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    Manufacturing Engineer at Fablink Tank Systems Ltd based at Evenwood, County Durham

    Job Purpose

    Provide engineering support across the business. Project manage the delivery of new products, including postproduction costing analysis. Create processes and procedures to help the company meet budgetary targets. Evaluate existing manufacturing processes and workflows to identify areas that would benefit from changes and improvements.
    Provide engineering support for Operations to achieve Productivity, Quality and H&S targets.


    Reports to Head of Site Engineering

    Responsible for N/A

    Close Liaison with All Departments

    Key Areas of Job

    ➢ Lead productivity and throughput improvements projects.
    ➢ Lead Gate 6 reviews through process analysis and reporting. Working closely with Finance, Operations and Commercial teams.
    ➢ Examine existing and develop new layouts to improve product flow through the business, including stillage and material storage solutions.
    ➢ Suggest improvements to existing gauging / fixturing that will improve the process without affecting quality. (PPM)
    ➢ Lead on engineering tasks to support to the NPI process through manufacture to PPAP sign off, including production readiness.
    ➢ Provide financial justifications for new plant and equipment investment.
    ➢ Deliver on continuous improvement projects submitted through the T-card system
    ➢ Provide engineering/technical support to operations management.
    ➢ Building strong and effective relationships with internal and external customers
    ➢ Apply working knowledge of product design and assembly to the manufacturing process.
    ➢ Stock management & reduction using Lean replenishment techniques.
    ➢ Devise new solutions to existing manufacturing problems.
    ➢ Assisting customers with product design proposals.
    ➢ Provide management with engineering related reports.
    ➢ Support the internal audit programme

    Key Post Holder Requirements

    ➢ Understanding of Lean manufacturing and techniques.
    ➢ Ability to “Manage Change” at shop floor level.
    ➢ Ability to communicate at all levels in the organization.
    ➢ Ability to manage multiple projects.
    ➢ “Can Do” attitude.
    ➢ Good presentational skills to include presenting to Seniors & delivering training.
    ➢ Strong organizational and analytical skills.
    ➢ Proven ability in delivering improvements.
    ➢ Ability to work off own initiative when needed.
    ➢ Experience with performing time and study activities and setting routing standards that are repeatable.
    ➢ Knowledge/Use of Microsoft products (Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Word)
    ➢ HND level qualification – Engineering
    ➢ Engineering based Degree desirable

    Key Competences


    1. Product Planning/Costing
    Effective scrutiny of manufacture costs, physical measurement of process performance and identification of improvement opportunities. Confirmation of actual costs vs estimate and reporting. Develop layouts and workflow solutions.

    2. Tenacity
    The determination to get things right and stand up for quality at all times. The drive and strong mindedness to make things happen when opposed.

    3. Influencing Skills
    Ability to convince people of the importance of generating improvement ideas in manufacturing and the importance to get attention and respect of other colleagues/Managers.

    4. Organisational Skills
    Ability to prioritise work and plan in detail for the completion of written communications such as reports, presentations, and work instructions.

    5. Analytical Skills
    Ability to think quickly and solve problems.


    1. Design/CAD

    Ability to interrogate CAD models and construct 2D and 3D drawing data. Competent in use of Radan, Solid edge, TOPS nesting and Sigmanest software.

    Job Types: Permanent, Full-time

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