Chief Manufacturing Engineer

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Luton, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
6 days ago

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Job Description

The Chief Manufacturing Engineer (CME) is responsible for leading the development and maintenance of the manufacturing definition (system) and Manufacturing Engineering (ME) related activities within the Program through its lifecycle. The CME leads the multi-functional Manufacturing Engineering (ME) team that is deployed into the Program as the primary representative for ME at all program / technical reviews & externally (with customer & suppliers). The CME ensures the manufacturing system meets stakeholder requirements including; technical compliance; adherence to Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) standards and compliance business case (including quality; delivery and cost).

Job Responsibilities

  • CME's develop technical solutions to complex problems and deliver a manufacturing system that fulfils all stakeholder requirements including; Safety, Logistics, Quality, Producbility & Business case
  • Responsible for technical leadership of manufacturing system development and integration for production. Resolve issues pertaining to vendor schedule and/or quality.
  • Leadership of deployed manufacturing engineering team; accountable to the Program Manager(s) for delivering Program technical objectives
  • Build a Process Control mind-set within the deployed engineering team and ensure compliance to Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) standards.
  • Accountable for product development, new product quotes, tool fabrication quotes, first article development, configuration changes that involve cost estimation, schedule coordination, build process definition, and implementation. Supports Make v Buy activities.
  • Responsible for the implementation of tooling and or production planning, from original concept through to production. Design these processes with a high degree of process capability utilizing the ZDM tool suite to demonstrate as such.
  • Lead engineering teams to deliver measurable, metrics driven results in line with Program goals. Responsible for training and maintaining the ME team to ME standards.
  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives
  • Support the Design Chief Engineers on their technical reviews (internal & external) as required
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives
  • Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards.


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