Permanent
Engineering Leader
Inchinnan
Company bonus + benefits

Engineering Leader - Manufacturing Engineering

Ref: 88| Posted: 4th Oct 2022

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB AND OBJECTIVES

Ensure stable, effective, capable and well-documented manufacturing processes

Continual improvement of product quality, sustained reductions in product cost

Quick and effective responses to market requirements, and compliance with all applicable regulatory laws and requirements

Maintain awareness of the relevance and importance of activities performed and how they contribute to the achievement of quality objectives

 

KEY DUTIES

Continually review all manufacturing processes to document, measure, refine and improve process capability and improve process effectiveness

Identify and deliver continuous improvement programs to deliver cost savings in line with overall manufacturing objectives

Liaise with all relevant departments on the transfer of new products into manufacturing and ensure that all the appropriate specifications and packaging materials are available

Thorough knowledge of FMEA and DOE processes

Develop, initiate, and manage implementation of ECOs to address product quality, cost, and design issues

Ensure that appropriate manufacturing test and validation is performed on materials and processes employed in the manufacture of products; ensure appropriate testing is performed to confirm the “fit and function” of products

Generate drawings when required and review/approve artwork to ensure correct implementation

Ensure root cause investigations are carried out in response to reported product defects 

Analyse and approve corrective actions proposed to address quality issues  Monitor field response to confirm the effectiveness of implemented corrective actions

Identify cost savings opportunities in materials and processes; plan and perform testing to validate changes that capitalize on these opportunities; document and release changes

Assess opportunities for transfer of product manufacture from inter-company and to Contract Manufacturers  Facilitate the transfer of manufacturing process knowledge and technology to allow production relocation

Participate in QS audits manufacturing; ensure appropriate action is taken in response to audit findings

Support QS group in development of a Quality System structure in line with revised ISO 13485; ensure manufacturing compliance to applicable regulatory laws and requirements

Support the provisions of quality data/reports/charts for the manufacturing group

Generate Quality input for Supplier performance management process

Generate relevant required documentation in support of regulatory updates and filings

Supervise assigned engineers within the Manufacturing engineering team, to ensure individual allocated tasks are met within agreed timescales, allocating tasks to team members as appropriate

Perform any other duties/tasks/projects as require by management

Assume other responsibilities from time-to-time in order to support plant’s strategic plan and personal career plans

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Degree qualified to a minimum of Batchelor degree

Black Belt Six Sigma is desirable but a Green Belt Six Sigma would be satisfactory

Solid manufacturing engineering experience is essential

Possess supervisory experience and strong interpersonal, planning and organisational skills

Experience of Lean manufacturing principles, ie SMED, VM, 5S etc would be advantageous

Strong computer skills and industry knowledge

Strong project management experience