Senior Production Engineer


Role Objective: (brief summary of key function of role and where it fits into the organisation)

This role reports to the Head of Operations, heading up a small team with responsibility for production control, purchasing, and inventory management. The primary goal is to manage and coordinate the interface between engineering and manufacturing in the realm of make-to-order capital equipment. While working within the current confines of our manufacturing capability, bring about improvements in systems, processes, and procedures to improve efficiency, increase throughput, and increase profitability, resulting in an improvement in on-time delivery performance through effective planning and supply chain management.

Key Responsibilities: (list key tasks, responsibilities, deliverables etc.)

  • Responsible for production planning and modelling of prospective orders, along with scheduling to optimise workflow, to ensure good utilisation of machinery and resources to bring about improvements in productivity and on time delivery.
  • Lead and participate in the day-to-day generation of technical engineering instructions for a multi-disciplinary production facility (fabrication & weld, machine shop and fitting).
  • Lead and participate in the creation and maintenance of production BoM’s, routings, and manufacturing orders for existing and new products.
  • Based upon the planning and modelling, advise when the need for sub-contract support is envisaged. Our dependency upon sub-contract support is to be minimised in favour of developing our in-house capability.
  • Lead in the creation and development of routings to optimise manufacturing approaches.
  • Provide costings in support of prospective sales based on historical data or first principals.
  • Identify and implement improvements to manufacturing, and work scheduling to optimise efficiency and increase productivity.
  • Responsible for purchasing, and to assist in the creation and issuing purchase orders for raw materials, components, and sub-contract manufacture or service provisions as and when required.
  • Through your team maintain oversight and provide regular updates on procurement status and where necessary expedite material shortages with manufacturing and suppliers to ensure timely deliveries to contribute to improvements in on time delivery.
  • Responsible for management of inventory, and the annual stock take.
  • As part of a drive for continual improvement, identify and recommend opportunities for improvement.

Skills & Experience: (include generic, specific sector, people management, languages etc.)

  • Experienced in production engineering, planning, and buying, ideally from a capital equipment make to order background.
  • Experienced and comfortable in managing people to create a high performing team.
  • Be self-starting/motivated and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have a proven ability to identify and implement improvements
  • Will have to commute to our offices in Basingstoke.
  • Adept at managing situations to achieve cost, time, and quality targets.
  • Must be computer literate, familiar and competent in Excel and Word.
  • Experienced in working in an ERP/MRP environment is essential.
  • Experience in working in Epicor Kinetic, E10 would be highly advantageous.

Educational Qualifications – Minimum academic level required:

  • NVQ/SVQ Level 4 / HNC in Mechanical / Production Engineering
Additional Specifications / Comments:
May be required to travel from time to time nationally or internationally in support of installed machines / on-site machinery repairs. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties to be performed by the employee. This job description may be altered to reflect the business needs of the company.