Industrial Engineer

General Dynamics UK
CF48 4LA, Merthyr Tydfil
Competitive, flexible benefits & bonus
Closing date
17 Sep 2019
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General Dynamics Land Systems is a global leader in providing products and support across the full spectrum of combat vehicles. Our global team has more than 6,000 employees working towards creating a diverse product portfolio delivering best-in-class capability to Armed Forces communities worldwide.  In the UK, we employee more than 650 people and are leading the way in Armoured Fighting Vehicles and sustainment services. Our vision is documented and embedded into our culture, so all employees understand the Company’s direction and their role in achieving it.  We are currently delivering the AJAX programme, providing 589 Armoured Fighting Vehicles in six variants to the British Army and have also developed and delivered 400 Foxhound vehicles - a highly-protected and mobile 4x4 platform with high-deployment availability.

The Role:

  • The industrial engineer will find ways to prevent waste and inefficiency in production processes.
  • They will design efficient systems that integrate workers, information, machines, energy and materials to make products or provide services.
  • The industrial engineer will also design equipment to coordinate production planning to minimize production issues and costs while ensuring products meet quality standards.
  • They will design, develop and maintain manufacturing routes to maximise effectiveness, efficiency and space.
  • The industrial engineer will also make sure the company complies with all industry standards for safety while meeting design standards and guidelines.
  • They will also work in a support role as needed on less complex projects.


  • Production Scheduling and Planning
  • Oversees the reconciliation of budgets and production targets and delivery
  • Reduce overall organization operating costs
  • Provide status updates as requested and report on issues that affect all production schedules
  • Interface with both internal and external customers
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Production Manager
  • Develop/provide staffing requirements to meet operation plans
  • Support production teams in achieving cost, quality, and schedule objectives utilizing Lean Manufacturing tools to improve performance
  • Estimate new product labour costs and production planning
  • Ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations
  • Analyse and design sequence of operations and work flow to improve efficiencies in plant and production facilities and equipment layouts, establish methods for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel
  • Conduct studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production record systems to develop and implement plans and programs for facility modifications and revisions to operating methods
  • Interface with Production Team Leaders, Production Control and Operations Engineering


  • Demonstrate effective communication, presentation, computer skills, knowledgeable in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Must have basic knowledge of Industrial Engineering practices
  • Must be able to communicate up to VP level
  • BS/BA in Engineering or Business Management
  • Work experience must include background in a manufacturing environment providing complex Industrial Engineering and Production Planning Scheduling support
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001 and 14001

GDUK offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. A flexible benefits package, 25 days holiday, a compressed fortnight offering every other Friday off and an attractive bonus scheme.

What sets us apart is a fresh approach that thrives on innovation. It creates an entrepreneurial atmosphere enjoyed by our world-class people.

We are a well-established Company with a firm focus on the future. We are commercially successful and growing fast. Once you talk to us you will see why we stand out from the crowd.

We are world-class but still ambitious; large but still dynamic; growing but still innovative.

General Dynamics has more than 1,300 employees in the UK, including approximately 1,000 who work for General Dynamics UK, located across four sites. Our highly-skilled people relish the fact that we are a recognised leader in the defence industry. They are part of our exciting future. You can be too.

General Dynamics UK is part of General Dynamics Corporation, one of the top six defence companies in the world. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 92,000 people worldwide. The Company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems; armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

More information about the Company is available at

What we do

Pioneering technologies and the quality of our people give us our competitive edge.

As a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator, we provide network enabled solutions for the UK Ministry of Defence and international markets.

In the UK we are structured around two main businesses: Land Systems and Mission Systems.

Our solutions include:

  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV)
  • Avionic systems
  • Bowman – Command Battlespace Management (Land) (CBM(L))
  • Command Control Communications Computers and Information (C4I) systems
  • Digitised training solutions and services
  • ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance) systems
  • Modelling, simulation and experimentation systems


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