ROXUK00052 – Production Engineers

ROXUK00052 – Production Engineers

Contract duration:


Reporting to:

Production Engineering Manager


Summerfield, Kidderminster

Salary and Additional Benefits:

Competitive Salary, Flexible Working, Success Sharing Bonus Scheme, Company Sick Pay, Company Pension Scheme, Perkbox, Free Parking, Subsidised Canteen


25 + statutory days per annum pro-rata

Hours of Work:

08.00-16.30 Monday to Thursday (30mns lunch break)
08.00-13.00 Friday (no lunch break)

Roxel is an Anglo-French company that designs, develops and manufactures solid propellant rocket motors for use in tactical missiles. Its operations are spread across several sites in the UK and France and it has an annual turnover of about £100M and nearly 700 staff.


The UK operations are entirely based at Summerfield, Kidderminster, where we have a vacancy for permanent Senior and experienced Production Engineers.

Based on the Design Specification, Production Engineering are responsible for the industrialisation of the manufacturing process including but, not exhaustively – Process Flow, MBOM, Production Layout, Material Flow (including packaging design / buffer quantities to support consistent output) and Manufacturing Method. Creation of Capital justification supporting business case approval for customer funded and internal projects. Delivery of high-quality products / components to clearly defined standards.


Responsible for the specification, installation, commissioning and approval of new equipment in accordance to relevant standards, managing contractors and ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to. The role is also responsible for budgetary management, identification and implementation of continuous improvement through processes, working practices and competence levels.

Technical Responsibilities

  • Design / Specify, source and commission production systems to deliver product on time, to quality requirements and cost
  • Production capacity planning and forecasting
  • Support continuous improvement activities in quality with ownership of improvement plans for cycle times, touch times and process improvement through the use of lean techniques and value engineering to enhance the capability of existing processes and remove waste
  • Ensure urgent reaction to production stoppages and provide technical support to daily operational review meetings
  • Perform root cause analysis and implementation of permanent corrective actions
  • Ensure compliance with Change Management Controls
  • Providing the relevant Production Engineering forecast requirements of Hours / materials / other costs to Sales and Marketing to support BID costing process. Provide relevant support portfolio including routing, manufacturing costs, MBOMS.
  • Creation of Capital justifications supporting business case approval for customer funded and internal projects
  • Conduct feasibility review and introduce improvements to reduce material usage
  • Review standards and actuals of projects ensuring OTOCOQ and delivering to forecast
  • Deployment of APQP for new developments and changes in accordance with EN9100 and QMS
  • Deployment of Lean Manufacturing toolkit to deliver Continuous Improvement and Operational excellence
  • Analyse downtime, identify trends and develop solutions
  • Produce written reports and make presentations
  • Undertake continuous training and development
  • Ensure consideration of COSHH, ITAR, COMAH, PUWER legislation and compliance thereof
  • Ensure safety requirements are understood and through consideration of COSHH, ITAR, COMAH, PUWER legislation and compliance thereof legal requirements are met
  • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department
  • Conduct/develop process PFMEA’s and carry out MRL


Relationship Management

  • Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the manufacturing strategy
  • Communicate with stakeholders the impact of market change and potential effects on manufacturing design and development. Recommend solutions without compromising quality or service while optimising cost
  • Stay current and up to date on any technology changes that may affect manufacturing design and development and advise others of any impact



  • Support, comply and ensure complicity with Health & Safety regulations, the Company Handbook, Quality and Environmental standards, and all other Company policies and procedures
  • Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example
  • Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere
  • Anticipates and overcomes obstacles
  • Makes useful links to arrive at insightful plans and solutions
  • Is self-aware
  • Is resilient, optimistic and open to change


Essential Qualifications

  • Relevant engineering / manufacturing qualification HND or above is preferred.

Desirable Qualifications

  •  A minimum level of Green Belt qualification in Lean Manufacturing Techniques
  • Demonstrable experience of lean manufacturing tools
  • Membership of an Industry related Professional body would be advantage


Essential Experience

    • Previous proven experience within a manufacturing environment within Aerospace / Automotive / FMCG or similar
    • Strong working knowledge of technical drawings and plant layouts
    • In depth knowledge and experience of APQP process with an emphasis on creating and developing process flow maps, Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFMEA), Control Plan, Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), and Lean Manufacturing techniques such as Six Sigma, value stream mapping, 6S, KanBan, Kaizen and operational excellence principles
    • Experience in Manufacturing Engineering in an ISO 9001 environment
    • Experience of operating within a strong H&S Culture
    • IT Literate with experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook


Desirable Experience

    • Experience of an EN9100 would be an advantage


  • Person Specification

  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Performance driven and self-motivated
  • Strong Planning and prioritising activities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to present data effectively
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Effective negotiator
  • Ability to negotiate the most complex arrangements with groups and stakeholders

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