manufacturing engineer in stafford

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£ 40,000 per year
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stafford, staffordshire
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£ 40,000 per year
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01489 560 124
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job description

Manufacturing Engineer required on a permanent basis to join an industry leading engineering and manufacturing business.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity at the forefront of manufacturing technology? Do you have a background strategically controlling the development and manufacture of components and systems? Have you got experience of working in a fast paced Engineering / Manufacturing environment? If you are seeking an exciting technical challenge then this is the role for you!

As the Manufacturing Engineer you will be responsible for driving forward the introduction of new products and support continuous improvement activities. You will represent the company as the expert in the specific product group with a deep knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the products and processes. You will resolve problems at the root cause quickly and effectively and manage the engineering change process.

Whats in it for you:

* 25 days annual leave
* 10% bonus
* Childcare Vouchers
* Contributory Pension Scheme
* Contributory Share Scheme

Key responsibilities:

* New product improvement introduction.
* Attend all design reviews and project meeting.
* Design for manufacturing and test input.
* Coordinate and plan prototype builds.
* Manufacturing cost planning.
* Equipment ordering.
* Develop traceability and process characteristic specifications.
* Determination of machine and process capability.
* Interface between manufacturing operations, quality and manufacturing engineering.
* Review engineering changes.
* Capacity planning and MRP input.
* Interface with project groups with manufacturability input.
* Support continuous improvement activities.
* Continuously monitor process performance for quality improvement opportunities.
* Initiate corrective action activities as required and monitor timeliness and effectiveness of action.
* Maintain state of the art and emerging technology knowledge base to exchange new processes for less capable ones.
* Analysis of working methods, manufacturing process, non-productive work content and recommendation of changes to reduce downtime, balance TAKT time and increase production functions.
* Identify and prioritise improvement projects with alignment to corporate vision, and plant objectives while improving customer satisfaction.
* Lead quality and system improvements in the areas of TPM, set-up reduction, RFT, TQM, cycle-time, mistake proofing (poke-yoke), continuous improvement (kaizen), process testing, process capability, product verification, product introduction, documentation, and metrology.
* Provide engineering support by troubleshooting problems and effecting timely solutions using kaizen lean manufacturing methodology and the Caterpillar Production System to maintain the continuity of production flow.
* Interface with suppliers and outside sales personnel to evaluate, cost estimate, and select process equipment.
* Assist/carry out in creating and updating standard work, Process flow charts, PFMEA'S and control plans
* Technical support to production and supplier development activities.

Experience required:


* Previous Manufacturing Engineering experience is essential.
* Will possess good team working, project management, organisational skills.
* Will possess good communication and statistical analytical skills, with ability to provide concise insights, conclusions and recommendations drawn from complex technical data.
* Applicants must hold an Engineering / Technical Degree or be qualified through relevant work experience.
* Good PC Skills are essential, able to use MS Excel to intermediate standard or higher.


* Experience ideally gained working for a Gasoline, Natural Gas or Diesel Engine Manufacturer.
* Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse work group.
* Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts.

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


Process improvement



educational requirements

automotive engineering