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Manufacturing & Lean Engineer

Job Title: Manufacturing & Lean Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greater Manchester
Reference: #2341
Contact Name: James Field
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 03, 2020 12:51

Job Description

Manufacturing & Lean Engineer

Salary : Up to £42k

Location: Worsley/Greater Manchester


This role will be working and supporting the Operations manager in developing the ‘Factory of the Future.’ You’ll play a key part in the creation of 5-year plans, around how the factory will look and what technology will be deployed.


The client is looking for an experienced Manufacturing/Production Engineer who’s well practiced in Lean manufacturing.


The following is the job's principal responsibilities:


    •    Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements, researching, designing, modifying and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; liaising with equipment suppliers.

    •    Identify and purchase equipment, materials, or parts and provide input into Capex submissions.

    •    Undertakes time analysis of routings and ensure that all routings are correct / updated on SAP.

    •    Supports improvements on manufacturing efficiency by analysing and planning work flow, space requirements and equipment layout.

    •    Keeps equipment operational with the coordination of maintenance and repair services.

    •    Identify faults, investigate production problems and repair equipment quickly and efficiently.

    •    Maintains product and process data base by writing computer programs.

    •    Provide technical expertise, support or training relating to manufacturing.             

    •    Identify and implement opportunities for cost savings and business improvements in business area as well as taking a lead role in Perfect Execution activities as required.

    •    Solve manufacturing problems by improving processes, or manufacturing equipment.

    •    Take ownership of all CAPEX projects.


Required experience for this role is as follows:


    •    HNC/HND or Degree (Engineering such as Mechanical, Manufacturing)

    •    minimum of ten years’ work experience in a manufacturing engineering setting

    •    practical and logical approach to problem-solving

    •    ability to work well under pressure and take on new challenges

    •    organisation and time management skills

    •    Strong IT skills (excel)

    •    Lean trained or trained to a minimum at GB level in 6 Sigma


If you are interested in this position please apply below.


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