Manufacturing Process Engineer
Sitec has an exciting opportunity for an Manufacturing Process Engineer for our client Perkins Engines, at their site in Peterborough. This is a contract role, for an estimated 12 months initially. Job Title: Manufacturing Process Engineer Location: Stafford ROLE PURPOSE AND OVERVIEW: Perkins Engines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is recognised as a leading manufacturer of industrial diesel engines. OEM Manufacturers and users on every continent have, for generations, trusted Perkins Engines to power their world. A position has become available for a Manufacturing Process Engineer at the Stafford facility. The Manufacturing Process Engineer position works both independently and as part of a team to maintain and improve current processes and systems used in manufacturing large engines. In addition, the Manufacturing Process Engineer will react to process demands to ensure Perkins customers receive a reliable product on time. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Evaluate projects and prepare feasibility studies on current manufacturing processes to define desired results, assess value added proposition and determine project plans. Analyse, provide specifications and perform acquisition for new or replacement manufacturing equipment to improve current manufacturing processes. Improving existing manufacturing operations, incorporating new methods, new technologies and modern manufacturing processes Drive change to current processes to improve quality and velocity through the use of lean manufacturing principles. Preparing manufacturing documentation required for product manufacture. Analyse requirements and make recommendations for facility systems, processes, equipment needs, and engineering product designs. Drive out waste from the current processes through lean manufacturing tools and techniques Complete both specialised and broad-based assignments / projects which may require collaboration and integration with other functions As the successful candidate you will be a champion for Manufacturing Engineering process adherence and project structure. You will adhere to the APQP process for process changes and new equipment introduction and play a key role in New Product Introduction implementation for Manufacturing Engineering. Essential skills / experience: Previous experience in a technical Manufacturing related role Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts Previous experience of using lean manufacturing tools and techniques Forward thinking, innovative approach to process design Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills Desired skills / experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Process control experience, APQP/PPAP Experience in managing capital equipment design, installation and commissioning Knowledge and usage of MS Office packages Process/systems orientated background Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers Self-motivated and able to work under own supervision This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.