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Automation and Process Development Engineer

Newton Abbot

Job Ref
NA08
Location
Newton Abbot

About Us
MB Aerospace is an international group providing complex engineering solutions to some of the key names in the Aerospace and Defense market. Operating from sites close to our key customers in North America, Asia and Europe, the MB Aerospace group provides advanced technological solutions to the Aerospace and Defense industry, leveraging an in-depth knowledge of fabrications, machining and the global supply chain to support complex aero-engine component manufacture and repair.
The Newton Abbot operation generates revenues in excess of £40 million(UK), has a total headcount of approximately 400. This position will sit in Newton Abbot, Devon, United Kingdom.

Job Description
The Automation Engineer will be an integral part of the Advanced Process Development Team, within the engineering community. This person will be responsible and accountable for designing, developing, building and implementing automation, robotics and integrated systems in a high volume aerospace manufacturing environment. The aim being to continue our improvement and modernization of our production processes with a view to increasing output while minimizing downtime and scrap.
The position will be working on new bespoke machinery as well as upgrading and supporting existing equipment on site.



Key Responsibilities

• To improve manufacturing performance with regard to process capability, output, productivity and cost.
• To provide expert knowledge of manufacturing process automation and integration.
• To design, assemble and commission machinery and/or robotic cells for manufacturing a range of precision aerospace products.
• To develop special processes as required to advance the pursuit of low cost/high precision manufacturing.
• To provide expertise in supporting the business with regard to the MB Aerospace Manufacturing Systems, policies and procedures. This includes all planning documentation, routings etc.
• To deliver manufacturing process documentation and training in line with business training standards.
• To always maintain a clean and tidy operating environment through an active and practical approach to all 6S and HSE issues.

Job Requirements

• Qualifications:
Preferred: Qualified to degree level or equivalent in an engineering discipline with an interest in manufacturing.
Minimum: HNC or equivalent in an engineering discipline with relevant industrial experience.
• Experience of automation design and implementation including electrical, mechanical, and programming disciplines
• Experience with PLC programming
• ABB or Fanuc robots and controls
• C# programming knowledge
• Machine control systems design
• Excellent ability to analyse and interpret large data sets and generate conclusions leading to robust technical solutions
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, prioritise under pressure and be self-motivating
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and ability to create documents, reports and briefing materials in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Current knowledge of aero engine industry standards and requirements.
• Must have a valid passport
• Domestic and International travel may be required.


MB Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MB Aerospace is a subcontractor to the United States Government and provides defense services involving technical data and products governed by the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 22 C.F.R. parts 120 - 130 and the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 C.F.R. parts 730 – 774 (“Export Laws”). All candidates are subject to review and governance under such Export Laws and any offer of employment may be subject to additional considerations and/or conditions.

Function
Engineering
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
37 hours per week (Mon- Fri)


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Manufacturing Engineer

Motherwell

Job Ref
ENG001
Location
Motherwell
Salary
DOE

Job Title Manufacturing Engineer
Location Motherwell, Scotland
Reports to: Engineering Manager
Salary DOE

Job Purpose
Reporting directly to the Engineering Manager you will support the existing Manufacturing Engineering team based in Motherwell with NPI and legacy product performing the following duties:-
Key Responsibility:

• Compliance to Company Health, Safety and Environment policy
• Method planning, creation stage drawings & technical documentation
• NC program creation and verification for multi disciplines
• Component development and validation
• Inspection gauge selection and design
• Tooling and fixture design using 3D modelling software
• Shop floor troubleshooting
• Support RCA Activities
• Liaising with customers on dimensional alleviation
• SPC capability analysis and reporting of part portfolio
• Continuous improvement initiatives
• Support LEAN activities

Essential Qualifications
• Time served with 4+ years offline CNC programming of multi discipline engineering including turning, milling, utilising Edgecam software.
• Requires in-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes.
• Constantly displays integrity and respect.
• Bases decisions on fact and adopts a disciplined approach.
• Inspires and motivates others around them.
• Able to manage multiple priorities with a bias towards action and speed.
• Searches for innovative solutions, drives continuous improvement and constantly raises the bar to stretch own and other levels of achievement.
• Ability to interpret engineering drawings, geometrical tolerances and specifications.
• Excellent problem-solving skills including RCA, SPC & RFT application.

Preferred Experience
• HNC/HND in an Engineering discipline.
• 3D modelling utilising Solidworks or NX software.
• NC creation utilising Edgecam or NX Software.

Function
Engineering
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full time/Part time hours Day Shift/Night Shift


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Information Technology

Group Developer - Microsoft Applications Developer

Motherwell

Job Ref
MW1-2021
Location
Motherwell

About us
MB Aerospace is an international group providing complex engineering solutions to some of the key names in the Aerospace and Defense markets. Operating from sites close to our key customers in North America and Europe, the MB Aerospace group provides advanced technological solutions to the Aerospace and Defense industry, leveraging an in-depth knowledge of fabrications, machining and the global supply chain to support complex aero-engine component manufacture and repair.

Job description
MB Aerospace is currently recruiting for a Microsoft Applications Developer in our Motherwell office within the Corporate IT team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Technical Specialist to take on a key role that will help shape MB Aerospace’s Digital, Data & Technology offering and solutions, working with our internal teams to support project and program delivery, data guardianship and information use across a global business.

Key Responsibilities:
• Working on technology solutions using SQL, Azure Data Warehouse, the Microsoft Office 365 Power Platform and other Microsoft Office 365 Applications (e.g. PowerApps, Power BI, SharePoint, Power Automate…etc.) to improve data capture, storage, rationalization, analysis, reporting & visualization capabilities for the organization
• Play a key role in developing our Digitization process, delivering the goal of helping departments turn data into useful information to form the basis of decisions
• Provide a technical point of contact for internal staff, supporting their digital delivery requirements, providing expert advice and increasing value add and new business opportunities
• Working alongside and supporting our lead developer on technical knowledge and solutions to deliver integrated data analysis and reporting against varying requirements and scopes
• Taking responsibility for delivery of products and solutions to budget, time and scope with excellent customer care and satisfaction outcomes.

Job Requirements:
• Technology or data focused degree (or equivalent experience)
• Experience in creating & delivering solutions using Microsoft Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate & Power BI)
o PowerApps development experience including experience in best practices for building Canvas Apps & Flows
o Power Automate development experience to create automated, instant, and scheduled flows using premium and standard connectors, and the ability to use Control & Data Operations with a good understanding and ability to write Custom Expressions using Power Automate Functions
o Power BI development experience with proven application of skills and ability to design effective BI user interface and underlying data models to client requirements
• Experience of working with and developing Microsoft Office 365 Applications including SharePoint, Teams, Planner, amongst others
• Familiar with Database Software (e.g. Microsoft SQL) which enables the user to create, populate and manipulate data structures
• A desire to develop new skills and stay up to date with the latest developments in data management and analytics

Preferred Job Requirements:
• Professional Body membership or desire to gain a professional qualification
• System and tool certifications / formal industry training
• Recognized Office 365 / Power Platform training and capabilities
• Recognized project management certification
• Certified SCRUM Master or knowledgeable of Agile methodologies
• Experience of delivering to timescales within the framework of projects
• Stakeholder Management skills
• Ability to create and providing training to people
• Data Model Design
• Knowledge of required Programming Languages to write source code from a given specification, e.g. JSON, CSS, HTML, Python, C#, JavaScript, Java, PHP
• Consultative approach and consultancy experience, ability to understand client requirements, develop solutions and undertake User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
• Knowledge of ERP systems and manufacturing processes

MB Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MB Aerospace is a subcontractor to the United States Government and provides defense services involving technical date and products governed by the Arms Export Control Act and the International Administration Regulations (ITAR), 22 C.F.R. parts 120-120 and the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 C.F.R parts 730-774 (“Export Laws”). All candidates are subject to review and governance under such Export Laws and any offer of employment may be subject to additional considerations and/or conditions.

MB Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other protected class. MB Aerospace is committed to ensuring that its online application process provides an equal opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an application, please contact us.
**NO THIRD PARTY VENDORS**

Function
Information Technology
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Operations

Operator Inspector

Newton Abbot

Job Ref
NA02-21
Location
Newton Abbot

About Us
MB Aerospace is an international group providing complex engineering solutions to some of the key names in the Aerospace and Defense market. Operating from sites close to our key customers in North America, Asia and Europe, the MB Aerospace group provides advanced technological solutions to the Aerospace and Defense industry, leveraging an in-depth knowledge of fabrications, machining and the global supply chain to support complex aero-engine component manufacture and repair.

Job Description
To operate and inspect work from any of 3 or more machines (including at least one CNC operation) for the manufacture of turbine components.

Key Responsibilities
• Clean and load components in fixture using correct datum faces. Using appropriate SOPs and Company procedures Operate machine. When cycle complete, remove and inspect part.
Make appropriate adjustments to tooling, coolant flow etc. Liaise with Inspection to check first off before starting full batch run. Use hand tools to debur work.
• Visually Inspect components and measure to ensure compliance with specification. Use optical, manual, electronic, digital gauges and tooling as supplied. Calibrate and operate micro
PCRs (programmed measurement instruments) – in accordance with planning requirements. Carry out inspections on other operators’ work – especially those not qualified to inspect
own work .eg TR Stamp Training.
• Complete manual and PC based production records, recording components completed and identifying those not conforming to specification on “Non-conformance Notes”. Stamp “OK”
or enter into PLMC. Segregate non-conforming parts. Take completed batch to next operation.
• Assist with training within known competence.
• Maintain work area in clean and safe condition. Complete machine check sheets. Report any problems to cell Supervision, cell GDO and/or Maintenance (Q4).
• Maintain machines in a running condition by changing consumables as required. Eg cutters, grinding wheels and electrodes. (This excludes some operations on older machine types
specifically, radial Grinding, Blanchard and Isocut EDM which is of a higher skill level)

Skills and Experience
• Competent numeracy skills
• Strong communication skills
• basic IT
• Ability to use measuring instruments e.g. Vernier gauges, micrometers and electronic gauges is desirable
• At least 6 months experience of working in a manufacturing/production environment

Qualifications and Certificates
• 5 GCSE's A-C Grade or Equivalent
• NVQ 1 - Mechanical Engineering.
• Relevant Safety Certificates – eg Grinding Wheel Certificate
• Manual handling training may be appropriate in some areas

Person specification
The right candidate for MB Aerospace Newton Abbot is someone who;
• Has a passion for the engineering and the manufacturing sector
• Always looks to learn new skills
• Has flexibility around a range of different shifts

Salary & Benefits
• MB Aerospace funded opportunities to study production and engineering qualifications
• 25 Days Annual Holiday + Bank holidays
• Secure on-site parking
• Contributory Pension
• Health care cash back plan
• Life Insurance
• Subsidised canteen
• Entrepreneurial and supportive company culture

*The main shift in which we run at MB Aerospace Newton Abbot is;
6:00am till 2:00pm (Monday to Thursday) 6:00am 13:00pm Friday (for 4 weeks) = 19% shift premium
2:00pm till 10:00pm (Monday to Thursday) (2:00pm - 9:00pm Friday (for 4 weeks) 19% shift premium
10:00pm - 6:00am (Monday to Thursday) 10:00pm - 5:00am Friday (for 4 weeks) = 30% shift premium

*£18,340.92 is the training rate once training and mid probation is completed this will rise to £20,561.13 with many opportunities for overtime remunerated at a higher rate with shift premiums*

MB Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MB Aerospace is a subcontractor to the United States Government and provides defense services involving technical data and products governed by the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 22 C.F.R. parts 120 - 130 and the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 C.F.R. parts 730 – 774 (“Export Laws”). All candidates are subject to review and governance under such Export Laws and any offer of employment may be subject to additional considerations and/or conditions. MB Aerospace is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Function
Operations
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Newton Abbot

Job Ref
NA02
Location
Newton Abbot

Continuous Improvement Engineer

About us

MB Aerospace is an international group providing complex engineering solutions to some of the key names in the Aerospace and Defense market. Operating from sites close to our key customers in North America, Asia and Europe, the MB Aerospace group provides advanced technological solutions to the Aerospace and Defense industry, leveraging an in-depth knowledge of fabrications, machining and the global supply chain to support complex aero-engine component manufacture and repair.

Job description

MB Aerospace Newton Abbot manufactures specialist precision components predominantly for the aerospace industry. Complex in its operations with a Continuous Improvement philosophy it has achieved a significant and well-respected position in the marketplace with a number of manufacturing techniques that are unique to the business. It is looking to review its production processes with the aim of optimising its use of resources, striving for continuous improvement, reducing costs and identifying opportunities for growth.

The Continuous Improvement Engineer will be a key member of the Continuous Improvement team reporting to the Operations Director. This position will be responsible for supporting the manufacturing teams in value stream improvements, focusing on process reliability & capability to create flow and to ensure that customer demands are met on time in full and to the highest quality. The position will work closely with the teams throughout all the manufacturing and support areas of the Organisation to help promote a continuous improvement culture through a PDCA process.

This position sits in our Newton Abbot, UK facility and will report to the Operations Director.

Key responsibilities:

• Facilitate the rollout of value stream management
• Develop VS future state designs & CI approach through Implementation of site wide LEAN and CI methodologies
• Facilitate the roll out of visual management
• Support the rollout of PDCA management process
• Facilitate the rollout of process capability / stability on critical processes.
• Develop process ‘lockdown’ project and rollout with the team. Coach & support process management discipline & routine.
• Develop project plans for implementing improvement’s
• Support the ‘Primes’ for each area to drive a standard approach to Lean in their areas
• Analyses of quality data
• Identify opportunities for improvement
• Ensures adherence to applicable MB Aerospace internal, federal, state and local laws and regulations related to compliance and takes responsibility to ensure ongoing conformity with such rules and regulations.

Job requirements:

• BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Management Information or related discipline
• HNC or higher in Engineering
• Experience of statistical software packages
• 5 years or more manufacturing experience
• Be able to demonstrate implementation of Lean strategies within a manufacturing environment
• Be expert in use and deployment of Lean tools, techniques and methods
• Demonstrate their ability to drive “cultural change” with an attention to detail and strong ability to work under their own initiative
• Work within, and lead, multi discipline and cross functional teams driving efficiency and productivity improvements to reduce the seven wastes
• Support a standardised approach to business improvement across the site
• Lead, project manage and track multiple cross-functional improvement projects to assure successful implementation
• Have effective delegation skills
• Ideally hold an accredited Lean and 6 Sigma qualification
• The applicant will be expected to facilitate practical training & drive the implementation of Lean practices, tools & techniques including:
• Identification of Waste reduction and improvement through 6S, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, etc
• Layout of manufacturing cells and production lines
• Design for lean
• Root Cause Analysis
• Knowledge of 6 Sigma and statistical process control methods.


MB Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MB Aerospace is a subcontractor to the United States Government and provides defense services involving technical data and products governed by the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 22 C.F.R. parts 120 - 130 and the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 C.F.R. parts 730 – 774 (“Export Laws”). All candidates are subject to review and governance under such Export Laws and any offer of employment may be subject to additional considerations and/or conditions.

Function
Operations
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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