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Manufacturing Engineer - NPD - West Sussex

Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Location: West Sussex
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Production Management
This vacancy has now expired.


A leading R&D engineering / manufacturing company are now looking for advanced manufacturing engineers to join their growing team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing company with the primary responsibility to work closely with product engineering to define manufacturing requirements for product changes or new product development. The Manufacturing Engineer will work to implement changes to the existing Process or develop new Processes to enable Production of the new Design.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading all aspects of the implementation of new manufacturing processes and equipment including Concept Review, Preliminary Design Review, detailed design review, procurement, installation and budget management
  • Define Functional Requirements, create Statements of Work, and prepare Requests for Quote and all associated documentation
  • Work with Product and Manufacturing Engineering and Assembly Area personnel to develop efficient methods for assembling product. Design or specify manufacturing equipment and processes as required
  • Identify cost-savings and quality improvement opportunities in new designs and track projects in assigned areas and move them from concept to implementation
  • Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, and layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency


  • At least 5 years' experience in Product / Process Development
  • Experience with manufacturing technology/concepts and cost reductions
  • Familiarity with assembly of already built products into metal enclosures including knowledge of various assembly tools and fixtures
  • Knowledge in electro-mechanical components
  • Experience with reading electrical and mechanical P&IDs
  • Experience with product introduction (prototype to pilot to volume ramp-up)
  • Prior project management experience including ownership of schedule and budget
  • Proficiency with varied manufacturing concepts such as VSM, 3P, Lean, SPC, Capacity Analysis, JIT, MRP, Kanban, TQM, PM, etc.
  • Experience with Capital Equipment procurement and Installation
Manufacturing Engineer - NPD

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