newManufacturing Engineer 3

Date Posted: Posted3 days ago
Peterlee+1 location

Job Description

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Job Title: Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Salary: £42,120 - £52,646 depending on experience

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, 10% Bonus target, Share Scheme (50% Company Matched), Childcare Vouchers, Contributory Pension Scheme (Contribution double by Company up to 10%), Free Car Parking, Caterpillar Advantage website

Contract: Permanent

Location: Peterlee, County Durham

Hours: Full Time – 36.50

Relocation/Sponsorship: Not supported with this role

Closing Date: Wednesday 1st December

Job Reference: R0000088510

Caterpillar Peterlee is the worldwide source of Cat® Articulated Trucks, currently producing a 8-model range used in many industries including mining, construction, and aggregates. The facility's manufacturing activities use the latest computer analysis techniques, robotic technology, and a state-of-the-art paint plant. Machines from the site are shipped to customers around the world.

The Manufacturing Engineering Team at Caterpillar are responsible for end-to-end value stream planning and executing all aspects of process design; for developing and implementing optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards; for recommending and implementing improvements to production processes and coordinating manufacturing launches for new or revised products. Effective collaboration is a key characteristic of the team to enable accelerated and concurrent New Product and Process Development whilst utilising the latest Virtual Development, Simulation and Validation Tools and Techniques utilising latest immersive CAVE Technology and Plant Simulation Tools.

As a Senior Engineer within the Assembly Team, you will have the opportunity to provide the technical leadership and expertise necessary to design, develop, and implement World Class Manufacturing Systems and Processes, complex manufacturing operations and sophisticated tooling and machinery. You will be an effective collaborator and coach to lead the effective planning and delivery of projects, be expected to continually innovate and learn to stay abreast of innovative technology, mentor, and coach team members, whilst broadening your professional network.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assignments include leading development of modern automated tool design, assembly, manufacturing processing, cost estimating, systems planning, layout, standards, releasing, etc. and requires the coordination of many disciplines.

  • Leads New Product/Process Introduction Programs (following Advanced Product Quality Planning) utilising Virtual Product & Process Design, Development & Validation Processes, and latest immersive CAVE Technology & Plant Simulation Tools

  • Support the provision of new (or upgrade of) tooling, machines, and equipment.

  • Coordinate acquisition and installation of new machines and equipment and process changes to provide most efficient and economical manufacture or assembly of quality parts.

  • Ensures optimum utilisation of equipment and space by coordinating the layout of areas such as production flow lines, product movement, material storage, assembly, and test equipment to accommodate the changing production requirements.

  • Coordinates release dates and availability of new machines and equipment and material to maintain schedules and satisfy demand.

  • Leads capital projects for process enhancement and to improve customer satisfaction, conducting research and ensuring proper approvals.

  • Keeps abreast of industry changes by attending product demonstrations and identifies ongoing improvements in processes and technologies to better serve customers.

  • Establishes planned method via standard work and collaborates with manufacturing and support team’s personnel to develop process documentation and/or resolve problems related to process, tooling, equipment, etc.

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Skills, experience & qualifications you will have:

  • Technical or university degree in an appropriate manufacturing engineering related field (or equivalent)

  • Experience of Major Capital Tooling, Machinery and Equipment Projects

  • Working knowledge and experience of planning, manufacturing operations, facilities, methods, and tooling required

  • Analytical ability as well as excellent communication (Written, verbal and presentation) skills essential

  • Excellent team working and building skills and ability to build strong working relationships with personnel at all levels

Skills, experience & qualifications you may have:

  • Previous experience in the implementation of New Product Introduction and Advance Product Quality Planning

  • Previous lean experience (factory & office based)

  • Previous 6 Sigma experience

  • CE / PUWER Qualifications

  • Safety / Ergonomic Qualifications

  • ERP/SAP experience

  • Electronic / Systems experience

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

To apply for this position please visit Caterpillar Careers ( > Apply now > paste the job number from then advert into the search box and then follow the application process.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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