Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer required in Knaresborough, near Leeds in North Yorkshire.

You will be working on well funded innovative and dynamic manufacturing development projects, within a rapidly growing business, offering excellent career prospects.

Salary Negotiable, Day Shifts – Benefits include Bonus, Private Healthcare, Pension, Sick Pay etc.

Working as part a factory based technical team, under the leadership of the Technical Director, the Manufacturing Engineers perform a variety of tasks to characterise and improve manufacturing processes of making products, components and subassemblies. This will involve working closely with the product design team to apply knowledge of the product, fabrication, assembly, tooling and materials technologies to ensure products can be manufactured to high standards of quality compliance and in an economically effective way.  

You will liaise with suppliers, research and trade organisations as well as designing appropriate experiments and trials and soliciting views, experience and observations from the operators and other stakeholders.   

The Manufacturing Engineers will also be responsible for specifying, configuring, sourcing and implementing appropriate automation, equipment, jigs, tooling and fixtures. This may include, but is not limited to, robotics, machine tools, materials handling equipment and computer control systems, both CNC and SCADA.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Evaluate the performance of existing manufacturing processes, using appropriate structured techniques to drive performance improvement 
  • Design, specify and implement new manufacturing processes to deliver new products, evolutions of existing products and other improvements such as are required to maintain and improve the economic viability of the product 
  • Specify, configure and source external equipment as is required for the manufacturing processes 
  • Prepare effective business case documentation to justify the necessary capital expenditure to deliver the agreed business plan
  • Define and implement appropriate maintenance and condition monitoring regimes to ensure agreed equipment availability targets 

Personal Specifications: 

Qualifications & Training: 

  • Relevant degree in an engineering or science based discipline or apprentice trained / time served
  • English and Maths pass at GCSE / ‘O’ Level 


  • Knowledge of Lean and Agile manufacturing 
  • Direct experience of working in a continuous improvement manufacturing environment e.g. Automotive / Aerospace
  • Preparation of effective business cases for the justification of capital expenditure 
  • Experience of specifying and implementing machine tools, automation and materials handling equipment 
  • Able to read and interpret engineering drawings. The ability to use 2D and 3D CAD is a significant advantage but not essential
  • Experience of robotics, CNC and automation is an advantage  

If you would like to apply or find out more about the company and opportunity, please contact Tim Hill at Technical Placements

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