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Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Closing date
5 Jan 2023

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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.Salary: Up to £45,000 dependent on experience plus bonus and benefitsHybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working. This role is 37 hours per week, primarily based on site at Bolton, with some flexibility around start/finish times and the ability to work from home on occasionThe Opportunity:The Principal Manufacturing Engineer / Equipment Team Leader is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of an equipment team in manufacturing Bolton. You will be responsible for managing project and functional workloads to ensure completion and delivery on time through the team, leading continuous improvement activities, representing the manufacturing team at various forums. Furthermore, it is a leadership role that involves people management; sickness & absence, appraisals, holidays, work load, dynamic working arrangements and individual output.You will also have the opportunity to grow your knowledge within manufacturing as part of development into future opportunities. Industrial Validation, manufacturing architecture and factory of the future principles are some of the work packages that provide stretched objectives for such growth.What we're looking for from you: Role requirements (skills, training and qualifications)Formal technical Engineering/Craft Apprenticeship to NVQ Level 3/TR23/TR21Formal further education certificate to HNC or equivalent in a relevant subjectBEng in relevant Engineering DegreeAble to work with minimum supervision:Be highly motivated and hard-working, to create/maintain a high performing teamMust demonstrate a proactive approach to manufacturing improvementsBe a recognised point of contact for manufacturing enquiries through the deployed teamMust be confident in people leadership and holding effective team/individual discussionsThe Role:Working with the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, you will potentially be working on multiple projects / multiple manufacturing tasks whilst also being responsible for team leadership:Support Senior Manufacturing Engineers in their day-to-day technical roleManage team work load, priorities, and key problems ensuring delivery on timeProvide team leadership: managing team holidays and dynamic working, sickness/absence, appraisals, courageous conversations and representing the team in several business forumsSupport the manufacturing area in its growth and rate increasePromote continuous improvement through the team/organisation and lead CI activitiesBeing part of the appraisal process to support team members contribution ratingsRecognising high performing team members through Reward & Recognition and development plansManage the industrial validation process through the use of FMEA's, process proving activities etc., ensuring IV dashboards are up to date and currentDefine manufacturing architecture to operate lean principles, whilst also compiling business cases for process improvements/factory of the future conceptsEnsure the team management of configuration control by the embodiment of design modifications into the Manufacturing documentation and industrial validationSupport the Non Conformance ProcessAssume the responsibilities for safe operating implementation for changed processes, including liaising with COSHH assessors, SHE and Human factorsCollaborate with the design authority during the product prototype/development phase, to ensure optimised Design for Manufacture (DfM), or in the production phase for change implementationLead the team in ensuring updates of Manufacturing Instructions and maintenance of production BOMs and on time and in line with MPSWhat to expect: We offer opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), bonus scheme, comprehensive pension package, annual salary review, collaborative working environment and excellent on-site facilities.We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve appropriate clearances.#LI-RM1


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6 Hills way
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