Automation Engineer

26 November 2018

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Role summary

A vacancy has arisen for an Automation Engineer working within the NPI (New Production Introduction) department at Stamford Bridge, although offsite working will be expected at various client and supplier locations. The successful applicant must therefore hold a valid driving licence and will be responsible for the following;

Key responsibilities:

  • To manage the procurement of secondary operational equipment used for the production and assembly of plastic mouldings as specified by project team including robotics and ancillaries
  • Introduce equipment and processes that meet lean principles and have built in poke yoke systems to meet customer zero defect targets
  • Coaching and guiding new engineers, graduates and apprentices
  • Processing of all customer tooling orders in accordance with company procedures
  • To attend regular NPI team meetings, providing updates on actions assigned and any extraordinary implications in achieving future milestones
  • To undertake risk assessments for plant and process prior to signing off machine design
  • Undertake site based risk assessments upon machine arrival, ensuring environmental and staff compliance to conform to current health and safety requirements
  • To research market place ensuring that new technologies are duly noted and implemented where appropriate, working with Design and Development, and site engineering teams
  • To take a lead role in the site continuous improvement activities, the goal of which is to improve running efficiency/outputs of designated manufacturing products/processes
  • To assist manufacturing in optimisation of processes/ layouts etc. ensuring existing plant use is maximised
  • To assist Technical Manager in all aspects of the Engineering function
  • To assist the Sales function in securing new business
  • To generate divisional standards for the procurement, introduction and use of secondary operational plant and equipment

Essential Skills:

  • Experience within a Technical role
  • Educated to a strong standard and computer literate
  • Possess high level of numeracy and analytical ability
  • Excellent communication with direct reports, external and internal customers
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Strong coaching and guiding skills to develop direct reports
  • Industry experience within a high-volume production environment
  • Good organisational skills with ability to prioritise and manage own work load


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