Job Title:  Manufacturing Engineering Manager


Leicester, LEC, GB, LE49JQ Leicester, LEC, GB, LE49JQ

Business Unit:  Taylor Hobson
Posting Date:  Feb 12, 2024
Job Description: 


TAYLOR HOBSON has long been recognized as a world leader in field of surface and form metrology, providing contact and non-contact measurement solutions to the most demanding applications globally, with a worldwide infrastructure to support clients, wherever they may be.  Markets include optics, automotive, aerospace, medical, precision machining, and next generation technologies, particularly semiconductor, hard disk, precision optics and energy.

Established in 1886 and headquartered in Leicester, UK, TAYLOR HOBSON employs around 400 colleagues around the world and operates direct sales and service teams in France, Germany, Italy, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Thailand, India and the USA.

Acquired by AMETEK in 2004, TAYLOR HOBSON is part of AMETEK’s Ultra Precision Technologies Division, a leader in the development of ultra-precise measurement devices, precision machining systems, ophthalmic instruments, eye care diagnostic devices, optical lens manufacturing equipment, vibration cancellation systems, and advanced scanners used in reverse engineering, quality assurance and 3D printing.



We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager to manage the day-to-day activities of the Manufacturing Engineering Team ensuring NPI programs are delivered to plan, driving operational excellence, reducing costs, and providing production support to meet business targets. The role will involve working with all stakeholders both internal and external in delivering Sales, New products, and Customer support.



  • Drive continuous improvement throughout all aspect of operation and evolve the standards for a CI culture.
  • Work closely with all stakeholders to improve and enhance quality ensuing sustainable root cause analysis across the business.
  • Support New Product Introduction projects to ensure all new products are delivered on time to deadlines and sustainably to support long term efficiency and future product developments.
  • Provide technical support for the supply chain to ensure high quality, right first-time sourcing from approved vendors.
  • Lead new process innovation projects to ensure manufacturing and production processes stay “ahead of the curve” and increase automation opportunities.
  • Within the team, run VAVE, Kaizen, and OPEX projects to drive down costs, improve production processes, guarantee right first-time quality, and product lead times.
  • Work closely and support all production areas to maximise efficiency in delivering the production plan.
  • Drive team culture to set the standard of operational excellence and capability within the business.



Required Essential Skills:

  • Relevant management experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with other functional areas
  • End to end knowledge of production processes
  • Experience in driving Operational Excellence
  • Experience in driving new products into production to tight deadlines
  • Ability to liaise with technical teams, business stakeholders, and senior management
  • Ability to lead teams and work positively with other areas of the business
  • Significant experience working in an organisation that has successfully used one or more continuous improvement methodologies (lean manufacturing, six sigma, etc.)
  • Team player, able to work in a concurrent global team
  • Experience of Engineering change workflows through to fruition
  • Self-motivated and takes ownership with a proactive approach with the ability to work independently, maintaining team communication
  • Experience leading and developing technical teams
  • Display a flexible approach and able to handle frequent interruptions, meet tight deadlines, and handle conflict in an effective manner.



Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of Navision ERP/MRP system
  • Knowledge of Metrology products and market expectations
  • Metrology Experience



When you join Taylor Hobson, we are commiting to your future career. That is beause we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We offer you the following:

  • Competitive salry and 28 days holiday including Easter and Christmas
  • Mentoring and guidance for accreditation - IMechE, MIET, CPhy
  • Continous training provided using world class manufacturing tools and equipment
  • 1p.m. Friday finish
  • Fun, relaxed, supportive working environment
  • Perkbox - Corporate discounts, GP service and 24-hour Employee Assistance Program
  • Active sports and social club including annual Christmas party and social events
  • Free onsite parking and easy access to the city centre

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.