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Production Engineer

Production Engineer

Department: Manufacturing

Location: Sandwich

Type: Permanent - Full time

Salary: Competitive DOE

Hours: Week 1: Monday to Thursday 08:00 - 16:45, Friday off
Week 2: Monday to Thursday 08:00 - 16:45, Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Job Summary:

We are seeking a skilled Production Engineer to join a production team in Sandwich, Kent. Liaising with the company's Engineering and Project Teams, Production and supply chain ensuring the successful transition for new and existing product designs thus ensuring that projects are achieved on time, to quality and budget.

Operate in a line support role for existing product lines, thus ensuring that programs are achieved on time, to quality and budget.

Eligibility to obtain security clearance to SC level is a prerequisite for all candidates.

Main duties & responsibilities:

Responsible for managing the standards, methods and procedures for the design, modification, and maintenance of manufacturing equipment (Jigs / Fixtures / Tooling) and processes.
Develop and deliver production plans, build documentation, and route cards for a variety of engineering projects from final design and into series production.
Contribute to the development of the Operations Department strategy.
Co-ordinate cross-functional departmental activities to resolve manufacturing issues during day-to-day operation's activity.
Develop best practices to improve production capacity, quality, and reliability.
Support and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives. Support New Product Introduction, NPI and Design for Manufacture, DFM activities.
Responsible for production engineering tasks associated with ToT(Transfer of Technology) projects.
To undertake customer and supplier visits by car, when necessary. As such a full current driving licence is required.
Develop operating instructions and equipment specifications for production activities.
Carry out other tasks and activities as required by management.


Demonstrates a good level of understanding and application of process engineering principles, concepts, practices, and standards.
Ability to react swiftly to changes in production demands and implement effective and timely solutions.

Skills & Abilities:

Excellent time management abilities
Ability to work alone or part of a team.
Effective communicator
Must be comfortable with working in the defence and security sectors.


Ideally degree educated in an engineering related discipline or with a recognised engineering apprenticeship within an electro-optical manufacturing environment.
Ability to plan, prioritise and effectively manage time, meet deadlines and produce quality deliverables.
Ability to read engineering drawings and understand Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)

Our client offers a competitive compensation and benefits packages, as well as opportunities for professional growth and development.

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