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Chandlers Ford Headquarters
Business Unit:
Pump Sales
Salary Details:
£Competitive rate inline with skills & qualifications
Advertising End Date:
31 Jul 2019
Our Business Unit

Selwood are proud to Design, Manufacture and produce Pumps which are synonymous with quality, longevity and reliability, and are operating across the world in some of the most challenging environments and demanding of projects.

Selwood's success is driven by the work of our Design and Production teams within our manufacturing facilities based in Chandlers Ford Hampshire.

This is an exciting time to join Selwood as we drive our business forward and build on a foundation of 70 year’s success within our industry.

About The Role
To complement our teams and to continually drive quality through the manufacturing process we are inviting applications for the position of Production Engineer.

The Production Engineer will provide engineering support to Pump manufacturing & paint with focus on process improvement (To include projects), New Product Introduction (NPI), and resolution of Safety , Quality/ Delivery / Cost and Inventory (SQDCI) issues.
This role is a fundamental link between the Production floor and our R&D department requiring high levels of communication to ensure best practice and efficiencies within the full manufacturing process.
Reporting to the Production Manager, this role will have the technical responsibility for the part specific production support as well as quality cost and delivery (QCD) improvements associated with their parts. This responsibility will include drive to zero defects (DZD) and and yield improvement activity and validation of new tooling for business continuity and rate purposes.
Main Responsibilities:

Duties for the Production Engineer will be wide ranging and varied. Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Advise on design for Production.
  • Problem solving to resolve issues within a manufacturing environment.
  • Primary interface between design office and production.
  • Design of Lean manufacturing calls for one piece flow, including assembly and test / calibration processes.
  • Advising of jigs and tooling design.
  • Problem solving to resolve issues within a manufacturing environment.
  • Guidance on assembly / fitting techniques
  • Implementing best practice for health and safety. 
  • Identifying and progressing CI projects including raising non-conformance's
  • Drive technical solutions
  • Analysis of cost improvements
  • Driving all drawing/BoM changes originating from shop floor.
  • Mentor / Coach operators
  • Assisting with the development of manufacturing specifications and build standards
Qualifications / Competencies:


  • HNC / Foundation degree or equivalent experience in relevant discipline (Manufacturing / Process Engineering or other related technical discipline).
  • Background in Lean manufacturing process engineering.
  • Experience in the design / specification of Lean manufacturing process, production line ergonomics, and jig / fixture specification / design. Understanding of
  • Problem solving skills in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of writing work instructions and documenting best practice.
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to identify, own project plans and to drive project success. 
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD and PDM software desirable.
  • Previous history of people management in a supervisory capacity
  • Evidence of independent working with responsibility.
  • Strong interest in production technology, and experience of working in a highly regulated industry desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills (ability to relate to staff of all levels / disciplines).
What we can offer you

Selwood are pleased to offer a Competitive Salary, 24 days + Bank Holidays, Pension scheme and Company sick pay. Parking on site.

Selwood are committed to the continual development and training of our teams.

Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week.