Associate Principal Manufacturing Engineer - Motor Systems


Hullavington - United Kingdom


This role sits within the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering  team of our automotive function and plays a pivotal role in delivering our vision.


  •  Manufacturing DFx 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 o Lead 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
  • Project management, through development and monitoring of timing plans
  • 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 Directors, programme managers and design managers
  • Specification, purchase and implementation of Manufacturing Systems and equipment
  • Create RFQ specifications for key manufacturing equipment
  • Raise capital requests in a timely manner to support product launch plans
  • 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 implementation of equipment (from complex machines to jigs and fixtures) using both internal and external (supplier) resource o Investigate and implement new component manufacturing solutions
  • Assist in the identification and selection of new manufacturing equipment suppliers


  • Ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of general engineering principles
  • Experience of a range of manufacturing 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 assembly level in addition to component level
  • Ability to drive progress and actions through an analytical and data driven approach
  • Project management experience, leading and delivering 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
  • Degree level education in an Engineering discipline
  • Extensive experience in relevant engineering roles
  • Self-motivated with the ability to lead, guide and influence others not in their direct line of responsibility o 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
  • Green or Black belt accreditation in Lean Six-Sigma
  • Manufacturing simulation
  • Delivered continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment
  • Manufacturing process research and development
  • Manufacturing equipment design, build and implementation
  • Held a position of responsibility (project / people / financial) within the manufacturing function of a lean, quality driven, class leading organization
  • Ability to evaluate, understand and manage risk (technical, safety, commercial) associated with a project
  • Project management: APM or PMI certifications • General skills and experience
  • Product design and development
  • Commercial exposure, especially supplier management


•27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

•Pension scheme

•Performance related bonus

•Life assurance

•Free on-site parking

•Subsidized café

•Discounts on Dyson machines

•Private Medical and Dental

Posted: 11 July 2019