Job Overview

Manufacturing & Lean Engineer

Job Title: Manufacturing & Lean Engineer
Location: Greater Manchester
Salary: Yes
Reference: #4920
Contact Name: James Field
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 10, 2020 12:01

Job Description

Manufacturing & Lean Engineer – 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.

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

The following are the jobs 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 ensures that all routings are correct / updated on SAP.
  • Supports improvements on manufacturing efficiency by analysing and planning workflow, 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 database by writing computer programs.
  • Provide technical expertise, support or training relating to manufacturing.             
  • Identify and implement opportunities for cost savings and business improvements in the 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 followed;

  • HNC/HND or Degree (Engineering such as Mechanical, Manufacturing)
  • Minimum of ten years’ work experience in a manufacturing engineering setting
  • A 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

Click to apply or call James Field on 01257 244748 to learn more.