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Manufacturing Engineer

Salary: £35,000

Location: Plymouth

Job type: Permanent

Category: Manufacturing

Leading Plymouth based precision engineering company with world wide presence is seeking to employ an experienced manufacturing engineer. This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly and professional business with an excellent reputation. Overview Determine and develop the production and/or Quality Control methods used in designated areas or activities (such as TPM, 5-S, Set-up reduction) at the Plymouth Plant, establish proper procedures and routing instructions and provide day to day engineering support to Production/QA Departments, so as to improve the quality and profitability of the Company’s operation. Degree, HND, HNC or equivalent with some experience in a related field. Direct experience, with relevant skills, may be acceptable in the absence of academic qualifications. Principle Accountabilities * Recommend process and plant development (including new methods and equipment and capital expenditure) within designated areas to improve product cost and quality. * Carry out run off and in plant capability assessment of new and rebuilt plant within designated areas of responsibility. * Participate in the preparation of routings for parts and/or assemblies to comply with data sheet and other specification requirements. * Establish and maintain cycle times for all relevant operations on new and existing routings. * Ensure, through liaison with the Planning Engineer, that existing routings are properly maintained to reflect developments in plant and methods. * Design, (working as needed with draughts person), any tooling, gauges / fixtures etc… needed for new routings or demanded by developments to existing routings. * Issue and maintain Working Practices, Process sheets and Production Standard Practice Instructions to cover all aspects of production and/or QA within designated areas. * Provide floor-engineering support to designated areas of Plymouth production and assembly operations. * Maintain effective working relationships with Cell Leaders and production / assembly staff, to allow effective team and group working in problem solving and process development. * Produce reports and recommendations, and liaise with other departments at Plymouth, and, as part of the Manufacturing Engineering team, with Group colleagues. * Take part in TPM, 5-S, and related business improvement activities and workshops, as a workshop leader or key member. Ideal attributes include: Process development/improvement (plan/modify/design/set-up/optimise) Problem solving Projects Cost reduction Engineering experience Self motivated Work on own initiative Enthusiastic Confident Communicative Proactive, hands–on approach Team player Numerate Creation and development of engineering systems and procedures Forward thinking Creative Produce high quality of work, efficiently with a cost effective approach Conscious of environmental issues/concerns and work within current guidelines Interest in career development/progression Lean knowledge/experience/understanding Six Sigma desirable not essential If you are an experienced Manufacturing Engineer, and are currently looking for a new challenge then please submit an up to date CV by using the ‘apply’ button below

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