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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

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Location: Peterborough, CAM, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Oct 5, 2020

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Job Title: Senior Manufacturing Engineer 
Salary: £43,000 - £52,000 (Depending on Experience) 
Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire        
Benefits:  25 days annual leave,     
                 Up to 12% bonus
                 Contributory pension scheme - Caterpillar will double the employee's contribution Up to 10%
                 Contributory share scheme - Caterpillar will match 50% of the employee's contribution 
                 CAT Advantage – Highstreet Discount Access
Sponsorship: Not provided

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role, in-line with the needs of the business.  

Who is Caterpillar? What do we do? 
Caterpillar is a world leader in construction and mining equipment - creating innovative, cutting-edge products and services that help our customers build the world around us. With that level of impact comes the platform to care for the world, we work in. That’s why we lead sustainable green initiatives to preserve the environment, help reduce poverty with the Caterpillar Foundation and stay involved in the communities we help build
What will Caterpillar do for you? 

From day one, you’re set up to thrive at Caterpillar: helpful training, relatable mentors, global experience, competitive salary package, work-life balance and the growth opportunities you expect with a Fortune 100 company.  
You power our success and we are committed to empowering yours. After all, when your work can impact the entire world, it’s important to do work that matters. 

The Opportunity

An opportunity is available within our Global Manufacturing Engineering Team (GMET) at the Peterborough Engine facility, for a Manufacturing Engineer to design, develop and enhance our assembly line processes and equipment. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly flexible, motivated, skilled and enthusiastic Manufacturing engineering team. 

The key focus of the GMET is to provide globally standardised manufacturing / production processes and equipment, designed to enable the introduction of new products and provide best asset utilisation leveraging the capability of our world class production facilities. 

This role requires expertise in manufacturing technology, assembly process design, quality processes, tool selection and introduction, and will involve the application of sound technical manufacturing/production engineering skills in both project and process-based environments. 

The successful candidate will utilise experience and knowledge gained through exposure to a range of functions and activities within a Manufacturing Engineering, Production Engineering or Process environment to play a key role in the continued success of the company, providing analytical and process expertise necessary to design, develop and implement manufacturing processes and systems across IPSD’s global facilities. 

This role represents an exciting step forward for individuals wishing to develop their project leadership skills and their career within Manufacturing Engineering. 

Job Responsibilities and Duties: 
Provide manufacturing engineering expertise and project delivery across our global processes 
Successfully introduce and implement new / existing products into full production by utilisation of production process best practices including cost effective, robust quality solutions 
Proactively work with our direct Production Operations customers and Product teams to produce global manufacturing engineering standards for our operations team to execute 
Planning and coordinating the procurement, installation and capability of new manufacturing / production equipment, controls and related equipment, ensuring latest technology is being used to increase efficiency and economy of operations ensuring delivered within time and budgetary targets 
Proactively participate in, and contribute to, cross functional teams utilising APQP, PFMEAs, root cause analysis, 8D and other 6 Sigma tools as necessary 
Apply techniques for determining work balance within workstations and adjoining processes using appropriate tools and technologies 
Work with external suppliers to design equipment, buy off new equipment, and approve specifications for modification of equipment 
Be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of Manufacturing planning and executions systems and enhancements (Manufacturing BoM, MES and associated systems) 
Be directly engaged with other parts of the enterprise/business at all levels to ensure project delivery against set deliverables 


Skills and Experience: 

Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles: 

Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a relevant Technical Engineering discipline (or equivalent experience) 
The candidate must have previous experience as a Manufacturing / Production Engineer developing and implementing process / assembly solutions 
Experience of introducing new products and/or managing significant change with proven and innovative manufacturing techniques within the manufacturing environment 
Experience of implementing Lean manufacturing tools and techniques, utilising problem solving and root cause analysis tools 
Must be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the business and build strong working relationships 
Some travel will be required (5-10% of working time) 

Candidates may have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles: 
Knowledge of EV Battery manufacturing process and testing
Experience of automated equipment installation and/or programming and controls 
Knowledge of manufacturing systems such as ERP, PLM or manufacturing execution systems 
Experience of 3D modelling or 2D CAD experience 
Knowledge of Combustion Engine Assembly, Test or Finish process

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Oct 5, 2020


United Kingdom