Production Engineer – Assembly

Role Title: Production Engineer – Assembly
Reporting To: Production Engineering Manager
Role Purpose: To provide day-to-day production engineering support to the Alcon production system to deliver finished product to the required Quality, Cost & Delivery.

Key Responsibilities

• Support the Manufacturing & production Engineering Manager in delivering smooth & effective support to the manufacturing business
• Achievement of KPI targets for, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Versatility
• Communicates by “exception” risk and/or concerns in time to allow recovery action planning
• Deals with constraints or secures support/assistance of the Manufacturing & Production Engineer Manager.
• Promote high level of housekeeping throughout manufacturing environment to 5S standard.
• Ensures processes tools and techniques are developed to “best practice” working with production
• The design and implementation of assembly and test processes for assembly (to include tools, equipment, fixtures etc)
• Sourcing and specification of new equipment including installation and floor plans.
• Estimate cycle times, set up times and prove-off times for new product introduction including calculating TAKT times and then checking for adherence or variation.
• Identifying project costs and agreeing on control limits with Manufacturing & Production Engineering Manager
• Continuous Improvement and cost reduction focused
• Work closely and be proactive with Design Engineers in order to optimise designs for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) and feasibility of new products for assembly.
• Analysis of and solutions to problems relating to the assembly process (eg, identifying weaknesses in these processes and initiating the appropriate actions)
• Collecting data and investigating non-conformances to initiate corrective actions to achieve the division’s quality targets
• Supporting production on their daily targets and advise Production Team Leaders to ensure smooth assembly processes
• Give support to manufacturing engineering activities for identifying long-term manufacturing strategies
• Generating process documentation and maintaining it (PFMEA, Control Plans, Flow Charts & Process docs e.g., Work Instructions, Layout’s etc.)
• Specifying designs for fixtures & tooling for in-house or subcontract manufacture.
• Organise and chair meetings with other team members
• Co-ordinate projects
• Understands, fully complies and supports the Quality, Health Safety & Environmental Management Systems (IATF 16949, ISO 9001 & ISO 14001)
• Ensure clear identification of scrap, reject & sample materials and actively participates in the CAR procedure
• Ensures Environmental Health & Safety policy is adhered to all times.

The Candidate

Qualifications or Functional Experience
• Ideally degree qualified with a minimum of 5 years post-graduate Manufacturing/production Engineering experience, gained within a low to medium volume high-quality assembly environment (Safety critical components).
• Have a background in jig & fixture design, including build & prove out.
• Ability to conceptualise and specify assembly tooling and test equipment.
• A good working knowledge of APQP activities and PPAP preparation.
System or Knowledge
• Able to work with IT systems and possess a good level of PC literacy.
• Experience of working with CAD packages e.g. Solidworks, AutoCAD etc.
• Ideally experience/understanding of PLC programming
• An understanding of electronic, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics
• An understanding of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
• Experience programming of Siemens and Schneider PLCs and HMIs (other system will be considered)
• Experience programming SQL, Visual Basic etc
• Knowledge and experience of using assembly presses, (Servo, pneumatic and or hydraulic)
• Knowledge and experience of vision inspection systems and software
• A no fault forward poke yoke approach to assembly processes.

To apply, please send a covering letter along with your CV to vacancies@alcon.co.uk

Production Engineer – Assembly Vacancy

Our values

The Alcon spirit is tantamount to believing in the Group’s five founding values – teamwork, performance, quality, communication and innovation – which we have honed throughout our history and tailored to our specific areas of expertise. Our people bring these values to life wherever they come from and whatever business line they work in.

Our people

We’re committed to creating a working environment where our people are able to be at their best. We believe that everyone within our team should have the chance to grow – academically, professionally and socially. Our relationship with our employees is built upon shared values of respect, trust and dialogue.