1 week ago

Lead Manufacturing Engineer

Cheltenham Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: 1225619

Posted on behalf of

Electroflight

An industry-leading engineering business that designs and manufactures bespoke battery systems for next-generation aerospace applications is currently looking to recruit a Lead Manufacturing Engineer who will be responsible for developing, introducing and bringing to life the manufacturing systems, to meet the challenges of assembly and testing. This includes new technology and high levels of automation.
 
The Lead Manufacturing Engineer will:
  • Manage a team to plan, develop and implement manufacturing facilities for battery assembly and testing that meets its targets for quality, cost and performance.
  • Planning, specification, developing and implementation of assembly and test equipment and processes.
  • Work closely with internal and external design teams to ensure products and technology required is feasible and cost-effective and meets all manufacturing requirements through tools such as virtual builds and simulation packages
  • Ensure robust process quality planning including build and assembly simulations, PFMEAs and control plans
  • Be an integral part of the early build phases both internally and at any customer facility.
  • Evaluate the suitability of manufacturing technologies and manufacturing systems, including Industrial engineering activities such as cycle line layouts and Ergonomic assessments
  • Develop and deliver equipment and process verification plans for all purchased equipment and systems.
  • Lead all manufacturing tasks to ensure that all programme deliverables are achieved on time and at cost.
  • Contribute to the manufacturing aspects to support new business studies for new programmes/customers.
 
The successful Lead Manufacturing Engineer will have:
  • Degree qualified in Engineering, Manufacturing or equivalent discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working in a process engineering role within a medium to high volume assembly business.
  • Good working knowledge of precision assembly and process control methodology, testing requirements, process and layout flows
  • Experience in process equipment use, selection and validation methodology, including high levels of automation and robots.
  • Experience in joining technologies including adhesives, laser welding and wire bonding
  • A strong proficiency in key process engineering skills, including Ergonomic assessment, Risk assessments, Cosh, Industrial engineering, PFMEAs and problem-solving.
  • Previous experience in design, installation and commissioning of production facilities
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