Manufacturing Engineer DFM&A

Location: Farnham, Surrey

Job Type: Permanent

Job Skills: Manufacturing Engineer, DFM DFA techniques, PFMEA, manufacturing processes

Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

Our Farnham-based clients are seeking the right individual to join their Manufacturing Engineering team.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
This position requires a proactive engineer to work alongside the design teams and use DFM & DFA techniques to ensure the product is suitable for high volume automotive customers. You will be responsible for the specification, selection, project management and commissioning of Capex machinery for production of the company’s in wheel motors.

Reporting, Location & Travel
This role reports to the Manufacturing Engineering Team Leader and is based in Farnham, Surrey with an occasional requirement for national and international travel, primarily to China and Europe.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attending design reviews, influencing designs for manufacture
  • Developing manufacturing processes and carrying out pilot builds
  • Working with external suppliers to deliver high volume solutions to production
  • Carrying out PFMEA, work instructions, production layouts and costings
  • Generating machine specifications, assisting with supplier selection for Capex items
  • Project managing POP to automation with third parties, including commissioning and sign off to Production

Relevant Skills & Behaviours

  • Pioneering
  • Driven
  • Tenacious
  • Collaborative
  • High Integrity
  • Responsible
  • Ability to drive ideas and changes
  • Aptitude and intelligence with a can-do attitude
  • Clear decision making ability
  • Pragmatism and problem solving
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Project Management and planning

Relevant Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of implementing DFM&A in NPD environment
  • Track record working with suppliers, specifying, approving, developing and commissioning machines


  • Knowledge of electric motors
  • Manufacturing process research and development
  • Continuous improvement, green or black belt
  • Product design and development
  • Project management PMI certification

Location: Farnham, Surrey

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