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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Job Category:Engineering
Location(s):Torquay (UK)
Closing Date:March 31, 2024

Manufacturing Engineering Manager

G&H Torquay

Competitive Salary on offer DOE

Here at G&H Torquay we manufacture a line of active and passive fiber optic components and modules offer the performance and reliability required for some of the most demanding and challenging applications in the world. We are currently recruiting for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager to have overall responsibility for the ME function across the Torquay site. As a member of the site management team, you will have responsibility for improving and defining new products for the release to manufacture following their design phase in site or central development engineering. You’ll also be in control of managing cost improvement objectives and technical support of the operational function.


Provide technical support to manufacturing with respect to product/process design and functionality

Retain the relationship with the Product Management and Product Engineering to ensure constant collaboration.Involvement with projects and in some instances take the lead with customer communication

Manage technical issue escalation process from manufacturing, with the appropriate level of on hand shop floor support in each production area

Drive implementation and maintenance of LEAN and CI practices across the organisation

Achieve budget for labour and material cost reduction in agreement with site objectives

Drive disruptive cost reduction plans into existing processes

Resolve issues with manufacturing when product quality risks are identified

Manage transfer of NPI to release to manufacture, optimising cost through process, material, and yield in collaboration with Product & Development Engineering and Manufacturing

Support the training of new and existing processes, raising training and process corrective actions with manufacturing when required

Establish and maintain best practice operational process for clean rooms.

Drive culture of Manufacturing Engineering excellence

Support Quality, Supply Chain & Manufacturing Managers ensuring all aspects of the business support the needs of our customers

Management and ownership for the collation and presenting of COPQ data, including yield, cycle times

Ideal candidates will have the following;

5+ years’ experience in an engineering or manufacturing leadership role

Experience in Lean Six Sigma and Lean Principles in volume manufacturing essential

Experience in manufacturing environment essential

Engineering (Optics/Electronics/Mechanical/Software) Degree or equivalent preferred

Proven internal presentation skills

Demonstrated leadership skills

Innovation and Creativity

As well as a competitive salary and training, company benefits include;

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Company pension pays 6%

Company bonus scheme

Health Cash Plan and SAYE Scheme