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Manufacturing Engineer / Machining Specialist


Matlock, UK


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Mon-Thurs 8:30-17:00, Fri 8:30-13:30



About the Role

Inspire Resourcing are currently recruiting for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer to join our well-established client in the Derbyshire area.


Main Purpose of the Manufacturing Engineer:

  • To work alongside the machining teams, applications engineering-programming teams located in the production environment with a key focus on maximising machining capabilities, consistent right first-time products whilst striving to improve lead-times and maximise performance without compromise to quality.

  • Support the standardisation and simplification of the machining processes and documentation that enables the operators to execute their roles effectively, while enabling new employees and apprentices to have a clear standardised plan to maximise their development.

  • Support an effective machining operator training matrix alongside the leadership team to maximise business requirements including personal development and aspirations.

  • Support the development of the team with current and future machining & programming strategies/opportunities, techniques, quality, standardisation, and improvements while working alongside the manufacturing functions and external partners across the matrix.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities for the Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Maximise machining efficiencies through quality, consistency, lead-time improvements while ensuring a consistent and standardised approach with clear and simple documents in the form of SOPs and Work Instructions to support the operators daily tasks and future development.

  • Machining strategy support including all aspects of the machining processes from concept through the life cycle.

  • Process-related Supplier relationships, contact, products, services and quotes.

  • H&S Work in a safe and responsible manner.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Task and project-specific, via Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound (SMART) targets.

Additional Tasks:

  • Control plans, process capability and industrial engineering studies.

Essential for the Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Machine setting and programming experience.

  • Minimum foundation Level 2 in mathematics.

  • Able to read complex manual and machine drawings.

  • CNC software & programming experience – Minimum 2 years (i.e., Mastercam, NX software, & Fanuc, Siemens controllers).

  • Robust engagement, communication and people skills.

Personal Qualities for the Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Team player, but able to work on own initiative, as required.

  • Good communication skills at all levels.

  • Able to work under pressure and deliver results to a defined deadline.

  • Positive outlook and determined, can-do attitude.

  • Flexible and adaptable.

  • Organised, methodical, and has a logical approach. Attention to detail.

  • Results-driven and focused.

  • Innovative, resilient, and self-motivated.

  • Curious, ask questions to challenge the norm.

  • Promote and embrace change.

  • Continuous Improvement.

Displays the FSG values of Integrity, Quality, Collaboration, and Commitment

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