- Hullavington - United Kingdom
This role sits in the Advanced Manufacturing team of our Automotive function.
We are currently recruiting a team of body construction manufacturing specialists to work alongside our RDD technology groups to ensure that our products are manufactured to the highest standard. The Manufacturing Engineer role is an advanced manufacturing role with the remit to define and develop joining solutions from the early phases of product development through to handover to our New Product Introduction team. This includes working with the product team to ensure Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly, plus working with Dyson engineers and suppliers to develop manufacturing systems, processes and equipment as required.
Manufacturing DFA work with design teams:
Use DFA/DFM and Lean Manufacturing techniques to ensure suitability of all designs for efficient manufacture
Attend technical reviews / design meetings and present feedback where required
Supporting virtual builds, to develop an assembly process and understand risks
Support physical builds in a Pilot Build environment
Manage technical issues and escalate where appropriate.
Analyse manufacturing feasibility of design proposals in CAD using Vis-Mockup and NX, identifying potential errors and suggesting poke yoke solutions.
Small scale supplier / small scale project management, through development and monitoring of timing plans
Manufacturing technology development:
Assess the manufacturing requirements associated with a product, compare this to existing capability and map necessary areas for technology development
Work with other engineers, external suppliers and Universities to resolve these capability gaps through manufacturing technology development
Generation of manufacturing documentation for new products / technologies, such as process and material flows, prototype build videos, production layouts and time studies, equipment lists and costings, PFMEAs, etc.
Contribute towards the development and submission of departmental responses to key individuals such as programme managers and design managers
Specification, purchase and implementation of Manufacturing Systems and equipment
Create RFI / RFQ specifications for key manufacturing equipment & project requirements.
Proof of Principle – where required develop proof of principle manufacturing rigs either internally or with external suppliers to understand manufacturing risk
Assess the process capability of key processes and equipment, using SPC, GR&R or Measurement System Analysis as appropriate
Project manage and oversee small scale suppliers / implementation of equipment (from machines to jigs and fixtures) using both internal and external (supplier) resource
Investigate and implement new component assembly / manufacturing / test & calibration solutions
Assist in the identification and selection of new engineering partners and manufacturing equipment suppliers
Manufacturing skills and experience:
Ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of general engineering principles
Experience of a range of joining technologies along with associated test & validation tools & techniques and an ability to explain them and apply them in novel and imaginative ways
Experience of implementing manufacturing solutions in a NPI/NPD environment, preferably at equipment level in addition to component level
Ability to drive progress and actions through an analytical and data driven approach o Knowledge of high complexity automotive Body in White construction environments along with the equipment and process design requirements to support production
Experience in process / documentation development as well as joining equipment and tooling design and development.
Project and People management skills and experience:
Small scale project management experience, delivering body in white technology projects into production with flawless launch, meeting productivity & quality targets
Ability to influence decision makers (both technical and non-technical) in a challenging environment
General skills and requirements:
Degree level education in an Engineering discipline
Experience in relevant engineering roles o Self-motivated with the ability to lead, guide and influence others not in their direct line of responsibility
Experience of working in an environment where specification and process are not always predetermined
Excellent English oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively at all levels within the business
Desirable Skills & Experience:
Green or Black belt accreditation in Lean Six-Sigma
Delivered continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment
Manufacturing process research and development
Manufacturing equipment design, build and implementation
Ability to evaluate, understand and manage risk (technical, safety, commercial) associated with a project
Product design and development
Commercial exposure, preferable supplier management
Hands-on engineering experience and hobbies
•27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
•Performance related bonus
• Free on-site parking
•Discounts on Dyson machines
•Private Medical and Dental