Manufacturing Engineering Manager (interim)

Position Profile

Job Title: Manufacturing Engineering Manager (interim)
Company: Gill Instruments Ltd
Department: Engineering

Gill Instruments Limited is a world leader in the meteorological industry. In particular, the design and manufacture of ultrasonic wind instrumentation and professional weather stations, associated communications and software, which are used by industry and national weather services world-wide for weather prediction, modelling and research.

With headquarters in Lymington UK and approximately 80 employees, we supply products globally, both direct and via a network of distributors. Core product ranges include: Ultrasonic Anemometers; Weather Stations; Remote Communications, Web Software.

Position Summary

Working within a multi-disciplined engineering team in a small to medium volume manufacturing environment, and participating in the design, development and continuous improvement of new and existing products.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Manage the efficient operation of the Production Engineering Department including mechanical engineering.

  • Responsible for the control of Drawing Office updates, documentation, issue number management and work instruction generation

  • Acceptance of new design proposals into production in liaison with Project team.

  • Liaison with design engineers (Gill Research & Development Limited)

  • Taking PCB information from design engineers and introducing into Surface Mount Department

  • Validate delivery of new products into Manufacturing

  • Setting up new production lines

  • MRP maintenance, BoM’s and routings

  • Review and improve manufacturing processes

  • Support of Purchasing for new and alternative component acceptance

  • Support of Goods Inwards for acceptance or rejection of non-conforming goods

Position Requirements

  • Degree, or equivalent, in relevant Engineering discipline

  • Strong electromechanical experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Engineering team leadership experience

  • Surface mount experience

  • Lean manufacturing experience

  • ERP/MRP systems experience

  • Problem solving skills

  • Ability to prioritise

  • Proficiency with standard computer applications

Additional Advantageous Experience

  • Experience with electronic based sensors incorporating embedded firmware

Person Specification

  • Organised and self-motivated individual with initiative

  • Flexible and able to work both autonomously and in a dynamic environment

  • Excellent social and communication skills

Reporting Structure

Manufacturing Engineering Manager Interim – Group Operations Director.

A position profile does not imply that the duties stated are the only ones to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other reasonable job-related instruction as requested by their manager or a company director.

How to apply

If you are interested in working at Gill Instruments Limited, please send your application letter and CV to

Please note that this is for direct applicants only - agency applications will not be accepted.

Gill Instruments Limited
Attn: Human Resources
Saltmarsh Park
67 Gosport Street
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 9EG

Gill Instruments Limited is an Equal Opportunities employer. It is our policy to employ the best qualified personnel and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees, including promotion and training, and not to discriminate against any person because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Careers Enquiry