Production Engineer Aspect Resources
Published: 20th November 2018
Job Type
Daniel Lowe
£30000 - £37000 Per Annum + Pension + Overtime + Holiday


Production Engineer

Location: Birmingham, Halesowen, Selly Oak, Rubery, West Midlands

Salary: 30-37k (Dependant on experience)

Benefits: Pension : 4%, 24 days holiday (+8 stats) : increased 1 day for every years service

Hours of work: Day shift + paid overtime

The Client: Leading 1st tier supplier in the Automotive sector

The Role:

  • To provide engineering support on continuous improvement projects.
  • Provide technical support and expertise for all NPI and Kaizen projects.
  • Provide quick and effective response to all unplanned equipment and tool breakdowns at the commissioning stage.
  • Identify machine and process kaizen ideas to improve existing process reliability and cycle time.
  • Assist all layout change activity including disconnecting, moving and installing plant and equipment as required.
  • Maintain and improve process settings to ensure product quality is sustained at an acceptable level.
  • Determining sequences, procedures and timing of operations.
  • Support design aspects of machines.
  • Selecting and purchasing manufacturing equipment, jigs and tools.
  • To be able to undertake, understand and interpret process capability studies and develop kaizen projects to improve the stability and capability of a process.
  • Planning of activities, using the PDCA concept.
  • New products design analysis to be processable in manufacturing process.
  • Deciding for quality assurance by control items and by control equipment.
  • In depth product knowledge, including boundary samples and tolerances.
  • Creating working standards during NPI.
  • Complete all relevant records both paper and electronic with the appropriate level of detail to enable analysis of fault types, downtime and costs.
  • To be able to run PLC controls, troubleshoot and PLC related continuous improvement projects with training if required.
  • To provide tooling, process, welding (MIG and TIG), fabrication and other engineering support for NPI and continuous improvement projects.
  • To meet customer demands, internally and externally, on time and at the right quality.
  • To contribute to the continuous improvement of the TPM system and suggest improvements where appropriate, during NPI.                   
  • To be able to work following instruction and to act under their own initiative.
  • To ensure health & safety is paramount to prevent accidents and subsequent claims.
  • To ensure that all tasks comply to Health & Safety requirements and, where necessary, areas are isolated and made secure before commencing work and made safe during work and on completion.
  • To ensure that any hazardous materials used or created during any tasks performed are disposed of in the required manner according to environmental standards.
  • Maintain the 2S condition of their work environment in all areas that they are working in.
  • Any other reasonable tasks, as required.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Minimise downtime of production facility caused by machine failure.
  • Development of TPM within given area of business to improve machine availability.
  • Demonstrable use of Practical Problem Solving Tools and Techniques in solving complex problems and evaluating breakdowns >30minutes.
  • Able to demonstrate kaizen project results in terms of cost, quality, H&S and/or environment improvements.
  • To constantly improve and develop the process to ensure an efficient operation.
  • To carry out any other duties, relevant to the post which may arise.

Experience Required:

  • Ideally apprenticeship serviced.
  • BTEC, NVQ or similar qualifications in Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Experience in a mass production environment (essential), automotive industry (desirable).
  • Understanding of robotics (ideally Panasonic and Fanuc).
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics (desirable).
  • Electrical experience (desirable).
  • Good understanding of health, safety and environmental requirements, and be able to show a good track record in these areas.
  • Computer literate with experience of Microsoft office applications.
  • Experience working with CAD, including 2D and 3D.
  • Able to read and interperate technical drawings and manuals.
  • Practical Problem Solving tools and techniques.
  • Experience of TPM systems.
  • Understanding of LEAN principles / Six Sigma qualification.
  • Basic knowledge of statistical methods.
  • Knowledge of measurement equipment in production.
  • Understanding of relevant IATF/16949 requirements.

To apply for this role please submit your latest CV or contact Aspect Resources on 0121 794 8181

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