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Networx Published: August 13, 2017
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Job Title: Production Engineer

Location: Sheffield (S9) commutable from Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield

About Sheffield Forgemasters:

Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd is a world leader in supplying total engineering packages to solve industry's needs. As the world's largest independently owned forgemaster, SFIL specialises in a broad range of heavy steel forgings and steel castings as well as stocking steel ingot and bar.

The Company has improved its performance by more than £6million in the past 12 months. Year-end figures for 2016 show the Company approaching break-even with a £0.9 million pre-tax loss compared to a 2015 pre-tax loss of £7.6 million.

Aspects of the business plan which have aided the Company's change in fortunes include site-wide efficiency measures through continued investment and an aggressive drive towards new markets.

New orders of significant value have been won in recent months and with the business working towards its strategy and change program, now is an exciting time to join us.

We have an award winning apprenticeship program and currently employ over 30 apprentices across our site in all disciplines.

You can read more on our website!

What does the role involve day to day?

Due to the investment in new machines within our South Machine Shop this brand new role has been created to provide support and focus on the introduction, commissioning and defining best practice for these two new machines: a Large VTL and a Large Ram Mill, in support of a strategic customer contract.

The purpose of this role as Production Engineer will be to learn the workings of the new machine tools before they are operational by utilising training from the machine tool manufacturer. The Production Engineer will then use these skills as part of the commissioning process and the individual will then be responsible for the training of the machine operators, and the current team of Production Engineers in programming in the most optimum way ensuring the machines are utilised to their full potential. The Production Engineer will then play a key part in developing new machining methods for already existing products to ensure cycle times are reduced in line with the expectations of the machine.

As this is a new position, it is anticipated that the role will initially involve spending at least 3-4 weeks (Per machine) in Spain to be trained on the controls and programming for both BOST Machines. Following this the Production Engineer will then transfer their learnt skills to the current engineering team. As mentioned the successful applicant will then be responsible for training the operatives during the commissioning process.

What are we looking for from applicants?

Our ideal applicant will be Apprentice trained as a CNC Machinist / Setter / Operator and will have the ability to read complex engineering drawings. Experience working on a 5 axis machine is essential along with the ability to use CAD/CAM software (ideally Unigraphics), in particular the manufacturing application.

This role would be suited to someone who has a sound knowledge of programming CNC Machines for Turning and Milling as well as knowledge of modern Milling and Turning cutters and methods.

As the role is a new position, it is essential that the successful applicant has a flexible and adaptable attitude to manufacturing and has also previously been involved in the commissioning process of new machinery, and involvement in training others on new machinery.

This role will involve travel and the appointed person must be able and willing to travel as part of the role.

Team working as well as the ability to work on your own initiative and make decisions where several options are available is key to being successful in this role.

Contract type: Permanent, Hours of work Monday – Friday primarily office hours 07.45 – 16.00.

Pay: c. £36,500 DOE

What can we offer you in return?

25 days annual leave plus the 8 statutory days, 33 days in total. We provide a stakeholder pension scheme with up to 4% Employers contribution. Due to our excellent location we are able to provide free onsite parking. For being a Sheffield Forgemasters employee we are able to offer a discount to the Westfield Health Cash Plan Scheme. We also provide an online discounted benefits package, child care voucher scheme and comprehensive training for all roles.

If you think you have what it takes to join Sheffield Forgemasters, review our full job description and apply now!

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