Manufacturing Support Engineer

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Manufacturing Support Engineer

Would you like to contribute to the development of manufacturing processes within high-profile weapons projects? We currently have a vacancy for a Manufacturing Support Engineer at our site in Barrow-In-Furness.

As a Manufacturing Support Engineer, you will report to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager. The role will be working with design and production staff to develop Manufacturing Engineering processes, systems and controls to support effective product build whilst maintaining all aspects of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and People.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge within an exciting sector, across a range of international projects. You will also have the chance to support the whole lifecycle of product manufacturing.

Your main responsibilities as a Manufacturing Support Engineer will involve:

To represent Operations at Enquiry and Bid meetings

Able to read and understand contract documentation to determine scope of work packages

Communicate with relevant stakeholders to update and/or gather information required to progress Manufacturing Engineering activities/actions

Provide structure and guidance of Manufacturing Engineering processes and procedures to provide consistency and repeatability

Create and maintain systems to monitor and report on Manufacturing Engineering activities to show progress against project plans, including risk and opportunities

Support non-technical change management, i.e. legislation, company processes and policies and improvement activity

Develop and maintain KPI’s with inputs from Manufacturing Engineers

Create and maintain systems to ensure all Manufacturing Engineering documentation is kept under configuration control and accessible to those who need access

Your skills and qualifications as a Manufacturing Engineer:


Degree or equivalent in Engineering, Business Management or relevant discipline

Previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment (Office or Shop Floor)

Creating and maintaining systems to capture and track activities

Able to produce reports and KPIs

Strong MS office toolset skills – Excel intermediate level

High level of attention to detail

Ability to read and understand contractual information and report


Understanding of Teamcenter and Sharepoint (Workspace)

An understanding of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement techniques

Awareness of current industry legislation PUWER, LOLER etc.

What we're looking for in you:

You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a passion for continuous improvement. You will also have the ability to work from technical designs to determine and implement the best method of manufacture. You must be willing to travel as there may be a requirement for you to travel outside of the UK a couple of times a year.

Location: Barrow in Furness

Grade: B

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems – Weapon Systems UK

As part of BAE Systems Platforms and Services organisation in the USA, Weapon Systems (UK)designs, develops, manufactures and supports artillery systems, naval guns, small and medium calibre barrels and provides engineering capability to the wider BAE systems business. Our global reach brings our customers a depth and breadth of expertise that meet critical needs in the air, on land, and at sea. Our mission strives for us to be our customer’s trusted and affordable weapons provider, delivering enhanced effects on target and complete mission solutions. We are looking for innovation, commitment and drive to help define the future of Weapon Systems capabilities.

Our UK manufacturing site is based at BAE Systems Barrow in Furness site and is supported by a design team which includes Electronics, Software and Mechanical engineering disciplines. We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Our commitment to our employees and their development is always a priority and our investment in you means working for us will provide you with endless opportunities to create your desired career with us. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.