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Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH11576_1567759580
Contact Name: Sam Worsh
Contact Email: sam@emp-sol.com
Job Published: September 06, 2019 09:46

Job Description

Production Engineer/Section Supervisor, Permanent position,

Monday to Thursday 07:30hrs - 16:30hrs, Friday 07:30hrs - 12:30hrs


This position will be responsible for leading and driving forward the Milling Section to deliver high class performance in manufacturing and expanding production capabilities through the introduction of new and improved methods.

  • Lead, motivate and develop their team ensuring that the planned output requirements and quality standards are met whilst ensuring all H&S guidelines are followed.
  • Be the main driving force for the scheduling and allocation of workloads, problem solving, tooling and other related issues.
  • Actively participate and represent the Milling Section in the daily production meetings.
  • Act as the lead CNC programmer for the Milling Section and generate all CNC programs for new parts in the Milling Section.
  • Set and operate a range of 3 and 4 axis CNC VMC's with Siemens and Fanuc controls.
  • Interpret engineering drawings and machined parts to specification.
  • Interpret and recommend changes to CNC programs.
  • Liaise with the tooling production engineers to communicate tooling and fixture requirements for both new and existing products.
  • Liaise with production engineers to develop the most efficient machining methods and recommend improvements to programs, tooling methods in order to maximise productivity.
  • Identify and select the most appropriate tooling required.
  • Review programs for all existing parts with a view to improve quality, cycle times, methods etc.
  • Be actively involved in the initial APQP review and set up of new product ensuring the fastest cycle times possible are achieved and increasing the departments efficiencies and overall output, without sacrificing on quality.
  • Ensure the new product follows the full introduction cycle ensuring accurate collection and uploading of routing data.
  • Design and implement Standard Operating Procedures and Set Up sheets.

The ideal candidate will have the following:


  • HND/Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Extensive knowledge and skill set in programming, setting and operating FANUC and Siemens 840D.
  • Ability to understand engineering requirements, including able to understand engineering drawings and interrogate that information.
  • Well-developed and hands on experience on multi-axis CNC Milling operations and programs.
  • Knowledge of working with CNC vertical milling machines.
  • Experience of working with CAD-CAM ideally with Feature Cam or similar.
  • Competent in MS Office packages.


  • Experience in working with lean principles i.e. Kaizen, 5s.
  • Understanding of H&S requirements and fundamentals of HR within the workplace.
  • Project Management Skills/Experience.
  • Demonstrating a record of delivering to quality standards.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of Company processes, policies and procedures.


Competitive rates of pay

33 days holiday (incl. statutory holidays)

Regular Overtime


On-Site Parking

Employee Wellness Programme

If you would like further information, please contact Samantha at Employment Solutions on 0161 839 5353, or email your upto date CV to samantha@emp-sol.com