Manufacturing Engineer

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

METTLER TOLEDO Safeline are a leading global provider of metal detection systems for the food, pharmaceutical, and packaging industries. With over 40 years of experience, Safeline has a strong reputation for providing cutting-edge technology, exceptional product quality, and world-class customer service. We are committed to delivering superior technology are proud to be the trusted partner of many of the world's leading food and pharmaceutical companies.

We are currently looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to join us at the Safeline Metal Detection Unit (SLUK) in Salford. The successful candidate will focus on spearheading manufacturing transformation within SLUK, with the goal of establishing the PI (Product Inspection) Division as the most productive, modern, and revered Producing Organization.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Working in close collaboration with Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager to build the ‘automation’ strategy and help co-ordinate SLUK ‘Operations’ transformation journey.
  • Working within a small Advanced Manufacturing Engineering team with the prime focus on manufacturing transformation, via greater investment in automation delivering significant improvements in productivity and efficiency. 
  • Supporting strategic manufacturing projects to deliver ‘local to local’ global manufacturing supply chain.
  • Establishing best practice and formulate strategies, business justification and plans to support transformation of all Producing Organisations towards a single manufacturing ecosystem with highest level of automation, productivity and efficiency.
  • Maintaining effective collaboration with operational support teams, providing support as required.
  • Supporting all new and strategic manufacturing engineering activities e.g. NPDI. 
  • Delivering knowledge, training, and experience to own and other departments.
  • Global travel will be required in this role, sometimes at short notice but unlikely to be regular / intense.

What You Need to Succeed

  • Degree qualified in a manufacturing engineering / technical background.
  • Proven experience in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (or equivalent), ideally across a range of industries, products and manufacturing processes. 
  • Experience having developed and deployed a wide range of manufacturing tools and methodologies (including CI and quality) with tangible impactful results on manufacturing transformation and NPDI.
  • Experience of Manufacturing transformation via the introduction of ‘automation’ and step improvements in new product manufacture via DfX are essential. 
  • Proven experience in building and cultivating effective partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • LEAN / Agile / Six Sigma (ideally green belt and above).
  • Knowledge in the latest manufacturing, inspection and test technologies and pathways.
  • Understanding of the differentiation between Kaizen and Kaikaku from having led impactful transformational projects.
  • Knowledge of project management disciplines and process improvement methodologies.

Our Offer to You

  • Competitive Salary
  • Employee bonus
  • Flexible/ hybrid working 
  • 26 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Employee wellbeing and social events
  • Life Assurance
  • Work for the market leader in Metal Detection.

About Mettler Toledo

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. We are recognized as an innovation leader and our solutions are critical in key R&D, quality control, and manufacturing processes for customers in a wide range of industries including life sciences, food, and chemicals. We operate throughout the world with a culture shaped by innovation and international flair.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We promote equal opportunity worldwide and value diversity in our global workforce, which reflects the diversity in the many countries in which we operate internationally. Our commitment to Equal Opportunity and Diversity begins with our recruitment and selection process. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty which means you are unable to complete the application process online, please get in touch by email to so that we can make alternative arrangements for you. For more information on our commitment to Sustainability, Diversity and Equal Opportunity please visit us here.

For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong.

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Bevorzugter Arbeitsort

North West





Mettler-Toledo Safeline Limited

Olympic Court 19 Montford Street Salford M50 2XD United Kingdom

+44 161 848 8636