Process Engineer



Production Engineering defines and works out how the product will be assembled on the production line including the design packaging enabling the right quantity of components/product are delivered to support the speed of the production line.

Review efficiencies and eliminate waste within the manufacturing process. Deliver high-quality products/components to clearly defined standards.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

Responsible for developing, delivering, and improving manufacturing assets, ensuring that machinery downtime is kept to a minimum and that all work is planned in advance to avoid production disruption. Other responsibilities will include driving continuous improvement, ensuring that the implementation of systems comply with agreed goals, ensuring modifications to systems are controlled appropriately.

Key Responsibilities:

General and Task Management

  • Design new systems and processes for the introduction of new products or for the improvement of existing ones.
  • Ensure all product and system requirements are taken into account from the initial product conception to the finished result.
  • Tender for equipment to ensure the best quality for the best price
  • Oversee installation of machinery and equipment
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout
  • Remove waste from the processes
  • Support and lead continuous improvement, problem-solving, and process improvement activities
  • Carry out FMEAs (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), process documentation, and implement improvements
  • Poka Yoke (error proofing) where possible to prevent errors
  • Investigate production and process issues
  • Provide technical support and training
  • Keep up with current and developing manufacturing and engineering trends and conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs and future trends

People Management

  • Manage contractors on-site to ensure they meet legal and company requirements
  • Provide technical expertise to the team
  • Review, implement and update company records e.g. training matrices, performance reviews, risk assessments

Self Management

  • Support, comply, and ensure complicity with Health & Safety regulations, the Company Handbook, Quality, and Environmental standards, and all other Company policies and procedures
  • Embraces personal challenge, is confident, grounded thinking
  • Is self-aware, resilient, assertive, optimistic, and open to change
  • Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working with others
  • Proactive and anticipates challenges

Skills and Attributes:

Understanding of manufacturing processes, Lean, engineering, and other technical information

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of Health and Safety practices
  • Team working and leading skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to effectively train people inside and outside their workgroup
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Demonstrates high levels of technical knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity
  • Develops and applies advanced technologies, engineering principles,
  • theories and concepts
  • Exercises independent initiative/judgment in setting and implementing goals
  • Ability to negotiate complex arrangements with service providers,
  • collaborators and vendors

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • A relevant manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred
  • Ability to use CAD
  • Ability to design processes and layouts
  • Experience in FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), Kaizen, Lean, and Poka Yoke techniques
  • Extensive work experience in a high mix-manufacturing environment

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