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Production Engineer

Middlesex - Salary £30,000-£40,000

We are seeking a Production Engineer to work for a technology company in Feltham, Middlesex.

Job Purpose:

To provide production engineering for the efficient manufacture of products and facilitating the transfer of new products from design to production. To liaise with the Quality, Production, Design and Customer Support teams for problem resolution.

Main Responsibilities:

a) To liaise with the Quality, Production, and Engineering departments to resolve product/process issues and improve production processes/performance.
b) To identify continuous improvement activities for consideration by senior management.
c) To establish productive working relationships across team boundaries.
d) To help prepare and attend production and production team leaders meetings.
e) To plan, co-ordinate and monitor various improvement projects for delivery within timescale and budget.
f) To champion production problems as they arise, providing solutions with the minimum of impact to production orders with the support of the Production, Quality, and Engineering departments.
g) To assist the Electronics & Software Design Manager with the creation and revision of product technical files, technical datasheets and A&E specifications.
h) To manage and update all product documentation including installation and maintenance manuals in addition to the production assembly work instructions and test procedures.
i) To create and manage production engineering change notes as required.
j) To co-ordinate and manage the release of new/updated firmware, with all relevant departments ensuring all testing and documentation are completed and in order.
k) To support the design team with design/product optimisation and testing, including functional and mechanical testing.
l) To identify and manage the provision of production tooling as required.
m) To effectively liaise with suppliers to assist with any improvements to our supply chain as required.
n) To provide a monthly report as required on production engineering activities.
o) To review and improve ‘Goods In’ process and instructions.
p) To develop production processes, work instructions, and quality procedures.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

a) HNC / Degree qualification gained in relevant engineering discipline
b) A background in mechanical, electrical and electronic technology
c) Experience with the assembly and test of prototype products
d) Understanding of microprocessor applications / analogue electronics
e) A solid background in a production engineering position
f) Experience of creating mechanical drawings, models, and layouts
g) Technical writing and documentation experience
h) Ability to think commercially as well as technically
i) Experience in using Autodesk Vault or an equivalent drawing database management system
j) Computer literacy with knowledge of Microsoft Windows and the following applications, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access.

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