Job Description Summary
The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for documenting and setting up assembly processes for GE Power Conversion’s Naval Propulsion Drive products. They will be required to create or update a full set of assembly instructions, plan and oversee the installation of an assembly area in the UK (either at GE’s own site or with a subcontractor), oversee the build of the first drives for a large contract and specify and implement process improvements to optimise product cost and lead times. It is envisaged that the role will also encompass responsibility for the transfer of the process to new sites, most likely in S.Korea, North America and Australia in the following years. This may involve extended periods of travel.
Prepare or update Manufacturing and Assembly documentation for Large Naval Drive and Switchgear products
Plan the layout and installation of new assembly and test areas
Organize and schedule activities according to quality, cost and time
Ensure that Lean methods for reduction of wastes are employed
Take an active role in ensuring product and process safety
Proactive involvement in the product design process
Ensure simple and re-usable BOM structures with design leader(s)
Participate actively in design reviews according to project milestones and take action when is needed
Participate actively in Product FMEAs and Process FMEAs
Advise the engineering team on design for manufacturing and design for assembly techniques
Work closely with Global Supply Chain Advance Manufacturing Engineering (GSC AME) teams for different local manufacturing sites.
Participate actively in engineering design rules definition and ensure compliance
Manage product prototype/first series manufacturing
Manage design and manufacturing lessons learned
Relevant engineering degree (or minimum 5 years relevant experience)
Extensive experience in engineering and manufacturing of low volume, capital electrical equipment, ideally electrical switchgear and electrical drive products for marine and Naval applications.
Experience of Lean processes
Experience of product and process FMEAs
Experience of Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA)
ERP system knowledge (ideally SAP), Siemens TeamCenter (PLM)
Experienced in engineering design processes and tools
Experienced in manufacturing processes development
Strong communication skills
Autonomous, structured in approach, well organised
Willing to travel within UK and overseas
Must hold current UK Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) level clearance or be eligible to receive it and progress to SC clearance.
Knowledge of manufacturing of complex electro-mechanical products, ideally electrical drives and electrical switchgear.
Ability to multi-task on a variety of projects, adapts to changing circumstances, able to deal with ambiguity making positive use of the opportunities it presents.
Excellent written communication skills; writes clearly and succinctly to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience.
Strong personal organisational skills; manages time effectively, monitors performance against deadlines and milestones, works productively in a pressurised environment.
Relocation Assistance Provided: No