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Lead Composites Process Engineer - Princess Yachts - British Luxury Yacht Manufacturer

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Current Vacancy

Title: Lead Composites Process Engineer
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Reporting to: Operations Manager
Salary: Competitive / 5 day week (Mon-Thurs: 07:30-16.30 Friday 12.30)

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Project manage introduction of composite processes into production and ensure production readiness
  • Work closely with design and product development for design for manufacture (DFM)
  • Develop and productionise composite manufacturing processes, procedures and tooling
  • Establish and document standardised process and procedures
  • Identify skills and training requirements
  • Lead a team to deliver products to EHS & QDC requirements
  • Work with suppliers to optimise quality and efficiency standards
  • Problem Solving and root cause analysis to support continuous improvement
  • Support production through identifying, reporting and resolving issues in a timely manner
  • Maintain a competitive manufacturing environment through research of technology and adoption of the latest industry standards
  • Assist in the planning of equipment and the human resource to optimise efficiency and throughput
  • Ensure products are built to specification and manifest a quality orientated culture in the team

Person Specification:

  • Minimum 3 years of direct experience with layup, bonding and assembly of prepreg composite structures in a production environment
  • Experience of Carbon fibre Pre Preg lay up
  • Deep understanding of process parameter and material characteristic interrelationships
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings with consideration to G D & T
  • Previous experience in a leadership role in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant field
  • Leads by example and excellent communicator to all business levels

Preferred requirements:

  • Experience in layup of large composite components (>5m length)
  • Experience with epoxy bonding prepreg composite materials
  • Experience with finishing (coating or painting) prepreg composite materials


If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on this link to forward a completed application pack with a covering letter.