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Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor - BIW & Tubs

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 05/08/2014
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The Company:
A luxury Automotive OEM based in the West Midlands. After continued growth & success there are a number of new exciting engineering projects underway and we currently have requirements for experienced engineering professionals.

The Role:
Responsible for the continuous improvement of our clients Body in White construction process, you will lead a team of Manufacturing Engineers to deliver robust process and quality improvements. The successful candidate will have experience of facility and tooling requirements, process documentation and work station layout planning and quality problem resolution. You will ensure that the highest quality build standards are achieved whilst ensuring the health and safety of staff and technicians is never compromised.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
•Leadership: Manage Manufacturing Engineers’ workload and personal development, providing support and guidance when required. Represent Manufacturing Engineering at management feedback meetings, cascading information effectively to the immediate team.
•Process Development and Maintenance: Produce detailed process operation sheets, including visual aids, quality requirements and safety information.
•Process Control: Maintain and control processes by utilising SPC techniques and drive improvements by reducing process variability.
•Facilities / Layout: Work with Facilities and Production to determine efficient station layouts, including modifications to existing facilities. Liaise with external suppliers of equipment and compile necessary documents for implementation and approval.
•Manpower: Work with Industrial Engineers to develop effective manpower requirements reflecting volume mix and model specification, including methods improvements to achieve hours per car target.
•Tooling: Select appropriate tools, jigs and fixtures, including specialised hand tools and power tools to meet vehicle quality and hours per car targets, whilst ensuring operator safety targets are achieved.
•Health and Safety: Liaise with the Health and Safety department to ensure all processes and materials are suitable for the manufacturing environment. Complete project Environmental Checklists when raising Projects.
•Production Support: Investigate and resolve Manufacturing Engineering related build issues, providing timely containments to ensure that product quality is not compromised and inform technicians of process changes.
•Quality Improvements: Work with Current Vehicle Engineering to ensure new or modified product content is integrated seamlessly into the production environment.
•Technical Support: Provide information about build process / sequence and technical specifications.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•A recognised engineering apprenticeship with proven experience in the automotive environment. ONC minimum qualification with HNC / Degree preferred.
•Previous Body in White construction experience is desirable but not essential.
•Engineering experience with a good understanding of problem resolution, an ability to interrogate and interpret technical data
•Good understanding of industry standard systems i.e. MS Office, PFMEA, 8D, and ideally our clients systems and procedures (Goldcrest and ERNs, EASE, eCMS).
•A willingness to adopt new ideas with an open mind to low volume constraints is essential.
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