Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description

Manufacturing Engineer – Aerospace


Our client is a highly successful aerospace and defence company, they have  a number of exciting opportunities at different levels for Manufacturing Engineers to join their organisation.


As a Manufacturing Engineer, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Hold a degree in engineering (desirable)
  • Having held a previous senior/lead manufacturing engineer position in Aerospace Industry (preferred), or be time served within a high precision production organisation or have a broad-based engineering background
  • You must have a Mechanical or Electromechanical background
  • A depth of experience in machining processes (e.g. CNC, special purpose), NDT and surface treatments and quality inspection
  • Strong experience in assembly techniques and good attention to detail of aerospace components and assemblies 
  • Strong background in reviewing and approving engineering drawings of aerospace components and assemblies
  • Sound knowledge of manufacturing considerations for Grade-1/ safety-critical parts (Preferred)
  • Strong experience in robust review of engineering changes and implement into current production line is essential
  • Good understanding of MRP system, engineering and manufacturing Bill of Materials is essential
  • Depth of experience in driving process improvement is preferred
  • Having good interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of FMEA, Quality improvement tools (6-Sigma or equivalent), DFX is essential for this role
  • Understanding of current and cutting-edge manufacturing processes and equipment is essential
  • Working knowledge of developing tooling, equipment to support production is essential
  • Understanding of estimation, value mapping for work packs is preferred
  • Working experience of Product lifecycle management system is preferred
  • Experience in Windows PC’s and software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Ability to efficiently convert technical information & engineering drawing data into work instructions & technical narratives (Essential)


Key Character Competencies required for role of Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Strong team player
  • Ability to work independently or with minimum supervision
  • Ability to confidently deal with internal customer, cross functions and seniors
  • Positive, proactive and pragmatic approach to issues and difficult situation
  • Problem solver and collaborator
  • Good time management & multi-tasking


As a Manufacturing Engineer, your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Acting as a key member of the manufacturing engineering team, supporting major programmes from development to production and BAU through process planning, change management and continuous improvement methodologies
  • Liaising with internal departments (Purchasing, Quality, IPTs) and, on occasion, dealing directly with the customer and supplier
  • Providing input into product changes and modifications, to ensure they are designed for efficient manufacture and assembly
  • Creating and maintaining BoMs
  • Creating and maintaining part records
  • Creating and maintain routings
  • Review, assessment and update of routings
  • Providing robust solutions to production issues ensuring cost, quality and time metrics
  • Acting as the Manufacturing Engineering authority on process planning, equipment, tooling and producibility
  • Lead and own manufacturing engineering work streams and projects
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams to achieve manufacturing business milestones


Keywords:  Aerospace, Precision Engineering, Apprentice Served, CNC, NDT, Special Purpose, Assembly Techniques and Methods, Aerospace Components, Safety Critical, Engineering Changes, MRP Systems, Bills of Materials, BoMs, FMEA, 6-Sigma, Six Sigma, DFX, Estimation, Value Mapping, Product Lifecyle Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Engineer, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Aerospace, Routings, Parts Records.


Manufacturing Engineer – Aerospace

Salary:  competitive plus shift allowance, bonus and excellent benefits package

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset