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Manufacturing Engineer

Job posted by: Kelvin Buick

Manufacturing Engineer

Salary: Competitive

Working Hours: Monday to Thursday 08:00-17:00, Friday 08:00-13:00

Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire

An experienced Manufacturing Engineer is sought after by a well-established specialist precision engineering company.


The Manufacturing Engineer plays a pivotal role in overseeing and enhancing the manufacturing processes within assigned areas. Responsible for ensuring safety, quality, and efficiency, the Manufacturing Engineer actively supports day-to-day production and contributes to the successful implementation of new products and processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the process expert for assigned areas, providing guidance and support.
  • Coach and educate production operators, serving as a top problem solver in production-related challenges.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive process documentation, including work instructions, PFMEA, control plans, and maintenance plans.
  • Optimise existing production processes with a focus on safety, quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Manage Capex projects from identification through justification, implementation, and validation.
  • Oversee durable and consumable tooling for production.
  • Create and manage Bills of Materials (BOMs) and routings.
  • Conduct work measurement for accurate capacity and cost determination.
  • Manage Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) by implementing improvements to reduce scrap, rework, and returns.
  • Collaborate with product development teams to facilitate efficient transitions of new products to the shop floor.
  • Deploy lean tools and practices, including standards work, 5S, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Visual Resource Kit (VRK), and Value Stream Mapping (VSM).
  • Interface with other departments and functions to achieve overall business goals.

Note: This job description is not exhaustive, and responsibilities may be adjusted based on business needs.

Essential Skills, Experience & Competencies:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in an engineering discipline; Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial.
  • Significant industry experience in metal machining processes and rotating equipment design.
  • Proven track record of developing effective manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and process improvement experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in deploying lean tools and practices (e.g., standard work, 5S, VSM, TPM).
  • Ability to collaborate across organisational functions and achieve results without direct reporting relationships.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • SolidWorks experience is a plus.
  • Experience in leading Kaizen or rapid improvement events is advantageous.
  • Formal Green Belt/Black Belt training or other problem-solving methods are beneficial.
  • Familiarity with Minitab is a plus.

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