AIT Engineer/Manufacturing Engineer

Forward Assist Recruitment Ltd

Main Duties:

To transfer the knowledge and learning of the AIT production process from their parent company to the shop floor at Stockport. This will require a minimum of 3 months based at the parent company site in Munich learning the existing process.
Be present on the shop floor and the focal point of knowledge for manufacturing engineering and tooling in the AIT area. Support the operators by enhancing their knowledge of the AIT process and parts. Lead and drive structured problem solving and process improvement activities during the ramp-up phase and onwards during stable production
Coordinate cross-functional team activities to optimise cost performance, operating standards and minimising waste through line balancing and the development of a continuous improvement culture encompassing lean principles
Provide design for manufacturing input at early stages in the product development process, coordinating with and supporting implement engineering changes to designs and developing effective processes to ensure manufacturability of product while maintaining quality, safety and environmental standards and cost targets
Create required Standard Operations and work balance charts
Support project management in cross-functional activity required for project execution
Ensure that Environmental, Health and Safety, manufacturing quality standards and procedures are adhered to
Qualifications & Education:

Ideally be educated to Bachelor level or equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering discipline or HND, or an Advanced/Higher Apprenticeship in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering or demonstrate your equivalent experience
Training on the new system will be given in Munich
Relevant Experience:

Technical skill set developed in complex engineering environments
Successful track record of manufacturing excellence
Experience in a similar role within an industrial or technical environment
Understanding of Engineering Change processes.
Operating in complex organisations
Planning experience using SAP and Ideally Trained in SAP
Structuring BOMs from Drawing to Manufacture
Aptitude, Attributes, Skills & Abilities:

Hands on approach
Flexible attitude
Strong information management and presentation skill set
Good communication skills, commercial and business awareness


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