability
* Good planning and time-management
* Demonstrates credible technical ability
* Adopts a collaborative working style
* Good communication skills
* Methodical structured approach
* Flexible and adaptable approach to working
* Committed to personal development
* Demonstrates commitment to company business objectives

Direct experience in scientific equipment would be an advantage but is not essential.

[ Royston, Hertfordshire, Salary range: £28,000 to 35,000 | vacancy reference : 31714 ]

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