Manufacturing Process Engineer (Machining)
Jaguar Land Rover
Whitley, GB
5d ago

JOB TITLE : Manufacturing Process Engineer (Machining)

POSTING END DATE : 24 / 01 / 2022

LOCATION : Whitley

LINE MANAGER : Julian Hyde

The successful candidate for the above role will transfer to an EMC contract. i.e. if you are a Jaguar employee you will be administered on the EMC grading structure with the associated terms and conditions.

The Opportunity

This role will lead engineering and technical support to design, develop and implement manufacturing production processes to enable successful launch of new products, ensuring feasibility of all designs to suit manufacturing build requirements, Design for Assembly (DFA) and compliance with the Bill of Process (BOP).

This includes the creation of process, delivery of tools, jigs & fixtures, quality, data analysis and reporting of major issues, deployment of failure mode avoidance tools, support of cross-functional teams in the resolution of those issues on projects and the tracking of resolution through to completion.

You’ll be part of a team of engineers, the role requires collaboration across functions to ensure we have established compliance with the BOP to deliver processes that meet our basic minute value (BMV) and quality targets.

It is also important for us to share best practice across the platforms and between manufacturing plants to ensure we employ the best processes available wherever possible.

You will also be responsible for leading a team to drive continuous improvement within our production facilities, including OPR,RTY and scrap rates.

The role would report to the C Grade within Manufacturing Engineering EDB Organisation.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Project manage, develop and implement all written Processes, Tooling, jigs and fixtures for new model introduction and model year changes.
  • Generate build process strategies for manufacturing.
  • Co-ordinate process tooling supplier selection and vendor management.
  • Provide feasibility of all designs to suit manufacturing build requirements, Design for Assembly (DFA) and alignment to Bill of Process (BOP).
  • Ensure that team achieve process capability of all processes and equipment, including dimensional management applications
  • Ensure application of Lean Manufacturing and Design principles.
  • Drive quality planning and analysis for assembly.
  • Involvement in allocating the work through the development and monitoring of the teams objectives.
  • Ensure team adherence to LQOS deliverables.
  • Manage technical issues and escalate where appropriate.
  • Represent Engines, Batteries & Drives at program meetings at all levels and present where applicable
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time
  • Co-ordinate the development and submission of departmental responses to product letters, PACNS etc
  • Ensure the team support and lead virtual build events, raising and managing issues where appropriate.
  • Co-ordinate the support of physical builds at assembly plant locations, raising and managing issues where appropriate.
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested

    Knowledge and Experience

    Essential :

  • Relevant previous experience of Manufacturing / Engineering processes, tools and techniques
  • Flexible approach to job responsibilities and working hours
  • Demonstrable ability to create detailed and effective action plans
  • Knowledge of high-precision machining processes (particularly grinding ,lapping , balancing , milling, drilling, reaming, boring, heat treatment , assembly operations etc)
  • Desirable :

  • Ideally educated to degree level in Manufacturing or a similar engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of and involvement in the product development phase
  • Project management experience
  • Understanding of PCDS / IPS requirements & Lean Manufacturing
  • Experience in the procurement and management of multiple machine tools covering a wide range of machining processes including grinding ,milling, drilling, reaming, honing, assembly & test cells, washes and a variety of automation.
  • Experience in programming CNC’s / CMM’s / Robots and Controls would be of benefit as we drive for greater levels of self sufficiency.
  • A good knowledge of CAD, PCDS, APQP, AIMs and other systems used in JLR would be of benefit.
  • Essential :

  • An individual with a customer first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special, driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependable
  • An individual, who works independently, is results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • An individual with the capability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with medium term planning
  • A resilient and enthusiastic who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs
  • A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas
  • A effective team player, actively develops and supports team members
  • Desirable :

  • An individual with the ability to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style
  • If you are an existing Jaguar Land Rover employee at the same grade as this position, please be aware that no pay increases are applied to lateral moves.

    For promotions, the salary offer will depend on a variety of factors including the size of and skills required for the role, the external market value of the role and your individual knowledge and experience.

    Please note that if you elect to apply for a role in another country and are successful you would need to be hired as an external candidate on local terms and conditions rather than transferring on your existing terms.

    JLR considers that this role meets the criteria to be considered for a Skilled Worker Visa. Therefore, JLR will support an application for visa sponsorship. The SOC code is 2127

    Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest.

    We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

    Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.

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