Manufacturing Engineer
Gooch & Housego
Ilminster (UK)
4d ago


  • Development of new and existing manufacturing processes including documentation, equipment and procedures. Improving manufacturing methods, tooling, fixture, and process flow.
  • Working as a team lead of a multifunctional team to develop cost effective solutions within a New Product Introduction environment.


    Mandatory Responsibilities

    Develop, Support, and work within Health & Safety regulations, Company Quality and Environmental systems of work, and all other Company policies and procedures

    Working positively to develop and foster good working relationships with colleagues and contracted personnel in order to maintain a culture of mutual respect and dignity.

  • Role Responsibilities
  • AO / PO request for quotation feasibility studies.

    The generation / updating of new / existing manufacturing documentation and equipment requirements for product manufacture.

    Development and deployment of processes, fixtures and tooling required for assembly tasks

    Proactively identify improvements and apply change management.

    Investigate production and process issues providing technical support Lead and / or support technicians and process engineers.

    Deployment of best practice concerning process yields, process takt times and process profitability.

    Working within the NPI process and undertaking tasks as assigned within project RASIC.

    Present project risks and solutions early within the product life cycle so allowing the business opportunity to respond

    Conduct / support Design Reviews at key product introduction stages

    Support Customer Service in their communications with external customers

    Develop key networks with internal departments, other G&H sites, customers, suppliers and other third party service providers

    Reduce variability in manufacturing by providing standard work methods, process flow and repeatability.

    Support Business system deployments such as COPQ (SQPD), Lean, CI, NPI cost reduction programs within the manufacturing centre

    Manage the obsolescence process for the manufacturing activities, with a clear understanding of Single point failure and its mitigation

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Performance Measures
  • On Time delivery, cost and Quality expectations of projects within his / her responsibility

    Delivery of solutions meeting legislative operating Quality systems and manufacturing KPI’s

    Team and employee Development

  • Personal Attributes
  • 5 year + Experience of working within Manufacturing Engineering teams within a NPI environment

    Results orientated lead by site KPI’s

    Experience in problem solving techniques

    Flexible approach to working to meet project deadlines

    Proven capability to learn and implement new skills and processes.

    Attention to detail and understanding of the business environment

    Ability / robustness to self-prioritise work packages within a dynamic agile NPI Environment

  • Skills / Abilities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams

    Process mapping

    PFMEA / control plan development

    Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

    Awareness of glass machining and polishing, thin film coating, machining of metals, painting, powder coating, plating and conversion coating, latest manufacturing philosophies, preferred not required.

    Strong organisational skills

    Experience of lean manufacturing and six sigma (DMAIC)

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