Manufacturing Systems Engineer

Kensa Group Ltd
Engineering, Manufacturing & Processing
Salary Details
£25,000 - £35,000
Hours of work
Full time
Job Type
Closing Date
As Manufacturing Systems Engineer, you will be a key member of the team that develops, implements and manages all aspects of our factory, including production processes, tools, systems and machines.

Job Description

As Manufacturing Systems Engineer, you will work as part of the Manufacturing Engineering team, delivering all production-related engineering to ensure that we have a world-class production system that delivers the needs of the Kensa business plan as we achieve our rapid growth target.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Monitor, maintain and continuously improve production systems and processes, in particular test systems and other production automation systems.
  • Contribute to the production and maintenance of a technical roadmap for the factory and the production system.
  • As part of the Production Engineering team: - Apply Lean Manufacturing methods to maximise the performance. - Plan and manage on-going factory maintenance to minimise downtime - Manage, maintain, improve processes and systems, machines, tools, jigs, & fixtures.
  • Working with the R&D team, support the transfer to production of new products and product updates, including design and implementation of systems, tools and processes as needed.
  • Use the 8D process to resolve problems, with a relentless approach to identifying and eliminating root causes.
  • Support Technical Support and Quality Team to resolve customer complaints.
  • Promote safety on site and ensure safe operations in production and engineering activities.


  • This role will be based at Kensa Factory in Chacewater.


  • You will initially report to the Operations Director. 


To be a part of that team you will need to meet these Role Requirements:


  • You will be able to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in manufacturing engineering in a technical manufacturing business.
  • You will have experience and skills gained designing and implementing production systems, especially test equipment.
  • You will have track record designing, documenting and rolling out production processes and systems.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, manufacturing or related technical discipline.



  • Adaptable, analytical and creative - able to innovate to meet the challenges of rapid growth •
  • A good communicator with excellent fluency in spoken and written English and the ability to explain complex issues in non-technical language
  • Focussed on results and outcomes – used to getting things done • Able to manage your own workload and balance planned work with the day to day demands of a functioning factory.
  • An excellent problem solver with the ability and drive to approach an issue from a number of angles to find a solution.
  • Able to deal with the pressures and competing demands of an operational factory, and prioritising effectively.



  • Hands-on engineering of production systems and tools, implementing solutions in both software and hardware.
  • Development and implementation of Test systems and processes.
  • Experience in the application of lean six sigma tools, ideally qualified to green belt or above.
  • Familiar with Lean Manufacturing principles and their implementation.
  • Understanding of production process management and controls.
  • Able to train production operatives and to work with them to solve problems and implement solutions.
  • Able to train staff to work with processes and tools.


Company Description

The Kensa Group represents award-winning British engineering at its finest - the UKs leading manufacturer of ground source heat pumps (Kensa Heat Pumps), and the UKs pioneer of their mass-scale installation (Kensa Contracting).

The Kensa Group is transforming how Briton's heat their homes, delivering a 21st century alternative to the gas grid. With over two decades of proven expertise in low carbon technology, we want to connect people in homes and businesses across the UK to cleaner, greener, and cheaper heat. Together, we will meet the UK's ambition to install 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028, and be net zero by 2050.

Other Application Details

  • Closing date: 09/06/2022
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