Manufacturing Engineer

Andy File Associates Limited are working as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position

Description of role:

In this role you will take new and existing designs for products and develop the manufacturing assembly process along with associated tooling and documentation for assembly and test.

The individual will follow the product through to a finished built and tested product, working with the design and production teams to ensure the most effective and efficient manufacturing processes are utilised.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods utilising knowledge of product design, materials, machining and fabrication processes, tooling, equipment resource capabilities, assembly methods and established quality and workmanship standards
  • Analyse and plan work force utilisation, space requirements and workflow to design workspace and equipment layouts for maximum efficiency
  • Interact with Engineering concerning product design and design for manufacturing
  • Identify opportunities for improvement across the entire manufacturing process, gain buy-in and implement process improvements
  • Interact with customers and suppliers to resolve quality and/or manufacturability issues
  • In conjunction with production establish accurate part and assembly process routing and process times
  • Develop rate readiness plans to scale up the manufacturing processes, identifying future bottle necks in skills, equipment and tooling providing appropriate solutions whilst ensuring conformity of production
  • Ensuring day to day issues with Production/Engineering/Quality/Stores are progressed and resolved with preventative action put in place to stop re-occurrence
  • Develop and maintain appropriate key performance indicators
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Experience

  • Pro-active, innovative with the ability to thrive in challenging environments
  • Experience in effective change in an engineering and manufacturing environment
  • Additional experience in manufacturing functions such as machining, fabrication and mechanical and electrical assembly
  • Good knowledge and experience of pre-production processes and techniques
  • Experience of implementing process improvements across different functions, resulting in sustained improvement
  • Must be capable of producing clear and concise manufacturing assembly instructions
  • Must be hard working, and be able to work under pressure with the ability to manage specific details to tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and liaise across all departments
  • To be analytical, diligent and thorough, seeing tasks through to the end
  • To be an excellent communicator across all levels of the business
  • To have excellent IT skills especially experience in the design of tooling using 3D-CAD and 2D drafting tools
  • Appreciation of Health & Safety requirements


  • £30k – £35k depending on experience
  • Varied and interesting work for a rapidly growing business in a high tech green industry

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