Production Support Lead

Last updated 5 days ago
Location:Cumbria

Production Support Lead

Would you like to be responsible for coordinating and enabling work ahead of production? We currently have a vacancy for a Production Support Lead at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Production Support Lead, you will be responsible for checking that work orders are accurate before being given Project Management Approval, for maturing work orders once their material is fully available and completing all of the job preparation required so the work order is able to be executed.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop an excellent product knowledge and understanding of how the submarines are constructed. This could be valuable for progressing within BAE Systems.

Your main responsibilities as a Production Support Lead will involve:

Ensuring effective PMAP (Project Management Approval) reviews occur in advance of PMAP pack checks and verification of scopes, budget and drawings as a package of work

Providing updates at the PMAP session on the status of the boat and support sequencing with detailed knowledge of the work

Being responsible for raising and escalating issues to the Production Scheduler or IPT manager regarding maturity of work entering the 12 week window if maturity is insufficient

Enable planned work orders in the 6 week window by:

o Verifying with team leaders that preceding activities are on track

o Liaising with team leaders to de-conflict the plan ,ensure access will be available to complete the work and to review all other issues relating to task allocated work (including material issues)

o Notifying and organising support services of upcoming work which requires over 2 weeks' notice

o Requesting jigs and rigs if more than 2 weeks' notice is required

During job preparation, when work orders cannot be enabled, raising an ISID (issue identified with the work order) in BEMA (the SAP interface for production)

Leading the weekly ISID review, supported by the IWT (Integrated Work Team) Manager

Having an accurate, up-to-date view of the current status of the boat and work faces through daily meetings with IWT’s and TL’s (team leader) to inform the planned work for the next 6 weeks. This will require awareness of work across a unit in multiple trades

Ensuring L5 plan achievement, communicate regularly with the Production Scheduler to review task allocation, team leader availability and upcoming MFAV work

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Time Served From An Operational/Production Background OR Trade Experience
  • Working Experience with SAP
  • An Understanding of Engineering Drawings (Any Industry)
  • Project Leader experience
  • Good understanding of the planning process
  • BEMA – Build Execution Management Application experience – desirable

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for you to have the ability to lead a project and have an influence over a wider team. You will have strong communication and organisational skills as well as being an analytical thinker.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

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

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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