Production Engineer (Oldham, UK)

Production Engineer (Oldham, UK)

We make the technology that powers your everyday life, enabling more than 4 billion transactions every week in more than 143 currencies worldwide. From cash and coins to cards and mobile, we keep the world of payments moving with smart validation devices and business management software.

Headquartered in Malvern, PA, CPI is supported by: >2,500 global associates, 7 manufacturing sites, 12 corporate offices and 43 service branches.

What You'll Be Doing:

As Production Engineer you will be responsible to develop, implement and improves manufacturing process using the best manufacturing methods and technology to ensure any product produced are created in an efficient and cost-effective manner while complying with health and safety procedures and quality standards. To provide day to day second level technical support for existing production cells (Product, Process and People) following the 5 Step Problem Solving Process (DMAIC) and Standard Processes Documentation.


  • Define, implement and improve Standard Work For Flow in each production cell.
  • Design & implement production jigs, fixtures, and tools.
  • Define and maintain TPM standards.
  • Define and maintain calibration and extraction systems and supporting documentation in all locations.
  • Creation, review and maintenance of SOP's and documentation.
  • To provide support and training to Production Technicians, Repair Technicians and Quality Auditors.
  • Identify and implement Innovation/Smart Factory projects and be a contributor to the Innovation process.
  • Identify and implement Productivity projects and be a contributor to the cost reduction targets.
  • To drive and control NPI projects, including set up of production lines and new processes, documentation, and training
  • To drive and control CAPEX projects, from concept to installation, commissioning, and production hand-over.
  • To implement and maintain APQP core tools in each production line (PFD, PFMEA, Control Plan, MSA and SPC).
  • Report, improve and lead the roll throughput yield (RTY) KPI metric in each production cell.
  • Report, improve and lead Uptime KPI n each production cell.
  • Create, maintain and update BOM's and Cycle times in SAP.
  • Create and implement Engineering Change following standard process.
  • To assist Buyer/Planner and Quality Engineer with: Brainstorm solutions that directly eliminate root cause, To maintain quality metrics on track, To identify and validate alternative part numbers
  • Drive Continuous Improvement activities on existing and new processes and products, using Lean Manufacturing Techniques, and new technology introduction.
  • Attend and support kaizen events.
  • To follow 5's standards in all Production Engineering locations.
  • To attend and contribute to the daily Gemba walk review of the KPI boards.

Who We're Looking For:

CPI is committed to hiring a diverse workforce and empowers our associates to promote new ideas and apply innovation to our world of payment technology solutions.

You consider yourself an excellent leader who oversees the production process and coordinate all activities toensure higher standards are always maintained, with a passion for learning.

Qualifications And Requirements:

  • HND/ Degree in Mechanical / Production / Electronic / Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Experience of Electronics Industry or Automotive Industry an advantage, but not essential.
  • Experience of plastic injection moulding, machine shop and PCBs techniques, an advantage, but not essential.
  • Good working knowledge of pneumatics & control systems.
  • PC literate, including ideally AutoCAD and/or Solid works or equivalent.
  • Strong understanding of Lean Manufacturing Techniques such as SMED, TPM, VSM, Problem Solving, Kaizen, 6 Sigma trained (either green or Black belt an advantage, but not essential).
  • Experience of creating SOPs.
  • Experience on APQP Core Tools such as Process Flow Charts, DFMEA, PFMEA, Control Plan, MSA and SPC.
  • Understanding of Quality Systems and techniques. Knowledge of adhering to BSI, ISO 9001, TS 16949 Quality Management system.
  • Knowledge of SAP.
  • Competent in dealing with equipment suppliers and endeavouring to secure the right products/services at the best price through negotiation.
  • Competent in reading and understanding CAD drawings and the use of basic measuring tools such as Vernier caliper gauges, height gauges, slip gauges.
  • Innovation and Smart Factory techniques such as COBOTs, SCADA, etc.

Personal Attributes

  • Development of Personnel:You are good sharing expertise with anyone interested and helping others plan their careers.
  • Delegation:You are comfortable directing and controlling the work of others.
  • Facilitation:You are good at negotiating win-win solutions.
  • Teamwork and Cooperation:You are approachable, and willing to follow, or lead based on the team's need.
  • Presentation skills:You are confident when speaking to groups and presenting information.
  • Written Communications:You have the habit of taking the time and effort to put thoughts into writing.
  • Action Oriented:You display a sense of urgency and are known for being a timely decision maker.
  • Performance Focus:You meet deadlines and other targets consistently.
  • Planning:You naturally think, talk, and write about being prepared for the future.
  • Follow Through:Your focus remains on priorities; perseveres; delivers.
  • Analytical Thinker: You need to have insight and enjoy solving problems.
  • Decision-Making Skills:You have a reputation for making quality decisions and sticking to them.
  • Organized:You assemble all necessary materials and information before starting a task.
  • Self-Development:You use all available resources for personal improvement and seek opportunities to learn.
  • Self-Confidence:You typically feel that the situation is under control and accept all reasonable challenges.
  • Flexible:You are comfortable wearing many hats and able to shift priorities as needed.
  • Comfortable with innovation:You have passion for continuous improvement and are always seeking a better way to do things.

What We're Offering

  • Competitive salaries
  • Pension
  • 25 days Annual Leave
  • Life insurance
  • Onsite canteen
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Community involvement and volunteering events
  • Opportunities to travel and work at our global sites

CPI is part of Crane NXT

Crane NXT is a premier industrial technology company that provides proprietary and trusted technology solutions to secure, detect, and authenticate what matters most to its customers. The company is a pioneer in advanced, proprietary micro-optics technology for securing physical products, and its sophisticated electronic equipment and associated software leverages proprietary core capabilities with detection and sensing technologies. Crane NXT has approximately 4,000 employees with global operations and manufacturing facilities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, and Malta. For more information, visit

Crane Payment Innovations is committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

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