Production Engineer

DATS is recruiting for a Production Engineer to join our client that is a producer of high specification engine control systems based in Blackpool, Northwest.

Role: Production Engineer
Position Type: Permanent
Hours: Monday-Friday
Salary: £30,000-£32,000
Location: Blackpool
Industry: Automotive
Reference: HQ6868

What does the job involve?

To assist the Production Manager with the identification and coordination of improvement activities and projects to improve throughout and cost reduction whilst maintaining a safe environment for the team, leading to increased machine productivity, OTDIF, quality standards achieved and reduction in waste.

  • Enforcing Health and Safety policies and safe working procedures are adhered to ensuring that the team are also conducting safe operations
  • Ensure your area of responsibility complies with the environmental management system
  • Ensure that the company ISO 9001 management system is adhered to
  • Increase productivity and reduce scrap through LEAN processes
  • Reviewing operator quality and addressing training requirements with the Production Supervisor
  • Assist in day to day auditing of processes to ensure audit compliance
  • Maintain performance measurements and advise on improvements accordingly
  • Work with the Production Manager to affect a total preventative maintenance program to proactively reduce unplanned downtime
  • Justify and prepare purchase orders for equipment for improvement activities
  • To seek and identify opportunities for improved efficiencies and competitive advantage, adopting a discipline of continuous improvement
  • Involvement in costing generation and analysis of current cycle times for reduction and improvement
  • NPI responsibility, including assessment method, material and equipment selection
  • Provide training in production, in-process quality inspection, material handling and equipment safety checks to operators
  • Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Work with multi-functional teams to achieve project goals
  • Represent the company in a professional manner at all times and ensure confidentiality is maintained

What skills and experience do you need?

  • Previous CNC Turning machine shop experience essential
  • Experience in cost generation for quoting purposes essential
  • Experience of Mori Seiki, Doosan, Hitachi Seiki, DMG, Biglia and Mazak CNC lathes with twin spindle along with single and twin turret configurations
  • Experienced with the Fanuc, Heidenhain and Siemens would be an advantage
  • Experience with CADcam software such as Delcam and Edgecam would be an advantage
  • Lean trained would be an advantage

What are the pay and benefits?

The salary will be between £30,000-£32,000

DATS is an equal opportunities employer that promotes and celebrates diversity in the workplace.

If you feel this opportunity could be a fit for your skills and experience, please reply to this advert and one of our Consultants will contact you to discuss the role in more detail. Recruitment processes with our Clients usually move quickly and successful applicants will advance to interview stage promptly. Regrettably, only applicants who demonstrate the required experience outlined in the advert will be contacted.

If successful, candidates will need to prove eligibility and legal entitlement to work in the UK