Plastics Prototyping Engineer/Team Leader or Senior Plastics Prototyping Engineer

Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
£26,544 to £28,382/£32,010 to £34,226
21 Aug 2017
02 Oct 2017




Plastics Prototyping Engineer/Team Leader or Senior Plastics Prototyping Engineer

Salary - £26,544 to £28,382/£32,010 to £34,226

Plus up to a £5,000 welcome package*

Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes

Full-time, part-time and flexible working patterns will be considered.

Who we are

Welcome to HMGCC, Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre. Where the most highly innovative and complex communication systems used by the British Government are brought to life. It’s manufacturing like you’ve never known it before. Ours is a world of pioneering products, custom one-offs and very special builds, so there’s always a new challenge to test your skills and keep your mind fresh. Add to that our brand new, state-of-the-art facility and the chance to safeguard our nation; it’s the perfect place to hone your expertise.

What you’ll do

What makes us different is that you’ll get involved in the whole process. You’ll use your skills and experience to create a diverse range of components while working with a variety of customers and like-minded engineers. Best of all, we’ll give you the freedom to decide how you want to get the work done, as long as you can deliver. You’ll also:

  • Design and manufacture bespoke high quality components within challenging and demanding timescales, working from either engineering drawings or verbal instructions
  • Work closely with customers and onsite engineers to provide creative manufacturing solutions
  • Use your initiative to decide how you’ll finish a product, while working through all manufacturing stages as required; including the design and manufacture of tooling aids
  • Take pride in your work and adhere to our procedures, policies and responsibilities including Health and Safety best practice
  • Be willing to work (paid) overtime when required.

What you’ll need

  • In depth knowledge and experience of Plastics Prototyping and manufacturing techniques.
  • Proven hand skills through experience in Model Making, Vacuum Casting or similar craft techniques.
  • An understanding of adhesive types and joint properties.
  • A recognised engineering apprenticeship or relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication and computer skills.
  • Good computer and communication skills.
  • The ability and desire to spot and make improvements.
  • A passion for getting stuck into challenges and problem solving.
  • Confidence in your ability to get the job done, even under pressure.


The Senior Plastic Prototyping Engineer will also need:

  • Knowledge and experience of Vacuum Forming, Injection Mould tool setting and processing, Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), CNC Routing and Rapid Prototyping.
  • Understanding of 3D printing and processes involved in reverse engineering.
  • Experience with CAD, preferably Visi, ProEngineer or Geomagics.
  • Experience in a supervisory role would be desirable.

If you’re interested in the Senior Prototyping Engineer position but feel a leadership role is not for you, we would still like to hear from you.

High-tech and modern with a real campus feel, our home at Hanslope Park is a Government centre of excellence. We ensure that the Government's cyber security is watertight, so of course our resources are world-class. Here, more than 500 of us (and growing) combine the creative adrenaline of a small-to-medium sized technology company with the in-depth resources and security of a rapidly growing organisation. Join us.

To apply

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*If you are relocating to the area then we can discuss the possibility of a relocation package.

To apply to HMGCC you must be a born or naturalised British citizen, over 21 years old and primarily have lived in the UK for eight of the last ten years. In addition, one of your parents must be a British citizen, or have substantial ties to the UK.

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