Manufacturing Engineer (Continuous Improvement)

  • Role Type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa

  • Closing Date
  • 18/07/2024

Job Description

Key accountabilities:

Working within the Continuous Improvement team you will ensure that all production orders are ‘machine ready’ to ensure schedule adherence.
Proactively work alongside M.E, Operations, QC/QE functions and suppliers to maintain and enhance processes.
You will actively contribute to annual cost save, emissions reduction and shop floor recovery targets.

Additional/special features of the role:

Own, complete, report out and handover to operations any CI projects assigned to you.
Maintain an active shop-floor presence promoting and encouraging lean principles.
Reporting back and reacting to manufacturing issues from production and ad hoc meetings.
Work alongside operations and M.E to ensure smooth N.P.I transition to production.
Working alongside all other functions in DFM and PFMEA for new projects.
Actively assist all CI team members in closing projects on time.
Support all Ricardo functions to ensure RFT goals are met.
Identify potential improvement activities with the best outcome for MTC and PP in mind (big picture).
Support Operations with day to day issue resolution.
Mentor and engage with operators to encourage an improvement culture.
Maintain a Teamwork approach and actively share knowledge with peers.
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.
Knowledge of niche volume manufacturing environment.
Lean manufacturing skills, 8D, 5 Why and 6 sigma knowledge.
Data analysis skills would be advantageous.
Experience of machining a wide range of precision components with complex routings and multiple operations.

Essential technical and professional skills, knowledge and qualification:

Have a proven background working in a machine shop with extensive knowledge of tooling, CNC machine tools including multi-tasking, 5 - axis, universal – grinding, gear grinding and shaping.

Hands on approach to problem solving and cost reduction.
Working in a formal Quality framework.
Continuous Improvement drive.
Good PC skills.

Desirable technical and professional skills, knowledge and qualification:

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.
3D modelling experience.
Multi spindle machining experience/knowledge.

Behaviour Competencies

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.
Be comfortable in a team environment.
Ability to manage time and maintain focus on several ongoing activities.

To lead and live our Values of Create Together; Aim High; Be Innovative and Be Mindful.

you would like to join our fantastic team to work on exciting projects and develop your skills send us your CV