Production Engineer
Assembly-CMS de-coiler and tube expander

Full-time position

Aylesbury (HP19 8TD)

The role

We have an opportunity for an organised individual with a strong engineering maintenance background to join our production team.

You will be expected to provide day-to-day production engineering support to Production to deliver finished products to the required Quality, Cost & Delivery.

More specifically, we will expect to oversee the installation, commissioning and production/process development of the CMS de-coiler and tube expander.

The role will also focus on the assembly process and exploiting the opportunity for process improvements and efficiency gains.

Who you will interact with

You will be part of the Production environment and report directly to the Production Engineering Manager.

Qualities and expertise you need to succeed

  • Team player
  • Leadership skills
  • Self-Motivated and Managed
  • Analytical approach to problem solving
  • Good understanding of products and processes
  • Planning skills
  • Flexible, shares knowledge with the Team and other departments
  • Ability to train others
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Numerate

Key skills required


  • Degree qualified with a minimum of 5 years post-graduate Manufacturing/Production Engineering experience, gained within a low to medium volume high-quality fabrication and assembly environment.
  • A background in tube manipulation and forming, and experience of equipment utilised in these processes.
  • A background in overseeing the installation and commissioning of high-value production equipment, and the subsequent handover to production.
  • Ability to conceptualise and specify assembly tooling and equipment.
  • Able to work with IT systems and possess a good level of PC literacy.
  • Experience in working in a quality environment.


  • Experience in working with CAD packages, ideally Solidworks & AutoCAD
  • Experience working with Epicor ERP system or similar.
  • Experience/understanding of automatic machine control programs (PLC’s etc.)

Your responsibilities include


  • Support the Production Engineering Manager in delivering smooth & effective support to the manufacturing business.
  • Organise, plan, commission and maintain production equipment.
  • Promote a “Visual Management” method of communication with the Team and others.
  • Communicate by “exception” risk and/or concerns in time to allow recovery action planning.
  • Ensure all company procedures are adhered to.
  • Deal with constraints/ secure support/assistance of the Production Engineer Manager.
  • Promote a high-level of housekeeping throughout a manufacturing environment to 5S standard.
  • Control & supervise overtime once agreed in advance with the Production Engineering Manager
  • Ensure processes, tools and techniques are developed to “best practice” working with production.
  • Design and implement the assembly and test processes for assembly (including tools, equipment, fixtures etc.)
  • Identify ways to reduce costs.
  • Identify project costs and agree control limits with Production Engineering Manager
  • Work closely and be proactive with Design Engineers to optimise designs for machining (DFM)
  • Analyse and provide solutions to problems relating to the assembly process (e.g., identifying weaknesses in these processes and initiating the appropriate actions)
  • Collect data and investigate non-conformances to initiate corrective actions to achieve the company quality targets.
  • Define maintenance & TPM plans to ensure plant/equipment is maintained/serviced in line with requirements.
  • Support Production on their daily targets and advise Production Team Leaders to ensure smooth machining processes.
  • Give support to manufacturing engineering activities for identifying long-term manufacturing strategies.
  • Generate process documentation and maintain it, including but not limited to PFMEA, control plans, flow charts & process docs, e.g., layout, etc.
  • Specify designs for fixtures & tooling for in-house or subcontract manufacture.
  • Perform other production engineer activities as and when required.

People Management

  • Train and coordinate production staff during process handover to production
  • Organise and chair meetings with other team members.
  • Co-ordinate projects
  • Support project meetings to convey and ensure the adherence of DFM applied to the manufacturing facility.
  • Participate and support continuous improvement.


  • Understand, fully comply with, and support the Quality & Environmental Management Systems
  • Make suggestions and recommendations to improve QCD & H&S

Health, Safety & Environmental

  • Ensure Environmental Health & Safety policy is followed at all times.
  • Promote Environmental Health & Safety awareness.
  • Ensure correct manual handling procedures are adhered to.
  • Conduct safety and housekeeping checks.
  • Monitor, control and implement where necessary risk assessment procedures.
  • To ensure all team members are equipped with PPE and use it.

How we’ll support you

You will have ongoing support to develop and grow your skill set as you gain a greater understanding of our product range.

Covid-19 arrangements

Sterling Thermal Technology is Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our employees safe.

Benefits package

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Pension
  • Health cash plan
  • On-site parking
  • On-site electric charging points
  • Social events

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