Process Plating Engineer - Manufacturing (M/F)

  • Company : Carbon60
  • Localisation : Berkshire, Reading - UK - South East England
  • Position : Process Plating Engineer - Manufacturing
  • Type of Contract : Fixed-term contract
  • Date of publication : 2017-07-19

Job Description

Carbon60 are seeking a Plating Process Engineer to join a large international aerospace company based in Reading, within this role you will be reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

Within this role you will tasked in providing guidance and leadership in the introduction of new / improvement of existing processes within an established plating shop.
This will ensure that the Company is able to manufacture all of its products to the required specification, quality, timescale and cost.

Job Functions:

Plan procedures and methods to ensure best practice and high efficiency.
Highlight current process problems and integrate improvements. Support initiatives in instruction, training and checking work of other workers plating as required. Create proposals for cost savings and productivity improvements in manufacture. Make recommendations regarding new plant/equipment and factory layout, participate and /or carry out inspection functions eg first offs, plating quality and surface finishes. Provide information on performance, e.g. achievement to standard, reject records and any other agreed documentation for continuous improvement means. Able to work from provisional and verbal instructions. Assist in creation of detailed drawings and written specifications. Purchase and maintain tools necessary to perform job. Perform a variety of plating operations on parts or sub-assemblies to process through an established sequence to impart a coating of the required type, eg. Copper, silver, gold. Produce and maintain accurate manufacturing time synthetics and routings to allow efficient shop floor planning. Respond to requests for quotation within the desired timeframe and to an acceptable level of accuracy. Periodically mix solutions using appropriate testing devices and introduce additives per Quality Managers directives. Regulate current input and plating time to obtain the desired thickness of plate. Work to close tolerances, strict inspection standards, and critical operating requirements. Visually inspect parts and assemblies for defects and dimensions, using a microscope if required and repair any defects if possible. Recognise obvious defective or damaged parts, incorrect sizes, and/or faulty workmanship. Recommend changes to improve quality and productivity to management Set up / support the waste treatment procedures and monitor plating room safety. Detect and report improper operation, faulty equipment, defective materials, and unusual conditions to Plating shop supervisor. Implement 5S Practices to ensure a clean tidy and safe environment. Follow established company rules and regulations and maintain quality standards. Recommend improvements to existing manufacturing processes, methods and tooling that will enable the economic and accurate manufacture of products. Work with Production Scheduling to identify and alleviate potential bottlenecks in the manufacturing process. Responsible for the adherence of the Companys working practices, methods and processes to all
current and future Health and Safety legislation. Control manufacturing costs in relation to budget allocation. Work to reduce variety and standardise where possible. Collate and analyse scrap and other metrics within the production areas and drive improvements Move material as necessary in performance of duties. Assist in other areas of the Company as required against reasonable requests.


Qualification in Mechanical Engineering (ONC/D, HNC/D, C&G or other similar) or equivalent experience is essential.
MRP or ERP training experience.
FMEA training is desirable.
Lean Manufacturing training is desirable.
Technical Drawing or CAD training is desirable.


An indentured apprenticeship, craft or technical qualification is desirable but relevant specialist
experience is acceptable.

Experience and Competencies:

Minimum 5 years experience in a machine shop environment.
Minimum 1 year as a supervisor in a machine shop environment.
Competent in setting up and using machine tools.
Competent in using precision measurement equipment.

Physical Demands:

Some manual handling of product would be required.

Workplace Environment:

Open plan machine shop.
Noise levels and dust typically associated with a machine shop environment.
PPE will be supplied as required.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency.

Required profile

Plating, Copper, Gold, Silver, Manufacturing, Production, process
  • Start date : ASAP
  • Term : Contract
  • Experience Required : 5 to 10 years
  • Salary : Excellent Rates of pay
  • References : 53784_1500459547
  • Activity area : Aerospace Manufacturing

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