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Weld Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Newton Aycliffe, Durham County, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0032815
Date Posted: Nov 7, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail are looking to recruit an experienced Manufacturing Engineer (Weld) to join our UK manufacturing site based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Drawing from prior experience, as the Manufacturing Engineer (Weld) you will identify engineering solutions to prototype design issues by working in collaboration with various departments to ensure production is continuously moving forward but always maintaining within agreed parameters. 

In addition to the above, as the Manufacturing Engineer (Weld) you will focus on BOM, Manning & Cycle time accuracy and always looking to identify opportunities for improvement. Candidates must have prior fabrication and welding experience, ideally within a short lead time industry and hold a minimum of a HNC qualification or welding inspection certifications as well as strong, previous experience working in a Engineering role (ideally within Manufactruing).

Who we are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

At Hitachi Rail you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.

Why Hitachi Rail?

Here at Hitachi Rail we value the importance of all of our employees, if you would like to join our fantastic organisation you could be entitled to:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual Performance bonus paid on discretionary basis.
  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension scheme with contributions up to 9%
  • Private medical insurance
  • Personal Accident insurance
  • Group Income protection
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme

We also offer additional perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

About you…

Applicants should be able to demonstrate all of the essential requirements listed below:

Essential Requirements

  • Strong Engineering and Manufacturing experience
  • HNC minimum quailification (Engineering)
  • Prior experience of End-to-end ownership of task mentality with timely completion
  • Strong organisational skills with a keen eye for detail. Keep an up to date, prioritised work list.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated & results-orientated
  • Be helpful to all including working outside of perceived scope where necessary
  • Excellent communication and social skills
  • Keep Line manager updated and briefed on progress
  • Computer literate (MS Excel / Word / PowerPoint)
  • Commitment to working as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn new skills and adopt company standards
  • An understanding of Health and Safety requirements within a working environment

Desirable Requirements

  • Any prior working knowledge of SAP would be highly desirable , particularly SAP PP, MM and particularly CEWB creation of MBOMS
  • Experience of working with a PLM system such as Teamcentre or Windchill
  • CSWIP 3.1 &/Or 3.2
  • Degree (Engineering)

Role responsibilities include…

  • Technical review of design drawings and standards, to mobilise new projects
  • Creation, accuracy and maintenance of manufacturing Bill of Materials (MBOM’s), routings and SOPs
  • Creation of data for the process master
  • Layout of the work station including suitable storage
  • Design and acquisition of jigs and fixtures
  • Specification and evaluation of production tools
  • Understand and adhere to all relevant process maps
  • Maintenance of accurate on-system information to support the day-to-day running of the business (this could include SAP, Windchill, SharePoint or other future system as needed)
  • Provide technical support to all production personnel to ensure that technical specifications are achieved with the core competencies, MBOM, SOPs, MICs, tooling and equipment provided.
  • Own, and keep up to date, the content of the Team Member lesson plans.
  • Cradle to grave responsibility for the implementation of design changes
  • Support Production & Quality departments with problem solving as required, such as QN process
  • Participate or lead risk assessment for all tasks and processes
  • Work analysis, method study and labour utilisation analysis including Kaizen activities and DFM/DFA
  • Evaluation and justification of capital investment projects
  • Support all internal & external audits as required
  • Identification of next generation equipment and methods.
  • Promote best practice and safe working procedures
  • Support ad hoc development projects throughout the business
  • Provide industrial engineering support to other departments
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as may be required

If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining the Hitachi Rail Welding and Fabrication Team, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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