Industrialisation Engineer

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Mechanical Engineering , Aerospace Manufacturing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £26.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Joanne Edwards

  • Contact email:


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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months+

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    March 2019

  • Client:


This role is to define and steer the industrialisation of production lines for the shop floor (Lean Layout & Processes, Workbenches, Machines, Digitalisation)

To provide leadership for the production of fully integrated Satellite Telecoms and ENS Products based on robust inputs, processes and procedures, for implementation into production.

  • As the project focal point, the Lead Engineer defines the production schedule, identifies opportunities from manufacturing experience and sets out daily priorities for the operations teams.
  • A dynamic and essential role that deals with daily challenges, changing priorities and resolving blocking actions to ensure schedule adherence, yet, maintaining quality and costs.


  • AIT Engineering Teams (M-AIT)
  • AIT Operations Team Leader(s)
  • AIT Operations (M-AIT)
  • AIT Production Control
  • AIT Quality Team
  • AIT KPO's
  • AIT Delivery Manager


  • MFT leads and Design KPO's
  • Cross Site AIT Engineering Teams
  • Project Management Team
  • Engineering Support to Manufacture (ESM)
  • Product Assurance Team (PA)
  • Mechanical, Equipping & Thermal Design Teams

General Responsibilities:

  • Lead/co-ordinate a team of engineers, offering technical advice and guidance with respect to the product flow
  • Liaise with management over manpower and budgets as necessary
  • Drive the ideal that AIT Engineering are the technical authority internally and externally for manufacture
  • To flow new initiatives and ideas to those within the process teams and ensure subsequent feedback to process owners
  • Lead industrialisation projects
  • Establish layout for the production line based on existing work, value stream mapping, and other initiatives
  • Redefine layout as required with focus on industrialisation
  • To provide regular feedback to management on current progress, workings and issues on behalf of their team

Customisation / Preparation Phase Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate Product/Process Owner(s) responsibilities for inputs into the generic schedule.
  • Product manufacturing flow and area layout definition
  • Generic Sequence / VPB (IPS) Maintenance (Overall Build for Project) - Process Improvement, Maintenance, Lessons Learned, customisation as required.
  • Attending and/or supporting all meetings / reviews relating to the products manufacture ensuring support is in place where required, taking any appropriate actions, relating to development, planning, or manufacture.
  • Attend inputs preparation meeting to define and ensure KIDs for product / project are fit for Manufacture (DFM)
  • Manage the creation of all documentation, liaising with the process owners to provide a scheduled requirement.
  • Define the manufacturing sequence based on experience and CAIT specific knowledge to optimise the overall Product/Project schedule in Primavera P6 (agree structure of PBOMs to ensure this is efficient for AIT need)
  • Liaison with relevant stakeholders / areas to ensure best practice on process in design and manufacture.

Operations Phase Responsibilities:

  • The Lead Engineer is the AIT point of contact for the project.
  • Manage costs for the project and provide inputs to monthly cost reviews, as well as contributing to Customisation Close Out (CCO)
  • Provide timely feedback to appropriate managers on process engineering issues.
  • Drive and continuously monitor the Manufacturing Production schedule to ensure the timely delivery and optimum sequence for manufacture VPB to P6 durations.
  • Attend and define daily priorities for operations team at the daily meetings (SQCDP), including optimisation of task lists for the following day.
  • Attend scheduled and ad hoc meetings, and GO meetings, contributing to issues relating to process engineering and specifying details, including manufacturing readiness state


  • Appreciation of manufacturing techniques eg. CFRP, structural bonding or TIG welding, within the aerospace industry
  • Use of Windchill, SAP, P6, IPS, 3D live or other ERP System
  • Understanding of build documentation to ensure clear instructions are given to shop floor operators.
  • Lean, Six Sigma projects, Layout definition, product implementation
  • Driving build quality through review of processes and implementation of improvements
  • Managing a multi-disciplined team during investigations and initiatives
  • Controlling and delivery of projects to budget and schedule
  • Good understanding and detailed experience of mechanical engineering and systems, including but not limited to: Lean manufacturing techniques including 5S, root cause analysis and continuous improvement (Green belt).
  • Production planning.
  • Support to operations.
  • Manufacturing
  • A background in an aerospace engineering environment, preferably within the space sector
  • High level mechanical skills and relevant experience.
  • Procedures and process control.
  • Team working and team leading skills.
  • Practical and proactive.
  • Process and Quality driven approach with high attention to detail.
  • High self-motivation and ability to deal with changing priorities on a multi project basis.
  • Good planning skills and process competence (MRP system experience an advantage).
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Previous experience of aerospace structures and build requirements is a distinct advantage.

Education & Training

Minimum HNC level in a Mechanical discipline (or lesser qualification if a high level of relevant experience can be demonstrated in the required disciplines).