Manufacturing / CADCAM Engineer

05 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Manufacturing / CADCAM Engineer

Our Client
Our client are a leading precision aerospace manufacturing company based in Birmingham machining complex critical components for gas turbines.

Manufacturing / CADCAM Engineer
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop robust manufacturing processes for a range of precision components including the following processes: -
• Successfully manage NPI projects to deliver components on time and within budget, this will include holding regular project meetings maintaining minutes and actions
• Improve existing manufacturing processes to achieve measured productivity improvements.
• Generate and prove out CNC programs for a range of machining centres, including 4 & 5 axis machining centres
• Generate and prove out CNC programs for a range of horizontal and vertical turning centres.
• Work directly with suppliers to ensure the latest innovations in fixtures & tooling are employed.
• Produce accurate Stage drawings for manufacturing operations
• Produce detailed documentation, set up packs, SOP's etc.
• Liaise directly with customer technical departments to resolve process related
• Utilise solid models using Catia V5, Solidworks and Vericut to produce and validate CNC programmes
• Produce 'Critical Part Plans' in line with customer requirements
• Preparation of cost estimates to support the acquisition of new business to include specifying process routes, standard hour content, material and sub-contract requirements.
• Support production with daily problem solving ensuring permanent solutions are put in place
• Although you may be required to use Catia V5, the primary Cad Cam system you will be using is Solidworks and SolidCam. Additional training will be given in this software.
• To perform other such duties as generally correspond to the nature of the position and its level of responsibility.

Manufacturing / CADCAM Engineer
Key Success Criteria:
• Support the shop floor with improvements to current machining processes and cost reductions.
• Work with suppliers to improve the current CNC post processers.
• Develop and maintain routings to promote the optimum manufacturing process.

Person Specification:
• Must be an experienced Manufacturing Engineer from a strong CNC machining background and be fully conversant with modern manufacturing techniques.
• Experience of machining precision prismatic components
• Experience of machining large precision turned components.
• Must have knowledge of CAD CAM systems with Solid Works and Catia being a distinct advantage
• You will be required to implement methods that deliver robust manufacturing solutions for precision components made from a variety of materials.
• Understanding where process requirements such as Heat treatment and coatings are carried out to customer specifications is essential
• You must have strong project management skills with the ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.
• You will have experience of working with Critical Parts, complying to specific customer requirements and specifications.
• Experience of APQP, PFMEA's with proven track record of NPI.
• The ability to implement Lean techniques is essential

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