Manufacturing Engineer

Stacey Vinther

Manufacturing Engineer

Division: Electronics Assembly, Hartlepool

Department: Engineering

Reporting to: Operations Manager

Location: Hartlepool, UK

Annual Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum


Managing the delivery of new products from concept (design) through to full production builds within predetermined time-scales, procedures & costs.  Ensure all associated documentation, tooling and manufacturing aids are provided.  Provide cradle to grave technical support to the production department in order to maximise efficiencies and quality.  Have a proactive approach to Continuous Improvement.


Key aspects include (but are not limited to):

  • Determination / Evaluation of customer requirements.
  • Ownership and accountability for all engineering aspects of the customer set.
  • Liaise with Customers both internal and external in relation to engineering topics.
  • Review and develop Test procedures and documentation.
  • Generation of Mechanical Designs / Drawings.
  • Progressing RFQ’s.
  • Engineering sample builds and associated activity.
  • New Product Introduction management. Chair meeting involving all relevant stakeholders. (Purchasing, Production, Customer Service, Planning) Document and record details for future reference, auditing and improvement.  Follow-up review meetings before final handover to production floor.
  • Quote vs Actual review and confirmation.
  • SMV review and confirmation.
  • Liaise with other departments to identify, carry out root cause analysis and implement corrective actions on quality detractors.
  • Leading and supporting Continuous Improvement Projects in line with Company objectives.
  • Ensure all relevant documentation, systems and records are kept up to date and are audit ready.
  • Generation of Production Documentation, Work Instructions, Quality care points, SOP’s.
  • Work measurements & STD Time Summary generation.
  • Production line layout (assist Supervisor / Manager).
  • Product transfer to production. Provide on-going technical support and assistance to Production area to maximise efficiency and quality.
  • Product Change Note (PCN) generation to cover future Engineering changes.
  • Adhering to the Engineering Working Procedures and E, H&S legislation.
  • Any other reasonable Technical duties as required.


  • Educated to at least ONC / HNC level in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline.
  • Proven experience in Manufacturing Engineering (or a related role such as Production or Industrial Engineering) and be able to demonstrate a track record of trouble-shooting issues within a manufacturing or production environment, and of successful continuous improvement and cost reduction projects.
  • Strong communicator and can develop “presence” to win trust and confidence with the customer.
  • High-energy, “get things done” person with a proven track record of successful, on-time, product delivery.
  • Understanding of the requirements for manufacture of regulated products.
  • Thorough understanding of a professional New Product Introduction life cycle for electronic products from concept to mass production.
  • Understanding of the issues and best practices in introducing electronic product assembly into high quality volume manufacture.
  • Team player, capable of interacting with, and gaining the respect of all functions in the organisation.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a fast moving high-pressure environment.
  • Broad understanding of the business processes of a High Tech manufacturing organisation.
  • A working knowledge and consideration of Regulatory and Health and Safety requirements and ensure compliance through-out.
  • Ability to use MS Excel and Power Point to its full potential also, a good understanding of MS Project Plan

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