MACHINING PRINCIPAL ENGINEER (36645)

Location: West Midlands

Job Type: Permanent

Job Skills: machining, mechanical, Manufacturing, 1271-03, CNC, welding, grinding, punching

Salary: £30 - £32 per hour

Position Title: Facilities Development and Construction Engineer

Division: Manufacturing Engineering

Location: Solihull

Position Description:

MACHINING PRINCIPAL ENGINEER: This role is one of a number of hands-on technical roles required as part of the expansion of the ME Workshop to meet JLR’s strategy of increased self-sufficiency. The right candidate will have a strong background in machining and mechanical assembly (to degree level or vocational/experiential equivalent, i.e. time served indentured apprenticeship) and will be responsible for leading the machining elements of all work coming into the workshop, as well as designing the operating process and developing the skills and capability of the team in the workshop. Responsible for the assembly contribution to all work coming through the ME workshop in Solihull. In addition to the interpretation of 2D & 3D drawings (including specifications, bills of material etc) and planning work through the shop there will be a need to accurately estimate costs and determine competitive lead times as well as forecasting requirements for resource, raw materials and equipment.

Skills Required:

Key skills required for the role: C&G 1271-03 in AME Machining (or equivalent) HNC in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Experience of CNC milling machines and centre lathes Knowledge of all welding & materials joining processes Experience of 3-axis and 5-axis machines for cutting, drilling, milling, boring and turning Skilled use of grinding, punching, profiling (traditional and laser).

Skills Preferred:

Contribute to the various Make vs Buy studies for all facilities and equipment to be brought in-house. Work closely with Purchase to establish a growing catalogue of capability to expand on the services offered to further enhance savings and reduce JLR’s reliance on external vendors. Maintain an open source approach to maximise our ability to leverage competition. Drive continuous improvement feedback to the design to simplify and reduce cost. Equipment Installation and Commissioning. Work with the ME Delivery teams from the various technologies to Install and commission in line with design requirements as well as demonstrate compliance with regulation via appropriate testing through certified bodies or using in-house certification methods. Provide the necessary input into the CE (or other future UK regulatory practice) evidence book. Maintenance Strategy – Working with the wider ME team develop a maintenance strategy and links with the CME teams in all manufacturing facilities.

Experience Required:

Desirable skills: Knowledge of Maintenance Management Systems. NEBOSH in occupational H&S Experience of welding/fabricating and materials engineering

Experience Preferred:

  • Safety – Development of and adherence to guidelines for the use of machines and equipment, and the handling of materials used in all machining work being carried out in the workshop.
  • Quality – Installation Defects metric + Impacts on DFV, FTT & Warranty. FMEA, UTAC audits and control plans, CE and legal marking where appropriate.
  • Delivery – Project Delivery metrics (CWM) and works completed versus viable internal enquiries.
  • People – Playing a key role in developing the assembly skills of the workshop team.
  • Environment – Design for Environment, Power down & energy consumption

Location: West Midlands

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