Production Engineer in Elstree at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/14/2020

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Job Description

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  • Support the Senior Production Engineer in delivering smooth and effective support to the manufacturing business.
  • Achievement of KPI targets for, Quality, Cost and Delivery.
  • Promotes a “Visual Management” method of communication with the Team and others.
  • Communicates by “exception” risk and/or concerns in time to allow recovery action planning.
  • Ensures all company procedures are adhered to.
  • Deals with constraints or secures support/assistance of Senior Supervisor.
  • Promote high level of housekeeping throughout manufacturing environment to 6S standard.
  • Ensures processes tools and technique are developed to “best practice” working with production.
  • Creating and proving out production CNC programs.
  • Identify ways to reduce costs.
  • Identifying project costs and agreeing control limits with Senior Supervisor.
  • Work closely and be proactive with Design Engineers in order to optimize designs for machining and assembly (DFM).
  • Analysis of and solutions to problems relating to the machining process (e.g. identifying weaknesses in these processes and initiating the appropriate actions).
  • Collecting data and investigating non-conformances to initiate corrective actions to achieve the division’s quality targets.
  • Develop new processes to ensure process characterization has been completed to facilitate subsequent validation activity.
  • Complete Process Validation and Computer System validation in compliance it ISO 13485
  • Define maintenance and TPM plans ensure plant/equipment is maintained and serviced in line with requirements.
  • Supporting production on their daily targets and advise Production Team Leaders and setters/operators to ensure smooth machining processes. Training others as and when required.
  • Give support to and lead manufacturing engineering activities for identifying long term manufacturing strategies.
  • Generating process documentation and maintaining it (PFMEA, Control Plans, Flow Charts and Process docs e.g. Layout etc.)
  • Specifying designs for fixtures and tooling for in house or subcontract manufacture.
  • Perform other Manufacturing/production engineer activities as and when required
  • Train and organize production staff during process hand over to production.
  • Organise and chair meetings with other team members.
  • Co-ordinate projects.
  • Support project meetings in order to convey and ensure the adherence of DFM/DFA as applies to the manufacturing facility.
  • Participates and supports continuous improvement teams and other working groups.
  • Understands, fully complies and supports the Quality and Environmental Management Systems.
  • Ensure clear identification of scrap, reject and sample materials and actively participates in the NC procedure.
  • Ensures Environmental Health and Safety policy is adhered to all times.
  • Promotes Environmental Health and Safety awareness.
  • Monitor, control and implement where necessary risk assessment procedures.

Qualifications, skills and desirable experience

  • Ideally degree qualified or equivalent with 2 to 5 years post graduate Manufacturing/production engineering experience preferred, gained within a low to medium volume high quality CNC machining and assembly environment.

System and knowledge

  • Able to work with IT systems and possess a good level of PC literacy.
  • Experience of working with CAD/CAM packages – Ideally Siemens NX
  • Experience of working with 3d modelling packages – Ideally Siemens NX
  • Experience designing  jigs and fixtures
  • Ideally experience of 5 axis machining of complex surfaces
  • Experience of working in a Quality Environment
  • Ideally experience of working within and implementing lean techniques
  •    Preferable knowledge and exposure to FDA Quality System Regulations and / or ISO 13485 is         


Personal attributes

  • Team player
  • Leadership skills
  • Self-Motivated and Managed
  • Good understanding of products and processes
  • Planning skills
  • Flexible, shares knowledge with the Team and other departments
  • Ability to train others
  • Good communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Numerate
  • Analytical approach to problem solving, and the ability to work as part of a team or autonomously.

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: None

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