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United Technologies Corporation Head Of Manufacturing Engineering - Actuation Systems in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Job ID: 41931

City: Wolverhampton

State: England

Country: United Kingdom

Category: Manufacturing, Systems

Job Type: Full-time

Description:

Position: Head Of Manufacturing Engineering - Actuation Systems

Location, Wolverhampton

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers' toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn't be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organisation, as well as our engineers -- a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Purpose of the Role

The successful applicant will:

  • Be based in Wolverhampton, UK or St Ouen, France and will be the Leader of a team of experts operating across CollinsAerospace - Actuation Systems.

  • Have a highly developed capability and experience and leadership in manufacturing engineering.

  • Have the ability to make high level business assessments of project status and risks

  • Have the ability to engage in detail issues, a strategic thinker.

  • Have proven leadership skills

The expert team will be deployed:

  • To help the product introduction teams to identify risks and develop mitigation plans for current product introduction programs to avoid failures in qualification and service and to ensure that the equipment is productionised and achieving the target cost.

  • To deploy best practice NPI processes across Collins Aerospace Actuation Systems (PPAP, DMF/DFA , Should Cost etc..)

  • To develop guidelines from technology acquisition programs to ensure trouble free product introduction

  • To work with business development to maximise the win chance for new business capture

  • To help develop and enact manufacturing and technology strategies

Principle Duties / Responsibilities

  • Develop, contribute to and enact an Collins Aerospace Actuation Systems wide Manufacturing and Technology strategy

  • Develop guidelines to de-risk future product introduction for projects being worked in current technology acquisition programs

  • Identify and develop discriminating approaches for manufacturing products

  • Ensure that the products are designed with full regard being given to productionisation -- addressing DFM, DFA, DTC, PPAP and PRA

  • Help the product introduction team to strike an optimum balance between the often conflicting requirements of DFM, DFA, DTC, PPAP and PRA

  • Develop the manufacturing engineering capability across APS aligned to technology & C of E Strategy by developing people and processes through training and leading by example

  • To understand the manufacturing engineering skills and experience across APS and to identify where personnel could be deployed and developed to add maximum value

  • To understand the tools that are available to assist in manufacturing engineering for both drawing production and the analysis and risk assessment of components and products and to ensure that the optimum tool set is deployed across Collins Aerospace Actuation Systems and utilised correctly.

  • To define and deploy metrics to measure Manufacturing Engineering Performance & Progression

  • Any information that is gathered that is important to other businesses in Collins Aerospace should be disseminated.

  • The successful applicant may be required, when applicable, to delegate for his / her boss

  • An input to the strategic plan.

  • To help with any problem that may be identified

  • To represent Collins Aerospace Actuation Systems on activities such as audits, industry presentations and seminars etc.

Requirements:

Essential Requirements / Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree desirable in mechanical or manufacturing engineering with appropriate experience.

  • Best Practice Manufacturing Engineering knowledge and experience

  • A nous / gut feel to identify risk and opportunity based on subjective data

  • A concise communicator, able to communicate complex issues with clarity

  • Ability to get Collins Aerospace Actuation Systems leadership to listen and to take action

  • Programme & Change management ability. Able to operate successfully at senior management level.

  • Broad technical and intellectual capability, ability to effectively interface with a wide range of professionally qualified external / internal business disciplines.

  • Highly motivated to work independently

  • A determined, committed individual with a track record of taking responsibility

  • Structured and organised; good planning, reporting and communication skills.

  • A firm, if necessary stubborn approach, to ensure that the recommendations of the expert team are not ignored.

  • A constructive and value adding approach to ensure that the involvement of the expert team is always welcomed

Qualification:

Essential Requirements / Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree desirable in mechanical or manufacturing engineering with appropriate experience.

  • Best Practice Manufacturing Engineering knowledge and experience

  • A nous / gut feel to identify risk and opportunity based on subjective data

  • A concise communicator, able to communicate complex issues with clarity

  • Ability to get Collins Aerospace Actuation Systems leadership to listen and to take action

  • Programme & Change management ability. Able to operate successfully at senior management level.

  • Broad technical and intellectual capability, ability to effectively interface with a wide range of professionally qualified external / internal business disciplines.

  • Highly motivated to work independently

  • A determined, committed individual with a track record of taking responsibility

  • Structured and organised; good planning, reporting and communication skills.

  • A firm, if necessary stubborn approach, to ensure that the recommendations of the expert team are not ignored.

  • A constructive and value adding approach to ensure that the involvement of the expert team is always welcomed

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