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engineering design manager (mech engineering)

  • Engineering
  • Sittingbourne
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • AJ/DEM
  • 03 Jul 2018
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Engineering Design Manager (Mechanical Engineering)
Location - Sittingbourne, Kent
Job Start Date - ASAP
A leading UK & Global manufacturer, who exports worldwide, require an Engineering Design Manager. Reporting to the Managing Director the Engineering Design Manager is responsible for the management and the operation of all technical and engineering functions.

As the Engineering Design Manager, this is your opportunity to devise/implement a strategy that deliver a superior product at a low cost by the application of suitable systems, technology and culture. As a proven mechanical/production engineer you will use your motivation, drive and experience to lead the technical team in the design, development and reconfiguration of all production equipment.

Why is this a great opportunity?
As the Engineering Design Manager you will get the opportunity to represent the company as a member of the International Technology team and will take an active role in developing the ongoing strategy for the continuous improvement of the manufacturing processes and product development leading to growth throughout the group.
It is expected that you will become the in-house expert for matters concerning legislation, certification, standards, good practice and directives related to machinery in the food manufacturing sector.

Essential key skills;
*Past experience of leadership with strong communication skills.
*Best practice knowledge of Engineering Project Management and Quality Systems.
*Mechanical engineering design experience.
*A good knowledge of manufacturing and fabrication techniques.
*Very strong technical and execution capabilities with ability to solve technical problems.
*A flair for innovative ideas and design
*Experience using 3D CAD preferably AutoDesk Inventor.
*Knowledge of the H&S requirements of the Machinery Directive (CE marking).
*Knowledge of ISO9001 and ISO18001.

The Role
Duties and activities include:
*Provide technical / engineering support and advice to the production and sales departments and to other companies in the group where appropriate.
*Design, develop and manage production processes and a plant development strategy that considers the needs of the group and the impact of new and improved processes, technology and special machines.
*Maximise profitability by delivering cost reduction and greater efficiency. Providing product design and development resource to support local and group strategy including the realisation of new products.
*Lead the technical design team, scheduling work and resource.
*Design, reconfigure, draw and develop specialist conveyor systems.
*Liaise and provide technical support to sales and manufacturing teams.
*Project manage machine developments and conveyor systems through the company processes.

Qualifications needed
*A mechanical engineering background.
*Proficient in the use of CAD.
*HNC, degree or equivalent in engineering.

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