Job Title: FABRICATION PRINCIPAL ENGINEER
Rate: Up to £31.81 Ph Ltd/Umbrella Company
Employment Type: Contract
Hours: Standard 40 Hours Per Week
The right candidate will have a strong background in fabrication and mechanical assembly (to degree level or vocational/experiential equivalent, i.e. time served indentured apprenticeship) and will be responsible for leading the fabrication/welding elements of all work coming into the workshop – as well as designing the operating process and developing the skills and capability of the team in the workshop.
Key Performance Indicators:
Safety – Development of and adherence to guidelines for the use of fabrication tools and equipment (including welding equipment), and the handling of materials used in work being carried out in the workshop.
Quality – Installation Defects metric + Impacts on DFV, FTT & Warranty. FMEA, UTAC audits and control plans, CE and legal marking where appropriate.
Delivery – Project Delivery metrics (CWM) and works completed versus viable internal enquiries. RFT and ‘on-time’ delivery metrics
Cost – Minimising additional cost
People – Playing a key role in developing the electrical skills of the workshop team.
Environment – Design for Environment, Power down & energy consumption
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the fabrication contribution to all work coming through the ME workshop in Solihull. In addition to the interpretation of 2D & 3D drawings and planning work through the shop there will be a need to accurately estimate costs and determine competitive leadtimes as well as forecasting requirements for resource, raw materials and equipment.
In addition to acting as the fabrication lead for work coming in the incumbent will be responsible for laying down the necessary processes to allow the workshop to function as a stand-alone business unit; working closely with the design team and the ME technologies to act as the subject matter expert for this element of ME’s drive for self sufficiency.
As part of the offering to the customer the role will require the workshop to offer a level of buy-off with the customer, from onsite testing prior to delivery to in-situ testing and inspection and all components and systems.
With each job completed the workshop will further develop its capabilities and maintain a growing digital (Catia based) commodity library of standard designs to allow for ‘off the shelf’ production and, where possible, to minimise design input from project to project and maximise incremental improvement opportunities from design to design.
Build on current services offered such as maintenance requirements, repairs and modifications to existing equipment and facilities within the facilities
Contribute to the various Make vs Buy studies for all equipment and facilities to be brought inhouse. Work closely with Purchase to establish a growing catalogue of capability to expand on the services offered to further enhance savings and reduce reliance on external vendors.
Maintain an open source approach to maximise our ability to leverage competition. Drive continuous improvement feedback to the design to simplify and reduce cost.
Equipment Installation and Commissioning – Work with the ME Delivery teams from the various technologies to Install and commission in line with design requirements as well as demonstrate compliance with regulation via appropriate testing through certified bodies or using in-house certification methods. Provide the necessary input into the CE (or other future UK regulatory practice) evidence book.
Maintenance Strategy - Working with the wider ME team develop a maintenance strategy and links with the CME teams in all manufacturing facilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
A ‘customer-first’ mindset and experience of all aspects of electrical engineering in an automotive equipment and facilities setting
Key skills required for the role:
C&G 1712-30 / ONC in Mechanical Engineering/Fabrication
HNC in Fabrication / Joining (or equivalent)
Knowledge of all welding & materials joining processes
Experience of MIG / MAG / TIG / TAG welding technologies
Oxy-acetylene cutting and joining
CNC and laser cutting experience
Pipe and Plate cutting
Plasma and flame cutting
Demonstrate a track record of quality and health & safety whilst ensuring that all local, national and international standards and procedures are adhered to.
Sound commercial acumen and cost awareness with the ability to add value and minimise cost.
The ability to plan ahead, organise workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines
Experience in managing external service providers.
Thorough understanding of Engineering/Manufacturing Processes, Tools and Techniques.
Demonstrable experience in the application of a logical approach to Problem Solving.
Working knowledge and experience of delivering safety metrics and the understanding safety systems applicable to all joining/fabricating equipment.
Proven ability to work within tight deadlines & be able to manage and prioritise multiple activities simultaneously.
Experience and working knowledge of Health and Safety and ergonomics including risk assessments.
Ability to deliver complex presentations to work groups and senior management
Microsoft package elements Power Point and Excel
Thorough Understanding and Application of Lean Tools and Techniques
Experience working in a fast paced manufacturing environment
Proven Project Management Experience
An individual who is not fazed by an ever changing environment with daily challenges and unpredictable daily hours, prepared to work weekends and the hours necessary to support operations.This is not a 9-5 job.
An individual who recognises the importance of humility and strives for a single status amongst the production team.
An individual who is results driven, demonstrates tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
An individual with the ability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with longer term planning
An individual who is resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs
An individual who is able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style
A good communicator who can communicate complex ideas
An effective team player, actively leads, develops and supports team members
High levels of personal resilience, integrity and honesty as well as large amounts of humility for the team.
An individual who enables speed in decision making through establishing alignment, clarity, appropriate resources and sense of urgency whilst bringing others along.
Knowledge of Maintenance Management Systems.
NEBOSH in occupational H&S
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