Manufacturing Engineer

Role Title:Manufacturing Engineer
Reporting To:Head of Facilities and Manufacturing Engineering
Location:Head Office at Birmingham Business Park.
Ref. No.RRF-178
Role Purpose:The Manufacturing Engineers’ primary function is to define and develop Sprint Power’s manufacturing process & facilities. Key to success in this role will be the ability to prioritse, operate as part of the project team, mitigate risk via DFM, scope equipment and tests and deliver a controlled product introduction. You will be helping plan new production methods and the resourcing of manufacturing projects for niche volume manufacturing.   The Manufacturing Engineer will support the Product Design function by defining manufacturing and assembly process with efficient, repeatable methods to deliver products that meet cost, quality and reliability targets.   Projects are technically interesting and varied, you will be working on multiple, simultaneous projects of high complexity. Your efforts will directly impact project success. You will develop and implement best practice emphasising defect prevention, reduction in variation and waste and providing for continuous improvement. You will ensure that products produced meet quality standards via APQP activity.

Key Aspects of the role 

New Product Introduction.

  • Participate with Product engineering team from Concept to delivery.
  • Ensure product design and manufacturing process do not compromise product safety.
  • Apply Design for Manufacture principles, Boothroyd and Dewhurst experience desirable.
  • Experience in defining ISO or ASME GDT datum sequences desirable.
  • Negotiate early design change to deliver process capability.
  • Generate production documentation, BoM, routing, layout, process flow, PFMEA, Standard work & Control plan.
  • Deliver process controls via PFMEA.
  • Identify need for in-line test methods, help document and develop.
  • Publish shop floor layout and workstation definition.
  • Assist with design of fixtures and tooling for assembly tasks.
  • Maintain metric on takt.
  • Support problem solving and process improvement activities.

Support installation and commissioning of production machines/equipment.

  • Define equipment procurement specifications.
  • Project manage equipment delivery phase.
  • Support installation & commissioning stages.
  • PUWER assessment experience is desirable.

Keen interest in the state of the art, particularly in respect to battery manufacturing methods.

  • Status reporting & presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Seek, analyse & report upon inspection data and recommend methods.

Health, Safety & Environmental

  • Promote Environmental Health & Safety awareness.
  • Ensure Environmental Health & Safety policy is always adhered to.
  • Adhere to EHS procedures & policies to ensure compliance.
  • Identify and comply with all applicable regulations.

Qualifications, Functional Experience & Skills Required

  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree, experience, or relevant ONC / BTEC National Diploma.
  • Generation of Automotive APQP products and PPAP requirements, in particular PFMEA and actions.
  • Work history imagining & implementing manufacturing processes and production layouts.
  • Ability to plan, budget and resource manufacturing activities.
  • Understanding of production cost drivers.
  • Experience developing production controls for voltages from 48 to 1500V (desirable).
  • HaV training certificate desirable.
  • Can gently educate others hands-on in practical lean methodologies.

Qualifications, Functional Experience & Skill – Preferred

  • Experience of DFMEA flow-down as part of a project team.
  • Experience of capex justification, securing funds, delivering new technologies.
  • Experienced with battery systems manufacturing methods (cell welding / end of line testing desirable).
  • Experience developing transport solutions for Lithium-Ion batteries.
  • Use of problem-solving methodology, 8D, Ishikawa.
  • Experience implementing COSHH controls and PUWER assessments desirable.
  • Professional accreditation with an industry body desirable.

  • System or Knowledge
    Advanced capabilities in Microsoft Office and applications.
  • Experience of CATIA, Catia Composer or other CAD software (desirable).

Personal Attributes

  • May be from Automotive, Aerospace, Rail or Bus seeking more scope technically, mechanical / electrical background.
  • Enjoys new technologies, shows willingness and ability to negotiate technical concessions. Can readily explain their position. Is resilient, persistent, welcomes change.
  • Ability to foresee, report and resolve manufacturing risks.
  • Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working in teams.
  • Optimistic and self-aware.
  • Shows moral courage, open and honest.
  • Initiative-taking, flexible, proactive and committed.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills, presents data effectively.
  • Independently determines approach and assigned tasks.
  • Enjoys a diverse and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to manage others without executive authority to achieve goals.
  • Good understanding of customer expectations.
  • Strong awareness of the impact of failure / ’cost of poor quality.’
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Other Features of job

  • Eligible to work in the UK.
  • This role is based at our Head Office at Birmingham Business Park, 0900 to 1700, including 30-minute paid break 5 days a week. 
  • UK Travel very occasionally. 

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