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Manufacturing Engineers (Joining Development Specialists)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Basingstoke, Hampshire / Berkshire, England, Reading
£35720 - £52000 per annum
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Fantastic opportunities for Manufacturing Engineers (Joining Development Specialists)

Working in a highly regulated environment, these are great opportunities to complement our Joining Development and Manufacturing team in support of all current and future Warhead programmes. The successful candidates will integrate with a team of welding specialists to establish joining techniques across all areas of the business.

Role: Manufacturing Engineers (Joining Development Specialists) - (Office based)

Location - Reading Area

Salary: £35,720 - £52,000 (dependent on experience) + allowance

Closing date: 16th June 2023

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Ideally, we are looking for candidates with knowledge of Power Beam and Arc welding techniques together with a general knowledge of other joining processes.

Additionally, successful candidates should have the following skills and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of engineering materials and how their properties are influenced by processing techniques.
  • An appreciation of NDE, mechanical testing and metallographic techniques.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, innovative and able to work with a team.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Practical skills in the operation of welding/joining equipment
  • Computer literate i.e. a working familiarity with Microsoft office products.

Successful Candidates will be responsible for:

  • The creation of welding procedures and technical instructions and technical review of procedures
  • Acting as a key developer and stakeholder on joining technologies across the company ensuring high quality joints on critical components
  • Providing knowledge of weld process and metallurgy and support design of bespoke systems
  • Performing detailed tests, analysing the quality of welds and preparing Customer reports
  • Providing practical support to welding development projects and support shop floor production with operator training
  • Liaising with key stakeholders, project teams and management, ensuring appropriate communication of project/programme status
  • Advising Design/Technical Authorities on joint designs, material specification and tolerances.
  • Troubleshooting production joining processes
  • Working with others to form high performing teams

We would like candidates to have a minimum HNC in either Welding & Joining, Metallurgy, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or possess appropriate experience within a relevant field.

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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