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Manufacturing Engineer (Dangerous Goods Packaging)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
£33850 - £45000 per annum
Closing date
16 Feb 2022

Job Details

AWE is recruiting for Manufacturing Engineers (Dangerous Goods Packaging)

These are fantastic opportunities to show case your technical ability whilst enjoying the benefits of a work life balance that gives you every other Friday off!

Location: Reading /Basingstoke area

Salary: £33,850 - £47,850 (subject to skills and experience) + Allowance

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

We design and manufacture a wide range of products, materials and tools to support our mission. Our operations include precision component manufacture, fabrication, explosive formulation, fissile material production, rubbers and plastics, and warhead assembly and disassembly.

The role of an Engineer within this area of our business is to design/deliver and manage packaging designs, equipment and documentation using best practice. This will include the production of configuration documentation in accordance with appropriate procedures and legislation within a highly regulated environment.

We are actively seeking candidates who are at various stages of their career who can demonstrate a wide engineering knowledge or experience ideally within a Manufacturing or Production Engineering environment. Knowledge of design approvals, configuration control, legislative framework for transport and dangerous goods and project management is desirable.

Whilst not considered a check list, we will be looking for candidates to demonstrate knowledge or experience of some of the following:

  • An understanding of manufacturing techniques and processes which may include machining, presswork, moulding and metallurgy

  • Knowledge of design principles including requirements capture, stakeholder management and presenting at design reviews

  • Knowledge of modern materials and their properties

  • Knowledge of component design, configuration control and manufacture

  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques or dangerous goods packaging and knowledge of MRP/ERP systems

  • An understanding and application of UK Health and Safety Legislation in a Manufacturing or Production environment including quality standards, best practice and procedures

  • Experience of applying Lean Manufacturing Techniques, Continuous Improvement and Quality Tools

  • An ability to produce or assist in the production of Technical Product Specifications (designs, drawings, reports, safety justifications, instructions, etc.)

  • An understanding of ADR and dangerous goods regulations required for transport and storage of hazardous materials (Desirable)

Due to the complexities of our products and regulatory demands, we are seeking applicants who are looking for a secure career where personal and professional development will be actively promoted and supported.

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



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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