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Production Engineer

Posted: 3rd December 2019
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Ilminster,Somerset
Reference: PEI19

Production engineer



Do you want to work for a company who treats its employees the way it treats its customers, with respect, integrity and a commitment to getting things right?

Do you have a strong background in warehouse management or supervising a team in a warehouse/ production or similar environment?

If so, we want to hear from you!!

Mploy Staffing solutions, operating as a recruitment agency are supporting a market leading, world class manufacturer supplying a selection of premium heating, cooling, and air-cooling products to industrial and commercial businesses.

Responsible for implementation of production processes and procedures, leading productivity improvements with project-based activities, including new product introduction and manufacturing cell design to reduce waste, improve quality and safety, and reduce operating costs. Manage KPIs and ensure preventative actions are taken to maximise success

Key Responsibilities for the Production Engineer;

  • Identify manufacturing needs for new products in development
  • Design new systems and processes and provide facilities & methods to ensure the cost-effective integration of new products or for the improvement of existing ones into manufacturing operations
  • Ensure all product and system requirements are considered from the initial product conception to the finished result
  • Assist with shop floor layout and cell designs
  • Design fixtures and tooling for assembly tasks
  • Generating production documentation such as Standard Operating Procedures
  • Reduce variability in manufacturing by providing standard work methods and work instructions
  • Ensure product and process quality meets specifications required
  • Support the tender process for equipment to ensure the best quality for best price
  • Oversee installation of machinery and equipment
  • Maintain statistical and financial records
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analysing and planning workflow, space
  • Plan projects or subtasks so they may be tracked and presented
  • Manage the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions
  • Produce written reports and make presentations

Skills and Attributes:

  • Independently determines approach and assigned tasks
  • Understanding manufacturing processes
  • Understanding engineering, scientific and other technical information
  • Strong problem-solving skills and logical approach
  • Understand lean manufacturing
  • Analytical skills
  • PC skills
  • Exercises latitude and technical judgement in deciding work methods
  • Ability to train the work group and lead teams within the work group
  • Ability to manage group to achieve goals within budget
  • Good understanding of customer expectations and deliverables with an awareness of the impact of failure/cost of poor quality

The ideal candidate will have the following;

  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree preferred, A Levels, ONC, City & Guilds level 3, BTec National Diploma Level 3, IVQ Technician Diploma, or equivalent NVQ level 3 qualification
  • Professional accreditation with an industry related body would be advantageous
  • Ability to use CAD
  • Ability to design processes and layouts
  • Experience of FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), Kaizen/A3 (continuous improvement and problem solving) process improvement and Poka Yoke (error proofing) techniques
  • Significant work experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment, preferably automotive

Salary: Circa 30k

Hours: 39 pw (07:30 – 16:30 Mon – Thurs, 07:30 – 12:30 Fri

Pension/life assurance/cycle to work scheme