Manufacturing Engineer

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overtime available
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Sandiacre, ,

Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer                                    Location: Nottingham

Shift: Mon -Thur7am to 4pm Fri- 7am to 1pm                   Hours: 40 hrs per week

Pay Rate: £30,000 - £40,000                                         Overtime rate: tbc


We are currently recruiting for a Manufacturing Engineer for our prestigious client based in Nottingham. 

You will be joining a team of staff to work in one of the country’s most modern manufacturing production facilities who produce recognised product in over 30 countries throughout the world. The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for promoting engineering excellence; improving productivity, quality, efficiency and staff development.


The focus of this role will be:

  • Collaborating with the engineering and production teams to ensure seamless roll out of parts and products into production. Focus on improving quality, delivery and cost including both internal manufacturing and suppliers where necessary;
  • Reviewing new works orders and approving 3D machine models prior to release to production.
  • Specifying, developing and delivering manufacturing processes, ensuring that safety, quality, production targets are met and efficiency is improved.
  • Designing and implementing factory and cell layout using lean methodologies and 5S Standards;
  • Providing lineside inventory presentation solutions based on volume requirements;
  • Providing engineering support regarding setting up standard times, assembly sequencing and defining capacity;
  • Identifying, designing and supplying required tooling and equipment solutions;
  • Implementing Standard Operating Procedures where required;
  • Managing and identifying opportunities to eliminate process bottlenecks and troubleshoot processes for their relevance;
  • Generating and managing open issue list across production, quality and engineering, ensuring timely resolution and feedback to stake-holders

Your Personal Skills and Experience:

  • Passionate about Engineering and Manufacturing.
  • A self-starter with a desire to get things done and make a difference.
  • Ability to lead and/or work in a team, but also responsible for working autonomously with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to problem solve, taking issues to their root cause and implementing effective action to address the cause not symptoms.
  • Ability to demonstrate a track record of proactive delivery to project deadlines.
  • Understanding of Lean, Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement manufacturing methodologies.
  • New product or process implementation experience.
  • Knowledge of machine assembly, sheet metal fabrication, welding, mechanism assembly & thermal cutting processes.
  • Experience working within and leading small teams and coaching individuals to achieve potential.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, verbally and via written reports / presentations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.
  • Experience using Auto-cad and Solid works / Creo would be an advantage
  • A minimum of HNC or equivalent in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline

 What’s the job?

  • Must be able to program, set and operate press brakes from drawings
  • Amada experience is preferred but not required
  • Previous sheet metal work experience is necessary.

 Who can do this?

As a responsible worker you will be expected to have;

  • Operated as manufacturing engineer in engineering / complex assembly production environment for min of 5 years with experience of delivering production process implementations. Able to use Autocad software.  Knowledge of and demonstrated implementation of lean manufacturing principles. 
  • Knowledge of Welding, Fabrication and thermal cutting processes. Experience in machine building


What next?

  • If you would like to speak to someone then please contact Wayne Brown on 01527 390039 for more information or send an email to



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