Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (Military)

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (Military)

Up to £50,000

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

A leading aerospace supplier and manufacturing specialist is looking for an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (Military) to join their busy manufacturing engineering team based in Southampton.

The Role:
In this role, you will be responsible for all aspects of the internal manufacturing process, including providing support to all other functions within the organisation to ensure the team meet required deliverables

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with ME & IPT Leadership to identify and enable key demand, resource, capability and contingency requirements.
  • Manage own performance against agreed goals and objectives, accountable for quality, on time delivery and budget
  • Facilitate all elements of manufacturing engineering such as process planning, tooling, inspection criteria/equipment, lean methodologies
  • Generate internal engineering instructions to enable manufacturing and control costs/quality within the engineering team.
  • Understand and liaise with customers to support both internal and external customer needs
  • Support the tooling function, identify tooling needs and support tool design from concept through to final design
  • Ensure processes contribute to a safe working environment and meet EHS requirements. Support/lead EHS projects
  • Identify and reduce product quality issues caused by process variation
  • Track/drive root cause analysis and corrective actions for production issues
  • Lead/support training activities within the manufacturing environment
  • Prioritisation of workload and project planning to support customer needs
  • Participate/lead in local and site wide initiatives Project Life Cycle Management Requirements
  • Lead New Technology Initiatives (NTI) and equipment upgrades from purchase through to installation and commissioning. Share best practices with other Aernnova locations
  • Lead New Product Introduction (NPI) both from a Design for Manufacture (DFM) perspective and operational performance implementation
  • Partner with peer group(s) to actively develop and refine common engineering approaches and control e.g. costing / standard times, standard sequencing, resource group alignment, document management etc.
  • Define, enable and implement proactive systems in alignment with AS9145 framework strategically across business and applied on critical parts/processes to reduce the potential of failure.
  • Define, enable and measure process capability
  • Utilise lean-manufacturing principles and participate/lead in action workouts to improve process capability, improve quality, reduce overall costs and increase capacity
  • Develop project pipeline in collaboration with ME Leads to eliminate / reduce burdensome, repetitive and non-progressive tasks.
  • Manage a portfolio of projects in alignment with business objectives whilst being considerate of timing, interfaces and business impact.
  • Identify, build and utilise funding, resource & capability routes and opportunities to execute on projects.
  • Provide project management mentoring of appropriate functions and individuals to ensure a consistent approach to project management, develop talent pipeline and develop the business towards a structured improvement approach.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate project rigor and principles, in alignment with peers, to ensure consistent and effective control.
  • Provide hands on / impactful input to projects, within scope of knowledge base, whilst ensuring the overall management and delivery of project portfolio is maintained.
  • Manage the deliverables from cross function teams (internal & external) to ensure project success.

Experience/Skills required:

  • Degree/HNC in Engineering or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Background in defence/military engineering/manufacturing
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Detailed knowledge of manufacturing processes relevant to the value stream.
  • Good understanding of 2D engineering drawings
  • Ability to manage multiple complex assignments/priorities and achieve results.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt trained and certified.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, including stakeholder management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Prepared to travel within the UK and overseas to meet the customer and/or our suppliers.

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