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Engineering Manager

WB Employment Ltd

Rhondda Cynon Taf


£35000 - £40000/annum


Posted: 14/09/2023

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Engineering Manager


Permanent: 39 hours per week

Salary £35-40k neg dep on experience


The Engineering Manager will play a pivotal role in driving innovation, optimising processes, and ensuring the successful development and delivery of high-quality electronic products. This role requires a strategic thinker, a strong leader, and a collaborator who can guide cross-functional teams to achieve technical excellence and business objectives

Summary of the persons the employee will work with:

* Test and Inspection


* Quality


* Production

* Materials (Purchasing and Stores)

* Finance

* Senior Management and Directors


List of key tasks:

* Lead, mentor, and inspire a small team of engineers, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

* Define clear roles and responsibilities within the engineering team, ensuring efficient task allocation and optimal utilisation of resources.

* Assist the NPI manager through the entire product development lifecycle, from concept to manufacturing, ensuring adherence to project schedules and quality standards.

* Collaborate with various departments, including Production, Test, Quality, PCBA, and Purchasing, to ensure seamless product development.

* Manage the RMA process and produce timely failure analysis reports to be shared with customers and provide quotes for refurbishment/repair work as necessary.

* Possess a deep understanding of electronic manufacturing processes, materials, and technologies to make informed decisions and provide technical guidance to the team.

* Stay up to date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices to drive continuous improvement and maintain the company's technical leadership

* Develop and manage project plans, and resource allocations, ensuring timely delivery of products while managing risk and mitigating potential issues.

* Communicate project status, milestones, and challenges to departments during Production meetings, providing transparency and maintaining alignment across teams.

* Implement and uphold rigorous quality control processes within the engineering department to ensure products meet or exceed industry standards and customer expectations.

* Collaborate with the Quality department to establish quality standards and expectations and drive continuous improvement initiatives throughout the product development cycle.

* Ensure the SMT suite of machinery is maintained and supported with key staff and their training to operate the machinery competently, ensuring operational capability.

Person Specification

* Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, or related field.

* Proven experience in engineering leadership roles within the electronic manufacturing industry.

* Demonstrated success in leading and developing engineering teams.

* Strong knowledge of electronic manufacturing processes, design principles, and quality control.

* Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills.

* Ability to make strategic decisions, solve complex problems, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

* Experience of working in an ISO 9001 or 13485 environment.

* Knowledge and experience with SMT machines.

Benefits are 31 days paid leave pro-rata inclusive of Bank holidays increasing to 32 days in 2024

Pension after 3 months

Up to 5 days unpaid leave pro-rata per annum

On site car park

Hours of work are Mon-Thurs 7.45am – 4.30pm, Friday 7.45am – 1pm


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