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Quality, Production & Manufacturing Engineer (Electronics)

Would you like the opportunity to work in a challenging role that combines Manufacturing, Production and Quality engineering responsibilities, QPM Engineering?

If this is you, then we are currently recruiting for QPM Engineers to be based at our Electronic Systems site in Rochester, Kent and we would like you to apply.

This is a key role that will suit those with an interest in manufacturing within a challenging aerospace and defence manufacturing environment. More importantly, we seek individuals with the right behaviours, drive and willingness to learn and adapt as we provide personal development and training opportunities to complement the role.

This multi-disciplined role will allow you to Design, Implement, Monitor and Maintain the manufacturing systems and processes necessary to ensure product quality meets all our customer requirements.

Within the role you will work as part of a multi-functional team supporting either a product family or set of processes within the operations organisation.

Your main responsibilities as a QPM Engineer within a Product focussed team will involve:

Work within one of our Integrated Product Teams.

Ensure program quality requirements are met through all aspects of the product lifecycle.

Take ownership for the resolution of quality issues through the structured application of problem solving and root cause analysis techniques.

Develop and improve processes and procedures ensuring efficient and effective manufacture of our products, including the creation of build instructions for the shop floor, utilising MES and ERP tools.

Lead continuous improvement initiatives within projects and across operations to support the sites strategic objectives such as the adoption of industry 4.0 digital manufacturing.

Supporting customer and regulatory audits to ensure compliance to contractual flow downs and sector accreditations e.g. EN9100 & EN9145.

Your main responsibilities as a QPM Engineer within a Process focussed team will involve:

Ensure program quality requirements are met through all aspects of the product lifecycle.

Take ownership for the resolution of quality issues through the structured application of problem solving and root cause analysis techniques.

Develop and improve processes and procedures ensuring efficient and effective manufacture of our products, including the creation of build instructions for the shop floor, utilising MES and ERP tools.

Lead continuous improvement initiatives within projects and across operations to support the sites strategic objectives such as the adoption of industry 4.0 digital manufacturing.

Support and maintain the manufacturing equipment used in the assembly of PCBs (P & P, Auto-Soldering, Cleaning, etc.) including hands-on maintenance.

Training and supporting shop floor technicians in the PCB build processes.

Your skills and qualifications:
Essential

Extensive experience working a manufacturing environment

HNC/HND or above in a relevant engineering discipline, or equivalent qualification or experience

Desirable

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering degree in a relevant technical discipline, Master’s degree preferred

Experience gained within an electronics environment would be highly advantageous

Lean six sigma experience, green belt or black belt accreditation


Experience in the application of various CI and RCA tools and techniques e.g. 5Y, 8D, PDCA, FMEA, fish bone, TPM


Experience in working with a range of internal and external stakeholders

Understanding of the principals of DFM


Working knowledge of industry standards e.g. ISO9001, EN9100, EN9102, EN9103, EN9145, FAA regulations


Experience in completion of internal and external product and process audits

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Be enthusiastic and proactive
Highly organised with strong prioritisation skills
Adaptable and flexible in your approach to work

Have excellent problem solving skills – these are key to the success of this role!

Location: Rochester, Kent
Salary: Dependant on experience

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.

Electronic Systems: The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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. You’ll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

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.

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.