Engineering Planner

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, West Berkshire, Berkshire
Closing date
29 Sep 2020
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An Engineering/Production Planner vacancy is now available, for someone to provide planning services, encompassing Manufacturing and Science demand across Operational Delivery Units.

AWE offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available.

You will be responsible for the following:

Creation and maintenance of Rough Cut Capacity Planning modelsTo plan methods of manufacture in response to tasking requirements with full regard to time, cost and qualityEnsure local MRP system is updated and accurateEnsuring that customer requirements are planned and released to Manufacturing and Operational activities within the timescales requiredProvide manufacturing cost estimates and challenge operation timesDemonstrate and use 'Lean Planning' techniques and 'Production Control' processes such as visual management, Kanban and Push/Pull in the operational/ manufacturing areasAttend Visual Management board meetings ensuring all actions are being addressedLiaise with Delivery Units for clarification and coordination of balanced and de-conflicted demands and plansSupport the creation and maintenance of Basis of Estimate with Production costs and schedulesLiaise with other functions within the technology centres for clarification and coordination of balanced and de-conflicted production demands and plansUpdating and reporting on Key Performance indicators as requiredPromote and sponsor operational excellence and drive all actions aimed at continuous process improvementWork effectively with others and building required relationships and interfaces to support delivery of the ProgrammeProvide a diverse and inclusive working environment that allows individuals to flourish and realise their potential

We would love to hear from individuals who possess the following:

Ability to read and interpret engineering drawingsExperience of machining and manufacturing capabilitiesProven ability to create engineering manufacturing route cardsA good understanding of ERP/MRP2 Systems and experience of working within an operational environment, production and or supply chain functions.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE 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 AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.

We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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