Senior Manufacturing Methods Engineer - Winding

Senior Manufacturing Methods Engineer - Winding

Job Title: Senior Manufacturing Methods Engineer - Winding
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895646_1551352323
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 28, 2019 11:12

Job Description

Your knowledge of Manufacturing / Production Engineering and experience of innovating, developing and deploying manufacturing processes, will play a crucial part in championing process capability and effectiveness at entry into service and throughout the product life cycle. As a Senior Manufacturing Methods Engineer, you will engage with programmes, engineering, supply chain, product support and operations to challenge design for manufacture (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA).

You will be at the leading edge of technological innovation, working for an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defence markets. They are focussing on Vertical Take-off and landing light jets, UAV's and urban mobility solutions that will revolutionize the way we fly. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant environment.

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About the Role:

The client requires a Senior Manufacturing Methods Engineer - Winding to act as a focal point for technical / process innovation driving initiatives focused on product design and process capability to meet both current and future operational requirements. The job includes;
*Is the focal point for Program and Operations Managers acting as a key interface with engineering and company technical experts
*Supports all internal and outsourced operations acting as a focal point for the sharing and development of best practice.
*Provides approval for a number of manufacturing engineering processes including SPC, PFMEA, One shot plans and layouts
*Develop and execute process improvement (effectiveness, robustness and repeatability), championing PFMEA's (Process Failure Modes & Effects Analysis), lean manufacturing and effective industrialisation of product, tools, machinery and process.
*Proactively initiates cost down, variation reduction activity through statistical process control and test yield improvement activities necessary to address changes or anomalies in internal and outsourced capability.
*Supports creation of strategic road maps proposing and justifying capital (machines, tooling, gauging and plant) investment.
*Lead the deployment of process improvement activity including the investigation, verification and qualification of new tools, machines and working practices.
*Deploy maintenance and calibration strategies for key machines, tools and gauges - offering technical guidance and support to Facilities, Quality and Operations as required.
*Responsible for validating standard times for operations to support business cost modelling.
*Pro-actively engages with relevant support functions when initiating or leading process based technical investigations to deliver problem solving, root cause analysis and corrective / preventative actions.
*Support the construction and deployment of an effective Electrostatic Control program through robust process audits, preventative actions and operator training.
*Deploy the Factory of the Future vision with new tools and processes targeted at improving quality and efficiency - considering opportunities for digital manufacture and automation.
*Champion Lean manufacturing including value stream mapping (VSM) and Least Waste Way activities.

About You:

To be suitable for the Senior Manufacturing Methods Engineer job, you will need experience of working within a complex and dynamic component manufacturing engineering environment with NPI and continuous improvement experience. A relevant qualification or equivalent experience in mechanical, electronics or production engineering is needed, as is a proven ability to lead technical investigations, engaging with multi-functional problem solving workshops. You will need an ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and customers and an understanding of Statistical Process Control, Process FMEA's, and Lean Manufacturing preferred.

Senior Manufacturing Methods Engineer
Salary Negotiable

Keywords: Production engineer, Manufacturing engineer, Manufacturing methods, Process improvement, DFM, DFA, PFMEA, Production layout, Corrective action, Preventative action, Root cause analysis, Best practice, LEAN, NPI, Continuous improvement, Value stream mapping,
Least Waste Way.

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 position.

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