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Ford & Stanley Recruitment

Are you an ambitious Production Engineer, looking to transform a department and drive continuous improvement?


The Opportunity:

Ford & Stanley Recruitment are working with a renowned manufacturer serving the Rail, and Industrial industries, providing a safety critical relay product.

Due to high demand, they are recruiting a team focusing upon doubling manufacturing capability of the Barton Under Needwood facility, from an output of 230, to the goal of almost 500 relays per week. The Operations support engineer will be working with this goal in mind, looking at:

  • Improving manufacturing process & reduce non-conformance.
  • Work on NPI improvements
  • Calibration / work instruction activities.

There are key projects lined up from day one for the successful candidate aimed at analysing FMEA and creating an end of line inspection criteria.

The successful candidate will be someone who thrives on implementing continuous improvement, with the opportunity to educate a manufacturing team, and transform their quality of output, confident enough to challenge non-conformance.


Burton on Trent, Staffordshire.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Working heavily within manufacturing process for a new end of line process project.
  • Dealing with non-compliance process
  • Dealing with calibrations, work instructions, technical instructions


  • Engineering experience. Either HNC/HND qualification or qualified by experience.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment. Specifically working with assembled products
  • Experience working in a high-volume and varied production line, ideally working with bespoke products.


  • Degree Level Electronic/Electronic Engineering and/or Software Engineering and/or Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in a safety critical environment.
  • Experience of Railway Standards (EN50155, EN50121, EN50126/8/9).


Closing Date: Friday 24th May 2024.

Likely Job Titles: Manufacturing Engineer, Production Engineer, Process Engineer, Operations Support Engineer


About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.




    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Burton On Trent
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£45000 - £49000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Freddie Matthews

    Business Manager


    Telephone 01332 387672