Production Engineer

    Sector:
    Subcontract Sheetmetal Fabrication
    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    Salary:
    c£35,000 + 25 Days’ Holiday (+ Statutory) + Pension
    Reference:
    JOB-1555 DCA

    A long established and reputable sub-contract sheetmetal specialist has outlined a diverse but integral opportunity for a Production Engineer.

    The Position:

    The appointed Production Engineer will assume responsibility for:

    • Loading sales orders and raising works orders
    • Coordinating materials and their deliveries with schedules
    • Ensuring component flow of parts between departments including in-house laser factory
    • Coordinating subcon repairs/servicing of machinery and in-house maintenance tasks
    • Working with client requirements to pack and ship local, national and international land, sea and air freight
    • Manufacturing to client drawings and reviewing drawings to ensure that they can be manufactured
    • Producing folding programs for CNC machines
    • Designing from scratch to client’s specification of many different items from basic bracketry to certified products
    • Incorporating technical, commercial and other factors
    • Formulating quotations, estimating time and materials, checking stock, technical aspects and commercial ties
    • Reviewing costings and investigating any discrepancies
    • Purchasing of materials and services and chasing suppliers to ensure the production schedule is maintained
    • Inspection of sub-contract parts, internal inspections through the process and inspection prior to despatch
    • Working within the company’s systems and preparing audits to retain ISO9001 approval
    • Facilitating new processes as the company further develops its in-house processes

    The Candidate:

    Our client needs a candidate that can work alongside the foreman as a first line on the shopfloor, particularly helping in monitoring work progress and providing training and support to shopfloor staff.  Applicants will therefore need to be able to demonstrate:

    • Some form of relevant engineering experience
    • A ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to ‘muck in’
    • Flexibility with working hours when required
    • Good computer literacy, ideally with knowledge of a relevant 3D CAD package (AutoDesk Inventor preferred)
    • Experience with manufacturing ERP Systems (MieTrak, Amada Bending program and RADAN laser nesting software preferred)
    • A willingness to learn new skills and advance through the company over time

    The Company:

    Established for over 60 years, our client specialises in subcontract sheet metalwork and light fabrication, from one-offs to medium volumes. Operating from two UK manufacturing sites totalling 1000 square metres, the company is equipped with the latest technology but still retains many traditional sheetmetal skills that are neglected elsewhere.

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