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Manufacturing Engineer - 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Excellent + Benefits - Manufacturing
Ref: 131 Date Posted: Friday 06 Oct 2017
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Manufacturing Engineer - 12-Month Fixed Term Contract -Essex

We are currently working with a global medical devices business who have an urgent requirement for two manufacturing engineers to work within the Research & Development team and across the rest of the Manufacturing organisation, developing a wide range of medical device products and processes.

This position will involve undertaking all aspects of the introduction of new products into manufacturing.  Working closely with the design engineers, this person would be expected to take responsibility for ensuring process capability to achieve SQCDE requirements and regulatory compliance of new product introductions and of changes to existing products.

Delivering project deliverables within planned project & product cost constraints and timescales.

Provide manufacturing engineering expertise & knowledge in support of the Manufacturing organisation goals.

Protecting manufacturing from inappropriate decisions eg. Large batch quantities, high risk of obsolescence or non-standard components.


Key Result Areas

  • High Quality Cost Delivery (QCD) New Product Introductions
  • High QCD New Process Introductions
  • Compliance with Health & Safety & Environmental procedures
  • Successful completion of mandatory training.


Principal Responsibilities


  • Supply advice & direction to design engineers
  • Reviewing design concepts and components
  • Communicating effectively to R&D engineers, manufacturing policies and procedures relevant to product design
  • Design & introduce new manufacturing processes as required by NPI plans
  • Design, planning and commissioning production line layouts/cells in NPI activities
  • Specifying & procuring production equipment for NPI
  • Provide ongoing support to maintain and improve production QCD
  • Planning, progressing & coordinating work packages to defined timescales & budget
  • Preparing manufacturing documentation required for product manufacture
  • Leading documenting and progressing actions from PFMEAS
  • Leading & documenting process verification & validation exercises in line with Design Control procedures
  • Transfer & set up of IFS manufacturing data including routings
  • Generation of engineering change requests to design change control procedures
  • Implementing of approved engineering change orders
  • Review & approve manufacturing drawings
  • Design & implementation of component supply and finished product systems (e.g. Kanban, pulls systems) work
  • Produce cost estimates for new designs
  • Liaising with suppliers to ensure high QCD for supplied parts
  • Training and skill transfer to operators & engineers
  • Conduct health & safety, COSHH, PUWER risk assessments as required
  • Support to purchasing in component supplier
  • Sourcing, Assessments & Approval
  • Maintain knowledge base of contemporary manufacturing philosophies and processes
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of appropriate regulatory standards
  • Conversion of design data to machine tool instructions & programs (e.g. CNC, pick & place, punch press etc.)
  • Design & procurement of production jigs & tools
  • Manufacturing data control
  • Assisting with new staff recruitment
  • Project stage cost, effort & time estimation
  • Participate in project meetings, stage reviews & design reviews
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement activities.


Qualifications & Experience


HND or HNC in an engineering discipline

3D & 2D CAD using Solidworks

Familiarity with relevant design software tools

Use of IFS - Engineering & Projects/ Repetitive Manufacturing

Ability to Interpret Engineering Drawings

Computer & IT literacy, familiarity with Office software tools

Good written & oral communication skills

Ability to work as part of a team

Project Management expertise using Microsoft Project

Good problem solving & analytical skills

Methodical & good attention to detail

Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques & QCD targets

2+ years working in an engineering or manufacturing environment

Specialists in consultancy

At Medical Engineers we have a range of technical consulting jobs in the medical engineering industry throughout the UK. Requiring a broad range of technical and management skills and most importantly the ability to communicate effectively. Consultancy roles require candidates with unique abilities. Roles vary in length of contract depending on clients’ requirements.

Our degree qualified consultants have specialist knowledge of the UK medical engineering consultancy job market. We have a successful track record in finding the best candidates for our clients who know and trust Medical Engineers to understand their business requirements.

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