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Manufacturing/Production Engineer ( R-00073764 )

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Engineer



Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom


Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Resolve production related issues and drive improvement efforts.

  • Develop and maintain manufacturing documentation for all relevant products.

  • Experience with managing Bills of Materials, working with ERP systems (Costpoint).

  • Experience managing changes via ECO’s and working with suppliers and engineering teams to manage end of life and other material related issues.

  • Experience with writing and updating assembly procedures, for electro mechanical products.

  • CAD proficiency. Solidworks is a plus.

  • Comfort level managing projects and interacting with shop floor personnel.

  • Support quality system and product focused efforts.

  • Work as necessary with suppliers and other Leidos departments to resolve issues.

In addition:

  • Documentation Development release through document control

  • Manufacturing Bill of Materials development and ongoing administration and updates from product improvements or obsolescence.

  • Analysis of technical parameters for obsolete parts and identification of sources for direct replacement parts that meet form, fit and function requirements.

  • Routine review and action of parts obsolescence backlog as supply chain signals are provided for obsolete components or parts.

  • Supporting assessment and collaborative resolution of complex cross-functional technical issues amongst multiple diverse stakeholders.

  • Driving results through the development, implementation and maintenance of rigorous processes, tools, schedules and metrics

  • Maintaining current data and providing status on technical and schedule performance issues.

  • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes and workflows to identify areas that could benefit from changes and improvements.

  • Apply working knowledge of product design and assembly to the manufacturing process

  • Create processes and procedures to help assembly technicians create workflow efficiencies to enhance quality and streamline production.

  • Establish an effective and efficient work sequence

  • Devise new solutions to existing manufacturing problems

  • Develop standardized design criteria across product lines where possible.

  • Support New Product Introductions as new products are migrated into the Vista Manufacturing facility.

Basic Qualifications

Requires BS and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8 + years experience in a high tech manufacturing environment, Experience with AutoCad and/or SolidWorks is preferred.

  • Must be able to understand engineering drawings, Bills of Materials, and operational procedures

  • Must have extensive experience writing and reviewing Engineering Change Orders


  • Strong ability to manage in a matrix organization, understanding regional needs, tracking P&L and reporting to senior management

  • Interpersonal savvy in prioritizing customer needs with effective business decisions

  • Personal sense of integrity and trust

  • Ability to identify, prioritize, and manage critical issues, to avoid escalations/conflicts at a later stage

  • Effective time management skills

  • Ability to translate data into actionable information

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Engineering, Program, Product, Quality, Service, and Sales Management

  • Service Support (Service Admin, Spare Parts, Contracts, Technical Support, Training)

  • Supply Chain Organization (Purchasing, Import/Export Team, Logistics Broker, Planners, Fulfillment Team)

  • Finance

  • Technical oversight of Functional Configuration Audit planning and execution as new products are migrated.

Pay Range: