Senior Manufacturing Engineer -Trim and Final Assembly

Salary: £34,000 -38,000 per year

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27626jh

Expiration date: 30 September 2017


As part of a team of engineers responsible for the continuous improvement of the Assembly facility you will be responsible for delivering robust process and quality improvements. The successful candidate will have experience of facility & tooling requirements, PFMEA & Process Control Plans, standardised process documentation, layout planning and statistical problem resolution. You will ensure that the highest quality build standards are achieved whilst ensuring the health & safety of technicians is never compromised.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
• Process: To produce detailed Process Operation sheets including visual aids, torque & tooling detail, quality requirements and safety info.
• Facilities / Layout: Working with Logistics & Facilities Engineers to determine efficient station layouts including modifications to existing facilities, racking & part presentation requirements, liaising with external suppliers of equipment and compiling necessary documents for implementation and approval.
• Manpower: Working with IE's to develop effective manpower requirements reflecting volume mix and model specification including methods improvements to achieve hours per car target.
• Tooling: To select the appropriate Jigs and Fixtures, including specialised hand tools and power tool requirements to meet vehicle quality and hours per car targets whilst ensuring operator safety targets are achieved.
• Health and Safety: To liaise with the Health & Safety department to ensure all processes & materials are suitable for the manufacturing environment.
• Production Support: To investigate and help resolve Manufacturing Engineering related issues experienced in Production, providing timely containments to ensure that product quality is not compromised and ensuring that technicians are familiar with process changes.
• Quality Improvements: To liaise with current vehicle engineering to ensure new or modified product content is integrated seamlessly into the production environment. To also provide dedicated 'hands-on' dimensional continuous improvements through fixture management processes.
• Technical Support: Provide information about build process / sequence and technical specifications.
• Design for Assembly: To communicate best practices to Product Engineering to improve station ergonomics, hours per car and built in quality including poke yoke or error proofing
• Meeting Attendance: To represent Manufacturing Engineering at the various planning meetings to review status and provide feedback.

Qualifications & Experience
• A recognised engineering apprenticeship with relevant experience in the Automotive/Aerospace industry.
• ONC minimum qualification with HNC / Degree preferred. The successful candidate will have previous Manufacturing Engineering experience, with a good understanding of problem resolution and an ability to interrogate and interpret data.
• A willingness to adopt new ideas with an open mind to low volume constraints is essential.
• Experience in automotive manufacturing environments would be ideal, the role could cover Paint, BIW or Trim & Final activities dependent upon experience. Please state relevant experience on your application