Production Engineer

£40000 - £50000 per annum
19 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Daniel Tchupan
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a leader in the commercial electric vehicle market about to embark on production for some of the first electric commercial vehicles worldwide.

Matchtech seeks an experienced Production Engineer or a Manufacturing Systems Engineer to support the production of our clients first production vehicle. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the production of some of the first medium to heavy electrified commercial vehicles globally.

The role of the Production Engineer will be to provide manufacturing systems advice and support to the design process and R&D activity for the hybrid electric automotive project.

The experienced engineer from a manufacturing systems or production engineering background must be able to demonstrate past experience of development of production processes to optimise the proposed manufacturing plan. You will have a solid understanding of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement enabling production to be delivered on time and budget, meeting the highest quality standards


* Provide advice to the design team with regards to standards and processes for manufacture.
* To provide day to day production support for the activities of the R&D team.
* Apply lean principles and analytical techniques to establish and continuously improve manufacturing processes and products.
* Deliver capable processes and tools for production operations.
* Create ‘step by step’ standard operating procedures for the product design.
* Train and coach the engineering team in the use of lean manufacturing methods to maximize efficiency throughout the team.
* To work with the team with regards to project planning, selection of equipment and suppliers.
* An ambassador driving continuous improvement in lean manufacturing, safety, quality and efficiency.

Technical Expertise

* Degree or equivalent in Production Engineering / Manufacturing Systems.
* A high level of competence and practical application experience to support and develop lean and design manufacturing processes.
* Six Sigma Black Belt in lean manufacturing and expertise gained within the heavy duty automotive arena is desirable.
* The ability to articulate in written format the design for manufacture, for ease of production is essential.

Personal Characteristics

* Passionate to drive delivery and optimise quality systems and processes

* Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills with the ability to influence and quickly forge quality working relationships.

* Resilience and determination to succeed

* A proactive 'hands on' approach

* Flexible with the ability to work within a changing environment and to manage changing priorities

If you are a Production Engineer or a Manufacturing Systems Engineer and would like to discus this opportunity in more detail please do contact Matchtech:

Please send a mail with the heading Production Engineer or manufacturing System’s Engineer, ideally including a current CV for reference.

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