Lean Manufacturing Engineer - 36534

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    Lois Weston

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    01384 446119

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Ref: 36534

Title: Lean Manufacturing Engineer

Division: Manufacturing Engineering

Contract Position based at: Gaydon

Position Description:

This role will provide engineering and technical support to design, develop and implement manufacturing production processes to enable successful launch of new products, ensuring feasibility of all designs to suit manufacturing build requirements, Design for Assembly (DFA) and compliance with the Bill of Process (BOP).

This includes the creation of process, delivery of tools, jigs & fixtures, quality, data analysis and reporting of major issues, deployment of failure mode avoidance tools, support of cross-functional teams in the resolution of those issues on projects and the tracking of resolution through to completion.

You will be part of a team of engineers, the role requires collaboration across functions to ensure we have established compliance with the BOP to deliver processes that meet our basic minute value (BMV) and quality targets. It is also important for us to share best practice across the platforms and between manufacturing plants to ensure we employ the best processes available wherever possible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Application of Lean Manufacturing and Design principles.
  • Attend programme meetings at all levels and present where applicable.
  • Feasibility of all designs to suit manufacturing build requirements
  • Design for Assembly (DFA).
  • Build process strategy for manufacturing.
  • Planning, developing and implementation of all written Processes for manufacturing.
  • Planning, developing and implementation of all tooling, jigs and fixtures for manufacturing.
  • Supplier selection and vendor management.
  • Process Capability of all processes and equipment, including Dimensional Management applications.
  • Quality Planning and Analysis for Manufacturing.
  • Involvement in the departments work through development and monitoring of timing plans.
  • Ensure adherence to Integrated Production System (IPS) deliverables.
  • Manage technical issues and escalate where appropriate.
  • Contribute in the development and submission of departmental responses to product letters etc.
  • Support and lead virtual build events, raising and managing issues where appropriate.
  • Support physical builds at Plant locations, raising and managing issues where appropriate.
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time.

Skills Required:

  1. Relevant previous experience of Manufacturing / Engineering processes, tools and techniques
  2. Flexible approach to job responsibilities and working hours
  3. Demonstrable ability to create detailed and effective action plans

Skills Preferred:

Functional scorecard monthly filing Weekly team diagnostic report

Experience Required:

Knowledge of and involvement in the product development phase

Project management experience

Understanding of IPS requirements & Lean Manufacturing

An individual with a customer first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special, driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependable

Achieve results and meets commitments.

Building relationships.

Enthusiastic, pro-active, problem solver.

Education Required:

Ideally educated to degree level in Manufacturing or a similar engineering discipline


If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW. For more information, contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

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