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Production Engineer

Production Engineer

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    Engineering & Technical

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    £32,000 - £36,000

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    Phil Pitman

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    02921 673717

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    about 1 month ago

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​​Production Engineer

South Wales

£32,000 - £36,000

Yolk Engineering is proud to have partnered exclusively with this global engineering business in the recruitment of a Production Engineer with a background in CNC programming/machining to help drive the ongoing improvement of a consistently developing manufacturing operation.

This high-profile organisation designs and manufactures high-quality critical components used in a number of industries and have a brand name that any engineer would choose, a reputation globally for producing the highest quality work and locally for being one of South Wales’ long-standing employers of choice.

This opportunity offers ongoing development, with a range of internal and external training to ensure you’re at the forefront of your field; the security that comes with a business that’s been a true market leader for over a century; the opportunity to make your mark across a broad range of improvement projects and a collaborative team who enjoy working together.


This is what you’ll be doing

You’ll work in a small team of Production Engineers, owning your own projects and working with colleagues on larger scale work.

You’ll be involved in a variety of tasks and projects, from offline programming using CAM, developing and proving off a process, and supporting production as obstacles arise; to driving improvements in cycle times process flow, factory layouts, tooling improvements and the introduction of next generation machinery.


Responsibilities include:


  • Plan, design, set up and optimise manufacturing processes.

  • Develop safe systems of work that safeguards the health and safety of employees.

  • Programming of CNC machines using CAM software

  • Working on varied improvement projects e.g. reduced cycle time, cost of products, improved tooling and related trials

  • Estimating cycle times, and product cost including material, tooling etc.

  • Control the routings of existing and new products.

  • Problem solving, regarding any production issue on the shop floor.

  • To take part in contract reviews for existing and proposed new products.

  • To write SOPs for existing and any new equipment.

  • Implement OEE and TPM to drive improvements in equipment availability.


This is what the successful Production Engineer will need


  • ONC/HNC or equivalent experience

  • Mechanical Apprenticeship (desirable)

  • Experience programming, setting and operating CNC lathes and/or milling machines

  • An understanding of manual machining principles

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts (desirable)


And this is what you’ll get in return


  • £32,000 - £36,000 salary, reviewed annually

  • 25 days holidays + bank holidays

  • 15% pension

  • Formal professional development

  • Free parking

  • Excellent leadership and management – exceptional staff retention


Are you up to the challenge?


If you feel you have the skills, experience and passion to be successful in this role apply now!