Manufacturing Engineer (Automotive)

Reference: 00207_1469442964
Sector(s): Manufacturing/Engineering
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000 Per Annum
Salary Details: numerous benefits
Town/City: Kettering
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Kettering

Salary: £25'000 - £30'000

Benefits: 25 days' annual leave with the 8 Bank Holidays. Death in Service scheme which is 2 x salary. Also Pension scheme.

Job Function:

  • Drives through a culture of continuous improvement and waste reduction.
  • Using data and lean methodologies identifies improvement projects within the business
  • Supports the Sales and/or Business Management team on the response to new business acquisition RFQ's and programme related RFQ packages.
  • Design cell layouts to ensure manufacturing processes run in line with lean principles
  • Supports the NPI team through the programme introduction life-cycle as per process.
  • Tracks and reports specific project KPI's
  • Investigate techniques and technology available in the market place that will add value and reduce cost.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Is directly accountable to the plant manager for improving the manufacturing performance of the cutting and sewing cells within the business
  • Identifying and managing improvement projects
  • Ensuring all work instructions are up to date.
  • Material usage is at Its optimum
  • Value stream map for all process lines are in place and up to date
  • Design and implementation of manufacturing cells and techniques for new products

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Collection and interpretation of data to determine areas for improvement
  • Creation and leadership of cross functional improvement teams to implement projects including scheduling and conducting of regular action meetings to track and communicate progress
  • Drives through and manages PCR changes relating to process or quality improvements ensuring all documentation reflects changes made.
  • Develop cutting programs and strategies that will yield the most cost effective use of raw material.
  • Creation and management of value stream maps on a 90 day cycle for all processes within designated cells.
  • Design shop floor layout for new product lines
  • Identify any manufacturing jigs and fixtures that are required for new products.
  • Verification of actual SMV values throughout NPI build phases ensuring that all non-value added time is identified and eliminated by Job 1.

Preferred Education and Experiences:

  • HNC/HND in manufacturing Engineering or appropriate experience
  • Ideally should have 5 years' experience in the automotive interior trim industry.
  • Proven track record of implementing lean methodologies and techniques
  • TS16949