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Manufacturing Engineer

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Manufacturing Engineer

Reference number: 98137

Location icon Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Sheffield
Job contract type Full Time (Permanent)
Salary icon £35-40K - To be discussed in full at interview
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Company activities icon Injection Moulding, Manufacturing
Deadline icon 10/06/2022

Main responsibilities

Job Overview: Our client, a successful manufacturer supplying to a variety of industries, are seeking an experienced Manufacturing Engineer to join their Team. Our client supplies numerous industries such as automotive, construction, electronics and medical.


  • Reporting to the Technical Director and working within the technical department to develop and assist with the introduction new manufacturing systems to agreed objectives and within the guidelines set by company procedures.
  • To assist with the maintenance of existing manufacturing systems.


  • Successfully introduce automated systems that work with our core processes of mouldings, stampings and light assemblies.
  • Provide practical guidance to other technicians and operatives in the use and care of these systems.
  • Support the Production Department in resolving issues and the ongoing use of manufacturing systems involving robotics and associated electrical and electronic systems.
  • Taking a significant role in the continuous improvement activity within the company.
  • Support other company activities including but not limited to:
    • Participate in feasibility reviews for new enquiries.
    • Ensure manufacturing systems comply with relevant health and safety requirements and good practice and guarding legislation.
  • In the course of the job, it will be necessary for the individual to maintain and increase their professional knowledge in the appropriate manufacturing fields in line with new developments.
  • In the course of the job, it will be necessary for the individual to maintain and increase their professional knowledge in the appropriate manufacturing fields in line with new developments.

Qualifications/experience required

Experience Requirements.

  • A working knowledge of the programming and operation of robotics and gripper systems (ideally either Fanuc or Staubli).
  • A working knowledge of the programming and operation of Mitsubishi or Siemens PLC systems and interfacing to robotics systems.
  • A working knowledge of common vision systems (such as Cognex or Omron) and their use in light manufacturing.
  • A basic knowledge of pneumatics and control electrics.
  • Ability to work within tight timescales and commercial awareness.
  • 3D mechanical design skills, preferably 3D in Solidworks of VISI Cad systems is advantageous and self-development in this area encouraged.
  • Must be flexible to working hours on occasions that the business requires.
Job Ref: SC22-5157

Key Words: “Manufacturing Engineer” “Process Engineer”, “Industrial Engineer”, Work Study Engineer”, “Maintenance Engineer”, “automation engineer”, “automation technician”, “robot technician”


Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

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