Manufacturing Engineer

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  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Mechanical Engineering , Aerospace Manufacturing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £35.00 - £36.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Joanne Edwards

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    September 2019

  • Client:


Our Kings Norton client has a requirement for Manufacturing Engineer to join their team.

Role Purpose

To assess and improve a number at production processes relating to the manufacture of windows for aircraft-utilising and deploying process Improvement tools such as the Six Sigma (DMAIC) problem tools.

Key Responsibilities

Deploying process improvement tools such as Six Sigma to solve complex problems within an aerospace manufacturing environment
Practically load and support the Implementation of solutions
Coach and support the manufacturing sites to sustain and further improve on problem
Coach and develop engineers, technicians, operational leaders etc., in process improvement
tools such as Six Sigma and associated methodology
Network with other Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma practitioners within the Aerospace division for best practice and knowledge sharing

Qualifications & Skills Essential

Bachelor or Master level degree or equivalent experience
Minimum of 5 years' experience in a manufacturing environment with exposure to a Lean Operating Model/business system
Six Sigma Black Belt level certification by a recognised body or company


Multi-site Six Sigma Programme management
Experience in aeronautical structures assemblies

Specific Functional Competencies, Knowledge & Skills Required


Ability to work effectively in a team environment - to effectively listen, facilitate, challenge, communicate and motivate multifunctional teams and employees at all levels of the organisation
Proficient oral and written communication skills in English
Must be a proven leader within a relevant discipline and a quick learner who is adaptive to and embraces change
Drives for operational excellence and business results and interacts effectively at all levels of the organisation to _get things done._
Envisions the future, customer focus, takes measured risks
Excellent organisational and planning skills as well as the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Competence in Change, Performance, Project and Process Management
Great networking skills and the ability to influence outside of own team
Energetic, disciplined, focused & has the ability to see beyond temporary setbacks
Fosters open communication, values learning and is able to build employee effectiveness
Promotes essential facilitation and leadership skills
Builds teams and acts as a role model in coaching, championing change