Location: Melbourne, Australia

Department: Manufacturing Engineering


ANCA Pty Ltd is a long established, privately owned, Australian manufacturer of precision CNC Tool and Cutter Grinding Machines and is recognised globally for its world class leading edge products and technologies. Our brand is synonymous with constant improvement, innovation, engineering excellence, quality and pride. With our head office in Bayswater, Victoria, ANCA also has branches in USA, Asia and Europe.

We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our Bayswater team, to apply lean manufacturing engineering principles, techniques & systems to improve and support production processes that achieve productivity, quality, output, and OH&S deliverables & targets as set; whilst creating a collaborative, cohesive and supportive environment for Machine + Accessory Assembly personnel


Key accountabilities of the role will include but are not limited to;

Machining Process Design

  • Select appropriate tooling for applications with optimal efficiency and safety in mind
  • Design Jigs, Fixtures + Gauging to optimize productivity and meet item specifications
  • Develop CAM + Process methods with setup + cycle reduction, high quality, reliability and repeatability and safety as priorities.
  • Standardize + rationalize all aspects of machine component manufacture across all areas of allocated Work Centre
  • Source and procure all required infrastructure, tooling, fixturing and gauging where required.

Production Engineering

  • Work with Design Engineers to clarify + optimise design intent to ensure all manufacturing requirements are met for all New Product + Process Introduction
  • Design and implement processes using Lean principles to in line with the Anca Production System (APS) philosophies, Values Stream Maps, Flow Layouts + Design Projects
  • Work with vendors/suppliers to ensure parts/equipment/technology/consumables are fit for purpose
  • Work with relevant Work Centre Supervisor(s) to provide timely support to improve production flow and address quality issues
  • Use root cause analysis to identify and eliminate quality issues to progress towards a “Right First Time” manufacturing and assembly process
  • Work closely with the tooling, fixturing + gauging suppliers to optimise quality, delivery, and cost
  • Use resources efficiently to provide high standard of product delivery
  • Ensure that the Change Management Process is strictly followed to ensure process and revision changes are correctly managed and delivered as per the effectivity dates
  • Prepare necessary supporting documentation for production staff, to aid manufacture, assembly, and inspection throughout the product life cycle
  • Precisely manage the Manufacturing Engineering database(s) to prevent and eliminate errors


Ideally the successful candidate will possess the below skills, attributes and experience;

  • Proven competency in Mechanical Assembly requirements and Assembly Process design with a minimum of 5yrs experience in these areas
  • Proven knowledge of Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems
  • Ability to interpret Mechanical drawings and Pneumatic, Hydraulic schematics including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Proficiency in the appropriate selection and use of hand tools to be used within the assembly process
  • Proven comprehension of design principles and their application to manufacturing engineering and production environments
  • Proven experience in applying Siemens CAD NX software within a production environment
  • Ability to perform assembly tasks in a variety of scenarios to enable hands on training if required
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to autonomously manage small to large projects, prioritising tasks and delivering within agreed timeframes
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise and negotiate with internal and external suppliers, and customers
  • Demonstrated understanding of routes and BOM structures
  • Demonstrated root cause analysis and problem solving skills
  • Proven skills in Microsoft Office applications to an Intermediate Level, particularly in MS Excel
  • Ability to enter and maintain accurate data in Database, PLM, and ERP systems
  • Uncompromising attitude towards health and safety

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your covering letter and CV asap.