Manufacturing Engineer

Job ID: #32289

Manufacturing Engineer


£35,000 – £50,000

The Recruitment Bunker is recruiting for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer for a leading Automotive Group based in Coventry.

The key purpose of the role will be to provide safe documented control systems, designed to facilitate automotive manufacturing assemblies with a Right First Time methodical approach and will contribute to the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

Overview of the Role

  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Salary: £35,000 – £50,000
  • Holidays: 25 days plus 8 Bank Holidays
  • Pension / Healthcare / Life Insurance
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Location: Coventry

Company Overview
The DRVN Automotive Group are a sector leading automotive group, specialising in the design, manufacture, and distribution of luxury automotive brands, recognised globally for our commitment to innovation, quality, and engineering, centred around a world-class customer experience


  • Serve in a cross-functional environment with engineering, manufacturing, sourcing, product management and suppliers to optimise manufacturability
  • Support AME in program activities for NPI to produce Manufacturing Engineering key targets
  • Implement and develop documentation processes and tooling through approved portfolio project and change management release processes
  • Ensure all necessary product information (BOP, PFMEA, Process Flow charts, Work Instruction sheets, etc) are current and readily available
  • Prepare capital expenditure estimates for new product and existing product change by evaluation of equipment and tooling costs
  • Implementation and CI of documentation, production tooling, equipment, and operator training to meet standards and final sign-off requirements
  • Procure tooling, Equipment, and materials through internal purchasing system
  • Document and concepts that include specification of equipment and make recommendations for the technical selection of purchased equipment
  • Introduce lean manufacturing principles to optimise effectiveness of the manufacturing operations
  • Support AME by Identifying, investigating, testing, and validating new innovative process technology and work methods to be implemented
  • Serve as a critical supplier to Manufacturing/Production, understanding their needs and able to effectively communicate to contain and resolve concerns and issues
  • Provide support to less experienced process engineers
  • May Mentor other team members
  • Follow and adhere to all company policies and procedures including Health and Safety protocols
  • Implement 5S initiatives.

Essential Skills

  • HNC qualification or equivalent in Manufacturing engineering or equivalent
  • Min 3- 5 years’ time served expert Manufacturing Engineer with experience of working within an Automotive/Manufacturing environment with relevant experience as a Manufacturing/Process/Production Engineer within a fast paced, forward-thinking business
  • Strong background covering Manufacturing Engineering principles
  • Be a strong advocate for Quality in the company and outside, with suppliers and other stakeholders
  • An understanding of industry and regulatory requirements such Quality System Regulations (IATF16949, ISO9001, 5S, TPM, KPI’s)
  • Experienced in generating standard work instructions, man assignments and process flows
  • Able to identify risks, use problem-solving techniques, develop, and safely implement new processes within a production and manufacturing environment
  • Experience with BOM’s and Change Management processes
  • Understand lean manufacturing and 5S principles
  • Proven ability to liaise and communicate with other departments, suppliers, and other service providers
  • Lean experience and able to manage CI projects
  • Ability to manage one’s own time and prioritise workload accordingly across multiple projects
  • Be an effective team member, working with colleagues to ensure smooth workflow with maximum output
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Packages
  • Must have IDLR/Full Rights to Work in UK – Sponsorship or Work Permits will not be accepted/ provided.


Desirable Skills

  • Experience of Body in White and working with carbon fibre, competency in CAD design packages.


 Please note we do not provide sponsorships to those who require it and will only accept applications from those who have full rights to work in the UK with no restrictions and IDLR/Full Settlement status. Please provide status on applications.

Our inclusive workplace welcomes and values all candidates from all backgrounds, we believe that diversity enhances our ability to innovate and serve our customers effectively. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to create an environment where everyone feels respected, supported, and able to bring their authentic selves to work. If you require any reasonable adjustments to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.


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