NPI Manufacturing Engineer
NPI Manufacturing Engineer in West London.
Lead the productionisation of new market leading products.
About Our Client
Bromptons mission is to transform the way people live in cities. The Brompton Bicycle was conceived in 1975 as a product that increases people's independence and freedom and this is still at the heart of everything they do. Brompton build products that are genuinely useful wherever and whenever they are needed. Still made in London today, with 312 employees and with presence in 45 countries, Brompton manufacture over 45,000 bikes per year and is the UK's largest bike manufacturer.
The NPI Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for the productionisation of new products with the following responsibilities:
- Setting up a new manufacturing facility, planning the layout, processes and procedures.
- Working out how to integrate the assembly of the new products into the main assembly line.
- Work closely with the design team to ensure a final product specification suitable for mass production.
- Take the prototype design and develop suitable manufacturing procedures, including automated processes where necessary.
- Calculate Kanban sizes, batch sizes or single piece flow rates for the satellite site based on sales forecasts.
- Perform line balancing calculations and simulations to determine the most efficient way to integrate the new product into the main factory.
- Liaise with machinery suppliers, produce CAPEX budget requests and business cases, negotiate new machinery purchases. Install equipment, perform risk assessments, write standard operating procedures and train operators.
- Ensure the highest quality throughout, minimise teething issues and faults through formal root-cause-analysis investigations and failure analyses.
- Implement a Continuous Improvement programme once production has started to maximise capacity, quality and efficiency.
- Execute a true zero-defect culture.
- Offer ongoing technical support and problem-solving skills to the production team.
- Implement robust procedures and be responsible for manufacturing change control.
The Successful Applicant
- Technical knowledge of LEAN principles and other manufacturing theories.
- Problem solving knowledge using Root Cause Analysis, DMAIC or other techniques.
- Exceptional self-motivation and a pro-active confidence needed to identify and undertake required work.
- Project management skills and able to balance short-term fire-fighting with long term improvement.
- A hands-on practical approach.
- Able to produce technical drawings and clear, precise work instructions.
- An awareness of Health and Safety law and best practice.
What's on Offer
Highly competitive salary and attractive benefits package.