Production Engineer

Production Engineer

  • Location

    Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

  • Sector:

    Permanent Division

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  • Salary:

    £33177.73 - £35867.82 per annum

  • Contact:

    Suzanne Wheatcroft

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Location: Llanelli

Salary Range £33,177.73 - £35,867.82

Hours: 39 per week Monday to Friday

We are recruiting for a time served hands on Production Engineer. Our client is an innovative global manufacturing company with automotive manufacturing and developing centres spanning several continents providing world-class service they are committed to achieving product excellence. A company that are focused around developing products that are on the cutting edge of technology with competitive price, quality and performance.

Role Summary:

You will contribute to the successful development and introduction of new products into the business. Project managing and overseeing new machines onto site ensuring fit for purpose. Reporting to the Plant Engineering Manager through the Product Lead Engineer, you will be part of a team of engineers responsible for delivering projects to contract value. You will be educated to minimum of HNC but preferably Degree Level standard or equivalent or you will have served an indentured apprenticeship in an Engineering discipline.

Role Responsibilities:

* Meet timing and cost targets for all New Product Launches (NPL)

* Monitor, report and ensure all costs are within budget

* Liaise with both Customer and Suppliers on cost and technical items

* Support all project estimates and planning

* Ensure all processes meet capability targets and Calsonic Kansei scrap levels as defined by the project charter

* Ensure technical reports are produced for all pre-production builds as defined by the Product Lead Engineer

* Provide relevant training to all manufacturing personnel in line with new projects implemented

* Ensure Risk Assessments are carried out for all equipment

* Coordinate parts supply and builds (internal/customer) and produce Build Reports

* Coordinate equipment/tooling delivery

* Formulate Build Plans and update bi-weekly

* Design and implementation of capable manufacturing processes, considering factors such as Ergonomics, Operator Safety and Material Flow

* Lead or perform tasks to ensure the NPL milestone requirements

* Deliver appropriate manufacturing processes to Manufacturing and transfer knowledge to the Manufacturing Team

* Contribute towards optimisations of product design to ensure "Design for Manufacturing and Assembly" (DFMEA)

* Identify and resolve together with manufacturing, production and quality problems

* Ensure customer compliance through achievement of relevant Qualifications and validation

* Support all Production Engineering Department staff

* Support Manufacturing issues where required.

The Ideal Candidate:

* Experience in engineering functions within the Automotive Industry

* Heat Exchange manufacturing experience is desirable

* Robust process design ensuring Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (PFMEA) creation and Poka-Yoke implementation

* Design, develop and implement appropriate test, assembly and automation solutions to enable successful NPL launches to meet quality, capacity and cost objectives

* Experienced in modern assembly and Automation techniques

* Experienced in Lean Manufacturing techniques

* Experienced with a Project Management Methodology

* Overseas travel required

Competitive benefits

Company Contribution up to 7% for Pension, Company Sick Pay Scheme, 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays, free car parking and life assurance