Manufacturing Engineer

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions for almost every industry on the planet. And we are where we are because our talents brought us here. By specializing in the polymer engineering that makes innovation and application possible, Trelleborg works closely with leading industry brands to accelerate their performance, drive their business forward—and along the way, shape the industry and progress that will benefit humankind in the exciting years ahead. Our people are Shaping Industry from the Inside. Why don´t you join us? 


GBR - Retford


Sista ansökningsdag 2024-07-22 Plats: GBR - Retford

Trelleborg Polyurethane Products provides innovative polymer-based solutions for key industries within the Shipbuilding, Rail and Industry sectors. We are a standalone product area positioned within one of three Business Areas within the Trelleborg Group, who have a total of around 21,200 employees around the world.

We are seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our Production Team at our Retford, UK site. The Production department is responsible for delivering daily production activities within individual manufacturing cells on the production floor. You will receive a great benefits and reward package as well as opportunities to grow your career!

Summary of the Role:

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will be responsible for driving strategic continuous improvement of manufacturing processes throughout the business. Supported by the production team as a whole, you will expedite and control change throughout the factory in order to facilitate manufacturing excellence.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Optimisation of local Manufacturing processes to maximise efficiency and effectiveness
  • Analysing and reporting on production processes, methods, schedules, downtime, cycle times, availability of machines and waste management
  • Ownership of initiatives across the Manufacturing Excellence Initiative (RT4ME), ensuring that ME Maturity Assessment targets are achieved.
  • Lead Strategic Improvement Projects from conception to completion, delivering an engaging change experience for the internal customer
  • Participate in local cell and production meetings as needed.
  • Troubleshoot, identify and project manage improvement initiatives as instructed by the needs of the business.
  • Ensure a clear and holistic understanding of internal and external customers' expectations and aligning improvement solutions accordingly.
  • Ensuring that company processes, layout, systems and tools are used properly and consistently to maximise manufacturing efficiency
  • Developing Capex Proposals based on projects outputs
  • Utilisation of group and globally recognised ME techniques.
  • Ensuring awareness of and compliance to company policies and procedures according to your agreed scope of work.


The position calls for an individual who has experience in improvement process management. Ideally with a HNC/HND or equivalent engineering qualification. Ideally you will have local process expertise and knowledge of manufacturing production and processes. An understanding of organisational change and experience of building strong internal and external customer relationships. You must also be able to demonstrate confident communication and problem solving skills.

As a great team player you will also be results and solutions driven and will go above and beyond to build a phenomenal customer experience. We are also looking for a someone who will contribute towards our way of doing business; but will come up with innovative solutions and understands the meaningful role they play in the overall success of the company.

Application Process

Trelleborg is an equal opportunity employer! We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform significant job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Trelleborg provides an encouraging environment which offers growth within the company while investing in employee training/education. Our facility is a close and friendly community which allows you to brainstorm your ideas with other colleagues.

Come and join Trelleborg and be part of our journey that enables our customers to engineer a better world.

Don't delay, apply today!



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