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Senior Manufacturing Project Engineer

Date:  24-Jun-2022

High Wycombe, GB

Job Function:  Operations
Business Unit:  NanoAnalysis

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. Our Magnetic Resonance instruments are used in a range of industries where rapid and accurate analysis is essential, helping to ensure the safety of the food we eat and stopping pollutants being released into the environment.



Senior Manufacturing Project Engineer – Tubney Woods and High Wycombe


About Us


Oxford Instruments plc is a leading provider of high technology products and services to the world's leading industrial companies and scientific research communities. Our core purpose is to support our customers to address some of the world's most pressing challenges, enabling a greener economy, increased connectivity, improved health and leaps in scientific understanding. We are proud to be recognised as the leaders in what we do and for the difference we make in the world.


The Opportunity


As a Senior Manufacturing Project Engineer, you will be leading & completing the manufacturing readiness & relocation of 3 production lines as within the UK.


About You


The Senior Manufacturing Project Engineer will ideally have the following skills and attributes:


  • Engineering, Manufacturing or Science Degree
  • Ideally - formal training in Project Management
  • Ideally – formal training in Operational Excellence Principles (Lean/6σ)
  • Experience in delivering Process transfer projects which involve manual assembly & test processes.
  • Experience with project management tools such as Microsoft Project, Issue tracking systems, and status reporting.
  • Experience of using process engineering and OpEx tools within a project setting



Key Responsibilities for the Senior Manufacturing Project Engineer


1 Year – Production Transfer - (Tubney Wood)

  • Contributing and Leading a small multi-skilled team towards the delivery of a major operational transfer project to the required quality and business requirements.
  • Review the current Manufacturing process and deliver a ‘Project transfer plan’ to transfer each of the 3 production lines into High Wycombe, from Oxford, within the project budget and timescales.
  • Develop a keen understanding of the Magnetic Resonance Operational processes and specifications, ensuring they are standardised prior to the transfer.
  • Transfer the process skillsets with the relocation from Oxford to High Wycombe. 
  • Provide a regular progress report to the relevant Project stakeholders with focus on key project milestones and resource requirements.
  • Record and implement potential process improvements within the existing process following Lean 6 sigma Principles.



Year 2 – permanently based in High Wycombe


  • Review the key business metrics to define and implement projects to improve these and measure effectiveness of the improvements. Present data and improvements to stakeholders across the business to share understanding and secure resources from outside operations.
  • Measure current manufacturing processes, identify waste, opportunities for improvement and agree improvement targets.  Agree plans and targets to improve the business through Continuous Improvement Project techniques and coaching the current, and next generation of Change agents.
  • Ensure New Product Introductions (NPI) & Engineering change are implemented effectively and both product & processes are productionised and repeatable.
  • Support the Manufacturing Team Leaders and Facilities team in delivering a safe and efficient working environment including 5s principles.
  • Act as a process expert for critical business processes and technologies. Openly share knowledge and experience with colleagues and provide training and guidance for other engineers.
  • Develop the required technical skills within the team to address the full range of manufacturing activities, including materials planning, component manufacturing and quality and product performance and reliability.
  • Maintain professional awareness of external developments in manufacturing best practice.
  • Represent the company with customers and suppliers on technical aspects of quality, and product performance.



Benefits for the Senior Manufacturing Project Engineer

In addition to a competitive starting salary, structured career development opportunities, and a good work-life balance, Oxford Instruments offers 25 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan.





All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.