Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (Assembly/Composites/Metallics) – Aerospace/Defence


Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 with excellent benefits including pension, gym membership, 26 days holiday, medical, dental plus many others

Location:  Southampton, Hampshire


Our client is a highly successful international company and a leading supplier of major civil & military aircraft structures & systems. They offer excellent career progression with continual training and mentoring.


Requirements for the role of Advanced Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Degree/HNC in Engineering or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Good leadership skills including coaching and team engagement
  • Detailed knowledge of manufacturing processes relevant to the value stream.
  • Strong cost engineering background
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, including stakeholder management.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex assignments/priorities and achieve results.
  • Strong organisational skills with a high attention to detail
  • Highly effective problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)



  • Project management skills.
  • Positive approach to challenging situations.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt trained and certified.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Prepared to travel within the UK and overseas to meet the customer and/or our suppliers.


Responsibilities Manufacturing Engineering Requirements:

  • Partner with ME & IPT Leadership to identify and enable key demand, resource, capability and contingency requirements.
  • Facilitate all elements of manufacturing engineering such as process planning, tooling, inspection criteria/equipment, lean methodologies
  • Generate internal engineering instructions to enable manufacturing and control costs/quality within the engineering team.
  • Understand and liaise with customers to support both internal and external customer needs
  • Support the tooling function, identify tooling needs and support tool design from concept through to final design
  • Ensure processes contribute to a safe working environment and meet EHS requirements. Support/lead EHS projects
  • Identify and reduce product quality issues caused by process variation
  • Track/drive root cause analysis and corrective actions for production issues
  • Lead/support training activities within the manufacturing environment
  • Prioritisation of workload and project planning to support customer needs
  • Participate/lead in local and site wide initiatives


Engineering Cost Requirements

  • Conduct cost/benefit analysis for changes to processes and/or equipment
  • Development and control of base cost approach within ERP system ensuring the accurate generation of cost, in correlation to financial cost structure and working business approach from an hour, material cost and sub-contracts costs perspectives. Including generation of Standard/Theoretical Contribution Margin for programmes.
  • Facilitate the advancement of engineering bid approach to utilise engineering structure, bill of material, controlled parameters and parametrises to aid in the optimisation, efficiency and consistency of approach for future work opportunities. Identify technology opportunities to support where appropriate.
  • Understand customer needs (internal and external), identify resource requirements, resource and/or prioritise workload accordingly, including management of stakeholders.


Keywords:  NPI, Aerospace, manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, Defence, Military, Metallics, Composites, Assembly, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Green Belt, Costings, Project Life Cycle Management, Cost Benefit Analysis, Costs Structures



Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (Assembly/Composites/Metallics) – Aerospace/Defence