Production Engineer

Location Shildon
Discipline: Manufacturing & Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: 40000 to 43000
Contact name: Elliott Bolton

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Job ref: 1684
Published: 10 months ago

Production Engineer / Offline programmer

Shildon, Co Durham
£40,000 to £43,000

Company Profile
A successful engineering company offering a stable and lucrative career in its machine shop. 

Job Profile
As the successful Production Engineer, you will have extensive experience and understanding of off-line programming of CNC mills and lathes and compiling job packages and documentation for manufacturing components. 
You must also have experience of programming in AlphaCAM, using AutoCAD and be familiar with MRP systems. 
You should also have a background in a subcontract CNC machining environment.

Main Duties:

  • Liaise with Estimating to determine the safest and most cost-effective method of manufacture of components.

  • Compile Bills of Materials

  • Produce all job documentation including program, set up sheet, detailing work holding equipment, tooling and inspection equipment lists, handling requirements and all H & S requirements relevant to the job.

  • Design of fixtures and work holding equipment

  • Assess part lifting requirements and selecting/writing appropriate lifting methods.

  • Production of drawings as required

  • Liaise with QA and customers as and when required, resolving any technical queries or NCR’s

  • Liaise with planning ensuring all updates and changes to job packages including routings are notified as soon as possible.

  • Assist with the thorough closing off all completed works orders, ensuring a more proactive approach is adopted to optimising repeat jobs

  • Completion of time studies as requested.

  • Assist machine operators in a trouble shooting role to resolve any program or machining issues.

  • Compliance to all Health & Safety and QA procedures at all times.

  • Any other duties are instructed

Skills and Background:

  • Experience of production engineering and offline programming for CNC 3,4 and 5 axis mills and lathes in a subcontract engineering environment.

  • Ability to program, using AlphaCAM, and produce job packages for a wide range of steel and metal components working to very close tolerances.

  • Mechanical Engineering degree (or an engineering related degree) or Technician or Craft Apprenticeship (NVQ Level 3)

  • Strong understanding of how to manufacture machined parts and fabrications as well as understanding and interpreting engineering and technical information.

  • Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers

  • Clear communicator, good negotiator and problem solver

  • Confident IT skills

Hours of Work:

  • Average 38 hours per week

  • 21 days / 11.5 hours shift cycle – 3 days, 4 off, 4 nights, 6 off, 3 days and 1 off

This role may suit a candidate that has previously worked as Production Engineer or Offline Programmer preferably in a subcontract CNC machining environment.