Process Engineer | Packaging | Design Engineer | Layout Engineer

Process Engineer | Packaging | Design Engineer | Layout Engineer

We are seeking a skilled Process Engineer | Packaging | Manufacturing Engineer to join a globally recognised company that turn over £1.5 billion a year they have an expanding team with exciting projects within the packing/corrugated industry.

You would need to be a skilled and experienced engineer within packing/corrugated processes helping with cycle times, cardboard, gluing and improvement processes.

Key skills needed:

Understands the process of packaging (boxes)

Process Engineering

Folding | Glueing | making of boxes into bigger boxes | Die Cut Blanks

Glue Folder

Picking up banded groups

Box erector

product input

Supply fold | Glue & packaging

Packaging Industry

Layout and Design

Worked out types of palatizing equipment needed

Analyses type of robots needed for package solution including weight, location and length.

Chooses the best heads for the packaging

 

Type: Contract

Rate: £35-£40 per hour.

Location: Midlands

 

Controls Engineer | Software Engineer | Automation Engineer | Robot

Controls Engineer | Software Engineer | Automation Engineer | Robot

Connect 4 are working with a globally recognised company that turn over £1.5 Billion a year. They are now recruiting an experienced Controls Engineer | Software Engineer | Automation Engineer to help with the company’s recent expansion.

As an Controls Engineer | Software Engineer | Automation Engineer you will work as part of a team ensuring the delivery of the projects to the customer. As part of your duties you will clarify what is required from the customer, produce the design documents, liaising with customer to ensure delivery time is met and customer satisfaction. The role will involve travelling to and working from customer sites.

 

The key skills needed for this position will be working with PLC, Robotics, Welding, Riveting, B&R, Controls, Automation, Automotive.

 

The key skills needed

PLC – S7, Omron, Mitsubishi or B&R

Create new coding and develop exiting coding

Robotics

Automotive

Welding

Riveting

Controls

Automation

 

Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Rate: £30-40 per hour or £40,000 – £50,000pa

 

Project Buyer | Buyer | Purchasing | Supply chain

Project Buyer | Buyer | Purchasing | Supply chain

We are working with a Robotics company based in the midlands that are seeking a skilled Project Buyer.

Being the project buyer you will be working in the supply chain department and will need to present the following skill set and experience: Project Buying, excellent communication with other department, RFQ experience, Microsoft Office, Engineering and Manufacturing industry, SAP.

Skills gained from an extensive purchasing background within a fast-paced engineering environment.

The Buyer will develop, monitor and implement purchasing processes. They will co-ordinate and control all aspects of supply and manage purchasing issues.

Key tasks for the Buyer include:

– Strategy planning

– Managing supplier relationships

– Sourcing new products/programs

– Control all expenditure

– Identify emerging market sourcing opportunities

– Annual cost improvement negotiations

– Developing opportunities to improve design, cost and quality

– Project Buying

– Excellent communication with other department

– RFQ experience

– Microsoft Office

– Engineering and Manufacturing industry

– SAP.

Type: Contract

Rate: £19.50 – £23 per hour

Location: West Midlands

Process Engineer | Manufacturing Engineer

Process Engineer | Manufacturing Engineer

Connect 4 are working with a globally recognised company that turn over £1.5 Billion a year. The company has recently opened a vacancy for a Process engineer to support the project manager through the definition of detailed and accurate processes based on customer product drawings and specifications. Duties would include providing detailed analysis and design of assembly processes that accurately reflect product drawings, specifications and manufacturing considerations, including Automation Process Engineer, Good working knowledge of AutoCAD, Knowledge of joining methods, Good working knowledge of Catia V5 and tool design, Understanding of RobCad and complete cell design, Good general level of computer literacy,

– Method of assembly, i.e. manual vs. automation process choice, flow, throughput optimization, tooling and handling

– Recommendation of location strategy

– Recommendation of best practices or alternative processes

– Assignment of process synthetics to actions so as to establish process cycle times

Key skills needed:

  • Automation Process Engineer
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of joining methods
  • Good working knowledge of Catia V5 and tool design
  • Understanding of RobCad and complete cell design
  • Good general level of computer literacy

Type: Long term Contract

Rate: £30 – £40 ph

Location: West Midlands

Layout Engineer | Facility Engineer | Facilities Engineer

Layout Engineer | Facility Engineer | Facilities Engineer

Connect 4 are working with a globally recognised company that turn over £1.5 Billion a year. They are now recruiting a layout engineer to join the expanding team. As a layout engineer you’ll be responsible to provide layout technical solution within the Customers timing, cost constraints and expectations, prepare timely and accurate technical specifications to customer and product requirements, effectively interact with the Process, Design and RobCad teams so as to create and maintain accurate Plant Layout drawings, taking lean manufacturing principles into account.

 

Key Skills needed:

Layout Engineer | Facility Engineer | Facilities Engineer

Experience working with AutoCAD, Factory CAD and Vision MockUp

Knowledge of Catia V5

Good understanding of factory simulation techniques

Good working knowledge of MS Project

Awareness of lean manufacturing methodologies

 

Type: Long Term Contract

Rate: £30 – £40 ph

Location: Rugby

Technical Leader | Technical Manager | Senior Design Engineer

Technical Leader | Technical Manager | Senior Design Engineer

Connect 4 are working with a globally recognised company that turn over £1.5 Billion a year. The company has recently opened a vacancy for a Technical Leader. This is a brilliant role for an experienced mechanical engineer, who will be responsible for leading a team of engineers for the duration of a project. The main duties will be to manage and monitor complex projects to ensure they are running to specification, on time and to budget, to plan, organize, assign, review and evaluate the work of the engineering project team, is responsible for the solution Design, CATIA, Robcad, volume, quality, installation Risk Assessment, PFMEA, Safety & CE Risk Assessment and MFMEA.

 

Key skills needed:

  • Technical Leader | Technical Manager | Senior Design Engineer
  • Manage and monitor complex projects to ensure they are running to specification, on time and to budget
  • Plan, organize, assign, review and evaluate the work of the engineering project team
  • Responsible for the solution Design, volume, quality, installation Risk Assessment, PFMEA, Safety & CE Risk Assessment and MFMEA.
  • Considerable experience within the Automotive/Manufacturing industry
  • Ability to design tooling for the BIW Automotive Sector including welding/riveting and Roller Hemming
  • Good working knowledge of CAE programs including Catia, RobCad, vision MockUp etc.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office 2013 particularly Excel & Powerpoint

 

Type: Long term Contract

Rate: £30 – £40 ph

Location: Rugby

R&M Quality Engineer | Quality Engineer | Reliability & Maintainability Engineer

R&M Quality Engineer | Quality Engineer | Reliability & Maintainability Engineer

Connect 4 are working with a company that has recently won prestigious projects in the automotive sector, including an £80million project in the North West.

Because of the growth of the business they are seeking a highly skilled and motivated person who will be responsible for the complete delivery of the R&M 5-point process which will meet / exceed customer expectations within timing and cost constraints.

Being the experienced Quality Professional, you will work closely with Technical leaders, Project teams & Customers.

The R&M Quality Engineer is required to have the following skills and experience:

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • To manage and monitor complex R&M projects to ensure they are running to specification & on time
  • To plan, organise, review and evaluate their work load to ensure project timings are met
  • To Lead the project teams in investigation of quality issues using problem solving tools & reporting results to Customer using 8D .
  • To manage & maintain the R&M Master Schedule throughout the project ensuring timings are in line with Project Master Schedule
  • To create and maintain Environmental reports
  • To Lead and facilitate PFMEAs with project teams & Customer
  • To support the Technical Leaders & Site Plant Team when required
  • Can manage multiple projects at any given time.
  • Analyse & report top issues from equipment data capture
  • Identify & create Reliability growth plans
  • Document evidence within each folder of the 5 point process
  • Create Life cycle costs for all zones determining the complete facility cost over a 10y period
  • Collate Bill of Materials & equipment lists for the purpose of spare part management
  • Will be responsible for liaising with Customer & Suppliers to arrange project specific training
  • Will Plan and manage Supplier Application sign off through Design, Installation & Run at Rate for commodity equipment.

Essential Skills/Abilities

  • Experience within the Quality department of Automotive/Manufacturing industry
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels both internally & Customers / Suppliers
  • Excellent knowledge of Problem solving techniques & tools
  • Experience in APQP
  • Good working knowledge of FMEAs
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office particularly Excel & PowerPoint

Desired Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of Jaguar Land Rover’s working practices and procedures
  • Ability to lead a multi-functional team in PFMEA & Lessons Learnt
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Originality: the ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. This includes the ability to curb or limit creativity when customer requirements and /or commonality of designs dictates.
  • Ability to interpret DES & FRPs to report TA, MTTR & MTBF figures
  • Training: Ability to train Project teams in the principles of R&M

Type: Contract

Duration: Ongoing

Location: Midlands (some UK travel to customer sites will be required.)

Rate: £19 – £25.00ph

Project Change Controller | Change Controller

Project Change Controller | Change Controller

Connect 4 are working with a company that has recently won prestigious projects in the automotive sector, including an £80million project in the North West.

Because of the growth of the business they are seeking a highly skilled and motivated person who will be responsible for coordinating the full change request / change order lifecycle through the various functions of the business. Being the Project Change Controller you’ll need to prepare cost and commercial response, lead change meetings both internally and externally, support the Programme management team with budget preparation and report weekly KPI.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate change requests from the customer
  • Maintain tracking documentation
  • Estimate and prepare cost/sell responses to change requests
  • First point of contact with customer on change requests
  • Preparation of budget documentation for Project teams
  • Run Change request meetings internally and with the customer

 Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MS Office competent specifically Excel
  • Engineering experience preferred but not essential
  • Ability to communicate with confidence and professionalism at all levels of the company
  • Wiliness to learn

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Science based degree with no engineering/change experience
  • or
  • Basic engineering experience with HNC in engineering/manufacturing/science
  • Experience of the Visual Basic would be an advantage
  • Able to work without a team
  • Analytical thinker
  • Confident liaising with customers

Type: Contract

Duration: Ongoing

Location: Midlands

Rate: £16 – £20.00ph

Controls Project Engineer | Project Engineer | Controls

Controls Project Engineer | Project Engineer | Controls

Connect 4 are working with a company that has recently won prestigious projects in the automotive sector, including an £80million project in the North West.

Because of the growth of the business they are seeking a highly skilled and motivated person who will be responsible for managing a Controls team and coordinate with sales, estimating, mechanical and Controls TL’s and installation and commissioning team.

  • Understand the requirements for Controls Hardware, Fluids, Software design, the interface requirements with equipment needs, to produce an estimate that supports the proposed solutions.
  • Develop relationships with the Customer to ensure they are confident with technical solutions, costs & resource support / strategy to deliver the project.
  • Manage a team of Controls engineers and respective TL’s supporting the delivery of Control System projects.
  • Demonstrate Lessons learnt are being followed up.
  • At all times be aware of the project status including timing and scope changes.
  • Be able to support all Controls, robotic and joining technical issues.
  • Be able to support and coordinate the design and commissioning of PLC / Safety software, robot programming and joining technology activities if required.
  • Visit the Customer to ensure what was agreed is being delivered & understand new project work strategies.
  • Support Customer changes with cost & technical solutions.
  • Be prepared to support the controls teams on the customers sites as required to deliver the project within the agreed restraints.
  • Close the project in a timely manner including producing all required documentation.
  • Complete Systems training to the customer if required.
  • Develop and manage Budget KPI trackers including Actual and CTC activity, maintaining hours and cost control of all elements of Controls deliverables.
  • Develop, instruct and monitor progress and resources in all areas of Controls deliverables to ensure on time delivery and quality.
  • Manage Quality Assurance process, checklists, milestone events and sign offs.

Person / Experience Required

  • Must have worked on Industrial Automation solutions preferably within the BIW/PWT sectors
  • Proven background and history within project coordination, delivery, technical leadership and equipment commissioning.
  • Be conversant and experienced with PLC & Robotic Systems
  • Be conversant and experienced with Motion Control Systems.
  • Be conversant with Microsoft main stream software packages that must include MS Project.
  • Strong communication skills at all levels.
  • Demonstrable experience of problem solving & implementation of countermeasures.
  • Be prepared if required to work within our Sectors of the Company’s organization to support International projects and use of common standards.

Qualifications

  • Minimum HNC in Electrical Engineering and have an appreciation of Mechanical / Robotic engineering.
  • Training qualification to support PLC programming.
  • Experience of main stream joining technologies, such as spot welding, riveting and sealant
  • Significant customer site working experience.
  • Formal project management qualifications / experience preferred

Type: Contract

Duration: Ongoing

Location: Midlands

Rate: £30-£40ph

Health & Safety Advisor | H&S Advisor | Nebosh

Health & Safety Advisor | H&S Advisor | Nebosh

Connect 4 are working with a company that has recently won prestigious projects in the automotive sector, including an £80million project in the North West.

Because of the growth of the business they are seeking a highly skilled and motivated person who will be responsible for the Health and safety on an automotive site in Halewood.

Being the Health and Safety advisor, you will be required to communicate between the client and main contractor on site, ensuring the safety on site is kept to a high standard whilst maintaining good relationships with everyone to improve working safety.

Key Skills:

Health and Safety Cert Nebosh or equivalent

Automotive experience

RAMs

Risk Assessments

Type: Contract

Duration: Ongoing

Location: Midlands

Rate: £19-£25ph