Production Engineer

Production Engineer

Job Title: Production Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Reference: 896141_1565616904
Contact Name: Bradley Baxendale
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 12, 2019 14:35

Job Description

our client delivers innovative developments in technology for high performance systems and equipment across Civil Aerospace, Defence & Security, Space, Industrial, Medical & Science applications.

Their expertise has seen involvement in some of the highest profile projects, from radar control in the Eurofighter Typhoon to kicker magnet control in CERN's large hadron collider and our products are the x-ray source in 90% of the world's cancer radiotherapy treatment machines.

As part of your role you will be responsible for:

*Work with manufacturing and supply teams on all issues and problems of a technical nature, driving these to full root cause with sustainable corrective actions in place.
*Develop mid to long range improvement plans for both product and process, working with the relevant stakeholders
*Write and review process FMEA & control plans and complete Risk Assessments, close the loop on identified actions.
*Assist manufacturing in creating balanced lines with the flexibility to change dependant on the production requirements.
*Involvement in the analysis of new and existing designs to ensure DFM & DFA criteria is met.
*Plan and control the execution of manufacturing change from concept to production acceptance for process improvements and trials through permits, concessions, SWI's etc.
*Identification and preparation of CAPEX justifications when required, with full detailing of specifications and ROI for each application; followed after installation with cost benefit realisation.
*Review, update, write and clear and concise work instructions (SOP's) for use by the Operations area.
*Create and update configuration control documents and all product manufacturing standard times.
*Support Sales with the preparation of data for customer and project bids.
*Investigate document and report faults with customer owned products. Implementing improvements to solve documented faults.
*Control the introduction of new parts and tools into the manufacturing environment.
*Manage the required activities through the relevant phase deliverable gate of the NPI process working with the BU Engineering and Project teams.
*To assist with the supply of pre-production parts and assemblies to the Project teams.
*Challenge conventions in order to ensure continuous improvements, especially with regard to manufacturing cost and ease of manufacture.

You will have the following experience

*A minimum of 5 years' experience in component manufacture and mechanical assembly manufacturing engineering.
*Demonstrable experience in an engineering function in support of manufacturing.
*Considerable knowledge of mechanical manufacturing philosophies i.e. design for manufacture I assembly / test techniques.
*A working knowledge of electrical and mechanical assembly, manufacturing and test
*In depth CI, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma methodology, Quality toolset experience.
*Problem solving experience (8D, A3, Root Cause Analysis etc.)
*Understanding of SPC data and calculations
*An ability to produce concise reports and effective presentations.
*Computer Literate (MS Office/Project/Visio)
*Strong analytical skills.
*Capable of obtaining SC - Security Clearance and ITAR Clearance
*ERP / SAP Systems experience Desired
*Experience in implementing product safety risk assessments and application of required mitigation activities Desired
*Project Management Experience. Desired
*Knowledge of vacuum electronic technology would be beneficial. Desired
*Knowledge of electrical and RF test techniques would be beneficial. Desired
*Knowledge of High Voltage electronics and encapsulation Desired

Title: Production Engineer
Pay Rate and Bens: Competitive
Location: Chelmsford

Key Skills: Production, Engineering, Risk Assessments, Manufacturing, Mechanical Assembly, Electronics, Lean, Six Sigma, Testing, Aerospace, Defence,

If you are a good match, then please apply with a CV to learn more about this truly fantastic opportunity to work for a market leader who has an enviable reputation.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a permanent role

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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