First Base Employment Limited

Production Engineer, Stonehouse

As a Production Engineer on site, you will provide technical expertise for all things manufacturing/production engineering including continuous improvement initiatives, standardising processes, optimising performance, documentation and reducing costs.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to the manufacturing team on the processes, systems and documentation required
  • Build and maintain strong professional relationships and establish strong feedback loops between production, NPI, quality, design and customer service teams
  • Ensure that process routings are routinely checked and updated to reflect new and revised processes
  • Support NPI, production documenting and new initiatives throughout the year
  • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes and workflows to identify areas that could benefit from changes and improvements
  • Deliver technical engineering solutions to tight deadlines
  • Review and redesign tooling, jigs, fixtures to constantly improve performance and minimise waste, change over times
  • Troubleshooting and resolving manufacturing challenges
  • Proposing and advising on future capital investment, including justification of financial outlay against payback schedules
  • Refining manufacturability for new products introduction and embedding new processes
  • Working with machine tooling suppliers to ensure smooth introduction of equipment in to the business
  • Designing bespoke tooling and working with tooling reps to select best tooling

Skills and experience

  • Demonstrate logical approach to problem solving and root cause analysis and countermeasure
  • Strong planning and organisation skills, embracing change
  • Project management skills
  • Experience undertaking projects which improve efficiency of a process
  • Experience setting and programming CNC machinery
  • Siemens NX software knowledge an advantage
  • Ability to run projects from cradle to grave
  • Hands on background within manufacturing/engineering/process roles
  • Automation of manufacturing processes
  • Continuous improvement/lean
  • High volume manufacturing


  • Minimum HND or equivalent – a degree in Engineering or related to this field is desirable
  • 4+ years experience

Competitive salary based on experience

Full time, permanent working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday

23 days holiday + statutory

Life Insurance

Company sick pay

Free car parking

Health plan


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