Production Engineer / Offline programmer
Shildon, Co Durham
£40,000 to £43,000
A successful engineering company offering a stable and lucrative career in its machine shop.
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.
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.