The Operations Engineering team provides engineering resources to support Operational performance and major product development projects;
from design through to engineering build and production support, to end of life of product. The team provides full product lifecycle support including prototype design & build, development and integration of the build documentation and supporting requirements of full production build.
This role will focus on wleding and fabrication involvement through the full product lifecycle, with the aim to reduce manufacturing costs and improve yield at all stages, which will directly impact our customers, whilst supporting the Programme in delivery of the milestones.
As part of the Operations Engineering Team, the Manufacturing Engineer Specialist is the recognised point of contact for all matters related to their area of expertise, providing engineering advice, problem solving and co-ordination of activities in support of current and future business.
The Manufacturing Engineer Specialist will drive a proactive approach to right first time quality to promote growth, will enhance the reputation of the business through exceptional quality standards and contribute towards a significant reduction in overall manufacturing costs.
Develop manufacturing processes within the following technologies;Weld Fabrication / Automation
Defining sequence of operations, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing and material handling taking into account flow and lean philosophies.
Providing Basis of Estimates for engineering activities and shop floor operations across a range of technologies and disciplines
Identifying any new tooling & fixturing requirements
Experienced in the creation of Technical Requirement Specifications
Lead the creation of detailed process instructions
Creation of Manufacturing BOM’s / routings to aid ease of manufacture.
Active involvement in the Level 1 & 2 MDWT (Mission Directed Work Team) meetings.
Own the relevant section of the Technology Roadmap to identify improvements to current manufacturing processes and future requirements
Lead the Technical requirements of the relevant section of the Capital plan from definition to acceptance.
Supporting full rate production of a range of products aligned to the LMUK Ampthill Business requirements.
Close liaison of activities with Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering and other functions as necessary.
Support with the business process reviews and generation / update of relevant documentation.
Lockheed Martin (UK) Ampthill is a rapidly changing, dynamic part of the Lockheed Martin Corporation with both domestic and international customers.
It consists of three business areas focusing on Vehicles, Special Projects and Mission Support, which provide a variety of products and services to the MoD and other customers including the Warrior CSP, Scout and support to the Land Environment Air Picture Provision capability.
We are looking for talented individuals to join the company, in return, we can offer an exciting and challenging career path.
Please note that Lockheed Martin Ampthill work a 9 day fortnight with the site closed every second Friday.
Clearance Required for Role
Graduate, Intern or Apprentice Vacancy?
Required skills, qualifications and experience
Specialist Knowledge of Welding / Fabrication
Good communication skills that can sell and influence to a range of audiences internally and externally with the ability to work with all levels of the business.
An independent thinker, able to take an assertive stance to enforce the key requirements of quality and the customer.
Demonstrate a level of design and manufacturing process industry experience; which may include mechanical assembly, machining, fabrication, welding,and robotics.
CI, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma methodology, Quality toolset experience.
An understanding of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerances) with the ability to identify key characteristics and datum structures.
Familiar with the use of CAD software to generate 2D technical drawings
Experience of preparing operational documentation and manufacturing data-packs.
Detailed understanding of the fundamentals of MRP and experience in the maintenance of Manufacturing BOM’s and routings and controlling factors within SAP (or similar ERP software).
Experience of designing production layouts through workflow analysis, TAKT evaluation and removal of Non-Value Added (NVA) activity.
Experience of driving change in process, behaviour and culture.
The ability lead a team of non-direct reports to achieve action plans to time and cost.
Awareness of DFM / A and PFMEA principles and the use of them in a practical application to support Industrial Engineering activity.
Familiar with the use of CAD software to generate 2D technical drawings.
Understanding of SPC data and calculations.
Problem solving experience (8D, A3, Root Cause Analysis etc.).
Strong analytical skills.
Key competences : Personal accountability, building relationships, planning for results, customer first, adaptability.
Capable of obtaining SC Security Clearance
Desired skills, qualifications and experience
Experience in activities & techniques relating to the introduction of new products (NPI)
Computer Literate (MS Office / Project / Visio)
Knowledge of Windchill or similar tool for documentation management.
Project Management Experience.
Desired Qualifications :
Relevant manufacturing / engineering degree (or equivalent qualification) and experience
Equal Opportunity Statement
Lockheed Martin recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
Discrimination on any of these grounds is expressly forbidden. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.