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Lead Manufacturing Engineer

Job Title: Lead Manufacturing Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cheshire
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
REF: LCE170524_1715943573
Contact Name: Christine Edwards
Contact Email:
Job Published: 26 days ago

Job Description

Lead Manufacturing Engineer - NPI & Industrialisation

To £60K + great package including; life assurance + professional development + global travel opportunities and much more

Are you a Lead Manufacturing Engineer / Industrial Engineer looking to take the next step in your career? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where your expertise can make a real impact? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

A new and exciting opportunity to join a global leader who are specialists in creating innovative, safety critical equipment used in defence, aerospace and maritime sectors to make the world safer.

You will be at the forefront of driving the efficient transition of products from design to production. This is a hands-on role that requires a strong presence on the shop floor, where you will be leading activities between departments and ensuring seamless coordination.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establishment of functional productivity, capability, continuous improvement objectives to drive change and improve project lead times
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on design for manufacture programmes to enable introduction of new products and processes in a controlled way
  • Provide input to design decisions from feasibility to ensure a robust delivery program
  • Establish production system capability and introduce best practice based on APQP
  • Lead Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) to assess maturity of capability and ensure products are ready for production
  • Conduct process capability studies, takt time analysis, and lead Kaizen events
  • Review of legacy designs for process and design optimisation
  • Provide leadership to industrialisation team, manage project plans and communicate industrialisation strategy to the business
  • Maintain in depth understanding of technology, regulations and best practice through ongoing education, conferences, specialist media etc.


  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Background in manufacturing engineering/industrialisation/NPI, preferably in aerospace or similar regulated environment
  • 6-10 years experience in a leadership role, planning, managing and organising resources within short-medium timescales
  • Hands on, shop floor approach to driving change and making improvements
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong leadership and influential skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Interested? Apply Now or email CV to

At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions.

We recruit for companies that operate in the following industries: Food and Drink Manufacturers, FMCG, Packaging, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Warehousing, Logistics, Waste Management, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Power & Renewable Energy.

Please note that calls to and from the offices of Morgan Ryder Associates Ltd. may be monitored or recorded. This is to ensure compliance with regulatory procedures, record business transactions and for training purposes.