Principal Manufacturing Engineer - Bolton

Aerospace & Defence
Ref: 6933 Date Posted: Thursday 09 May 2024

Location:             Bolton

Salary:                  Up to £47,000 P/A + benefits (plus Overtime, Flexi and Bonus)

Hours:                  37 hours per week

Do you want to join a business, who value inclusivity, a three-time gold investor in people award winner, an advocate of supporting women in engineering and developing their people to be the best they can be?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Principal Manufacturing Engineer tto join an ambitious, highly regarded, scientific engineering / manufacturing business that are in a position of sustained growth.

As a Principal Manufacturing Engineer, you will be working within the Manufacturing Engineering Team. You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge within manufacturing as part of development into future opportunities. Industrial Validation, manufacturing architecture and factory of the future principles are some of the work packages that provide stretched objectives for such growth.

Benefits of working here:

  • State of the art technology & innovation
  • External learning and development encouraged
  • Light and airy university type campus
  • Friendly environment
    • Restaurant, On site Medical Centre, Parking / Easy Access to train station, Coffee Shops & Onsite Shop, Sports & Social Club and More

What you will be doing:

  • Working with the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, you will potentially be working on multiple projects / multiple manufacturing tasks whilst also being responsible for team leadership
  • Support Senior Manufacturing Engineers in their day-to-day technical role
  • Manage teamwork load, priorities, and key problems ensuring delivery on time
  • Support the manufacturing area in its growth and rate increase
  • Promote continuous improvement through the team/organisation and lead CI activities
  • Manage the industrial validation process through the use of FMEA’s, process proving activities etc., ensuring IV dashboards are up to date and current
  • Define manufacturing architecture to operate lean principles, whilst also compiling business cases for process improvements/factory of the future concepts
  • Ensure the team management of configuration control by the embodiment of design modifications into the Manufacturing documentation and industrial validation
  • Support the Non-Conformance Process
  • Assume the responsibilities for safe operating implementation for changed processes, including liaising with COSHH assessors, SHE and Human factors
  • Interface with the design authority during the product prototype/development phase, to ensure optimised Design for Manufacture (DfM), or in the production phase for change implementation
  • Lead the team in ensuring updates of Manufacturing Instructions and maintenance of production BOMs and on time and in line with master production schedule (MPS)

Skills Required:

  • Formal technical Engineering/Craft Apprenticeship to NVQ Level 3/TR23/TR21
  • Formal further education certificate to HNC or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • OR BEng in a relevant Engineering Degree
  • Able to work with minimum supervision
  • Be highly motivated and enthusiastic, to create/maintain a high performing team
  • Be a recognised point of contact for manufacturing enquiries through the deployed team
  • Must be able to demonstrate a proactive approach to problem solving and commitment to work to meet our delivery milestones
  • Have the ability to interpret Design Drawings with a view to producing Manufacturing Build Instructions
  • Must be confident in people leadership and holding effective team/individual discussions
  • Awareness of digital communication platforms to work and communicate effectively within the workplace

You will need to obtain UK Security Clearance for this role. This will require you to either be a UK Citizen or UK Dual Citizen. Some restrictions may apply.

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