Manufacturing Engineer

Portsmouth, Hampshire





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Seeking a Manufacturing Engineer on a contract basis in Portsmouth to help design, setup and develop production lines / processes utilising lean principles to optimise cell productivity.

Role: Manufacturing Engineer
Location: Portsmouth
Basis: Contract
Hours: Mon-Fri. 37 hours per week
Hourly rate: £30-£35 per hour PAYE only

Main responsibilities:

  • Review existing production Cells and implement changes to improve manpower utilisation.
  • Provide support to the manufacturing Cells and drive continuous improvement.
  • Provide solutions / improvements to address HSE issues.
  • Provide technical / process support to Engineering Technicians.
  • To ensure that all new or modified processes, equipment and materials are introduced and used in accordance with UK Health and Safety regulations and Company Procedures.
  • To ensure process, equipment and ergonomic risk assessments are completed where necessary.
  • To assist the Technician team in determining the correct TPM activities and schedules.
  • Procure new or enhance existing equipment, through either in house modifications or third party.
  • Occasional supplier visits.

Ideal candidate profile:

  • 3 years+ experience in Manufacturing Engineering related support or suitable discipline.
  • HNC or equivalent in an Engineering discipline, preferably in Mechanical and Production Engineering, or recognised time served apprenticeship.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt qualification (or practical application) is desirable.
  • Experience in a medium to high volume production environment will be essential, and a proven working knowledge of assembly automation including PLC’s is desirable.
  • Proven Experience in managing projects is essential.
  • Previous experience of managing reporting staff is desirable.
  • Can do attitude
  • Team player
  • Proactive in HSE
  • Fluency in English language (written & verbal) is essential

Additional Information:

  • A drug screening is required on all successful candidates prior to starting the contract

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please apply immediately.

Due to the number of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
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