Manufacturing engineer

Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Leicestershire

Job Type: Contract (4-6 months)

Shift: Nights or Weekend Days Salary: £40 - £45 /hr

The Role:

We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer for a precision engineering company based in Leicester. If successful, as a Manufacturing Engineer you will be responsible for developing robust manufacturing processes for a range of precision components.

The role will involve:

* Successfully managing NPI projects to deliver components on time and within budget.

* Improving existing manufacturing processes to achieve measured productivity improvements.

* Working directly with suppliers to ensure the latest innovations in fixtures & tooling are employed.

* Producing accurate Stage drawings for manufacturing operations.

* Producing detailed documentation, set up packs, SOP's etc.

* Liaising directly with customer technical departments to resolve process related issues.

* Utilising solid models using Catia V5, Solidworks and Vericut to produce and validate CNC programmes.

* Producing 'Critical Part Plans' in line with customer requirements.

* Preparation of cost estimates to support the acquisition of new business to include specifying process routes, standard hour content, material, and sub-contract requirements.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have:

* Strong Manufacturing Engineering background - 5 years minimum

* Vast CNC machining experience therefore fully conversant with modern manufacturing techniques

* Able to generate and prove out CNC programs for a range of machining centres, including 4 & 5 axis machining centres

* Working knowledge and experience of CAD-CAM software ( SolidWorks, SolidCAM and Catia v5 is preferable but other software will be considered)

* Able to produce and validate CNC programmes

* Exposure to multi-axis machines

* Experience working closely with / machining precision metallic components

* Ability to manage NPI projects

* Working knowledge of PFMEA

* Ability to perform reverse engineering of existing programs

* Confidence in carrying out Continuous Improvement activities

* Experience of using ERP systems and Microsoft packages

The Company:

Our client is an engineering company that specialises in the Automotive and Aerospace industries.

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