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Manufacturing Engineer

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa

  • Closing Date
  • 17/11/2021

Job Description

Manufacturing Engineer

The Manufacturing Engineer role within the team is to define the manufacturing process, estimate machining times of components, support the realisation of the quoted times and look for further opportunities to reduce cost. The Manufacturing Engineer additionally will require trouble shooting of manufacturing issues to support customer quality requirements and delivery dates.
Performance metrics will be the reduction of manufacturing times from ‘today’ and the realization, or improvement of actual vs estimated times.

The successful Manufacturing Engineer will:

  • Generate manufacturing process and machining times to manufacture to the design specification, ensuring the most cost-effective approach.
  • Develop and implement, through a hands-on approach, manufacturing processes to efficiently machine components, continually looking to reduce the costs.
  • Specify and Design fixturing, tooling and equipment to support manufacturing processes, including its procurement, commissioning and implementation.
  • Provide machining data to ensure optimum performance and realisation of estimated times.
  • Support all team members to ensure the realisation of the quoted manufacturing times.
  • Support all team members to achieve the desired design quality.
  • Work with the Production, Quality and Engineering teams to reduce the ‘Cost of Poor Quality’.
  • Liaise with the Design authority and Project Management to ensure correct understanding of design intent and process requirements.
  • Support shop floor with issue resolution.
  • Maintain a Teamwork approach to ensure all team members are equally capable.
  • Liaise with Quality Engineers to ensure improvements to our Total Cost of Quality, On Time in Full, delivery and other KPI’s.
  • Act on key manufacturing performance metrics.


  • Have a proven background working in a machine shop with extensive knowledge of tools, equipment and processes for grinding, milling and turning.
  • Hands on approach to problem solving and cost reduction.
  • Working in a formal Quality framework.
  • Continuous Improvement drive.
  • Good PC skills and Business System experience.


·     Experience of working in a production environment for a precision, small batch, low volume customer base.

  • Automotive or similar industry experience.
  • Aerospace and Defence experience.
  • Gear form manufacturing knowledge/experience.
  • Heat Treatment knowledge/experience.
  • CAD/CAM programming experience.
  • 2D Drafting/3D modelling experience.
  • Multi spindle machining experience/knowledge.


  • Team player with “can do” attitude.
  • Able to work and communicate effectively across different technical disciplines.
  • Self-determination and confidence to challenge the norm and deliver on objectives.
  • Logical Problem-Solving mindset.
  • Rigorous approach to process control.
  • Strive to make improvements.
  • Ability to work on own initiative to meet objectives.
  • High level of PC and general computer skills.

At the heart of everything we do are our design, manufacturing and assembly operations. To ensure we maximise our potential to deliver excellence to our customers, all team members are permanently based on site, enabling us to efficiently work and communicate together.