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Manufacturing Engineer Graduate Programme - Glasgow

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Would you like to play a key role in one of the fastest growing functions within our business? We currently have vacancies for Graduate Manufacturing Engineers at our Glasgow sites, in Govan and Scotstoun.

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will be responsible for influencing vessel design, optimising production processes, methods, facilities, equipment and tooling to drive improvement to achieve and exceed performance in safety, quality and cost targets. In return, this role will give you the opportunity to collaborate and integrate with Design Engineering, Detail Planning and Quality with Operations to make Naval Ships a more efficient and professional organisation to achieve existing and future contracts.

Manufacturing Engineers have a diverse role in designing, implementing, monitoring and maintaining manufacturing systems and processes, whilst ensuring product quality meets the customer requirements.

At the beginning of a product’s life cycle, Manufacturing Engineers play a vital role in the design for manufacture process working alongside Design Engineers to achieve the most efficient and cost effective design that can be manufactured to the highest quality possible. Tasks include reviewing the design, materials and build processes to be used whilst considering Design for Life requirements and ensuring robust design verification and validation activities are scheduled and completed successfully. During the production phase of a product’s life cycle, Manufacturing Engineers work in conjunction with the production teams to resolve issues during manufacture, and to improve manufacturing processes, for example designing a new tool or refining a build process. They also review non-conformances to determine root cause and implement robust corrective actions.

You will become an integral part of an evolving department. Providing the opportunity for you to make your mark.

Progression towards Chartership (CEng) with your relevant institute is supported.

Responsibilities as Manufacturing Engineer will involve

  • Understanding and Influencing Product Design to define optimised products to meet operational capabilities.
  • Creating methods and robust instructions for a highly skilled operations team to deliver world class products that are verifiable and repeatable.
  • Defining Facilities, Equipment, Tooling and processes to support achieving and improving quality, cost and schedule requirements and ensuring that Safety is at the forefront.
  • Supporting Production Teams and coordinating with External Suppliers, Research & Technology Test & Commissioning, Engineering, Quality, Safety and IM&T to achieve standards and to continuously improve.
  • Creating Manufacturing Engineering processes in collaboration with Maritime, other BAE Systems Business Units and Chief Technology Office (CTO) to embed the Manufacturing Engineering approach and Operational Excellence.
  • Responsible for converting the Engineering Design intent (drawings, standards etc.) into Manufacturing Engineering data for use within Operations while meeting safety and quality requirements. Applying Design for Manufacture (DfM) principles.
  • Responsible for the defining and execution of emergent work affecting ship manufacture, fabrication or construction.
  • Provide sub-discipline support to local and business wide improvement initiatives. (eg. visual management, conditional management, SQCDP etc.)
  • Responsible for the generation of Operations data utilising the toolsets within their area.
  • Responsible for the correct and efficient use of lean tools and techniques (A3’s, 5S, value stream mapping, root cause analysis, process mapping, 6 Sigma, etc.)
  • Supporting and solving problems raised by teams using a variety of improvement tools and techniques.
  • Developing Manufacturing Instructions to improve shop floor processes.
  • Design of work stations to improve operator efficiency by optimising their working environment.

You will need to be…

  • Facilitate, coach and articulate
  • Adaptable to ever changing demands / working under pressure
  • Strong personal and technical skills
  • Proactive work ethic
  • Being able to communicate at various levels using a variety of techniques
  • Self-motivated

Entry Requirements

To apply, you’ll need to hold, or be on course for achieving, a minimum of 2:2 Bachelor’s degree or above.  Engineering degrees with elements of manufacturing will be accepted.

Examples include - Production Engineering Management, Product Design Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or closely related. Desirable candidates will have previous experience in manufacturing, production, product development environments. Ship Building experience is not essential.

Overview of Business Unit

As an island nation, the UK has a proud history of world-class naval engineering. As part of our UK Maritime Sector, Naval Ships designs, builds and delivers complex warships and combat systems, and you could play a vital role in its future.

Our graduate opportunities span from engineering to project management to operations, and supply chain. You could join us as a naval architect and help shape the future of the fleet for a generation to come or, as a software engineer, programming the systems that sailors will depend on.

We’ve got great projects for you to work on, like the Royal Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels or the Type 26 Global Combat Ship – a highly capable and versatile multi-mission warship designed to support anti-submarine warfare, air defence and general purpose operations anywhere on the world’s oceans.

Our combat systems are in operation in more than 20 countries around the world and this technology is vital in providing crew members with the information and capabilities they need to operate effectively, whether protecting the world’s shipping lanes or providing humanitarian relief.

We’re always looking to the future and we are committed to investing in our people to help them realise their career potential in an exciting and vibrant environment, working with the best talent in the industry.

Security / Export Control Statement

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.  These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

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