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Manufacturing Engineer - Newport

Manufacturing Engineer - Newport

£Competitive Salary + Bonus + 33 Days Holiday + Pension

Key Words : Purchasing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, manufacturing, DFM, DFA,

The Company
The company are an industry leader within the semi-conductor industry with an excellent reputation for training and development and a low turnover of staff due to staff satisfaction and career progression opportunities.

The Role
To support the Purchasing department with New Product Introduction (NPI), develop new global suppliers with the integration of higher-level assemblies into the supply chain reducing touch time hours and maintain continuity of supply.

Support the business with rapid prototyping methodologies of development parts and cost down initiatives using VE : VA.

Providing support to the business units with respect to complex material and design issues, outsourcing, and manufacturing related quality aspects.

Reporting to the Global Supply Chain Manager:-
Liaise with Business Units, Production Engineering and suppliers to facilitate the smooth transition of NPI projects, identify and resolve manufacturing and documentation issues, identify and validate new suppliers who will robust enough to meet the challenges of the business.
Support the Purchasing department with cost down initiatives, analyse spend profiles to identify cost down opportunities and implement through the buyers.

Find solutions to the constant cost up pressure from the supply chain and work closely with the Buying team to negate these increases.

Collect data and report against the departmental KPI's
Support the purchasing team with Inventory down activity and processes.

Provide technical manufacturing support to the supply chain; find real time solutions to manufacturing, quality, lead-time problems and commercial constraints.

Maintain the First Article process to ensure all documentation and controls are completed and adhered to.

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