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Manufacturing Engineer – Hot Test Engineer

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Location: Stafford, STS, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Oct 20, 2019

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Job Description


Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer- Hot Test Engineer  

Contract: Permanent

Salary Range: £29,396 - £40,000 (D.O.E)

Benefits: 25 days annual leave, 10% bonus, childcare vouchers, contributory pension scheme, contributory share scheme

Location: Stafford

Hours: Full Time - 37

Travel: Very minimal - up to 10%

Relocation/Sponsorship: Not supported with this role

Perkins Stafford Engine Centre is part of the Caterpillar Large Power Systems Division (LPSD). Employing over 600 people, the facility is responsible for the design, development and manufacture of large diesel engines which are used primarily in Generator Sets for the Electric Power market.  With a history stretching back more than 80 years, Perkins is one of the world’s leading providers of diesel and gas engines.  Our applications are used as both Primary and Standby Generator power units in key facilities, infrastructures and buildings worldwide.
Caterpillar’s Large Power Systems Division is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer at their Stafford, UK facility. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team delivering projects and assignments that will make significant contributions to the LPSD business.


Caterpillar’s Manufacturing Engineer position works both independently and as part of a team to maintain and improve processes and systems used in product manufacturing. The incumbent analyses and recommends current and future systems, procedures, training and equipment needs based on requirements. Manufacturing Engineers provide analysis and recommendations for engineering product designs.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

*Translating key engineering performance criteria into process system controls and pass of criteria for engine testing
*Analyse existing data and processes to maximise facility OEE and RFT targets through the implementation of new equipment and manufacturing systems
*Report project status at key milestones to facility and business stakeholders
*Responsible for supporting and contribution to safety targets, capital and revenue costs, quality *performance and project phasing and scheduling.
*Ensuring optimum use of equipment and space in support of changing production requirements.

* Perform technical analysis of manufacturing processes to support management decisions;
* Design / direct the acquisition, design, fabrication and repair of all necessary tooling and machines;
* Troubleshoot day-to-day process issues, develops solutions, and monitors improvements;
* Monitor all exchange and in-house requirements;
* Procure material related to manufacturing improvements through external suppliers;
* Perform quality checks on machines;
* Analyse and deploys engineering change notices;
* Establish and maintain bill of materials and work orders;
* Respond to customer issues and lead process improvements; and
* Provide day-to-day coaching duties in absence of team leader.




Required Qualifications:

* University or technical school degree in a Manufacturing Engineering-related degree;
* Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts; and
* Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Desired Qualifications:

* Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment; and
* Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers.

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Oct 20, 2019


United Kingdom