Manufacturing Engineer

Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: Up to £27 per hour + LTD Company
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1904-79_1557242438
Contact Name: Ashley Henson MIRP
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 07, 2019 16:20

Job Description

Sitec has a requirement for a Manufacturing Engineer for our aerospace client based in Stevenage. This is a contract position for an initial 12 months, the max rate of pay is up to £27.00 p/hr LTD Company


The Manufacturing Engineer will provide leadership for the production of fully integrated Satellite Telecoms and ENS Products based on robust inputs, processes and procedures, for implementation into production.

As the project focal point, the Product Engineer defines the production schedule, identifies opportunities from manufacturing experience and sets out daily priorities for the operations teams.

A dynamic and essential role that deals with daily challenges, changing priorities and resolving blocking actions to ensure schedule adherence, yet, maintaining quality and costs.


General Responsibilities of the Manufacturing Engineer

  • Offering technical advice and guidance with respect to the product flow
  • Liaise with management over manpower and budgets as necessary
  • Drive the ideal that AIT Engineering are the technical authority internally and externally for manufacture
  • To provide regular feedback to management on current progress, workings and issues on behalf of their team
  • Pro-actively support the KPO and re-enforce their responsibility to ensure correct & consistent process use and application on the shop floor
  • Support/mentor apprentices and new starters in to the team to foster new talent.
  • Definition (requirements specification) and Design of tooling / build aids for manufacturing execution
  • Support to R&D / R&T for process developments ensuring optimised production process is established.
  • Develop and own RDWR's for developments linked with owner's process.
  • Produce new processes, undertake process improvement and maintenance and monitor process implementation in operations, including process measurement and times.

Customisation / Preparation Phase Responsibilities

  • Responsible for inputs into the generic schedule.
  • Supporting project customisation and preparation into manufacture.
  • Generic Sequence / VPB (IPS) Maintenance (Overall Build for Project) - Process Improvement, Maintenance, Lessons Learned, customisation as required.
  • Attending and/or supporting all meetings / reviews relating to the products manufacture ensuring support is in place where required, taking any appropriate actions, relating to development, planning, or manufacture.
  • Define the manufacturing sequence based on experience and CAIT specific knowledge to optimise the overall Product / Project schedule in Primavera P6 (agree structure of PBOMs to ensure this is efficient for AIT need)
  • Support to Bids for AIT.
  • Product manufacturing flow and area layout definition
  • Review and sign-off drawings ensuring they meet requirements for Design for Manufacture and Test within AIT.

Operations Phase Responsibilities

  • Manage costs for the project and provide inputs to monthly cost reviews.
  • Drive and continuously monitor the Manufacturing Production schedule to ensure the timely delivery and optimum sequence for manufacture VPB to P6 durations.
  • Co-ordinate and lead unplanned work based on inputs from project and manufacturing Support deviation planning / work instructions based on project requirements
  • Attend and define daily priorities for operations team at the daily meetings (SQCDP), including optimisation of task lists for the following day.
  • Attend scheduled and ad hoc meetings, and GO meetings, contributing to issues relating to manufacturing engineering and specifying details, including manufacturing readiness state
  • Support quality reviews and Root Cause Analysis using lean tools, including driving and owning PPS's that link to the owners process.

End of Project Responsibilities

  • Organise/Run Lessons Learned exercises at key milestones involving all key stakeholders in phase (Operations, Process Owners, AIT Management, and Design)
  • Support Lessons Learned exercises at key milestones involving all key stakeholders in phase (Operations, Process Owners, AIT Management, and Design)
  • Ensure that feedback is provided from the cleanroom so that the current processes can be updated to improve them / remove non-quality.
  • Process measurement and capability feedback and optimisation.
  • Appreciation of manufacturing techniques eg. CFRP, structural bonding or TIG welding, within the aerospace industry
  • Use of Windchill, P6, IPS, 3D live or other ERP System


Essential requirements:

  • Good understanding and detailed experience of mechanical engineering and systems, including but not limited to: Lean manufacturing techniques including 5S, root cause analysis and continuous improvement (Green belt).
  • A background in an aerospace engineering environment, preferably within the space sector
  • High level mechanical skills and relevant experience.
  • Able to work offsite (UK and abroad) for undefined periods at short notice.
  • Work overtime and occasional shifts, as and when required.
  • High self-motivation and ability to deal with changing priorities on a multi project basis.
  • Good planning skills and process competence (MRP system experience an advantage).


The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a DBS certificate prior to commencement of the contract.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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