Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description

Manufacturing Engineer – Aerospace


Our client is a highly successful aerospace and defence company, they have an exciting new opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer 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  as a manufacturing engineer 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)


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