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Lincoln, Lincolnshire GBR recruitment ltd

Manufacturing Engineering Manager (Engineered Products / Process Engineering)

Lincoln based role.

Position Overview / Purpose:

The Manufacturing Engineering Manager would be responsible for the supervision, direction & development of a team of Manufacturing Engineers / Manufacturing Engineering professionals (Project Engineers, NPD / NPI / R&D Engineers, Quality Engineers, Process Engineer etc), taking leadership & ownership of all engineered products projects, engineering & manufacturing processes, engineered manufacturing methods & procedures, to improve operating / output performance levels.

Main duties:

Engineering Project Management & deployment of new Engineering processes & new product introduction (NPI / NPD), including production validations, needs analysis & equipment selection.

Department: Manufacturing & Process Engineering

Reporting to: Plant Operations Manager

Direct reports: 6 (Engineers, Facilities Manager & Apprentices).

Hours: Days only, Mon - Friday 37.5 hrs, with flexibility (no shift work).

  • Maintain approvals & processes for current products & investigate any non-conformances.
  • Analysis of the manufacturing plants financial data, looking at profitability of work streams.
  • involved in Interrogating & investigation Manufacturing value added (MVA) total estimation of net-output of all resident manufacturing activity units.
  • Thermochemical, heat treatment & coating processes optimisation.
  • Operational improvements, cycle time improvements & material costings control.
  • Identify & mitigate risks to production, via robust process & equipment management.
  • Maintain data insight driven focus, on the real Costs & real consequences of Poor Quality, working in unison with the Quality Management / QC department to deliver 5-star Quality.
  • Support the Operations Strategy delivery, playing a key part in developing processes, plans & engineering staff to meet the strategic plans & aspirations of the business.
  • Define, implement & develop LEAN / CI strategies within manufacturing engineering.

processes to improve working practices / efficiencies, in line with business & budget targets.

  • Identify, justify & execute continuous activity projects, to meet annual productivity targets.
  • Work with the manufacturing plant management team to ensure the manufacturing plant remains compliant to quality & regulatory requirements.
  • Mentor, Coach, Lead the Engineering team + recruit, retain & develop Engineering talent.

Manufacturing Engineering Manager Attributes:

  • Degree/HND/HNC in a relevant engineering / manufacturing discipline or equivalent.
  • Experienced Engineering / Manufacturing Manager, or Supervisor with a technical process engineering mindset & the ability to lead an process Engineering team of 6, plus manage a Facilities Manager too.
  • Coated products / Surface technologies knowledge (coated parts / protected surfaces & engineered parts).
  • New Product Introduction & New Product Development experience (NPI / NPD / EPD)
  • Used to working in a fast-paced engineering / manufacturing environment (critical)
  • DFMA knowledge is useful (not a must)
  • Technical Engineering professional, who can interpret & understand protective painted coating processes (spray painted / powder coated / lacquering) to a high standard.
  • Ideally worked in an Aerospace, Automotive, Marine coated parts manufacturing / engineering or IGT industry previously, or similar.
  • Oil/Gas/Petrochemical & Power Generation sector experience / knowledge (beneficial)
  • Knowledge of Thermal spray applications & any associated technologies (an advantage)
  • Knowledge of heat treatment in manufacturing (metal &/or alloys) & finishing technologies
  • Some knowledge / experience in Nickel alloys & metallurgy (advantageous)
  • LEAN Six Sigma skills (beneficial)

This is an ideal role for someone from a Manufacturing / Production Process Engineering Management background with previous exposure to protective coatings, painted coatings, heat treatment processes, nickel alloys, metallurgy & thermal treatment processes.

If you can successfully Manage Engineered Processes to produce top quality products for highly regulated & quality controlled indistries (aviation, automotive, marine, oil & gas, petrochemical or similar) then this is the role for you.

Interviews to take place immediately, with a January start for the right Process Engineering professional.

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