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R&D Production Engineer

Job Title: R&D Production Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Salary: £45,000
Reference: #13703
Contact Name: Tom Barnes
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 31, 2022 10:19

Job Description

Production Engineer

Reports to: Production Manager
Shifts: Day shift working pattern
Location: West Midlands

Job Summary

We are seeking to recruit a multi-skilled person, with production engineering experience to help to maintain and improve production equipment & processes as the business grows.

This role is responsible for the implementation of production processes 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.

Additionally, you will manage KPIs and ensure preventative actions are taken to maximise success, as well as work on projects with the manufacturing team to reduce downtime, improve the facility, and report to Senior Management.

Working closely with our Technical Manager, full training will be given and there is scope for this person to progress in the company with support.


  • Maintain manufacturing equipment
  • Support new product development & introduction
  • Supervise external maintenance equipment/project
  • Project management
  • Health & Safety
  • Business improvement / Waste elimination
  • KPI reporting
  • Training line operatives


  • Identify manufacturing needs for new products
  • Assist with a shop floor layout and work cell improvements
  • Process improvement – lead CI activities, including 5S & workplace organisation, and waste reduction
  • Problem-solving – lead problem-solving activities using process improvement techniques
  • Maintenance – Maintain equipment to maximise uptime and keep lines running
  • Maintenance – Respond to breakdowns and report downtime & trends
  • Maintenance external - Oversee repairs and installation of machinery by sub-contractors
  • Health & Safety – manage safety systems and improvements, working closely with H&S Officer
  • Training & developing team members to help run equipment efficiently
  • Customer liaison & support, working with sales team and other teams in business
  • Generating production process documentation and instructions
  • Designing fixtures and working with suppliers to design/build
  • Carry out FMEA’s working closely with Quality Manager & Team.
  • Attend meetings and communicate instructions, update on projects
  • Train operatives within own work area
  • Liaise with other departments and be an effective team member


  • Manufacturing operations, ideally fluids technology
  • Maintenance of manufacturing equipment (electrical, pneumatic, mechanical)
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Health & Safety related to fluids manufacturing
  • Customer service
  • Production planning
  • IT systems and Manufacturing planning systems
  • CAD experience would be advantageous
  • Automotive Industry experience
  • FMEA creation & updating
  • Problem-solving tools and techniques

Job Qualifications

  • Education
  • College level 5/ HND/Higher qualification in a relevant engineering or science discipline.


  • 2-3 Years’ experience in engineering and/or manufacturing environment.
  • Liquid / Fluid manufacturing experience would be highly advantageous
  • Experience of Aerosol production, products & working with solvents
  • Opportunity for further educational development, up to and including degree apprenticeship

Click apply or speak to Tom Barnes at or call him at 01257 444790