Production Engineer

Job Description

Production Engineer 12 month fixed term contract opportunity with international designer and manufacturer of electro mechanical machines for the Healthcare and Life Science sectors.


Key to your success will be liaison with all departments throughout the entire design and production lifecycle to ensure efficient development, manufacture  and delivery of products to customers.


Duties will include:


Shop floor layouts to ensure flow of product through the assembly processes; optimizing waste reduction; cost reduction.


Developing Value Stream Mapping.


Adhere to Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement techniques.


Remain aware of and committed to developing trends to enhance manufacturing processes and capability.


Provide active input to the Design review process and be familiar with Design for Manufacture techniques to ensure a smooth transition of product from Design to Production.


Produce and maintain detailed process documentation and assembly instructions to ensure that consistent quality standards are achieved.


Design of specialist production tooling (jigs and fixtures) to ensure efficient assembly of products.


Specification, procurement and introduction of new production equipment and processes.


Assist in training of production operatives.



You should have at least a few years of Process/Production Engineering experience in manufacturing and be able to show a track record of generating innovative process solutions. You should have had exposure to best practice tools such as Lean  Manufacturing/Kaizen/Six-Sigma and have experience of project work, including preparation of cost information and timescale planning. The Production Engineer  needs to be CAD literate and able to read engineering drawings and should be familiar with ERP.Experience of implementing automated solutions for handling and assembly would be advantageous.