Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

12 Month Contract

£Negotiable (DOE)


Excellent opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer to work for a world leader in optical design and manufacture based near Taunton.

What you will do:

  • Support them on the development of new and existing manufacturing methods taking into account quality, cost, efficiency, tooling, and process flow.
  • Develop cost effective solutions within a New Product Introduction environment.
  • Develop, Support, and work within Health & Safety regulations, Company Quality and Environmental systems of work, and all other Company policies and procedures
  • Lead the development of new processes/ machines, improvement projects
  • Responsible for specification or the support of, and commissioning of new manufacturing equipment (CAPEX)
  • Actively involved in design for excellence (DFX) input to new products
  • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes and workflows to identify areas that could benefit from changes and improvements
  • Manage the testing and replacement of obsolescent production consumables.
  • Leverage best manufacturing practises from across Group
  • Drive implementation of LEAN and CI practices across the organisation Leads PFMEA and capability/repeatability improvement activities
  • Lead projects to improve quality, cost and efficiency against tangible results

What you will need:

  • Degree in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent
  • Strong experience of working within manufacturing engineering teams within a NPI environment
  • Results orientated
  • Experience in problem solving techniques
  • Flexible approach to working to meet project deadlines
  • Proven capability to learn and implement new skills and processes.
  • Ability / robustness to self-prioritise work packages within a dynamic agile NPI Environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Process mapping
  • PFMEA/control plan development
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Awareness of glass machining and polishing, thin film coating, machining of metals, painting, powder coating, plating and conversion coating, latest manufacturing philosophies, preferred not required.
  • Experience of lean manufacturing and six sigma (DMAIC)

In return our client can offer you a 12-month contract at a competitive contract rate with the chance to implement change and improvements throughout the manufacturing process.

Suitably qualified and experienced Manufacturing Engineers should apply today to Kate or call 01384 446130 to discuss further.

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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