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Senior Manufacturing Engineer - BIW

Senior Manufacturing Engineer - BIW

Job Title: Senior Manufacturing Engineer - BIW
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hullavington
Salary: £competitive
Start Date: asap
Reference: GF 3972
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 18, 2019 14:23

Job Description

Senior / Principal Manufacturing Engineer - BIW
£Competitive salary plus bonus and bens

Gerrell & Hard Ltd are proud to be working in partnership with a client who encourages employees to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. They are creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. We are looking for individuals who wish to help invent, develop and manufacture leading products for the global market.

For this role we require a Senior / Principal Manufacturing Engineer with a strong Automotive BIW / Body manufacturing background. Experience in feasibility / DFM / pilot prototype build and working from concept ideas and taking this through to manufacture.

This is an exciting new role where you can be a part of a brand new automotive project siting within the Advanced Manufacturing Team of their Automotive function.

Manufacturing DFx work with design teams:
Use DFA/DFM and Lean Manufacturing techniques to ensure suitability of all designs for efficient manufacture
Attend technical reviews / design meetings and present feedback where required
Lead virtual builds, to develop an assembly process and understand risks
Support physical builds in a Pilot Build environment
Manage technical issues and escalate where appropriate
Project management, through development and monitoring of timing plans
Assess the manufacturing requirements associated with a product, compare this to existing capability and map necessary areas for technology development o Work with other engineers, external suppliers and Universities to resolve these capability gaps through manufacturing technology development  
Generation of manufacturing documentation for new products / technologies, such as process and material flows, prototype build videos, production layouts and time studies, equipment lists and costings, PFMEAs, etc.
Contribute towards the development and submission of departmental responses to key individuals such as Directors, programme managers and design managers
Specification, purchase and implementation of Manufacturing Systems and equipment
Create RFQ specifications for key manufacturing equipment
Raise capital requests in a timely manner to support product launch plans o Proof of Principle – where required develop proof of principle manufacturing rigs either internally or with external suppliers to understand manufacturing risk
Assess the process capability of key processes and equipment, using SPC, GR&R or Measurement System Analysis as appropriate
Project manage and oversee implementation of equipment (from complex machines to jigs and fixtures) using both internal and external (supplier) resource
Investigate and implement new component manufacturing solutions o Assist in the identification and selection of new manufacturing equipment suppliers

Ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of general engineering principles
Experience of a range of manufacturing techniques and an ability to explain them and apply them in novel and imaginative ways
Experience of implementing manufacturing solutions in a NPI/NPD environment, preferably at assembly level in addition to component level
Ability to drive progress and actions through an analytical and data driven approach
Project management experience, leading and delivering technology projects into production with flawless launch, meeting productivity & quality targets
Ability to influence decision makers (both technical and non-technical) in a challenging environment
Degree level education in an Engineering discipline
Extensive experience in relevant engineering roles
Self-motivated with the ability to lead, guide and influence others not in their direct line of responsibility
Experience of working in an environment where specification and process are not always predetermined
Excellent English oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively at all levels within the business

To apply please send a Microsoft Word formatted version of your CV over to for our review and consideration please.