Head of Manufacturing Design

27 Jul 2018
24 Aug 2018
Engineering, Design
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Client is a innovative manufacturer of high tech components and hardware enclosures used to deliver passenger information and operational support systems to Europe's largest transport operators, local authorities and Passenger Transport Executives. The technology core of the business is UK based, using manufactured parts and components from established partners within a worldwide supply chain. As Head of / Senior Manufacturing Engineer / Manager you will liaise between all departments on a senior level and will be responsible for all aspects of the production of the final end product. The position requires a flair for aesthetic design in conjunction with a firm appreciation of product lifecycle and will require the successful applicant to engage in supplier selection, material evaluation and selection; manufacturing via third parties, new innovation and R&D through to production planning, scheduling, estimating, resource planning, people leadership, i.e. all aspects of product development & assembly. In addition you will assist with implementing better processes and practices., Your primary responsibility will be to develop world-class solutions to customer requirements and deliver exceptional product designs and innovation whilst maintaining a clear concept of functionality. In addition to owning 'design' for all current future products you will also: ? Create user friendly, documentation for Production Staff; labour estimates for tasks, including skills required ? Create and maintain the Manufacturing Bills of Material. ? Create Production throughput plans that are based on continuous improvement ? Defining the contents and design of Assembly Kits required to support Production ? Carry out investigations and reports into processes and component failure, including correspondence with ? Engineering and Quality departments to resolve technical enquiries in a timely manner. ? Lead technical reviews / warranty investigations and assist with implementation of corrective and ? improvement actions with the project and production management teams. ? Maintain global, technical standard specifications for operations in the dedicated tools. ? Provide cost estimates for changes and implement Customer Variations / Variation Orders and ? communicate changes to the Production and Project functions. ? Technical compliance reviews against requirements specifications. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Senior Manager / Design or Manufacturing Engineer looking for a move in to a Senior Management / Directorship position. Excited by becoming accountable for all aspects of production, R&D and product design this is a rare, diverse and varied role. We are also looking for some experience of the following ? Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Design or Production Technologies or equivalent experience ? Minimum of five years in industry i.e. Design, production, manufacture, assembly ? You have good understanding of engineering and manufacturing processes, tools, IT-Systems, CAD ? An awareness of continuous improvement, manufacturing / production methodologies ? Technical education, tooling, engineering, manufacturing engineering and engineering change management ? Understanding of interfacing functions