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Manufacturing Engineer - Assembly Specialist - Aerospace

Ref no. BHN568466
Location Burnley, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Our client, a leading Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing organisation, are currently looking for a Manufacturing Engineer Assembly Specialist to join them on permenant basis out of their site in Burnley.

Key skills required for this role

Assembly Processes, CAD software packages (CATIA v5 preferable),


Manufacturing Assembly and Repair Specialist

Job description

Join the forefront of aircraft engine innovation with a leading aerospace company in the Burnely area. Their a global leader shaping the future of aviation. Their cutting-edge products and services empower all types of aircraft, from regional to long-range commercial planes, ensuring they soar with unparalleled efficiency and performance.

With a legacy of excellence in nacelle design, manufacturing, integration, and maintenance, they've been recognized by Forbes as one of the top employers worldwide.

What will you be doing

As an Assembly Specialist, you'll play a pivotal role in enabling thier Structures Manufacturing Engineering community to excel. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as the focal point for Assembly processes, leveraging expertise within the company.
  • Maximizing production method capabilities by identifying improvement opportunities.
  • Collaborating closely with Production and Quality departments to define, implement, and maintain assembly processes for large aircraft nacelle structures.
  • Ensuring the establishment of world-class, financially sustainable assembly processes.
  • Effectively managing assembly process risks related to HSE, capability, capacity, and finance.
  • Implementing effective process planning to support manufacture across multiple assembly lines.
  • Defining, implementing, and maintaining capable processes supported by Statistical Process Control (SPC).

What we're looking for

  • Degree educated in an appropriate subject (Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering) with
    at least 5 years industrial experience OR at least 10 years experience without degree
  • Proficient with CAD software packages (CATIA v5 preferable).
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems (SAP preferable).
  • Thorough understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
  • Good understanding of Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Good understanding of Root Cause and Correct Action (RCCA) methods
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), able to communicate technical subjects
    in simplistic terms.
  • Confident but with a good level of introspection and humility.


  • Experience in Lean Sigma.
  • Understanding of, APQP and PPAP methods and documents
  • Specific knowledge of aircraft nacelle components and structures
  • Background in Tooling and Fixtures (building and/or inspection)


  • Competitive salary
  • 37 hour working week over 4.5 days with a 1pm finish on Friday
  • Flexi-time scheme that allows you to take two half days or one full day off per month
  • 33 days annual leave [inclusive of bank holidays]
  • Option to purchase an additional 5 days of annual leave
  • 10% employer pension contribution
  • 5% employee contribution with the option to increase this voluntarily through tax efficient salary exchange
  • 4 x life insurance benefit as a member of the pension scheme
  • Non-contributory BUPA private medical insurance plan
  • Group income protection scheme paying 50% of your salary in the event that you are too ill to work
  • Support with continuous professional development and career development
  • Enhanced sickness, maternity, adoption and paternity leave
  • Excellent on-site catering facilities offering subsidised hot and cold breakfast and lunch
  • Option to purchase company shares with additional free shares from the Company
  • Corporate membership at Crow Wood Hotel & Spa to use the fitness suite, classes, pool and sauna, offering 54% discount as a gold member
  • Wellbeing support through their employee assistance programme offering mental health support through a confidential 24/7 helpline, access to remote GP appointments, medical second opinions and physiotherapy
  • Cycles to work scheme
  • Discounts on your high street purchases through their benefits platform
  • Long Service awards providing you with a monetary award and additional annual leave
  • Relaxed dress code on Fridays
  • Support for flexible working
  • Referral scheme - refer someone for a job and you may qualify for a £1,000 reward
  • Hybrid working option
  • Electric car charging points on site
  • Enter a draw to win a Burnley Football Club hospitality match day experience
  • Line manager leadership conference every 6 months
  • Fully funded quarterly site team-building events

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