The Role – Manufacturing Engineer – Fabrication

To identify, manage and implement production/process improvements throughout the Fabrication Department.  To ensure the efficient introduction of new and changed products and processes within the Fabrication Department.

Duties and Responsibilities will include:

Production Improvements

  • Identify, lead and manage to completion the safe introduction of shop-floor based improvements throughout fabrication
  • Work closely with engineering, production, and maintenance team to provide equipment utilisation, efficiently and quality
  • Where necessary, design and have manufactured tooling, fixturing or equipment to improve the production process
  • Accurately maintain the company’s ERP system, for process-related information (routines, cycle times etc)
  • Write or assist in writing risk SOPs and other work instructions

Production Related

  • Support the Production Supervisor in achieving operational KPI’s for the department
  • Where required, ensure personnel are trained in new methods/techniques/processes
  • Support the production team in maintaining the company’s competency management system
  • Identify, propose, and execute training and development needs to achieve operational performance
  • Participate in thorough investigations as a result of accidents, incidents, quality concerns

New Production Introduction

  • Work closely with engineers to estimate manufacturing process costs for new products/processes
  • Work closely with engineers to implement new products and processes in an efficient manner
  • Where required, write specifications for new or modified equipment, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation

General

  • Comply with the Company’s integrated management system requirements

Essentially, the successful candidate will have

  • HNC in a manufacturing or engineering related discipline or equivalent relevant industrial experience
  • Hands-on knowledge and experience of implementing production-based process improvements
  • Working knowledge of lean methodology (6S, Kaizen, Line-balancing, value stream mapping, Standard Work, Visual M’ment etc)
  • Practical problem-solving skills (5Y’s, Ishikawa, Is-Is Not, etc)
  • Ability to co-ordinate a team to achieve a common goal
  • Project management skills
  • IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent
  • Competency in risk assessments / SOP’s
  • IT literate with knowledge of MS Office package – Excel, Word, Powe Point

Additional but not essential skills

  • Experience of fabrication processes – punching/forming/welding/painting/general hand-assembly
  • Competency in Solidworks to design fixtures and tooling
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining an ERP system – routing/cycle times etc
  • Experience in producing manufacturing costs for products
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 / ISO 14001

Working Hours

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm  (37 hours per week)

Variable Hours Scheme – the policy allows for a Friday finish time from 12 noon.

The company offers the following benefits:

  • Profit related bonus scheme
  • Paid break at 10am
  • 5 weeks holiday a year plus bank holidays
  • Free life assurance
  • On-site parking
  • Supplied work wear
  • Company pension scheme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Free and confidential employee assist programme
  • Employee company council

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary:  Competitive salary

Please send your CV to wendymallett@hwilliams.co.uk (HR department)