Manufacturing Process Engineer

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  • Location

    Tyne and Wear, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Mechanical Engineering , Aerospace Manufacturing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £30.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Joanne Edwards

  • Contact email:


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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    July 2019

  • Client:


Our Washington based Client in Washington has a requirement for a Manufacturing Process Engineer to undertake the below contract role.

Job Purpose

To manage defined manufacturing processes and products to safely, reliably and efficiently meet the daily business expectations in terms of SHE, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People for the delivery of munition components.

Job Context

The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible and accountable for the manufacturing process of the defined process/ product.
This will include the day to day management of the process, sustaining, improving and developing it to achieve the business manufacturing targets for safety, quality, cost and delivery.
The ME will also be responsible for the successful introduction of new products into a manufacturing process, ensuring that the process is capable and delivers to the required OEE.
The ME will be responsible for liaising with other functions, including Safety, Quality, Procurement and Engineering to successfully tackle production issues, following the relevant processes and processes, identifying suitable causes, remedial actions and corrective actions.
This role is crucial in achieving the business requirements for the manufacture of munition components to the required quality, cost and delivery requirements.
Principle Accountabilities / KRAs.
Responsibilities include but are not solely limited to the below for a designated work area for both current products and new products.
Representation of Manufacturing Engineering at daily SQCDP meeting, raising and managing issues and actions accordingly.


Overall responsibility for the health and safety of the designated manufacturing process.
To provide and manage a Safe System of Work (SSOW) to include Manufacturing Instructions (SOPs) and General Risk, PUWER and COSHH assessments in line with company and statutory requirements.
To provide support manufacturing section Safety Improvement Plans.
To complete OSHENS and Talk Safes as per the business requirements.
To apply 5S principles to provide a safe and efficient work area.


To develop, establish and maintain efficient manufacturing processes and facilities to meet programme
To influence the design process to ensure Design for Manufacturing (DfM) initiatives.
To support the delivery of a right first time manufacturing process.
To follow the change management BMS to accurately manage change control using Team Centre.
To conduct audits on the manufacturing process to ensure compliance, identifying and implementing corrective actions as appropriate. Audits to include process capability studies.


To raise, manage and resolve Q3's and manufacturing issues within a manufacturing area, using SAP.
To support the Quality Control department in the inspection of components.
To lead and support Practical Problem Solving exercises to resolve manufacturing issues.
To ensure the creation of Process Trilogy documentation for each manufacturing process (PCP, PFMEA and Process Flow).
To save documents in an appropriate way using Workspace.


To lead and support Continuous Improvement (CI) activities and initiatives using lean principles and modern manufacturing techniques such as CAD, CAM and other modelling software, to identify opportunities to reduce cost.
To provide the justification, planning and project management of capital expenditure following the relevant BMS and PIE process, creating Technical Requirement Specifications.
To identify and prescribe optimum process tooling and consumable requirements, e.g. work-holding equipment and tooling to minimise waste, ensuring processes are provided to ensure they are available as required.
To plan, introduce and optimise process changes, following the change management process.
To pro-actively improve existing site KPI's utilising appropriate analytical/statistical tools and techniques (Practical Problem Solving).
To manage delivery of a manufacturing process to the required standard.
To create and manage Value Stream Maps, Process Maps and Lines of Balance.


To complete and review PFMEA studies.
To support Maintenance in the creation of sound Planned Preventative Maintenance plans and the identification of critical parts.
Support the introduction of new products and processes by providing a safe and efficient means of manufacture, including the creation of accurate Product Data Indexes and Standard Operating Procedures.
Support the day to day manufacture of Washington products and the delivery of the Washington Manufacturing
To create and manage Value Stream Maps, Process Maps and Lines of Balance.
Identify opportunities to improve process output through reduction in waste and process optimisation.
Responsibility to lead, develop and motivate staff members within the Manufacturing community. This includes Setters and Operators.
Be receptive to new ideas.
To carry out the training of manufacturing employees to Standard Operating Procedures and manage the recording of training records.
To manage contractors in accordance with the BMS.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

CNC Machining Knowledge and Experience is essential
Problem solving (cause, remedial action and corrective action)
Continuous improvement attitude
Ability and willingness to learn and adapt to new ideas
HNC qualified in appropriate engineering discipline
Appropriate managing safety qualification, e.g. IOSH, NEBOSH