Job Description

Job Location

Farnborough, UK

Type of Job


Salary / Rate

£30,000 - £37,000

Job Ref:


Manufacturing Engineering Team Leader

Our Client based in Farnborough are looking for a Manufacturing Engineering Team Leader for their Machine Shop and Tooling department, on a permanent basis, our client have 4 Manufacturing plants worldwide along with R&D and repair capabilities. Their world renowned expertise, place them at the forefront of suppliers. They have approximately 180 employees in their UK facility which is heavily focused on Design and manufacture.

Job Description

The role of the Manufacturing Team Leader is to be responsible for all aspects of Manufacturing Engineering related to the Machine Shop and the operation of the Tooling process. The Manufacturing Team Leader should ensure that all safety, quality, cost and delivery targets, for the Machine Shop and the tooling process, are achieved in line with the targets set by the Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

The Manufacturing Team Leader will be responsible for all elements of the tooling process from conception, through design, into manufacture and delivery to end “customer”, which incorporates both Tool Manufacturing and Tool Design.

Primary Responsibilities

· Control of all Manufacturing Engineering aspects of the Machine Shop. Ensuring the correct tooling and methods are used to produce components at the correct quality and optimum cost.

· Management of the tooling process, including design, manufacture and procurement.

· Manage people and processes to ensure the production cells and NPI (New Product Introduction) projects are provisioned with the tools to enable manufacture

· Ensure maintenance of tooling business systems e.g. databases. Etc.

· Continually work to improve the Machine Shop working and the tooling process

· Manage the “tooling supply chain”, with support from Purchasing.

· Run a visual management system to ensure clear status reporting to all stakeholders

· Monitor that all relevant safety procedures are being followed and ensure all equipment is working properly and is being operated properly.

· Ensure all processes are correctly documented and regularly audited to ensure compliance



· Strong machine shop background with working knowledge of CNC machines

· Working knowledge of CAD/CAM

· Competent Solidworks user

· Able to use and manage a PDM system for configuration control of tooling

· Good understanding of engineering materials and how to process them

· Experience working with external sub-contractors and off-shore agencies

Interested in this job? Call us on: 0118 981 1110