Manufacturing Systems Engineer – Aerospace, Defence sector

  • Job Reference: N6030-559A
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2018
  • Location: Wimborne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
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  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Manufacturing Systems Engineer – Aerospace, Mechanical, Defence sector


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company, due to expansion they are looking for multiple Manufacturing Systems Engineers to be responsible for identifying and introducing alternative and more cost-effective technology and processes to reduce cost and lead time.  The roles are very varied and versatile, working in a highly-motivated team. Our client is looking for candidates at all levels from junior to senior.


Our client is for candidates with demonstrated Mechanical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical experience. You will be joining at team of 15. There will be some travel 20% (UK and abroad).


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

Manufacturing experience including manufacturing processes/systems and techniques.

Good knowledge of the aerospace and defence industry.

New Product Introduction, NPI.

A methodical approach.

Experienced in Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement techniques.

Degree or HNC or equivalent experience in Manufacturing or Production, Systems Engineering.

Strong presentation skills.

Knowledge of Health and Safety.


As a Manufacturing Systems Engineer your main responsibilities will be:

Helping streamline current internal and external processes to enable production demands to be met more efficiently. Ensures best practices are developed

Providing expertise/support to the team to minimise performance barriers.

Maintaining a world class capability for the manufacture, assembly and testing of the company’s aerospace products.

Providing process advice and input where needed to internal and external customers such as Engineering, Production and Supply Chain

Developing new technology and processes 

Establishing supply chain capabilities identifies areas of risk or potential improvement. Assists with new supplier assessments/qualification

Preparing cost justifications for new technology and equipment

Reviewing current internal processes and apply lean manufacturing techniques/continuous improvement to eliminate waste

Supporting the development needs of the manufacturing engineering team to ensure team capability and flexibility meet the departmental and business needs


Keywords:  Aerospace, Defence, Manufacturing, Production Engineering, Lean, Continuous Improvement, 3D, CAD/CAM, Investigations, Analysis, Manufacturing Engineer, NPI, New Product Introduction, Six Sigma.


Manufacturing Systems Engineer – Aerospace, Defence sector

Salary:  Competitive, plus excellent benefits, flexi time

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset