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Lead Engineer, Manufacturing - MES011

Apply now Job no: 503078
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: St. Athan, South Wales
Categories: Manufacturing

Aston Martin’s state of the art plant located in South Wales at St Athan is now firmly established and production of the luxury DBX fully underway.


Job Purpose:

The Manufacturing Engineering team are responsible for providing continuous improvements in both process and quality engineering for the teams they support.    This role reports to the Senior Manager, Manufacturing Engineering and is responsible for leading a team of engineers to support the Trim and Final Assembly process.  The environment is fast paced with a mix of managing daily operations while also regularly overseeing the delivery of improvement projects.  


Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Leadership: Manage Manufacturing Engineers’ workload and personal development, providing support and guidance when required.  Represent Manufacturing Engineering at management feedback meetings, cascading information effectively to the immediate team.
  • Process: Produce detailed process operation sheets, including visual aids, torque & tooling detail, quality requirements and safety information.
  • Facilities / Layout: Work with Logistics & Facilities to determine efficient station layouts, including modifications to existing facilities, racking & part presentation requirements. Liaise with external suppliers of equipment and compile necessary documents for implementation and approval.
  • Manpower:  Work with Industrial Engineers to develop effective manpower requirements reflecting volume mix and model specification, including methods improvements to achieve hours per car target.
  • Tooling: Select appropriate jigs and fixtures, including specialised hand tools and power tool requirements to meet vehicle quality and hours per car targets, whilst ensuring operator safety targets are achieved.
  • Health and Safety: Liaise with the Health and Safety department to ensure all processes and materials are suitable for the manufacturing environment. Complete project Environmental Checklists when raising Projects.
  • Production Support: Investigate and resolve Manufacturing Engineering related build issues, providing timely containments to ensure that product quality is not compromised and inform technicians of process changes.
  • Quality Improvements: Work with Current Vehicle Engineering to ensure new or modified product content is integrated seamlessly into the production environment.
  • Technical Support: Provide information about build process / sequence and technical specifications.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree educated
  • Ideally experience from automotive Manufacturing
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and expertise in Manufacturing Engineering procedures and standards
  • Experience of facility & tooling requirements, process documentation, work-station layout planning and problem resolution. 
  • Ensure that the highest quality build standards are achieved whilst ensuring the health & safety of staff and technicians is never compromised.


Renumeration package                                   

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Access to Mercedes and FCA car lease scheme.
  • Private Medical Cover - Single cover, Family cover at an additional cost.
  • Health Shield Cash Plan.
  • 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays.
  • Company Performance Bonus Scheme.
  • Discount on our lease schemes with variety manufactures
  • Company pension scheme - Initial 3% company contributions rising (after two years' service) to double-matched company contributions of up to 12%.
  • A wide range of discounts with associated partners.


How to apply

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PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier should we receive sufficient applications.

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