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  • Job reference: RMS0179009

Production Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 31/05/2017
  • Duration: on-going
  • Time left:
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This vacancy has now expired.

The Role:
Production Engineers

Reports to the Managing Director


To provide manufacturing advice and support to the design process and R&D activity for a hybrid electric automotive project. Contributing effective production processes to optimise the proposed manufacturing plan, utilising lean techniques so that quality products are produced, on time and on budget.


* To provide day to day production support for manufacturing and liaison with Company Research & Development dept.
* Provide advice to the design team with regards to standards and processes for manufacture.
* Apply lean principles and analytical techniques to establish and continuously improve manufacturing processes and products.
* Deliver capable processes and tools for production operations.
* Create 'step by step' standard operating procedures for the product design.
* Train and coach the engineering team in the use of lean manufacturing methods to maximize efficiency throughout the team.
* To work with the team with regards to project planning, selection of equipment and suppliers.
* An ambassador driving continuous improvement in lean manufacturing, safety, quality and efficiency.

Technical Expertise

* Degree or equivalent in Production Engineering / Manufacturing Systems.
* A high level of competence and practical application experience to support and develop lean and design manufacturing processes.
* Six Sigma Black Belt in lean manufacturing and expertise gained within the heavy duty automotive arena is desirable.
* The ability to analyse CAD to transfer to manufacturing, experience and knowledge of Catia V6 and ideally Solidworks
* The ability to articulate in written format the design for manufacture, for ease of production is essential.
* CNC Machining operations and production experience

Personal Characteristics

* Passionate to drive delivery and optimise quality systems and processes
* Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills with the ability to influence and quickly forge quality working relationships.
* Resilience and determination to succeed
* A proactive 'hands on' approach
* Flexible with the ability to work within a changing environment and to manage changing priorities

NOTE: Hiring on contract basis but also considering permanent.

The Company:
is a new cutting edge technology company focused primarily on the design and development of fully electric commercial vehicles.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Relevant Qualifications
* Automotive / Manufacturing Experience

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Hands on, can do attitude

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.