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Senior Manufacturing Enginer

Job ID: R0116117 Location: Templecombe, England, United Kingdom
Fixed Term / Temporary, Full time
Location: Templecombe, United Kingdom

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Fixed Term Contract 18 Months

An exciting opportunity for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer has arisen with in our  Manufacturing Plant in Templecombe.  You will be responsible for contributing to the definition, implementation, and maintenance of the Industrial Strategy for existing products (work cell embedded) and new products (transverse activity extending between upstream/downstream) through day-to-day technical support to the onsite industrial footprint. The successful individual will play a key role within the wider Industrial footprint for key products, driving the right behaviours in Design for Manufacture within Engineering and Projects. In this position you will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Industry and will work with Procurement to ensure that our supply chain deliveries robust products.


Key Responsibilities and Tasks

The right person for the job will be responsible for the following:

  • Preparing all data for and running Production Readiness Reviews (PRRs) on behalf of industry.

  • Identify opportunities for manufacturing equipment capital purchases with financial assessment (Cost-Benefit Analysis & ROI’s) completed in order to drive business competitiveness.

  • Assessing the Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) of products by reviewing the product maturity with project teams to identify and minimise risks manufacturing risks.

  • Is accountable for the definition, setup, preparation and optimisation of manufacturing processes and tooling for a defined area, or product line, i.e. defining and agreeing layout and infrastructure for a product line, or manufacturing area.

Experience and Skills

  • Ideally you will have engineering experience within a low to medium volume, light mechanical / electro-mechanical production environment

  • Awareness and use of continuous improvement techniques and implementation of lean manufacturing

  • Experience of manufacturing systems, including routings, BOM`s, Concessions, Change Requests etc. 

  • Broad process knowledge including machining, assembly (both mechanical and electronic) and test 

If you are interested in applying for this position please contact the Talent Acquisition Partner or Click the link below.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


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