Production Engineer

  • Job Reference: 620219925-2
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Bowerford Associates
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Salary: £30,000 to £34,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Reporting to the Lean Director, the Production Engineer is responsible for supporting production throughout our client's in-house metal shop and assembly areas. The role will also focus on the support and development of external suppliers, co-ordinating the mutual engineering review of new products ensuring cost effective and sustainable production methods are used.

The role will include the development and definition of strategic targets across the organisation.

Working with the Production Engineering and Lean teams, you will ensure successful identification and implementation of best manufacturing practise, help review the suitability for manufacture of new products and maintain quality that exceeds our customer's expectation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Identify and present ideas for improving production in order to improve profitability, Quality, Throughput or H&S.
Conduct feasibility studies on continuous improvement ideas generated from within Production and having agreed the priority and gained necessary sign off, implement those projects.
Work closely with the Lean team to develop and implement of best practices, routines and solutions to improve production rates, Quality and output.
Support the Production Director, Supervisors and Lean team in evaluating the strategic development of on-site manufacturing to achieve business goals.
Assist in the production of operating instructions.
Assist in the co-ordination and management of Zero Series builds internally and support the manufacturing team where required.
Produce written reports where required.
Undertake continuous training and development.
Ensure adherence in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors.
Participate in new product reviews to ensure that only the most production efficient designs are released into production.
Participate in Change Request reviews to ensure that the best and most cost-efficient solutions are adopted without having a negative impact on safety or quality standards.Skills and Attributes

Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage a variety of cross-functional team members.
Excellent written and verbal skills.
Excellent organizational and follow-up skills.
Competent in problem solving, planning and decision making.
Commercially and financially aware.Qualifications

HNC / HND or equivalent in an Engineering discipline preferred.
Experience implementing Manufacturing improvements and Continuous Improvement projects within batch manufacturing businesses.
Experience of working with sheet metal fabrications with an understanding of related manufacturing processes and limitations.
Project management experience and a track record of identifying and successfully implementing change.
Previous involvement in New Product introduction would be beneficial.
Experience of Value Analysis and Value Engineering techniques, root cause analysis, FMEA, Value Stream Mapping and 8D would be beneficial. The working hours are, Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 16:30pm and Friday 7:30am - 14:00pm.

The role comes with excellent benefits, including a good holiday allowance, pension and much more.

Production Engineer, Metal Shop, Lean, Quality, Engineering, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing, Value Analysis, Value Engineering, FMEA, Value Stream Mapping and 8D.

Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond to applicants whose skills and qualifications are suitable for this position.

No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010.

Bowerford Associates Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy