Although the job market is generally in good shape, labour shortages are an ongoing problem in the UK, particularly in the engineering sector.
If you’re ready to find your next role, you’ll find employees are keen to connect in the new year. According to a UK Net Employment Outlook Survey, companies have stated their intentions to keep hiring at pace to maintain productivity and business as usual.
One of the biggest challenges for recruiters in 2023 is a stretched and tightened labour market. Retaining skilled talent will therefore be a priority for many organisations.
When it comes to engineering, your skills are some of the most in-demand in the UK: the engineering sector adds around £625 billion to the UK economy a year; however, a lack of skilled and qualified engineers is an ongoing problem.
Gregory Martin currently has several opportunities at a successful international company in Southampton.
A leading supplier of major civil and military aircraft structures and systems, they offer excellent career progression, with continual training and mentoring.
Due to expansion they are looking to fill a number of positions, including a vacancy for a Manufacturing Engineer. This role will be focused on the site’s military programs, this includes final and sub-assembly process generation/improvements, MRO/RTW (Return to Work) surveys and manufacturing process generation for complex military fuel tank and canopy assemblies.
You will require a detailed knowledge of metallics manufacturing processes (sheet metal or machining). A Degree/HNC in Engineering or equivalent experience would be ideal.
They also need a Manufacturing Engineer in Southampton with focus on composites, with the right candidate being responsible for all aspects of the internal manufacturing process.
This role also supports all other functions within the business to ensure the Manufacturing Engineering team achieves required deliverables. You will need a detailed knowledge of composite manufacturing processes. To be Six Sigma Green Belt trained and certified is also beneficial.
The company is also seeking an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer covering All Value Streams - Assembly, Composites, Metallics.
Responsible for all aspects of the internal manufacturing process, you will also be supporting all other functions within the business to ensure the ME team achieves required deliverables.
Other roles include an opening for a Lean Manufacturing Specialist which involves training and coaching members of the organisation in the use of Lean tools.
You will play a key supporting role in larger programmes, tackling issues that may require swift problem solving, or re-occurring challenges that require in-depth analysis of a range of effective and sustainable countermeasures.
They’re also seeking a Tooling Design Engineer who takes accountability for the design and delivery of new tooling.
You will be supporting the ongoing maintenance and control of all sustaining tooling, development of tooling process and approaches whilst taking due consideration of any contractual obligations imposed by the customer.
A degree in Engineering / Technical discipline is preferred; however, equivalent knowledge and experience will also be considered.
The company also needs a CNC Machinist who will manufacture components in a variety of materials following detailed drawing specifications.
You should have a good understanding of customer drawing requirements and specifications. Again, this role is located in Southampton and requires baseline security clearance.
Last but not least, they need an experienced Quality Inspector who has previous experience within the aerospace or similar industry.
If you’re looking for new engineering roles in Southampton, simply contact Gregory Martin’s friendly team today.