Manufacturing Engineer

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  • Location

    Tyne and Wear, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Aerospace Manufacturing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £30.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    James Green

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

  • Expiry date:


Morson International are looking to recruit a Manufacturing Engineer on behalf of BAE Systems in Washington, Tyne and Wear.

Job Purpose

To manage defined manufacturing processes and products to safely, reliably and efficiently meet the daily business expectations in terms of SHE, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People for the delivery of munition components.

To create and support the update of technical drawings and documentation used in Washington and Land Systems.

Washington Processes - Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required

CNC lathe turning - 60% of all manufacturing on site - core to the ME role - must have this knowledge

CNC machining centre (milling) - less than 5% of all manufacturing on site - preferable not essential

Robotics - numerous process lines with integrated robots - preferable not essential

Hot forge process (hydraulic presses) - preferable not essential

Cold forming processes (hydraulic presses, mechanical presses and flow forming) - preferable not essential

Chemical clean, coat and paint - preferable not essential

Job Context

The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible and accountable for the manufacturing processes of a defined area within the Washington site.

The key duties are:

· Provide technical support to the skilled and semi-skilled workforce in a defined area

· Create and review safe systems of work including instructions (SOP), risk assessment (RA)

· Create and review technical drawings

· Generate, edit and control CNC programs

· Define work holding solutions and tooling packages

· Train the skilled and semi-skilled workforce in a defined area

This role is crucial in achieving the business requirements for the manufacture of munition components to the required quality, cost and delivery requirements.

Principle Accountabilities/ KRAs

Responsibilities include but are not solely limited to the below for a designated work area for both current products and new products.

· Representation of Manufacturing Engineering at daily SQCDP meeting, raising and managing issues and actions accordingly.


· Ensure all risk assessments are available, in date and reviewed when required.

· To complete safety observations and implement improvements.

· To support any improvement actiions associated within a manufacturing area .

· To apply 5S principles to provide a safe and efficient work area.


· To develop, establish and maintain efficient manufacturing processes and facilities to reduce non-conformance.

· To support the delivery of a right first time manufacturing process.

· To follow the change management process to accurately manage change control.

· To conduct audits on engineering documentation to ensure compliance, identifying and implementing corrective actions as appropriate.

· To support quality and manufacturing issues within a manufacturing area.

· To support Practical Problem Solving exercises to resolve manufacturing issues.


· To lead and support Continuous Improvement (CI) activities and initiatives using lean principles and modern manufacturing techniques such as CAD, CAM and other modelling software, to identify opportunities to reduce cost.

· To identify and prescribe optimum process tooling and consumable requirements, e.g. work-holding equipment and tooling to minimise waste, ensuring processes are provided to ensure they are available as required.

· To plan, introduce and optimise process changes, following the change management process.

· To pro-actively improve existing site KPI's utilising appropriate analytical/statistical tools and techniques (Practical Problem Solving).


· Support the introduction of new products and processes by providing a safe and efficient means of manufacture, including the creation of accurate Engineering Instructions.

· Identify opportunities to improve process output through reduction in waste and process optimisation.


· Responsibility to lead, develop and motivate staff members within the Manufacturing community. This includes other manufacturing engineers and the apprentices.

· Be receptive to new ideas.


  • Communication
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Problem solving (cause, remedial action and corrective action)
  • Continuous improvement attitude
  • Ability and willingness to learn and adapt to new ideas