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Head of Manufacturing Engineering - Aerospace


Meggitt
Location: Fareham
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Management Jobs
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Role Summary

The Head of Manufacturing Engineering role is a pivotal role that provides a critical bridge between the design and production/manufacturing teams. The successful candidate will manage and coordinate the activities of the manufacturing engineering group through extensive interaction with multi-department teams, in support of manufacturing operations, new product introductions, and achieving long-term corporate goals. #LI-SJ1

Core Responsibilities

* Work closely with the Design Engineering team at early stages of development cycle to ensure design for manufacture principles are considered and embedded in the NPI design process
* Oversee the transferring of new products into production. This includes making sure the designs can be manufactured and have acceptable production yields
* Work with cross functional teams to make product improvements for increased efficiency and customer satisfaction
* Confer with Programmes, Design Engineering, Operations, Sales and Commercial to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products
* Develop improved processes and tooling to reduce labour time and costs
* Make engineering and procedural changes to improve production yields, improve manufacturability, reduce lead time and reduce quality problems
* Work with Procurement to find additional sources for difficult or obsolete materials, resolve problems with suppliers, and solve quality problems. Work with Procurement to reduce material costs; assess and qualify vendors
* Oversee technical and professional development of the Manufacturing Engineering team
* Maintain a working knowledge of new technologies, which may improve operations, and develop recommendations accordingly
Skills, Abilities & Experience

* Experience within aerospace & defence sector is essential

* leadership and management skills to enable the creation of a highly capable and sustainable function

* Experience leading Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, or other continuous improvement processes

* Experience of leading production engineering and design teams within a manufacturing environment

* Ability to anticipate internal or external business challenges/regulatory issues and make recommendations

* High level of ethical behavior in exercising judgment and discretion in matters of significance

* Ability to negotiate well with others

* Ability to explain a range of complex technical information

* Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with ability to negotiate and influence, while exercising sensitivity to audience

* Registered CEng & Membership of Professional Institution preferred
Role Summary

The Head of Manufacturing Engineering role is a pivotal role that provides a critical bridge between the design and production/manufacturing teams. The successful candidate will manage and coordinate the activities of the manufacturing engineering group through extensive interaction with multi-department teams, in support of manufacturing operations, new product introductions, and achieving long-term corporate goals. #LI-SJ1

Core Responsibilities

* Work closely with the Design Engineering team at early stages of development cycle to ensure design for manufacture principles are considered and embedded in the NPI design process
* Oversee the transferring of new products into production. This includes making sure the designs can be manufactured and have acceptable production yields
* Work with cross functional teams to make product improvements for increased efficiency and customer satisfaction
* Confer with Programmes, Design Engineering, Operations, Sales and Commercial to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products
* Develop improved processes and tooling to reduce labour time and costs
* Make engineering and procedural changes to improve production yields, improve manufacturability, reduce lead time and reduce quality problems
* Work with Procurement to find additional sources for difficult or obsolete materials, resolve problems with suppliers, and solve quality problems. Work with Procurement to reduce material costs; assess and qualify vendors
* Oversee technical and professional development of the Manufacturing Engineering team
* Maintain a working knowledge of new technologies, which may improve operations, and develop recommendations accordingly
Skills, Abilities & Experience

* Experience within aerospace & defence sector is essential

* leadership and management skills to enable the creation of a highly capable and sustainable function

* Experience leading Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, or other continuous improvement processes

* Experience of leading production engineering and design teams within a manufacturing environment

* Ability to anticipate internal or external business challenges/regulatory issues and make recommendations

* High level of ethical behavior in exercising judgment and discretion in matters of significance

* Ability to negotiate well with others

* Ability to explain a range of complex technical information

* Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with ability to negotiate and influence, while exercising sensitivity to audience

* Registered CEng & Membership of Professional Institution preferred
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