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Production Project Engineer

Posted 12/03/2024
£42,000 - £47,000 per annum
Sheffield
Full time


Catfoss Recruitment Ltd are currently in partnership with a cutting-edge technology company that is looking to recruit a Production Project Engineer to their expanding team on a permanent basis.

Building on more than two decades of science led research and development, our client designs and manufactures pioneering power generation technology.

What are we looking for

This exciting role is focused on delivering automation projects which create new efficient production processes to increase factory capacity, reduce lead time and increase quality.

The position will involve travel in the UK and abroad where you will be responsible for leading research and development, feeding into future product design for manufacture, engaging with suppliers and detailing business cases for capex projects. The successful candidate will have a proven record delivering capex schemes of circa £3 million.

Production Project Engineer - Responsibilities
* Create equipment technical specifications for new automated production equipment.
* Support in creating company technology roadmap.
* Generate Capex business cases.
* Perform factory and site acceptance tests (FAT and SAT).
* Lead DFM/DFA activities to ensure products are designed for manufacture ensuring parts and materials are fit for both purpose and efficient manufacture.
* Manage projects from kick off, proof of concept to release to production within budget.
* Manage gateways tasks and ensure each Gateway deliverable is completed on time.
* Assess and communicate project status, manage escalations on potential risks and delays.

Production Project Engineer - Knowledge and Experience
* HNC/HND in engineering discipline (or equivalent)
* Excellent knowledge of Automation best practices and the latest technologies
* Lean Manufacturing, Process Mapping, and PFMEA methodology
* Experience writing equipment technical specifications and performing FAT and SAT
* Statistical knowledge, capability studies and MSA
* Strong drawing interpretation skills and GD&T understanding
* Experience on having led DFM/DFA and lessons learnt activities
* Project management
* Risk Management
* Minimum of 5 years' experience leading projects and delivering highly automated equipment/production lines
* Expert in the fields of robotics, machine vision and controls systems
* Proven track record of delivering complete, bespoke automated production lines both in the UK and Internationally

Production Project Engineer - Skills and Abilities

* Able to evaluate tasks and prioritise
* Able to evaluate project risks and define strategies to de-risk
* Data driven decision maker
* Project driven and "milestone adherence" approach
* Ability to communicate at all levels and positively influence internal stakeholders
* Supplier engagement and skilful in escalating at the correct time
* Professional approach
* Continuous improvement culture

Production Project Engineer previous suitable job titles: Project Engineer, Project Manager, Automation Engineer, Process Engineer, Technical Project Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Project Engineer

Please apply ASAP

Due to current high volumes of applications to our advertised jobs, we are unable to respond to every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible.



Catfoss Recruitment Ltd

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