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Design for Manufacturing Engineer

East Midlands
Job Type:
Market related


Design for Manufacturing Engineer


Initial 9 Month Contract

Inside IR35

A Design for Manufacturing Engineer is required to work for a power company based in Rugby on a 9 month contract.

Reporting to the Engineering Projects Lead, the Design For Manufacturing (DFM) Engineer supports the project team in the design, coordination and review of manufacturing tooling, manufacturing process steps and acts as a key liaison between Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality departments. As well as designing and specifying tooling requirements, the DFM Engineer will be present during the build of the project to help monitor build progress and ensure Engineering requirements are being followed. Working closely with the Engineering project team, the DFM Engineer will help produce/review step by step manufacturing drawings/documentation to help ensure the Engineering design intent is captured accurately to ensure repeatability. Using their experience help to ensure adherence to Lean manufacturing principles.

Plans and coordinates manufacturing processes. Develops, evaluates, and enhances manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards. Excludes paraprofessional positions.: Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency. Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods. Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards. Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.

From the Engineering drawings and specifications, they must establish and drive technical strategy in order to specify tooling that is compliant with regulations and our Engineering Design Standards. They will work alongside the project team to ensure that tooling is made in accordance with Engineering’s requirements and the drawings of the supplier’s components are uploaded into the drawing system and are kept up to date.

In addition, the DFM Engineer is a technical expert who will also liaise closely with suppliers and members of the project team, participate in Design Reviews and Ready For Manufacture reviews. During the build of the machine, they will be Engineering’s eyes and ears on the shop floor, helping to support the build and resolve issues as they arise with the project team.

Essential Responsibilities

• Producing tooling specifications and drawings to ensure the correct build tooling and equipment is specified for our project.
• Working with suppliers to coordinate the delivery of data sheets, drawings, 3D models and other technical data vital to the Engineering Department design process and uploading it into our Teamcentre PLM system.
• Read and interpret Engineering specifications and standards in order to ensure all purchased equipment adheres to required standards.
• Plan, allocate and manage daily workload to achieve On-Time Delivery required of the project.
• Attend Supplier Tender Review Meetings to recognize/validate technical offers and assist SQE in eSMS first piece qualifications if needed.
• The Manufacturing Engineere will ensure that the design is in line with guidance and Engineering Design Standards.
• Ensure zero defects (no NCR) performance, and manage NCR resolution.
• Ensure OTD commitments are met.
• The Manufacturing Engineer will ensure contract execution on budget related commitments.
• Manage the SDR/ECR (from supplier/manufacturing respectively) for tooling and equipment.
• Support Project Lead Engineer during OTR phase to deliver to our metrics, where BOP is key.
• Deliver drawings, BOMs and specifications to Sourcing in a timely manner to ensure we meet our OTD.
• The Design for Manufacturing Engineer will work with the Project Engineering Lead to balance work load/capacity and support as required.
• Support Manufacturing in case of technical issues and participate in the supporting the machine build as required.

• Participate in Root Cause Analysis and Lessons Learned reviews on tooling equipment.


• Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering HNC/HND, Degree (or equivalent) or higher.
• The Design for Manufacturing Engineer will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in heavy engineering environment.
• Knowledge of rotating machines products, their engineering challenges and manufacturing processes.
• Experienced in engineering design processes and tools preferred (especially 2D/3D CAD (Auto CAD and/or Creo/ProE).
• Computer literate in Microsoft Office + applications.
• Flexible approach, willing to work extended hours and travel as and when required.
• Good written and oral skills.

Desired Characteristics

• Methodical worker with focus on attention to detail.
• Structured in approach and well organised.
• Motivating and influencing change agent, driven, self-starter who reacts well under pressure.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks in a challenging and fast moving environment.
• Knowledge and experience in using SAP and Teamcentre
• Experience of working on Lean focused projects to eliminate waste and reduce cost/manufacturing times.

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