Manufacturing Engineer currently required for our Client who is a privately owned, medium sized company, specialising in the development and manufacture of after-treatment systems for internal combustion engines. With product development being central to its success, it has a history of market-leading technology development and is sought out by OEMs for its specialist expertise. As Manufacturing Engineer your main role is to oversee new products and machinery introduction, ensuring a smooth transition from prototype through pre-production into series manufacture. You will also develop the company's manufacturing capability by improving existing processes, delivering right first time product to a demanding production schedule. Manufacturing Engineer Responsibilities: Develop project plans to industrialise significant new products, by working closely with design, prototyping and manufacturing departments. Manage the implementation of the plans across the organisation, through customer approvals to volume production. Develop and define new manufacturing processes and control documentation to facilitate the introduction of new products and to improve efficiency. Develop cost targets (including process times) for new product and equipment introductions and manage plans to ensure these are achieved in volume production. Develop Capex proposals and lead these through approval to project completion. Introduce modern manufacturing techniques and drive best practice process. Support the development of a modern continuous improvement and lean manufacturing culture across the organisation. You will ensure that all environmental, health and safety requirements are met. Manufacturing Engineer Requirements: A degree or equivalent in engineering. Demonstrable experience of successfully introducing new products into a manufacturing environment, ensuring a 'no faults forward' approach. Experience and knowledge of industry standard approaches to risk management, including DFMEA, PFMEA, process flows, control plans and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Experience of introducing process improvements into an established manufacturing process. Has worked in a regulated environment, ideally automotive, with experience of TS16949 and APQP. Experience of a variety of manufacturing techniques, metal forming processes and their associated costs and benefits. Experience in manufacturing process review, improvement & change. Management of suppliers and sub-contractors. Manufacturing Engineer Benefits: Salary £35,000 Holidays - 24 working days holiday plus statutory days. Holiday allowance increases by one day per complete calendar year to a maximum of 29. There is a Company pension scheme which, subject to its terms and conditions, you will be eligible to (and in some cases automatically) join. Death in Service Scheme. Applications are welcomed from Candidates who possess the relevant skills and experience as detailed in the job description. Recent Graduates who do not have the required level of skills and experience need not apply. Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK before making an application and it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide evidence of such eligibility.