Mechanical Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Cheshire
06 Nov 2018
20 Nov 2018
Natalie Humphrey
Job Type

Mechanical Engineer

Would you like to be part of a varied team working on new and existing products within ammunitions? We currently have a vacancy for a Mechanical Engineer at our site in Radway Green.

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will be working on new products, existing products and improving processes. You will be assigned to a sub team of the engineering team in which you will be dedicated to looking at process effectiveness, safety and innovation of those processes.

You will have exposure to the day to day running of a large manufacturing facility within munitions.

Your main responsibilities as a Mechanical Engineer will involve:

Developing the product Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) documents to identify safety critical product features for Small Arms Ammunition

Leading a team of engineers, technicians and operators in the development of Process Control Trilogy documentation (Process FMEA, Process Control Plan, Process Flow Diagram) to identify all production process steps, along with current control and failure detection methods, used in the manufacture of Small Arms Ammunition

Identifying, agreeing and executing potential process improvements to benefit safety, cost, quality and delivery - including the development and presentation of business cases for capital expenditure projects

Preparing technical documentation including reports, procurement and requirement specifications

Taking ownership, prioritise and manage tasks to ensure their completion within the agreed timescales and to the required standard

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree (Hons) or Apprenticeship and BTEC (HND/HNC) or equivalent experience in Mechanical Engineering

Knowledge of manufacturing processes

Mechanical design/product development experience


Experience of FMEA

Ability to lead and coach all operators and technicians working on product safety improvement activities

Proven track record in high volume manufacturing engineering and have a good working knowledge of; manufacturing process control, OEE/continuous improvements, problem solving techniques, quality control systems, and elimination of waste, poka-yoke, standardisation, benchmarking, kaizen, and visualisation standards within a large organisation

Ability to implement engineering projects that have delivered benefits on cost, quality, delivery and safety

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for you to have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with a variety of different people at various levels within the business. You will be diligent and thorough in your approach to your work. You will also have the ability to lead and coach all operators and technicians working on product safety improvement activities.

Location: Radway Green

Salary: £32,285+ (commensurate with skills and experience)

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Land UK

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced combat vehicle and munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and maintaining some of their most vital equipment. With major facilities in Cheshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Tyne and Wear our Land UK business employs over 1500 people and has a desire to grow the business, both in the UK and internationally.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and technical skills to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops receive only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK's leading defence, aerospace and security company.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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.

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