Manufacturing Engineer – Full Time –


Manufacturing Engineer
Location: Lower Dicker, Hailsham, BN27 4EL
Salary: Competitive
Contract: Full Time, Permanent
Since 1964, we have been the name on everyone’s lips when they think about high quality ultra-high vacuum products and services.
As pioneers in the field of UHV technology, Vacgen’s focus on innovation, reliability and quality has helped great minds take great leaps forward. Products from VACGEN are widely used by the world’s leading Universities and research institutions, from NASA and the European Space Agency to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
VACGEN remains the partner of choice for the next generation of researchers, innovators and builders. From our UK high tech manufacturing base, our focus is on delivering enabling technologies and supporting our customers across industry and academia.
At our new, purpose-built manufacturing facility near Hailsham, East Sussex we have entered an exciting new phase in our development as we embark on an ambitious expansion programme.
Are you looking for the next step in your career? Could you be the right person to fill one of our positions?
Main Responsibilities:
• Provides manufacturing decision making information e.g. calculating production/material costs or supporting make or buy decisions
• Design CNC programs using CADCAM (Alphacam)
• Lead operations improvement activities and identify and implement best practise manufacturing methods improving quality and productivity and reducing waste/cost
• Provide production engineering support and expertise to operations staff
• Evaluate and recommend new methods, design changes, tooling and fixtures to reduce manufacturing and assembly time
• Product cost reduction with process capability
• Train and support operations staff providing expertise and create training manuals and work instructions as required
In order to be successful in this role it is essential that you have:
• Exposure to low volume and batch production environments
• Knowledge of engineering components (BOMs, Ops and Routings)
• CNC programming & editing either on the machine or via CADCAM (AlphaCAM)
• Excellent computer skills (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, email, ERP)
• Determined, with a high level of initiative and energy
• Excellent communication skills
It would be great if you had:
• Experience of a manufacturing environment (machining)
• Knowledge of welding techniques
• Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
• Knowledge of ISO9001 and process control methods
Desirable Qualifications:
• Qualified to Degree level in Manufacturing/Production engineering
We require all employees to have the following personal qualities/attributes:
• High levels of motivation
• Capable of working well in a team environment
• Good at listening to and following instructions
• Ability to work on own initiative
• A positive attitude, co-operative, following company policies and procedures and work constructively with colleagues
This could be the opportunity for you!
What Vacgen offers:
We offer 25 days holiday, company pension, life insurance, flexible working hours with a 1200hrs finish on a Friday, a state of the art working environment, a great benefits package and a competitive salary.
If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role click on “APPLY” today, forwarding an up-to-date copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance.
No agencies please.


Job Type: Permanent

Location: BN27, Lower Dicker, East Sussex

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