Manufacturing Engineer – Test Due to expansion of the current Manufacturing team, Cobham Antenna Systems are recruiting a Manufacturing Engineer to drive continuous improvement into the manufacturing value streams whilst ensuring capacity and capability of manufacturing processes and equipment is matched to the business requirements. Based in Marlow As a Manufacturing Engineer-Test your skills and qualifications will ideally include: Expertise in LabVIEW and TestStand, preferably certified but not essential.
Awareness of Defence & Aerospace manufacturing requirements and processes.
Experience in Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement techniques, Six Sigma Green Belt would be advantageous but is not necessary.
Good project management skills and the ability to handle multiple calls on your time.
Knowledge of electronic / electrical processes and testing.
Manufacturing experience including manufacturing processes/systems and techniques
Proficient in electro-mechanical assembly, hand, semi-automatic and fully automated PCB assembly (SMT & through board) and electrical test (AOI & ICT)
Computer literate and ability to use Microsoft Tools essential, SysPro and SinglePoint useful but can be trained.
Familiar with IPC 7711/7721, IPC A-610, IPC J-STD-001 & IPC WHMA-A-620 and a good understanding of the implications and prevention of Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) and Electro-static Over-stress (EOS)
Advantageous, Delphi, MATLAB, Python or TCL
Formal apprenticeship or degree in Engineering or Manufacturing
Key Measures and MilestonesAchievement of annual KPI targets for Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Lead-Time, and their respective leading measures.
As a Manufacturing Engineer your main responsibilities will involve: Working with the manufacturing cells to identify, contain and resolve Operational issues by:
Supporting and resolving Operational questions regarding end of line test.
Reviewing and updating Process Specifications.
Containing and resolving issues with non-conforming parts and helping identify them.
Identifying and, where necessary designing, new tools for Operations.
Supporting new product development and its productionisation.
Supporting the business in meeting capacity constraints by:
Supporting Sub-Contracting reviews, where appropriate.
Highlighting where changes in run rates may impact Operations (e.g. constraints)
Highlighting, defining and purchasing new equipment to improve productivity
Supporting the on-going development of the business in terms of improving efficiencies, yields and reducing lead times by:
Developing investment proposals to improve Operational Performance (e.g. capital).
Developing proposals to reduce process complexity and improve standardisation.
Working with other functions to improve the Operational Effectiveness of the Manufacturing Cells in terms of Safety, Quality, Lead-Time, Cost and People Development.
Supporting the development of Apprentices, graduates and other people assigned to the Manufacturing Engineering function.
This role will require travel on a monthly to weekly basis.