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Production Engineer

Location: Abingdon,Oxfordshire
Job Type: Permanent
Salary/ Rate: From £40000k
Production Engineer to work for an exciting manufacturing engineering firm expanding their services between two sites. Producing complex electro-mechanical state-of-the-art instrumentation, the client require an experienced, ambitious and energetic Production Engineer who has creative ideas to help solve and improve production processes. The successful applicant with have at least 4yrs commercial experience and be educated to degree level.
With a background of practical experience the Production Engineer will be the go between for different departments and managers within the company on two separate manufacturing sites. As such, the production engineer will be required to manage their time on both locations.

While they report to the Head of Production they will expect them to come up with solutions to issues that arise. The Head of Production is not expecting to micromanage this person & will want them to get on with the job in front of them! As such, they much have a few years working fairly autonomously in a manufacturing engineering & production environment!

Responsibilities will include:

• Work as the interface between operators on the shop floor and mechanical design teams
• Work closely with suppliers
• Review designs and put forward suggestions to help improve the product
• Review processes and optimise according to production work flow
• Run tests to back up new ideas for optimization
• Commission successful tests into the project & drive projects on time and budget
• Communicate at all levels in the business. From operators to designers to the site manager
• Lead process improvements and to seek and implement new and best practice technologies
• Materials knowledge used in best selection of assembly parts and products
• Write, build and test specifications for use by Production
• Reporting and documentation
• Quality and auditing trail of components and products

Key requirements:

• Experienced Production / Process / Manufacturing / Project Engineering background
• Strong engineering background
• Educated to Degree level
• Minimum 4yrs in industry
• Sound communication skills, both written and verbal
• Hands-on, someone who can bring new ideas and implement
• Excellent time management
• Attention to detail

The client offer great benefits including pension, BUPA, life insurance

Job Reference: J4628