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Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Rochester Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Sector: Engineering Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Zoe Warrington

Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Rochester - Onsite

Salary: £35,000 - £50,000 (depending on level of experience) + Benefits

We will be taking interviews Immediately so if you are interested, please contact Zoe to get you interview booked for this week!!

Key Skills
: Experience working in a manufacturing environment. Defence/Aerospace/Automotive background ideally.

We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to join a Leading Defence and Aerospace Organisation.

As a Manufacturing Engineer, your contribution will be essential in facilitating the production of both present and forthcoming products across the complete range and throughout the entire program lifecycle. Collaborating closely with stakeholders in Manufacturing and Engineering, your expertise will be instrumental in enhancing the manufacturing systems and processes. From the initial bid phase through new product introduction, production, and repair, your role will ensure that product quality aligns with the schedule and budget objectives.

The Role:

So, what will you be doing as a Manufacturing Engineer?

  • Collaborating within Manufacturing Engineering team to support programs throughout their entire lifecycle.
  • Developing and enhancing processes and protocols to ensure the efficient and effective manufacturing of products, utilising PDM, ERP, and MES tools to generate assembly build instructions.
  • Designing and implementing jigs, tools, and fixtures to streamline product assembly for Technicians.
  • Cultivating and maintaining shop floor manufacturing lines, cells, and equipment to foster a safe and efficient manufacturing environment.
  • Engaging in process mapping, cell layouts, TAKT time calculations, lean methodologies, visual management, business case justifications, and collaborating with key stakeholders to facilitate the setup of new factories.
  • Analysing build times and support activity durations, forecasting future targets, and refining processes to meet production goals in line with product specifications and business needs.
  • Driving the establishment of a robust Lean culture and spearheading continuous improvement initiatives to support strategic objectives such as the integration of Industry 4.0 digital manufacturing practices.

What are we looking for in our next Manufacturing Engineer?



  • Qualification in a relevant engineering discipline or time served in a similar role (HNC/Degree)
  • Knowledge and understanding of modern Manufacturing Engineering practices, tools and technology gained from experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in interpreting engineering drawings to create manufacturing assembly instructions/standard operating procedures.


  • Demonstrable success in utilising Lean manufacturing tools and techniques in the context of process improvement, cost savings or waste elimination
  • Experience in the application of Continuous Improvement and Root Cause & Corrective Action tools and techniques such as 5Y, 8D, PDCA, FMEA, fish bone and TPM
  • Experience gained within an electronics or electro-mechanical environment would be highly advantageous

My client is keen to get this position filled ASAP, so if you feel you have the skills and desire as the next Manufacturing Engineer this is the opportunity for you!

How to Apply:

Please send your cv and call me on 01342 330582

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