Summary
Plan, direct and coordinate manufacturing processes. Works closely with Design Engineers within the business in coordinating the issue of new products. Estimates manufacturing costs, makes recommendations for tooling and process requirements and agrees time standards, and maintains records and recording systems for coordination of manufacturing operations.

Key duties and responsibilities
· Develops, evaluates and improves manufacturing methods
· Engineering planning and creation of Standard Operating Procedures
· Analyzes and plans work force utilisation, space requirements and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency
· Liaises with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods
· Liaises with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards
· Read and interpret engineering drawings and technologies
· Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions
· Confer with management, engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes
· Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential
· Identification and introduction of product/process improvements
· Specifies material requirements, defining suitable methods of manufacture and identifying, and implementing necessary tooling and equipment
· Responsibility for managing budgets, in terms of cost and time
· Customer visits when required to establish customer requirements and problem solving
· Carry out contract reviews, ensuring all specs can be met and engineering drawings are correct
· Advise others on manufacturing methods
· Travel off site to client or suppliers as and when required
· Any other similar requirements as requested

Experience
· Previous experience in similar engineering role in a design/ manufacturing environment
· Competent with managing timescales and cost budgets
· Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings
· 3D CAD Modelling
· Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers
· Experience of cost saving processes and procedures
· Strong knowledge of tooling design and manufacturing processes
· Experience with automation desirable

Skills
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
· Good IT literacy, familiarity Microsoft programmes including Microsoft Project, and other project based software
· Strong knowledge of CAD essential
· Flexibility
· Able to work as part of a team to tight deadlines and targets
· MRP system knowledge desirable
· Six Sigma Green Belt Qualified desirable

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Engineering Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, or relevant Engineering discipline, or qualified by experience
· Technical HNC/ONC Qualified