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Lead/Head Engineer


Job Description:

Head/Lead Engineer



We are working for a leading, SME, specialist micro-engineering company in their search for a Head Engineer.


Salary of a Head/Lead Engineer

Up to £60,000


Job Description of a Head/Lead Engineer

  • Creation, validation, and improvement of Drawings & Specifications to ensure optimum processing, standards, and costs.
  • To provide new Product and Process Introduction supporting the manufacturing team by working with suppliers of new machinery, materials and prototype testing.
  • Work 'hands on' in the production of customer orders and internal project requirements to ensure the business meets its manufacturing objectives when required to do so.
  • Use Continuous Improvement and Lean Initiatives to provide a structured approach to New Product introduction, quality, cost and delivery improvements.
  • Liaison with new and existing suppliers with regards to quality improvement, cost reduction, dual sourcing and problem solving.
  • Use of analytical tools to identify and quantify process status and improvements. Use of statistical data to drive process improvement.


Skills & experience of a Head/Lead Engineer

  • Chartered Engineering status favourable, demonstrating product design from concept to manufacture.
  • Masters or degree qualified engineer in CAD systems / micro-engineered parts.
  • Minimum ten years’ experience required in micro-engineering related field incorporating design, tooling & manufacturing of micro-engineered products.
  • Background experience in microfluidics, medical devices, or biosciences advantageous.
  • High experience in using primarily 2D AutoCAD / CAD and changing CAD systems.
  • Good all-round additional understanding of mechanical processing / CNC systems, Chemical processing, and electrical knowledge.
  • Good understanding of Project Engineering, Continuous improvement & Lean.



Why Should You Apply?

  • Work in a growing business in a highly technical and exciting role.


Theo James Recruitment specialise in Manufacturing & Engineering recruitment across the following disciplines;

  • Supply Chain/Logistics, Management
  • Quality - Engineering, Management
  • Design - Engineer, Management
  • Maintenance – Technician, Engineer, Management
  • Production / Process Engineering
  • Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Project Engineering, Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Manufacturing
  • Years Experience

    10+ years

  • Career Level

    Experienced (Non-Manager)

  • Educational level

    Bachelor's Degree

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