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Manufacturing Engineer

Region: Newcastle

BEL Engineering is a leading provider of project managed manufacturing solutions offering a breadth of machining capabilities from 3mm diameter components to large 40 tonne work pieces. Operating from an integrated manufacturing facility in Newcastle upon Tyne, BEL Engineering serves the energy, construction, defence, transport, marine, and oil and gas markets. BEL Engineering is one of eight businesses within the British Engines Group.

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A vacancy has arisen for the position of Manufacturing Engineer.

The role

The successful candidate will report directly to the Chief Production Engineer and will be responsible for delivering technical solutions that meet both customer and business requirements.

Duties will include

  • To ensure the method provided uses the most suitable plant available in terms of efficiency and cost
  • To ensure all drawing and customer requirements are covered through the methodology
  • To ensure CNC programs are produced and verified to run right first time through the machine shop
  • To have a clear focus on ensuring that the methodology and machining strategies chosen are capable of producing the job in the as sold hours, escalating to the line manager any instances that are not deemed achievable
  • To ensure that any fixturing or tooling required for the job is designed and/or purchased in line with production requirements
  • To provide the correct level of supporting documentation to ensure the success of the job; e.g. setup sheet, method of manufacture
  • To utilise time on the shop floor to support the project and ensure the success of the job; ensuring cutting strategies are being utilised effectively
  • To liaise with customers and travel when required
  • To interact with tooling suppliers and to carry out research to ensure that they are up to date with the latest tooling methods. This will involve completing off site visits and training where appropriate
  • To support and train other members of the department as needed
  • To create reports to submit to the line manager for a quality check to demonstrate how the project performed against as sold hours, including any additional tooling or fixturing costs incurred
  • To ensure that they work in a safe manner and comply with the company’s Health, Safety & Environmental Policy
  • To carry out any other duties not listed above as may reasonably be expected.

The person

The successful candidate must have significant experience in a manufacturing environment, which will include experience in one or more of the following sectors; nuclear (civil and defence), MOD and aerospace. They will be a time served apprentice or hold an equivalent NVQ / BTEC qualification in an engineering discipline. They will have 5 years minimum service in similar role or an HNC in an engineering discipline.

They will also be proficient in the use of CAM software for all machining disciplines, with the ability to interpret engineering drawings and produce manufacturing routes. They will be competent in producing 3D models and 2D drafting and will have experience of cutting / measuring tools and production processes as well as a working knowledge of quality standards.

Experience of EdgeCam or Siemens NX would be advantageous.

Experience of 5-axis machining and/or programming would also be advantageous.

They will have a hands-on approach, with excellent problem solving skills and the ability to pass on knowledge to effectively train others. They will demonstrate a positive, innovative and motivated approach to their work combined with an ability to work under pressure and within time constraints. Excellent communication skills are a must.

The successful candidate will preferably have a full UK driving Licence.

Employment is subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.

The hours of work are 37 per week.

If you do not have an email address please forward a CV to HR Department, British Engines at Q6 Quorum Business Park, Benton Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8BT.

Closing date:  4th October 2020

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; if you have not been contacted within four weeks then your application has been unsuccessful this time.