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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

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  • Crewkerne, Somerset, England
  • Permanent,
  • Manufacturing and automation,
  • 6632
  • 05/02/2024
Job description


Location: Crewkerne, Somerset

Job type: Permanent

Reporting to: Plant Manager

Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience

Hawk 3 Talent Solutions, operating as an employment agency, are currently recruiting for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager to join our client in Crewkerne.

The successful candidate will be a key member of the Management Team and collaborate with various departments within the business, instilling best practice in manufacturing engineering activities.

We are looking for someone to drive development and improvement of products and processes to improve efficiency across the plant, resulting in reduced scrap, improved lead times and increasing productivity across all manufacturing processes.

Duties & responsibilities:

      Develop and implement an improvement strategy focusing on manufacturing processes and procedures to optimize production efficiency, quality and safety

Drive continuous improvement initiatives and lean manufacturing principles to enhance productivity, reduce waste and improve overall performance

Lead and manage the Engineering Team consisting or Process Engineers, Methods Engineers, Pattern Shop and Stores

Providing guidance, mentoring and training to ensure the teams success and growth

Manage new product projects through to production readiness includi8ng production plan, DFM and project meetings (team and individual)

Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design engineering, production and quality assurance to develop and implement new products and processes

Collaborate with suppliers to source and evaluate new technologies, materials and equipment to improve manufacturing processes and reduce costs

Provide technical support and guidance to resolve complex manufacturing issues, troubleshooting problems and optimise production output

About you:

      Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related field

Six Sigma - Green Belt

Proven experience in manufacturing engineering

5 years + experience in a managerial role

Demonstrated experience in process improvement, lean manufacturing and project management

Knowledge of manufacturing operations and equipment - casting technologies is desirable

Familiarity with quality management systems and regulatory requirements

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Strong IT skills

Experienced people manager


      Company pension

Life insurance

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Sick pay

EAP and profit related bonus schemed

Enhanced maternity and paternity leave

Free onsite parking

To apply for this position, please submit your CV via the Apply Now button or contact Maria Thorne on for more information.


If this role is permanent, Hawk 3 Talent Solutions is operating as the employment agency. If this job is a temporary role, Hawk 3 Talent Solutions is operating as the employment business. Hawk 3 Talent Solutions is committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job

Whilst we endeavor to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future

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