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Entry Level Manufacturing Engineer

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Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Bad Boy®, TUG™ and Douglas™ brands; Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

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Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. 

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Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd are seeking an Entry Level Manufacturing Engineer to join the Company in Summer 2019. The Entry Level Manufacturing Engineer will lead step change improvements within all areas of Operations as well as driving incremental improvements using Lean methodology to improve our product quality, manufacturing efficiency and reducing our manufacturing costs without compromising health and safety.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

New Product Introduction

  • Assess component designs and determine manufacturing methods for the production of new parts to ensure capability and cost targets are met.
  • Working as part of a cross functional team to conduct FMEA’s and control plans where appropriate to ensure processes are suitably assessed and controlled in line with Quality targets and expectations.
  • Determine work flow requirements based on volume, cost and quality targets to ensure single piece flow where possible or present justifications for cellular or batch production as appropriate.
  • Provide facilities, tools and gauges in line with project timing plans to ensure phase gate readiness.
  • Manage Departmental Timing Plans and Open Issue Lists to ensure overall project compliance.
  • Continually assess new technologies for integration into operations to maintain competitive advantage.
  • Define Capital Equipment purchases and justification to support NPI (New Product Introduction).
  • Provide hands on support to the Production Team during phase gate sign off to ensure processes meet output targets.

Process Improvement

  • Provide hands on support to the Production Department to ensure Quality, Cost and Effectiveness Targets are met.
  • Constantly seek opportunities for improvement, utilising metrics, statistical tools and best practice to drive improvement outcomes..
  • Provide full support to production processes and utlilise problem solving and technical tools such as SPC, FMEA and control plans to drive data driven improvements in current and new processes.
  • Implement and develop key measurables to identify and drive business improvements within the department.
  • Develop and implement significant improvements in department wide processes, procedures and systems.
  • Implement Standard Operating Procedures across all areas of responsibility.
  • Health and Safety awareness will be amongst your main priorities and Health and Safety guidelines should be actively adhered to and promoted.
  • Create suitable structure for site wide Process Improvement Initiatives.
  • Identify Process Improvement Projects suitable for Kaizen or team based improvement activity i.e. cost reduction, yield increase, cycle time reduction to create value enhancement for the business.
  • Co-ordinate Project Teams and report on implementation of Process Improvement Projects.
  • Manage and identify opportunities to eliminate process bottlenecks and troubleshoot processes for their relevance.
  • Develop and implement Process Control Techniques and Procedures into Production Environments.
  • In co-ordination with the Quality Team, create and update procedures as required by New Products and Process Improvements.
  • Mentoring and developing of Process Improvement Candidates.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in Manufacturing Engineering or similar.
  • Prior internships or placements in a Manufacturing role is advantageous.
  • Experience of Process Engineering within an Operations Environment is advantageous, including Cell Layout, Manufacturing Process and Work Station Design is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Techniques and Six Sigma.
  • Strong problem solving skills and knowledge of PFMEA, SPC and Quality Control Techniques.
  • Knowledge of CAD systems to generate design of parts and tooling.
  • Ability to work with staff at differing levels.
  • An understanding of ISO & OHSAS requirements.
  • Strong communication skills and customer focused.
  • Ability to assess and upgrade procedures and systems.
  • Strong commercial acumen.
  • Versatile and a self-starter able to work without supervision.


  • Competitive salary.
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
  • Free Parking.
  • Pension Scheme (max Company contribution is 6%).
  • Life Assurance x4 of your annual salary if contributing in the pension scheme.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 273824
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £26,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Ipswich (Suffolk)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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