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Production Engineer in Elstree at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

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Job Description

Your key responsibilities
  • Support the Senior Production Engineer in delivering smooth and effective support to the manufacturing business.
  • Achievement of KPI targets for, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Versatility.
  • 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 Production Engineer.
  • Promote high level of housekeeping throughout manufacturing environment to 5S standard.
  • Control and supervision of overtime working by prior agreement with the Director, Global Operations and Custom Devices.
  • Ensures processes tools and technique are developed to “best practice” working with production.
  • Creating production CNC programs and proving out.
  • Identify ways to reduce costs.
  • Identifying project costs and agreeing control limits with Senior Production Engineer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Makes suggestions and recommendations to improve QCD, HandS and ISO13485.
  • Ensure clear identification of scrap, reject and sample materials and actively participates in the NCR procedure.
  • Ensures Environmental Health and Safety policy is adhered to all times.
  • Ensures correct manual handling procedures are adhered to.
  • Carry out safety and housekeeping checks.
  • Monitor, control and implement where necessary risk assessment procedures.
  • To ensure all team members are equipped with Personal Protective Equipment and use it.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree qualified with a minimum of 5 years post graduate Manufacturing/production engineering experience, gained within a low to medium volume high quality CNC machining and assembly environment.
  • Ideally have a background in jig and fixture design, including build and prove out.
  • 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

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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