Process Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Washington, Tyne and Wear
Closing date
18 Sep 2020
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Process Engineer

Would you like to support the operations team in the design, validation, qualification and manufacture of munition components? We currently have a vacancy for a Process Engineer at our site in Washington.

As a Process Engineer you be responsible for the delivery of engineering related projects to support future requirements and technologies, including the management and introduction of capital investments. You will support with business expectations in terms of SHE, Quality, Cost and Delivery targets ensuring they are achieved.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and work in a team where they are every developing and refining manufacturing processes.

Please Note: This role is a one year fixed term contract with a view to extend

Your main responsibilities as a Process Engineer will involve:

Introduction of new munition products and processes to the site's manufacturing portfolio, including their validation and qualification

Introduction of new or existing technology; including the management and introduction of capital investments.

Supporting engineering tasks when required, working at Washington and off site at other BAE sites and partner trial facilities, customers' and suppliers' establishments.

Day to day management of the process, sustaining, improving and developing it to achieve the business' manufacturing targets for safety, quality, cost and delivery.

Liaising with other functions, including Safety, Quality, Procurement and Engineering to successfully tackle production issues, following the relevant processes and processes, identifying suitable causes, remedial actions and corrective actions.

Manipulation and analysis of OEE and other forms of available data, to identify and deliver areas of continuous improvement

Decommissioning and removal of products and processes from the site's manufacturing portfolio

Your skills and qualifications:


Minimum HNC Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical or Chemical Engineering

Experience in carrying out process capability studies, managing Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) / Overall Labour Effectiveness (OLE) review, Risk Assessment is essential preferably in a high hazard / process industry environment

Experience in a similar role, ideally gained in a complex manufacturing facility


IOSH Managing Safely / NEBOSH Certificate

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a self-motivated individual capable of working in a large team, you will be able to manage your workload, prioritising tasks when required with good attention to detail. You will be able to communicate well with stakeholders of all levels with the ability to influence to ensure safety standards are met.

Location: Washington

Salary: Up to £33,919 per annum

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, 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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.



At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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