Manufacturing Engineer

Location Craigavon, County Armagh
Job type Temporary
Salary £25000 - £35000 per annum
Published 4 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Stephen McDermott
Job ref Tho/ME_1612865886

Job description

Key Responsibilities

General and Task Management

  • Design, prove, implement and/or maintain production systems to deliver product on time, to quality and cost requirements
  • Support continuous improvement activities in quality, cycle times, process improvement, machine availability through lean techniques and value engineering to enhance the capability of existing processes and remove waste
  • Support product design for manufacture and assembly activities
  • Support product CAM/CAE activities
  • Support cutting tool selection/design, work holding tool design and mould design
  • Support validation plans to ensure robust and comprehensive technical solutions
  • Develop and maintain project plans and budget profiles to ensure delivery of milestones to agreed cost targets and timescales
  • Identify and justify capital equipment investment
  • Analyse and improve material usage
  • Analyse downtime, identify trends and develop solutions
  • Ensure accuracy of manufacturing engineering procedures, documentation and systems data
  • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions
  • Produce written reports and make presentations
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems
  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organisation
  • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks relative to the value stream or central function


  • Support, comply and ensure complicity with Health & Safety regulations, the Company Handbook, Qualityand Environmental standards, and all other Company policies and procedures
  • Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
  • Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere
  • Anticipates and overcomes obstacles
  • Makes useful links to arrive at insightful plans and solutions
  • Embraces personal challenge
  • Confident, rounded thinking
  • Is self-aware

Knowledge, Education, Skills and Experience (Essential Criteria)


  • Strong knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes
  • Working knowledge of Airbus and or Boeing systems and processes
  • Knowledge of global completion in the cabin interiors industry
  • Strong working knowledge of 2D and 3D CAD
  • In depth knowledge and experience of Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), and Lean Manufacturing techniques

Education & Professional experience

  • Manufacturing/Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering degree is preferred. MSc/MEng would be
  • Minimum 5 years' relevant experience in a similar environment, i.e. aerospace, automotive or heavy engineering.
  • Highly experienced technicians in a manufacturing engineering discipline with a minimum qualification of HNC will be considered for associate or professional manufacturing engineer.
  • Engineering graduates with less than 5 years' experience will be considered for associate manufacturing engineer.
  • Membership of an industry related professional body would be advantageous

Skills required

  • Self-supervising within the expectations of senior management
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Understanding of engineering, scientific and other technical information
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Planning and prioritising activities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to present data effectively
  • 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 work group
  • Distinguished record of creativity and innovation
  • Develops and applies advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories and concepts
  • Exercises comprehensive discretion in judgement and initiative in setting and implementing goals
  • Ability to negotiate the most complex arrangements with groups and stakeholders

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