Part of a major international automotive group, this organisation has recently been nominated for a significant new programmes resulting an opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager to support the advanced engineering from initial concept and industrialisation through to serial production.
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager
c£60000 + car allowance, bonus pension
o Lead and manager a team of Manufacturing Project Engineers responsible for NPI programmes across several customers and production sites throughout the UK.
o Define the optimum manufacturing process for new products using appropriate technology for each manufacturing site.
o Define the lay-out and process flow for each production line and workstations
o Ensure Process FMEA is realised before the production means are kicked off and is fed into the technical specifications.
o Supervise and approve the technical specifications for tools and capital investments
o Ensure capacity, run at rate, cycle times and manpower are aligned
o Manage suppliers and machine vendors to ensure Project requirements are met
Knowledge and Education
You will already have a proven track record working as a Production Engineering Manager or Senior Manufacturing Engineer already working in the automotive sector.
o HND/Degree in an Engineering related subject
o Experience of industrialisation and project management of new products (NPI) from conception to final handover.
o Expert knowledge of PFMEA, process & capacity planning and engineering change control plans.
o Selection and management of process/ equipment suppliers – tooling and equipment design and technical specification
o Previous experience in automotive tier 1 or OEM volume manufacturing environments, ideally interior trim or similar complex assemblies
o Knowledge of plastic injection moulding, bonding, plastic / laser welding, lamination, cut & sew and assembly processes highly desirable
o Strong management, negotiation and communication skills
About Our Client:
Our client is an international market leader in the manufacturing of high value automotive components supplied directly into a major automotive OEM. This is a group based role leading a team of highly skilled engineers to deliver the industrialisation of new production equipment and tooling to support new product introduction. In return our client is offering a very competitive salary, car allowance, pension, life assurance and performance related bonus.
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