Senior Production Engineer

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    Bristol, England

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    £35000 - £45000 per annum + + excellent bens.

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    Sam Bason

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    3 months ago

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Senior Production Engineer

  • Production; Manufacturing; Operations; Research; Development; Science

  • Lean; Continuous Improvement; 6S; 8D; Mechanical; Electrical; Electronic

  • £35,000 - £45,000 + excellent benefits

  • Bristol

We enable the world's leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. We provide tools for the engineering of micro- and nano-structures, with customers using our process solutions to research and produce materials and semiconductors vital for everything from medical devices and diagnostics, to electric cars and quantum computers.

** This role is on a rotational shift pattern - 06:00 - 14:00 or 14:00 - 22:00**

Key Responsibilities:

Build Standardization: Provide technical assistance and support:

    • Provide expert advice and guidance on production engineering and test processes and ensure these are adhered to.

    • Support the Manufacturing engineering team to keep documentation (SOP, Instructions) up to date.

    • The BOM, ECO and DP's are reviewed in a timely manner to ensure material is correct and added to any work orders if needed.

    • Track and monitor any Quality Notifications and customer feedback/faults on commissioning relating to Operations

    • Monitor and optimise product quality.

Issue resolution:

    • The first line of diagnosis for all production issues associated with assembly and test and to determine root cause. Follow the KT problem solving methodology or 8D RCA investigation tools where necessary.

    • Use practical mechanical, electrical and electronic expertise when fault finding.

    • Coordinate with other departments and consult to determine the appropriate containment and preventative measures and ensure manufacturing continuity and delivery schedule.

Continuous improvement:

    • Work with manufacturing engineering to propose improvements to BOM structures, control plans and part routings.

    • Identify and implement cost reduction ideas.

    • Promote a CI and 6S culture through cross functional team working, training and process improvements

Education / Qualifications / Skills:

  • HND or higher (Mechanical, Electrical & Electronic disciplines).

  • Substantial experience in electro-mechanical systems production engineering environment - preferably small batch, high technology system integration ideally with machining/fabs

  • Experience in a fast paced operations environment

  • Recent and practical experience of mechanical and electrical assembly.

  • Experience in Lean Methodologies both working with and implementation would be advantageous.

Benefits: In addition to a competitive starting salary, we also offer structured career development opportunities, a good work-life balance, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, 25 days annual leave, half-days on Fridays, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan, and a flexible benefits package that you can tailor to your own requirements.

If this role sounds of interest to you, please apply with your updated CV.