Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com .
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Manufacturing Engineer – Aluminium
The Northampton facility design and manufacture a variety of cooling systems and related components, including radiators and charge air coolers. One of the largest producers of industrial radiators in the world, manufacturing over 35,000 radiators a year for companies in the power generation industry, off-highway and construction markets worldwide. With the constant emphasis on innovation and technical expertise, this is an exciting opportunity to join the market leader.
Reporting to the Aluminium Manufacturing Manager, the responsibilities for this new role include implementation of production processes and procedures, leading productivity improvements with project-based activities, including new product introduction and manufacturing cell design to reduce waste, improve quality and safety, and reduce operating costs. Manages KPIs and ensure preventative actions are taken to maximise success. Design fixtures and tooling where required to ensure repeatable processes can be achieved. Assist with shop floor layout and cell designs, generate production documentation to include PFMEA, CP, process instructions (SWES). Introduce and monitor SPC at key/critical points of the process. Ensure product and process quality meets specifications required.
Background and Experience - Must have:
Experience in aluminium brazing techniques (CAB and Vacuum) and materials both metal and fluxes i.e. nocolok (5 years+ experience preferred)
A good understanding of manufacturing processes
Proven experience in the use of lean tools and techniques, with strong problem-solving skills
The ability to present data effectively
Knowledge in the use and control of business metrics (OEE, COPQ, DLE, TAKT, Cycle Times etc.)
A good team working ethic
Background and Experience - Desirable:
Metallurgy or metallurgical experience
Capital expenditure forming
6 Sigma trained
Proven project management skills
Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree preferred, A Levels, ONC, City & Guilds level 3, BTEC National Diploma Level 3, IVQ Technician Diploma, or equivalent NVQ level 3 qualification
Experience of FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), Kaizen/A3 (continuous improvement and problem solving) process improvement and Poka Yoke (error proofing) techniques
Understanding of design and production cost on include waste, downtime, scrap and rework
Key Skills/Competencies/Personal Attributes:
Organised and able to prioritise and plan effectively
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
An organised and self-motivated team player with a positive can-do attitude
Willing to learn new skills and embrace change
Willingness to work flexibly
Good communication and presentation skills
Legal authorization to work in the United Kingdom is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
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