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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Location Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000171914

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Job Title: Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Salary: £49,500 - £53,500 (Depending on Experience)

Location : Shrewsbury

Benefits:  25 days annual leave,    

                 Up to 12%  bonus

                 Contributory pension scheme- Caterpillar will double the employee's contribution Up to 10%

                 Contributory share scheme- Caterpillar will match 50% of the employee's contribution

                 CAT Advantage

                 Relocation/ Sponsorship: Not Supported

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role, in-line with the needs of the business. 

Who is Caterpillar? What do we do?

Caterpillar is a world leader in construction and mining equipment—creating innovative, cutting-edge products and services that help our customers build the world around us. With that level of impact comes the platform to care for the world, we work in. That’s why we lead sustainable green initiatives to preserve the environment, help reduce poverty with the Caterpillar Foundation and stay involved in the communities we help build.

What will Caterpillar do for you?

From day one, you’re set up to thrive at Caterpillar: helpful training, relatable mentors, global experience, competitive salary package, work-life balance and the growth opportunities you expect with a Fortune 100 company. You power our success, and we are committed to empowering yours. After all, when your work can impact the entire world, it’s important to do work that matters.

Job Opportunity:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager to join the Caterpillar Defense team in Shrewsbury. This is a supervisory position responsible for supporting the manufacturing operation by providing tooling, processes, equipment, etc. needed and is done through coordination of a technical staff assigned to provide for the needs of the shop operation.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assignments include tool design, assembly, manufacturing processing, cost estimating, systems planning, layout, standards, releasing, etc. and requires the coordination of all disciplines.  

  • Coordinates the installation of new machines and equipment and process changes to provide the most efficient and economical manufacture or assembly of quality parts.

  • Ensures optimum utilisation of equipment and space by coordinating the layout of areas such as storage areas, test equipment, etc. to accommodate the changing production requirements. 

  • Coordinates release dates and availability of machines and equipment and material to maintain schedules and satisfy demand

  • Establishes standards and works with shop personnel to resolve problems related to process, tooling, equipment, etc.  Ensures implementation of modern technology and effectiveness of equipment and systems.

  • Coordinates capital projects for process enhancement and to improve customer satisfaction, conducting research and ensuring proper approvals.  Keeps abreast of industry changes by attending product demonstrations and identifies ongoing improvements in processes and technologies to better serve customers.

  • The position is responsible for expense budgets, capital forecasts and expenditures, and all personnel issues in the area including performance evaluations of subordinates. 

  • The position impacts key quality goals including Continuous Improvement, Delivery Timeliness, Equipment Accuracy, Operational Efficiency, Cost Savings, Process Capability, Part Quality, ISO and Class A Certification, etc.

Skills and Experience:

Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • University degree in a manufacturing or engineering related field and/or relevant job-related experience

  • Supervisory experience with a passion for leading and motivating teams

  • Strong technical background in a manufacturing environment

  • Excellent communication skills

Candidates may have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • LEAN methodology

  • Project management

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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