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Manufacturing Engineer in Burnley, Lancashire



Burnley, Lancashire





My Client requires a "hands on" Manufacturing Engineer / Assembly Specialist for their world-class Manufacturing facility in Lancashire.

A highly competent Assembly Specialist. Ideal experience will be from the Aerospace, Defence or Automotive industry on complex, high precision, mechanical assemblies.

This role will be required to: -

  • Act as the focal point/SME on-site with regards to Assembly processes, with a need to utilise the expertise within the wider group via networking with the Specialist/Expert community.
  • Maximise the capability of the existing production method via identification of improvement opportunities.
  • Work closely with the Production and Quality departments to, define, implement and maintain assembly processes used in the manufacture of large aircraft components/structures.
  • Ensure world-class, financially sustainable processes are established .These could be fully- automated, semi-automated or entirely manual assembly processes.
  • Effectively manage all assembly process risks associated with HSE, capability, capacity and finance.
  • Ensure that effective process planning is in place to support manufacture across multiple assembly lines, taking into account the different production constraints of rate and Takt time.
  • Define, implement and maintain capable processes, proven via the application of Statistical Process Control (SPC)

What we're looking for:-

  • Degree educated in an appropriate subject (Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering) or equivalent experience.
  • Proficient with CAD software packages (CATIA v5 preferable).
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems (SAP preferable).
  • Thorough understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Good understanding of Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Good understanding of Root Cause and Correct Action (RCCA) methods
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), able to communicate technical subjects in simplistic terms.
  • Experience in Lean Sigma (preferable).
  • Understanding of, APQP and PPAP methods and documents (preferable).
  • Specific knowledge of aircraft components and structures (desirable).
  • Background in Tooling and Fixtures (building and/or inspection).


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

Job reference 123231_1719910721
Date posted 08 July 2024

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