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Manufacturing Engineer

Date:  23-Jun-2022

Oxford, GB

Job Function:  Technical
Business Unit:  Magnetic Resonance

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.



Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing Engineer you will review and measure current manufacturing processes, identify waste, opportunities for improvement and agree improvement targets.  Agree plans and targets with Manufacturing Engineering Manager. Promote a Continuous Improvement culture through training and coaching of cross functional teams on process improvement techniques


About You


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


  • HNC / Degree in a relevant Electronics Engineering or Science discipline with at least 2-4 years relevant engineering experience
  • Familiar with the use of PFMEA, DFMEA, Risk (hazard) analysis
  • Familiar with using design for manufacture techniques
  • Familiar with appropriate manufacturing methodologies
  • Able to develop, document and control detailed processes and guide technicians through build and test operations identifying CTQ/CTS
  • Familiar with project management techniques and practice
  • Understanding of mechanical design principles to ensure product success
  • Familiar with CAD and able to review design drawings
  • Familiar with MRP/ERP Systems 


Personal Qualities

  • Communication – effective communication with all members of the team
  • Structured approach to problem solving
  • Teamwork – works well as part of a team and provides support to others when required
  • Cultural Awareness – aware that other cultures have different interaction styles and can respond positively
  • Emotional Intelligence – desire to improve self professionally
  • Engagement – is committed, flexible and has a positive attitude to work
  • Decision Making – able to analyse a situation and know when a decision is required
  • Innovation – is creative and proactive
  • Customer and Markets – customer focused




Key Responsibilities for the Manufacturing Engineer


  • Own and deliver manufacturing processes by developing appropriate tooling and robust processes
  • Ensure detailed build and test documentation for products and processes are fit for purpose
  • Offer and implement Operational focused changes to reduce the Cost of Poor Quality (CoPQ).
  • Suggest modifications to existing processes, materials and concepts referring to technical experts to manage associated risk
  • Own and deliver the agreed aspects of a given project within budget and time
  • Deliver cost down requirements for products and manufacturing processes
  • Work with the rest of the team to identify risk areas within our designs and manufacturing processes and implement risk mitigations
  • Work with the Development Team to develop designs that achieve agreed cost and quality targets
  • Work with supply chain and help develop supplier relationships to ensure optimised supply chain for products
  • Define test strategy and collect and interpret data from those tests
  • Develop Knowledge Trees for products to aid in fault resolution both in house and in the field.
  • Demonstrate technical manufacturing capability in a specific area of expertise
  • Develop basic working knowledge / understanding of other technology areas
  • Provide manufacturing technical support to both internal and external customers as appropriate
  • Work within the QMS for document management and engineering changes
  • Own and maintain Product Technical Files and ensure compliance with regulatory bodies
  • Arrange and participate in product regulatory compliance testing
  • Carry out any other tasks which may be reasonably requested by the company



Benefits for the Manufacturing 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.