Manufacturing Engineer

Location Carrickfergus, County Antrim
Job Type Permanent
Salary £389 - £30000.00 per annum
Published 6 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Huw Lloyd
Job Ref HL11_1550142344

Job Description

Manufacturing Engineer
Location: Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Our client is a supply chain excellence SC21 Silver Award winning company supplying the aerospace sector. With over 20 years successfully supplying to the global leader in aircraft interiors, our client is a successful and established business. Their manufacturing processes are based on in depth industry knowledge and our expertise lies in transforming requirements into pragmatic and economic solutions. They are strong on strategy with a clear view on how and where they want to position themselves to win new business. They are performance driven and passionate about quality and investing in their team.

Reporting to the technical manager, the successful candidate will be part of the technical team, delivering innovative and continuous improvements in a successful business with ambitious growth plans. This is a hands-on engineering role providing support to tool making, CNC machining, injection moulding and assembly processes.


General duties

- Provide technical support to Toolroom and Moulding teams ensuring that plant, production/process facilities are developed and maintained to support business goals, and the commissioning of new technology/equipment

- Ensure customer specifications are adhered too for compliance and relevant documentation aligned to company quality management system including accreditation requirements

- Knowledge of CAM / CAD software (Mastercam / Solidworks) with the ability to check components to model

- Project management skills

- Ability to accurately to load BOM's and verify details on MRP system

- Create process maps, work instructions and visual aids to implement NPI

- Health & Safety, ensure engineering/operational activities are compliant with legislative and statutory requirements


- Technical knowledge in aspects of moulding processes (preferably injection), toolroom & CNC machine shop environment

- Knowledge of engineering materials and processing data

- Conversant with modern manufacturing methods and systems based on lean manufacturing principles Working knowledge within business units of mixed volume demand and rapid response activities to meet customer requirements

- Technical background in engineering and ideally familiar with tool design and manufacture and injection moulding processes including NPI or similar process like disciplines.

- Able to interface with supply chain. Exchange technical information with both supply chain and customers

- Familiar with assembly processes and techniques (Robotics, cellular and flow-line manufacture) to deliver most effective and efficient machine/line performance Experience of project management support within challenging time constraints with technically demanding customers

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including presentation and influencing skills

- Able to demonstrate analytical, problem solving, innovative and decision-making skills

- Ability to provide accurate research information for customer quotations and coordinate with procurement for materials required to purchase

- Demonstrate organisational and planning abilities

- Computer literate and disciplined with file management systems Evidence of commercial and business development acumen

- Capable of working flexible hours as required to meet business needs

- Able to travel


- Third level qualification (preferably in an engineering discipline)

- Knowledge of AS9100 / ISO9001 and quality management systems

- Familiar with lean principles (Kaizen, 5S, TPM)

- Experience of working with Aerospace, Automotive or Medical customers

- Knowledge of engineering polymers

- Knowledge of CAM / CAD software (Mastercam / Solidworks)

- Mould-flow analysis

- Visual factory approach

- Presentation skills to liaise with capacity partners or illustrate issues to customers on technical related issues

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