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Manufacturing Engineer


Location: Darwen, Lancashire
Industry: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent, Full Time
Salary: £32,000 - £43,000 per year

Our client is seeking to recruit two Manufacturing Engineers.  You will have previous experience in either Metallics/treatment, composite or automotive. Ideally you will also have aerospace experience but it is not essential if you transferable skills from other sectors.

Both composite and metallic products are manufactured in one location across two different factories with emphasis being on the creation of complex composite parts.


  • Reporting into the Engineering Manager you will create, validate and establish manufacturing controls for composite, machining and assembly processes
  • Use PFMEA risk analysis and process surveillance eliminate all sources of risk and variation leading to non-conformance
  • Interpret, understand and assess technical requirements of parts from different customer’s CADD models, engineering drawings, specifications and instructions
  • Provide methods, process instructions, tooling, NC programs (3 and 5-axis for both composite and metallic) to allow delivery of solutions within agreed timescales and an agreed cost
  • Use advanced quality planning principles with focus being on good basics and detailed in-process control at all stages of industrialisation to deliver zero defect level processes
  • Ensure thorough-out the development and validation phase that effective change control is maintained and that each process is developed with the highest integrity and attention to detail
  • Where processes are incapable, create, plan and conduct trials and as required acquire new technology with testing in line with DoE and TRL methodologies to achieve the required level of capability
  • Apply Lean Six Sigma principals and methods to achieve world class manufacturing performance
  • Working with the HS&E Manager assess the safety and environmental impact of new equipment and processes, ensuring that all aspects meet specified legal requirement
  • As required work with sub-contractors and technology partners to design, install and commission new production processes


  • Manufacturing Engineering – minimum 3 years’ experience
  • Ability to create and manage plans – communicate both direction, resource management and road to success
  • Experience of using CADD/CAM systems; Catia v5 and AlphaCAM currently being used
  • Design and creation of tooling and fixtures – concept to industrialisation
  • Create NC programming (3 and 5-axis milling of composite and metal)
  • Generate technical instructions and routings
  • Conduct component and process proving – from concept (FAIR) through to industrialisation (PPAP principles)
  • Create/use pFMEA and control plans in support of driving reduced process risk and zero-defect level capability
  • Proven experience of improving part right first time (PRFT) using detailed data driven process capability development
  • Working knowledge and experience of both Lean and 6-Sigma principles
  • Proficient in the use of relevant IT tools – MS Office and Teams


  • Holidays start at 28 days per year (including Bank Holidays) (Based on a 4-day week).
  • On-site – Occupational Health
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Corporate Health Cash Plan (Benefit in Kind)
  • Life Insurance x 2 annual salary
  • Company Sick Pay after qualifying period


  • 37 hours, 4-day week, Monday to Thursday

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