Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Process Engineer

Ref: 432Monday 16 May 2022

Competitive Salary & Benefits package

Our client, a premier global automotive supplier is currently seeking to recruit an experienced Advanced Manufacturing Engineer. As Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, you will ultimately be responsible for leading the work-related development of the new manufacturing processes.  You will also develop concepts that include specification of equipment and make recommendations for the technical selection of purchased equipment as well as employing lean manufacturing principles to optimize effectiveness of the manufacturing operations to assure competitive pricing.

This position will be working Days (Monday to Friday), however the job role requires that the successful candidate must be willing to work extended of flexible hours as needed. In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare and update equipment Statement of Requirement (SORs) and technical comparisons
  • Collaborate with SMEs to develop SORs
  • Maintain a list of equipment suppliers with purchasing department
  • Identify new suppliers and verify capabilities
  • Summarize equipment and installations costs for quoting new business
  • Standardize components to minimize spare parts inventory costs
  • Lead the CapEx based on purchasing of equipment and facilitate timing and budget
  • Lead machine FMEA for major equipment
  • Support equipment layout to optimize product flow and minimize unnecessary movement
  • Utilise Lean Manufacturing methods and efficient product flow
  • Develop pre-production packaging solutions for WIP and Finished Goods
  • Manage on time delivery
  • Support the equipment drawing review and approval process with supplier.  Review equipment drawings with SMEs and approve/reject based on review
  • Support and document equipment run-off at suppliers prior to shipment
  • Support and document equipment run-off on-site
  • Prepare and present material for program review meetings
  • Lead and coordinate with Department Leaders in preparation of RFQs and proposals, statement of work and specifications and execution of contract requirements.
  • Uphold the company Fair Enterprise and Employee Charter principles.

To be successful in the role of Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, you will possess the following qualities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) preferred with an Engineering focus
  • Familiar with the SOR process
  • Proven experience in leading the FMEA process for major equipment purchases
  • In-depth understanding of Lean Manufacturing methodologies and how to apply them in practice
  • Experience in the die casting or stamping field within the automotive manufacturing industry
  • Experience in project management
  • Fundamental computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite (including MS Project).
  • Able to manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines

This Position is based in Telford and is easily commutable from Birmingham, Shrewsbury, Cannock, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Wrexham, Bridgnorth Stafford, Rugeley and Stoke on Trent. Please note that this opportunity does require regular travel to customers and suppliers (UK, Europe and internationally).  

If you are an experienced Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, looking for a new exciting and varied opportunity, then please apply immediately.

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