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Manufacturing Engineer

  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Salary: Competitive Plus Benefits
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 14 days ago

Manufacturing Engineer

Competitive Salary Plus Benefits

Location: Portsmouth

Manufacturing, Engineering, NPI, Moulding, Jig & Fixtures, Composites, 8D, 5Y, Problem Solving, DFM

Our client is world class leader in the development of composite structures and materials for the automotive, motorsport and aerospace sectors being at the forefront of their industry. Due to continued demands they are now seeking a Manufacturing Engineer who will focus on supporting all areas of manufacturing in product and process quality activities.

As Manufacturing Engineer your main job purpose will be:

  • A key player within the engineering department, responsible for New Product Introduction and Continuous Improvement activities.

  • Working cross functionally teams to ensure engineering excellence and profitability.

  • Supporting customers and managing suppliers as required in an engineering capacity.

  • To assist cross functionally in DFM feasibility studies.

  • To work as part of the New Products Introduction (NPI) team to define the manufacturing process, location and detailed workflow for each new manufactured product.

  • To review engineering changes and support in the re-costing and subsequent implementation of any associated changes to each manufacturing process.

  • To support Quality with Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, and control plans, on each new and existing production process and to ensure all arising issues are effectively communicated to the team and acted upon.

  • To assist production in the development of manufacturing layouts with emphasis on the optimisation of parts presentation and operator movements in line with industry standard 5S, Lean manufacturing and Health and Safety practices.

  • To define, specify, procure and commission the required production equipment and facilities (benches, racking, jigs, fixtures, welding equipment, automated machinery and testing equipment) from both in-house and external sources.

  • To define and develop the work instructions for new and existing processes in conjunction with the Technical Author and the Quality and Manufacturing departments.

  • To provide / coordinate training and technical support on new equipment and processes.

  • To regularly review production metrics to identify key areas for cost saving and to lead cross-functional teams to define and implement improvements, applying industry standard problem solving and waste reduction methodologies.

  • To research and apply new production techniques and technologies applicable to manufacturing activities

As a Manufacturing Engineer your will have experience and qualifications in;

  • Able to read/understand 3D CAD and technical drawings.

  • Good communication and team skills allied with attention to detail and record keeping.

  • Strong problem solving and trouble shooting skills using 8D, 5Y, Root Cause, Six sigma.

  • Manufacturing fixture tooling design experience with process knowledge poke yoke.

  • Knowledge and experience of Continuous Improvement methodologies.

  • Experience of process validation and FMEA.

  • Qualified to HNC/equivalent in Manufacturing, Mechanical or Materials Engineering.

  • Demonstrate suitable experience of working in an automotive manufacturing environment

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you are keen to be considered for this opportunity, or require additional information, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.