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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

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Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Salary: Negotiable

Length of Employment: Permanent

Working Hours: Full Time

Reference: PS3842AW

Vacancy First Advertised: Wednesday 27th March 2024

Job description

P+S Personnel are pleased to be working on behalf of our client who is looking for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager to join their team based in Norwich on full-time, permanent basis.

Main Responsibilities:

  • The role involves the implementation of production processes, equipment 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.
  • Work under own initiative liaising with the company’s Technical Authority, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Quality departments amongst others as part of the wider SHEQ Department.
  • Working to target based plans reviewed on a regular basis by Senior Management.
  • This role requires the development of close working relationships between our Operations team, Design & Engineering teams, senior leadership team and Supply Chain team.
  • You will be a high calibre leader with the ability to drive change to meet our long-term growth plans.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage the governance and review processes to ensure that Manufacturing Engineering aligns and supports across the product design, manufacture, test and in-service support phases of the product life cycle.
  • Project management of operational improvement projects.
  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organisation and use appropriate Lean tools such as including root cause analysis.
  • Develop manufacturing solutions to meet growing volumes in a high mix production environment.
  • Support operations with solving problems that affect production delays.
  • Identify methods for assessing the capabilities of processes.
  • Develop and maintain required controlled processes, documentation and business systems.
  • Support the development of a risk-based approach to product and business improvement utilising PFMEA where applicable.
  • Conduct manufacturing safety risk assessments for any new equipment, assembly aids or processes introduced.
  • Develop, implement and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) and ensure they are met.
  • Develop alternative production methods for existing components using Lean tools and techniques.
  • Value engineering on products and processes to reduce costs.
  • Provide manufacturing support and expertise on new product/process introduction programs, overcoming technical issues that may impede output.
  • Any other such duties that may be reasonably compatible with the nature and scope of the role.

Qualifications, skills & experience:

  • Degree in manufacturing, industrial, or mechanical engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive experience in production or manufacturing engineering in a quality critical environment.
  • Experience in effective project management.
  • Critical thinking ability to evaluate product and process designs and propose improvements.
  • Experience in lean/continuous improvement principles; 5S, FMEA, VSM, Process flow, A3 Problem solving etc.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • IT skills, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and Microsoft project.
  • Experience in use of CAD packages.
  • Electrical knowledge and / or testing experience. (Desirable)
  • Working with accuracy to strict timelines.

Working Hours:

  • Monday – Friday (37.5 hours)

If this is a role you are interested in, please apply online ensuring your CV is up to date.

Alternatively, please email your CV directly to jobs@pspersonnelltd.co.uk.

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