Senior Production Engineer

17 Jul 2017
14 Aug 2017
Julian Curtis
Clearance Level
DV, None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type

Senior Production Engineer - Farnborough, Hants
6 months contract - Competitive Rates

Acorn Recruitment is working on behalf of a well-established international company whose focus is on the design and manufacture of advanced satellites and systems for telecommunications, earth observation, and navigation and science programmes

We are currently seeking a Senior Production Engineer to join the team at Farnborough on a 6 months contract.

Description of the Job:

A new role has been created for a Lead Manufacturing Engineering (ME) inside the project team based in Farnborough, Hampshire, UK. The scope of this role is to deliver ME solutions to the new production system which delivers Aircraft and Ground Support Equipment in line with business requirements.
The successful applicant with report to the ME Manager

Tasks & Accountabilities:

As a key member of the production team, your main tasks and responsibilities will be to provide hands-on enablement of design intent into a qualified lean production system for Aircraft platforms to Safety, Quality, Cost and Time through:

*Design and qualification of an Aircraft production system using Manufacturing System Engineering tools and processes. (Cellular production approach, Lean Process flow, MTM, line balancing, capital investment items, factory layout, simulation).
*Delivery of shop floor requirements to the Facilities Management team.
*Liaison with ME to create / change MRP system shop floor routings / job card definitions / shop floor standard operating instructions(SOI's) / quality care cards
*Technical dossiers and support to procurement activities, supply chain monitoring and Make v Buy decisions (including benchmarking).
*Technical problem solving and support to production and supply chain.
*Application of APQP as appropriate
*Perform Design For Manufacture (DFM) / Design To Cost (DTC) studies and provide input to design teams
*Liaison with MGSE / Jig & Tools (Design, Manufacture, Calibration & Maintenance)

You will also be responsible for:

*Deriving and Enabling production KPI's in conjunction with operations teams.
*Continuous Improvement of the production system in line with business targets
*Enable Health and Safety target achievement.
*Enablement of the "Right First Time" Quality culture with associated business systems and feedback loops

Required Skills & Experience:

*Innovative, agile and self-driven in a fast paced and changing environment.
*Educated to degree level in an engineering discipline
*3 years' experience in a Manufacturing Systems Engineering role.
*Demonstrated knowledge of aircraft or space equipment production assembly, aircraft wiring, avionic system installation and testing techniques.
*Experience creating, standardising or improving production systems, teams and facilities.
*Excellent communication skills.
*Demonstrated Experience solving technical operational issues
*Able to work in a multi-function team and matrix organisation.
*IT & CAD Skills
*English to Negotiation Level

Preferred Skills:

*Flexibility to support multiple locations.
*Able to obtain UK SC Clearance

Manufacturing Engineer, Aircraft, assembly, satellite, space, DFM, DTC, APQP, MRP

Acorn Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.