Manufacturing Engineers

Manufacturing Engineers

Job Title:                    Manufacturing Engineers

Reporting to:            Head of Engineering

Hours:                     0800hrs to 1615hrs Monday to Thursday
                                     0800hrs to 1500hrs Friday


Purpose of Role: 

 The position of manufacturing engineer requires creative, analytical and developmental thinking as well as qualifications and experience in a relevant field of manufacturing. The design, planning, documentation, implementation, optimisation, and supervision of manufacturing processes are key requirements of the job. An essential skill is the ability to communicate with employees involved in all stages of manufacture. Enthusiasm, cooperation and a positive outlook, as well as a thorough understanding of the technology and manufacturing concepts involved is important, as is the ability to prioritise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical & engineering support for all aspects of the manufacturing processes
  • Ensure engineering and quality requirements for products are fully understood and met
  • Thorough analysis of process / tooling design and definition. Assist with tool design, manufacture, repair and purchase.
  • Create / maintain all documentation associated with the manufacture of components including route cards, BOMS and technical documents
  • Create/implement problem resolution and development plans to address longstanding production issues
  • Support Quality in the closure of NCRs
  • Support in the drafting/approval of concessions, rework sheets and all other documentation associated with operational activities
  • Produce estimates, technical and manufacturing proposals to support bids
  • Undertake special projects as requested
  • Implementation of capital investment projects, including planning of installation, commissioning and process validation of new machinery
  • Develop, implement & monitor “Best Practice” lean manufacturing processes
  • Provide leadership and manage change to drive through improvements
  • To provide cover for other engineering disciplines as requested.  


Key Requirements:

  • Degree, HND, HNC qualified
  • Experience in sheet metal forming and fabrication techniques preferably within an aerospace environment including forming using press tools and/or brake pressing, stretch forming, general fabrication (hand making of parts), welding (TIG and spot/seam welding), riveting and heat treatment.
  • Knowledge of hot forming or forging of aerospace materials
  • Solid understanding of aerospace materials – titanium, nimonics, stainless steel & aluminium
  • Able to interpret and apply engineering, quality and H&S standards
  • Strong understanding of engineering drawings
  • Understanding of aerospace specifications and approvals – working to AS9100
  • Knowledge of aerospace procedures and documentation including the creation of FAIRs, production permits/concessions, PFMEA’s, etc.
  • Demonstrates a pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Self-motivated, organised with excellent time management skills
  • Engineering/manufacturing focused with a commercial awareness
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate including MS Office (MS Project is also desirable)


  • Working knowledge of MRP systems, preferably Syspro
  • CAD experience (preference Catia, Solid works)
  • Knowledge of press tool design, manufacture, maintenance and repair
  • Knowledge of hot forming or forging of aerospace materials
  • Inspection methods


Company Statement: This job description is not intended to establish a total definition of a job but outline duties. This job description will be amended at the discretion of management.


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