CADCAM Programmer 2019-05-22T15:32:54+00:00

Job Role – CADCAM Programmer

BCW Automation

Hours of work: Days – Monday – Thursday 7:45am- 5pm, Friday 7:45am-1pm

Overall Purpose of the Role:

Responsible for developing, delivering and improving manufacturing processes, ensuring that machinery downtime is kept to a minimum and that all work is planned in advance to avoid production disruption. Responsible for implementation of production processes and procedures, leading productivity improvements with project based activities, including new product introduction and manufacturing cell design to reduce waste, improve quality and safety, and reduce operating costs.  Manage KPIs and ensure preventative actions are taken to maximise success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • CNC Program generation and implementation (Turn & Mill)
  • Production program & tooling control
  • Identify manufacturing needs for new products in development
  • Design new systems and processes and provide facilities & methods to ensure the cost-effective integration of new products or for the improvement of existing ones into manufacturing operations
  • Ensure all product and system requirements are taken into account from the initial product conception to the finished result
  • Assist with shop floor layout and cell designs
  • Identify fixture and tooling requirements
  • Generating production documentation
  • Reduce variability in manufacturing by providing standard work methods and work instructions
  • Ensure product and process quality meets specifications required
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analysing and planning work flow, space requirements and equipment layout
  • Remove waste from the processes
  • Organise plant start-up and shut-down schedules to ensure minimum loss of production time
  • Plan and organise maintenance
  • Respond to breakdowns
  • Report down time and possible trends
  • Support and lead continuous improvement, problem solving and process improvement activities
  • Carry out FMEAs, (Failure Mode Effects Analysis) process documentation and implement improvements
  • Poka Yoke (error proofing) where possible to prevent errors
  • Investigate production and process issues providing technical support and training
  • Keep up with current and developing engineering trends
  • Undertake special projects as required
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities
  • Quality control of work by appropriate reviews
  • Support and lead process improvement activities
  • Write reports and present progress at project meetings
  • Achieve goals within budget
  • Manage the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions
  • Undertake continuous training and development
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems

Key skills

  • Independently determines approach and assigned tasks
  • Understanding manufacturing processes
  • Understanding engineering, scientific and other technical information
  • Strong problem-solving skills and logical approach
  • Understand lean manufacturing
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Planning and prioritising activities
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to present data effectively
  • Understanding of Health and Safety practices
  • Team working skills
  • Analytical skills
  • PC skills
  • Exercises latitude and technical judgement in deciding work methods
  • Ability to train the work group and lead teams within the work group
  • Ability to manage group to achieve goals within budget
  • Good understanding of customer expectations and deliverables with an awareness of the impact of failure/cost of poor quality

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree preferred, A Levels, ONC, City & Guilds level 3, BTec National Diploma Level 3, IVQ Technician Diploma, or equivalent NVQ level 3 qualification
  • Professional accreditation with an industry related body would be advantageous
  • Ability to use CAD
  • Ability to design processes and layouts
  • Experience of FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), Kaizen/A3 (continuous improvement and problem solving) process improvement and Poka Yoke (error proofing) techniques
  • Significant work experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment, preferably automotive
  • Understanding of design and production costs to include waste, downtime, scrap and re-work

If you are interested in this vacancy please see attached job role profile. All applicants must submit a CV and a covering letter detailing how they meet the person specification and suitability for the role. Please clearly mark all correspondence in accordance with the job role you are applying for and send to: recruitment@bcw-engineering.co.uk