Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer
Location: Coleman Milne, Westhoughton
Salary: Competitive
Job Type: Permanent. Working hours Monday to Thursday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, 38 hours per week.

Main Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Involved with the design and building of assembly cells and workbench layouts.
  • Improving the flow of supply chain components and products utilising best-practice operations (kan-ban, pull-push, storage & delivery methods).
  • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes and workflows identifying weaknesses with existing methods and implementing change and improvements establishing an effective and efficient work sequence.
  • Create processes and procedures to assist the business in meeting budgetary goals as well as performance objectives combined with driving efficiency improvements.
  • Provide build documentation and training for production staff (SOP, CWI’s).
  • Involved with the creation of line balancing, quality control plans.
  • Liaise with R&D reporting issues from production builds and assist in the design and development of new products, product mock-ups alongside the R&D team.
  • Using your experience to act as a “voice of manufacturing” to Design Engineers, ensure DFM considerations are taken during NPI development.
  • A clear understanding of design for manufacture at both a component and final assembly level.
  • Updating of processes and documentation triggered by VCRs or production issues.
  • Assist in design / manufacture / purchase of assembly tooling / jigs / fixtures etc.
  • Broad knowledge of manual manufacturing and assembly processes.
  • An exponent and champion of continuous improvement and the tools employed in such practices and possess a working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Principles.
  • Organise plant improvement and shut-down schedules to ensure minimum loss of production time.
  • Analise shop floor efficiency, quality and generate quantifiable improvements using FMEA.
  • This list is not exhaustive and you may be asked to conduct other duties as required by the needs of the business.

Skills and Experience

  • Highly technical and thorough.
  • Professional and proficient.
  • Excellent understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • Working in diverse environments.
  • Strong planning and prioritising ability.
  • Communicating and presenting data effectively.
  • Understanding engineering, scientific and other technical information.
  • Proficient IT and application skills.
  • Efficient & effective problem resolution skills.
  • Applying and ensuring health and safety practices are adhered to during implementation & change.
  • Managing projects through to fruition.
  • Collaborating in team activities.
  • Possess a Lean Qualification – desirable not essential.