Manufacturing Engineer

Job description

Job title: Manufacturing Engineer

Department: Manufacturing Engineering

Responsible to: Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Salary: Competitive

Hours: 40 hours per week, excluding lunch breaks. 9 day fortnight (every second Friday off work)

Job Purpose

Tasked with investigating, developing, and implementing solutions to issues on the factory floor, the Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible in leading projects that contribute towards improving manufacturing efficiencies safely by utilizing lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques. The role will be focused around manufacturing processes for the Paint plant.

Main duties

  • Lead continuous improvement projects to improve manufacturing efficiency, capacity, and product quality.
  • Keep stakeholders updated on project progress.
  • Offer technical support to production and shop floor teams.
  • Improve Right First Time KPI and work towards a zero-defect culture.
  • Define and improve process capabilities.
  • Work closely with operations department to implement lean manufacturing techniques to find ways to eliminate wastes throughout the production system.
  • Improve efficiency through analysis and planning of workflow, space requirements, equipment layout and logistics flow.
  • Devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to assemble the product.
  • Build and maintain strong professional relationships and establish strong feedback loops between production, quality, new product integration, design and customer service teams.
  • Assist with the planning, purchase and implementation of new equipment and technologies.
  • Consider new and innovative ideas to drive enhanced operational activities across the enterprise.

Skills and Requirements

  • Proven demonstrable experience in process/industrial/continuous improvement engineering.
  • Technical knowledge and experience of LEAN principles and other manufacturing theories
  • Problem solving experience using Root Cause Analysis, DMAIC or other techniques.
  • Exceptional self-motivation and a pro-active confidence needed to identify and prioritise work.
  • Project management skills and the ability to balance short-term firefighting with long term improvement projects.
  • Excellent understanding of engineering principles.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to produce clear, precise instructions.
  • Ability to work in a team or alone and unsupervised as needed.
  • A hands-on practical approach, ability to work with tools and machinery if required.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety law and best practice.
  • Good stakeholder management.
  • Paint or process engineering knowledge would be appreciated whilst not required.

The Person

The person fulfilling this role will be expected to develop their own competences, deliver results within agreed timescales, and ensure all work is done to the highest standards. They must be consistent in the manner they tackle all tasks which are given to them and be able to create practical procedures which ensure that all projects are completed accurately.

The successful candidate must be able to establish and build relationships with others by listening to what they have to say and then act. They must give support and practical advice in areas where experience and knowledge are needed.

The ideal candidate will have the focus and drive to achieve targets, budgets, and results. They must assert their authority when necessary to ensure agreed deadlines are achieved. They will draw conclusions by probing and contemplate the consequences of any action that is likely to be taken by proving the reliability of the information available.

The successful individual will be persistent and can see a job through to conclusion. They will be systematic, methodical, organised, factual, shrewd, hardworking. They will work within clearly defined parameters and drive to achieve results.


A degree in Engineering or a related field is desirable. The ability to demonstrate a solid engineering background in a relevant environment is essential, with at least 3 years’ experience in manufacturing.

About the Company

The Brompton is acknowledged worldwide as the finest bicycle of its type. This excellence, combined with a resurgence in cycling for transport, means we are enjoying strong, sustained growth. If we are to continue to thrive, we need to recruit great people who can drive innovation of our products and the processes used to make them. We are proud of our bicycles and enjoy using them.

Brompton Bicycle manufactures in its factory in West London. We export 80% of our production to 44 countries around the globe and intend to produce over 115,000 bikes this year.

If you have enthusiasm, thrive on being given responsibility and want to make great products that make a difference to people’s lives, we can offer you a job you won’t find anywhere else.

The Perks

Brompton offers you a very excellent working environment with enthusiastic colleagues who get along very well, communicate, and co-operate with each other. The working climate is informal, but we work hard. Brompton offers you the opportunity to work in a responsible and challenging job within a dynamic, international, and ambitious environment. We are all proud to be part of Brompton Bicycle.

  • Position to thrive. Whether you’re early in your career or an experienced professional, Brompton provides you with everything you need to excel in your job and for personal growth. You will be encouraged to increase your skillset and to attend relevant events.
  • A choice of working hours, including a 9-day fortnight (i.e. every other Friday off).
  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, rising the longer you stay with us.
  • Large discount on your very own Brompton (family and friends get discount too).
  • Workplace Pension Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Childcare Vouchers, Flexible Working, Cycle to Work Scheme to name just a few.
  • Birthday Breakfast, Family Fun Days, Christmas Parties, London to Brighton Bike Rides, Charity Raffles, Volunteering with the local community all go towards creating a working environment that is fun and enriching.

Job requirements

At Brompton, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity, for that we need people a bit like our bikes. Brompton is unique, inventive, and unafraid to challenge conventional wisdom and so we welcome applications from people irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We strive to create an environment where our people feel included, heard, and equal and will do all we can to help you thrive.

We are committed to making our jobs accessible to all applicants. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, please let us know and we will do our best to support.