Solentim are Recruiting | Production Engineer, Wimborne, UK, Full-time

We are a global company with staff based in Europe, Asia and the USA. Our products are used by pharmaceutical and biotech companies all over the world. We are a fast growing, innovative organisation with a strong team of highly-skilled, talented individuals working together in a friendly, creative and fast-paced, environment – all striving to make a difference to the lives of patients.

The Role:

Working in the production environment as an individual contributor on sustaining engineering and production support tasks, the Production Engineer may be given new product development and/or product enhancement assignments. Completing moderately complex assignments by working independently under supervision of the Production Manager. Assignments are of a non-routine and non-repetitive nature. Results of work are used to provide on-going support for and enhance the capabilities of current products and to provide technical support to Production, Sales and Service.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Providing timely, hands-on engineering support as needed for Production, Quality, and Purchasing on issues affecting products currently in production.
  • Creates, develops and documents manufacturing processes as needed to ensure that products currently in production are being assembled and tested using the most effective manufacturing methods available. This may include written work instructions, fixtures, tooling, and equipment.
  • Prepares Request for Change notes (RFC) and related engineering documentation (i.e., drawings, work instructions, Bills of Material, specifications, etc.) for Documentation Control. Reviews preliminary documentation packages for technical completeness and accuracy and provides technical guidance to Documentation Control personnel during documentation preparation and release.
  • Visiting suppliers as needed to understand the supplier’s capability, capacity, and challenges. When considering design changes, consult with the suppliers affected to confirm that the planned changes are understood and are manufacturable.
  • Participating in the Material Review Board (MRB) for mechanical components.
  • Completing detailed mechanical designs, calculations and analyses on products currently in production. Assignments may include product enhancements, improvements and fixes; cost reductions; component or supplier substitutions and failure analyses.
  • Assisting in the fabrication and assembly of models and prototypes incorporating changes to current products. Assists in the development and implementation of new diagnostic and troubleshooting procedures to support the introduction of new products into production and to identify root causes for problems encountered on instruments being assembled in Production.
  • Assists in the monitoring of new product pilot runs through Production, then summarizes results for inclusion in the Design History Record
  • Provides technical support to Sales, Service and Marketing personnel to assist in resolving customer site issues and/or diagnosing instruments requiring service.
  • Provides technical guidance and direction to technicians assigned to troubleshoot production instruments.
  • May serve as a team member on various project teams.

Experience & Background:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience conducting sustaining engineering and production support activities on new or existing products.
  • Experience and understanding of working in a quality system driven environment (ISO:9000 or similar)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate Engineering or Science discipline (i.e., Mechanical, Physics, etc.) or equivalent experience.
  • Specific training in relevant technical areas desirable such as Mechanical – Stress analysis, strength of materials, machine design, Design For Manufacture and Assembly, failure analysis, etc.
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication
  • Ability to accurately record, analyse and summarize test data and observations.
  • Ability to assemble and test instrumentation using common tools and equipment.
  • Basic operation of machine tools and other fabrication equipment not required but is desirable.
  • Experience in Electro-Mechanical industry desirable.
  • Interpretation of 2D and 3D design data
  • Experienced in operation and modification of electromechanical instrumentation
  • Knowledge of machined parts, sheet metal and plastic fabrication methods
  • Knowledge of optical systems and electrical drawings beneficial
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to problem solve quickly and apply knowledge in a practical, commercially focused way to identify viable solutions
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles desirable.
  • Able to work both independently and with minimal supervision, and collaboratively as part of a small team
  • Friendly and approachable, with strong relationship-building and customer service skills
  • Proactive, ‘can-do’ attitude, and a solutions-focused, flexible approach

Closing date: 22nd October 2021

To apply: Please send your CV, together with a covering letter outlining why you’re interested in the role and why you’d be perfect for it, to: [email protected]

For further information or an informal discussion: please contact the recruiting manager, Zoe Cake, Production Manager, [email protected]