Manufacturing Specialist in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United KingdomBusiness:
    GE Oil & Gas
Function:
    Manufacturing
Role Summary/Purpose:
    Manufacturing Production Engineer, will focus on the Engineering associated with themanufacturing process. Positions requiring understanding of a concepts, methods and procedures(technical Bachelors Degree). Development of processes and methodologies related to metalforming, polymer extrusion and assembly processes applied to Flexible Pipe Manufacture. Willinclude interfacing, facilitating and providing guidance to the manufacturing teams located inNewcastle (UK) and Niterói (Brazil).
Essential Responsibilities:
    Will support the team in collecting and analysing relevant data and recommend specific processimprovement actions. Will also work closely with commercial team in supporting the ITO processby collecting relevant information from client product specifications and recommending actions forthe most efficient industrial methods to deliver customer outcomes. The Manufacturing ProductEngineer (Metals) will conceive design and support delivery of cutting edge manufacturing processtechnologies, mechanical & digital systems, and methods for metal forming in support of theFlexible Pipe Systems business the focus will be aimed at gains in efficiency, quality andpredictability in production outcomes, increasing business reliability, performance and profitability.This role will require strong project management skills. You will have the ability to work effectivelyin ambiguity, lead globally and cross-functionally to deliver on project objectives. Develop,organize, and lead the interface between design and manufacturing when it comes to employingprocess technology solutions:
  • Define and control production process including toolingand equipment. 
  • Validate design specifications and shop floor application of newproduct, tools, or equipment. 
  • Expected to resolve problems through the applicationof acquired expertise guided by precedent. Works together with people from the businessunit. 
  • Contacts are under guidance and/or geared towards specifying activities,planning of activities and giving explanations on technical issues. 
  • Communicateswith direct team and supervisor. 
  • Presents to internal teams on metrics, projectstatus and research. 
  • Contribute to a cross-functional team aimed at improvingManufacturing / Inspection processes and systems. 
  • Guide, train and providetechnical counsel to new and experienced engineers, technicians and specialists in flexible pipemanufacturing. 
  • Work in with commercial team on bids to identify futuremanufacturing requirements and design to cost objectives. 
  • Advise personnel in theDesign, Materials, and Manufacturing communities on the application of manufacturing andinspection processes and related quality systems. 
  • Conduct in-plant tests in advanceto actual pipes to assure production will run according to product spec. 
  • SupportBrilliant Factory (Manufacturing Operational Excellence) initiatives. 
  • Attend meetingsas determined by Manufacturing Leadership. 
  • Identify and deploy manufacturingtechnologies that are aimed at reducing manufacturing cost and improving operational efficiencyby working closely with the respective cell teams. 
  • Maintain and monitor accuratewritten and computerised records for the process as detailed above in essentialresponsibilities. 
  • Perform other duties as required by the Manufacturing Leadershipteam
Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge andexperience (or a high school diploma / GED with proven years of experience in Manufacturing).Mechanical / Manufacturing Engineering or related field with post-degree experience or equivalentknowledge and experience 
  • Lean Six Sigma experience &understanding
Desired Characteristics:
  • Demonstrated expertise in multi-disciplinary and global project teams to performanalytical and laboratory research work.
  • Ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary environment and partner with other organizations to generate ideas and executeresearch projects remove barriers.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadershipskills.
  • Strong team-oriented style with unquestionable integrity, technical strength, businessfocus, passion for excellence, commitment to quality.
  • Listen effectively, create andcommunicate clearly and deliver on commitments.
  • Desirable experience in LeanManufacturing & Digital Manufacturing technology.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt qualificationor equivalent.
  • Previous experience of mentoring trainee engineers orapprentices.
  • Experience working in manufacturing environment, desirable in continuousproduction methods, focus on Metals forming, polymer extrusion and assemblyprocesses.
  • Comply with all HSE Global regulations and policies.
  • Must be willing totravel to GE manufacturing locations and Supplier locations as needed.
  • Previousexperience in a manufacturing environment preferred flexible pipe.
  • Proven experience ofRCA and problem solving.
  • Experience of report writing and data analysis.
  • Effectivecommunication, proven ability to communicate issues and present findings to all levels within thebusiness.
  • Working knowledge of Windows software, including Mini Tab and the specificability in the advanced use of Excel spread sheets.

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