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Production Engineering Manager

Ref no. BHN569851
Location Oldham, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Matchtech are supporting a ket client with the recruitment of a Production Engineering Manager. This role is supporting and leading a team of production engineers based onsite in Oldham on a permanent basis.

Key skills required for this role

Production Engineering - Management - Mechanical - Electrical - Manufacturing - Electro-Mech - Commercial Electronics


Production Engineering - Management - Mechanical - Electrical - Manufacturing - Electro-Mech - Commercial Electronics

Job description

Production Engineering Manager

The role overview:

As our Production Engineering Manager, you will support the seamless transition of New Product Introduction (NPI) into volume production. You will act as an interface between development and offshore production facilities, ensuring effective knowledge transfer to the production teams. Applying principles of engineering and manufacturing technology to create efficient assembly processes, automated where appropriate. You will also handle day-to-day engineering queries from the Global production teams and oversee NPI builds.

Responsibilities of our Production Engineering Manager:

  • Directly responsible for leading and managing a team of Production Engineers.
  • Drive continuous improvement in process, quality, and value engineering.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of product function, having the ability to perform root cause analysis when dealing with production issues. Utilising industry tools efficiently prevents problem re-occurrence.
  • Present regular production engineering updates to our Board of Directors and communicate findings to senior managers and engineering teams.
  • Set high standards of technical knowledge through personal example and promote this behaviour throughout the team.
  • Develop and introduce Standard Operating Procedures for new and existing product lines
  • Identifying, investigating, reporting, and rectifying all issues affecting throughput and quality.
  • Efficiently manage production engineering task priorities and monitor progress to resolution.
  • Overseeing pre-production NPI Builds, reporting and feedback on design-related issues to development as part of a design review process.
  • Maintaining internal processes to support the education of the wider team and upskilling.
  • Develop end of line test strategy, working with DevOps to finalise end-of-line test
  • Agreeing, meeting, and exceeding deadlines for NPI/pre-series builds
  • Raise Change requests and monitor Engineering Change Notification (ECN) progress and drive pending ECN's to completion.

Skills & Experience required to become our Production Engineering Manager:

  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar managerial role.
  • Experienced in Mechanical or Electrical Design
    • Hands on development experience/knowledge in either domain is required for this role
  • Relevant engineering/manufacturing degree is preferred, or HND & BTEC level 5 or equivalent.
  • Preferably Strong knowledge of 2D and 3D CAD packages, preferably Siemens NX or similar.
  • Evidence of strong leadership and project management skills.
  • Process engineering disciplines including APQP, Gauge R&R, DFMA, DFMEA and PFMEA.
  • Understanding of lean and six sigma tools & techniques.

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