Manufacturing Engineer

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Manufacturing and Production
Job type: Contract
Salary: £28.50 p/h (Outside IR35) umbrella
Contact name: Vicki Martinson

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 030044
Published: 17 days ago
Duration: 6 Months
Expiry date: 06 Apr 2023 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Purpose of Job:

  • Project manage complex products from quotation to launch

  • Management of multiple suppliers of tooling and capital ensuring timing and cost targets are met

  • Launch of new products and processes into the business ensuring time and cost target are met

  • Development of comprehensive timing plans in line with customer milestones

  • Development of pre-production processes

  • Generation of PFMEAs, control plans and standard operating instructions to support both pre-production and production processes

  • Design, develop, specify and source key manufacturing equipment

  • Sign off new equipment including management of run at rates and capability studies

  • Ensure products, process and materials are safe and complete health and safety documents as required

  • Support product design in the development of the components ensuring best in class design for manufacture

  • Production of workbooks to generate accurate cost estimates to support commercial

  • Manage changes through the CR system and ensure timely submission

  • Support quality in the close out of customer concerns and aid root cause identification

  • Management of equipment installation and contractors

  • Support operations in the day to day running of the business

  • Generation of cost saving initiatives to support the plants CI roadmap


  • Understand and comply with IAC Health, Safety and Environmental policies & procedures


  • Knowledge of Automotive procedures regarding quality management, measures and tools for quality improvement.

  • Has knowledge about the requirements of the IATF 16949/ISO9001 & VDA management systems


  • Degree qualified in mechanical or manufacturing engineering

  • Experience of working with XXX as an OEM

  • Knowledge of headliner manufacturing and assembly

  • Exposure to manufacturing lines highly reliant on IT systems

  • Significant experience in a relevant role within a 1sttier automotive supplier, preferably within a just in time environment

  • Experience of Six sigma / Lean manufacturing processes

  • Computer literate with MS Project

  • Auto CAD advantageous