Manufacturing Engineer

Malvern £40000 - £46000

Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Malvern, UK

to £46,000 + benefits

Our client is a well-established leader in their field and with a track record of continued profitable growth and a Global footprint. They are a designer and manufacturer of highly technical equipment for use by their scientific, Worldwide customer base.

In this role you will be part of a team of empowered multi-disciplined engineers to take responsibility for the manufacturability of current and new products to ensuring that the Operations quality, delivery, and cost targets are achieved.


  • Production/Materials support: Ensure that all engineering problems are resolved to achieve Production/Materials customer delivery dates and targets.
    • Ensure that product is built and tested to Build Standard.
    • Manage the cut-in of Engineering Changes to Production/Materials
    • Resolve immediate product technical problems with R&D.
    • Work with suppliers on quality/process capability problems
    • Identify and resolve any Health and Safety problems in Production.
  • Optics: Cross technology optical production support (Training given on requirement)

o Design alignment and test procedures to ensure designed system performance can be quickly and reliably achieved.

o Design tooling and equipment to allow optical alignment to be carried out.

o Review and advise on optical mounting and adjustment systems for new products.

o Use knowledge of optical fabrication and coating methods to help optical designers achieve more robust designs that are cheaper and easier to make.

o Redesign optical mounting and adjustment systems where problems arise in existing products.

o Analyse optical and mechanical tolerances to ensure system performance can be maintained despite component and alignment variation.

o Review component and assembly drawings to ensure all critical performance features are controlled.

o Liaise with Development Scientists to identify critical performance features for each optical component.

o Measure and test optical components to ensure they are within specification when manufacturing problems arise.

o Design bespoke test rigs to control critical performance features which cannot be readily measured with standard equipment.

o Transition component control from bespoke test rigs to standard test equipment.

o Develop and maintain an optical metrology facility to diagnose component problems.

  • Lean manufacture methods: Ensure the implementation of lean manufacture methods and practices including;
    • Design for Manufacture/Assembly (DFMA) and Failure mode and effects Analysis (FMEA)
    • Accelerated Life test, for critical parts and assemblies.
    • Six sigma/statistical process control methodologies
    • Cell layout, manufacturing process and workstation design
    • Materials flows, Kanban and pull systems.
  • Quality: Take responsibility for the quality of the product shipped and other Continuous Improvement activities.
    • Monitor and improve the level of build/test quality of product.
    • Manage the Quality Notification reporting process and teams.
    • Ensure that all test data is appropriately archived for retrieval on group systems.
    • Ensure the robustness of all transferred manufacturing processes.
  • General:

o Any other reasonable duties which may be required to meet the needs of the business which are in the spirit and scope of the role.

    • Support and follow company procedures and processes.
    • To respond to production problems in a timely manner
    • To take advantage of staff development opportunities and periodic performance reviews in accordance with terms and conditions specified by the company.
    • To assist in the day-to-day administrative duties as appropriate and to produce written reports and financial records as requested.

When you join?

  • Your career will take off with a comprehensive induction programme. We then continue to support and develop their employees by improving their skills, knowledge and performance by in-house, on-the-job training, and external training.
  • They value entrepreneurship and commitment by offering real career possibilities.
  • You become part of a growing company where you can shape the future of their work processes.

This is an employer of choice, growing and at the forefront of their market - if you may be interested in this opportunity, apply now with your CV for immediate consideration.

Key info:




£40000 - £46000



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