Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Ampthill, Bedfordshire Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Jack Pleon

Manufacturing Engineer - Permanent Position - Based in Ampthill - Paying £35,000 per annum

Currently im looking for a Manufacturing Engineer with extensive Configuration experience to join my client who are a leading Defence company based in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. This position will offer the successful Manufacturing Engineer a chance to progress their career working on some of the world's most cutting edge and exciting projects.

Benefits package for the successful Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Competitive Salary Paying up to £35,000 per annum
  • 25 days holiday in addition to Bank Holidays
  • Competitive Pension scheme
  • Flexible Start/Finish times
  • Life Assurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Childcare Vouchers

Required skills for the successful Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of a broad range of Configuration Management processes
  • A tenacious, detailed and data driven individual who can support the configuration control principles with a challenging Programme environment.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Detailed understanding of the fundamentals of MRP and experience in the maintenance of Manufacturing BOM's and routings and controlling factors within SAP (or similar ERP software).
  • A high level of SAP/Windchill experience / knowledge is essential
  • A strong background in and knowledge of the use of Excel for data analysis.
  • Good communication skills that can sell and influence to a range of audiences internally and externally with the ability to work with all levels of the business
  • An independent thinker, able to take an assertive stance to enforce the key requirements of quality and the customer
  • Is familiar with document types utilised to define and document a Manufacturing process
  • Experience of preparing operational documentation and manufacturing data-packs.
  • Key competences: Personal accountability, building relationships, planning for results, customer first, adaptability.

Main responsibilities for the successful Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Tracks the configuration of the As-Built standard of manufactured assemblies at LMUK Ampthill in accordance with command media and contractual requirements.
  • Ensures the timely creation of As-Built Records for retrospective uplift work, including evidencing the embodiment of Change and closure of Concessions.
  • Oversees the creation of As-Built Records for internal assemblies.
  • Tracks the embodiment of change into WIP and SAP Planning in line with Programme rhythm.
  • Supports Physical Configuration Audits (PCA) and any incremental audits as required.
  • Ensures robust controls are in place within the Manufacturing Business System (SAP) to ensure configuration control of manufactured parts is appropriate.
  • Manages the control of Manufacturing Process Change in accordance with LMUK Ampthill command media.
  • Participates in the Manufacturing Configuration Control Boards (MCCB) and as deputy chair when required.
  • Supports the training for any new configuration systems and procedures across Operations when required.
  • Awareness of the reporting of Change Embodiment in Work in Progress (WIP) and SAP Planning.
  • Assist with the management of Statements of Work (SoW) for uplift packages.

Desired skills for the successful Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Experience in activities & techniques relating to the introduction of new products (NPI)
  • CI, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma methodology, Quality toolset experience.
  • Experience of driving change in process, behaviour and culture
  • Problem solving experience (8D, A3, Root Cause Analysis etc.)
  • Has experience in defining and governing document standards.
  • Project Management Experience.

Please note that the successful Manufacturing Engineer must be eligible for Security Clearance (SC)

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