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Manufacturing Engineer

Newton Abbot

Job Ref
N42
Location
Newton Abbot

Manufacturing 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
The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible and accountable for providing technical engineering support and expertise for new product/process introduction programmes and implementing strategies for improving manufacturing process capability on current production operations.
This role will also be accountable for ensuring technical support in estimating and launching new programs (NPI) and measuring and improving existing programs within the business continuous improvement program.


Key Responsibilities

• To improve manufacturing performance with regard to process capability, output, productivity and cost.
• To provide expert knowledge of manufacturing processes including close tolerance machining, automation and test systems.
• To deliver robust manufacturing solutions for new product/components in line with the MB Aerospace NPI process to meet the required HS&E aspects, first time quality, installed capacity and cost.
• 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 support the business by providing expertise and driving quality systems including the management of statistical methods, problem solving techniques and continuous improvement.
• To deliver manufacturing process documentation and training in line with business training standards.
• Cost estimating on new opportunities.
• Develop capable processes and standard work within manufacturing engineering and manufacturing operations and ensure compliance.
• To maintain a clean and tidy operating environment at all times through an active and practical approach to all 6S and HSE issues.

Job Requirements

• 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 required in a high volume, high precision manufacturing environment.
• Current knowledge of aero engine industry standards and requirements.
• Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
• 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.
• Ability to use technology effectively and efficiently to manage workload.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and ability to create documents, reports and briefing materials in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Must have a valid passport
• Domestic and International travel may be required.


The duties of the post may change from time to time without altering their general character
or the level of responsibility entailed.
The job holder must:
• Be aware of the Company’s aims, organisational values and behaviours and their impact on this post.
• Carry out the duties of the post in accordance with the Company’s Equality & Inclusivity
in Employment Policy.
• Carry out all duties and responsibilities with reasonable care for the health and safety of you and any other person who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work and to co-operate fully with the Company in health and safety matters.
• To comply with the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act.
• The above-mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to carry out such other appropriate duties as may be required within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder.

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


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Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering

Motherwell

Job Ref
APP001
Location
Motherwell
Salary
£12,341

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.

Apprentice Opportunity

MB Aerospace is excited to announce we are currently recruiting for 4 x Apprentice Engineers to join our team at our Motherwell site.

The Modern Apprentice in Engineering will consist of 10 months offsite training, followed by 38 months of onsite learning, where you will work within various departments in the business (Quality, Planning, Operations & Engineering) in secondments of 3–6 to ensure you complete the required modules. Working in a highly skilled environment utilizing the latest manufacturing technologies you will be allocated a mentor within the business to support and excel your development throughout the apprenticeship.



Apprentice Criteria

These positions are for a full Modern Apprenticeship program resulting in the attainment of an SVQ Level 2, SVQ Level 3, an academic award (minimum NC ) and the completion of all 5 core skills at level 5. On completion of the program, successful candidates will achieve fully qualified Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering

The successful applicant would be expected to hold National 5 grade passes at level C or above in Maths, English and a Technical subject. Physics would be an advantage.

All applicants should be enthusiastic and have a genuine interest in achieving an Apprenticeship with MB Aerospace

Please apply through the following link (copy & paste)
https://www.ekgta.com/apprenticeships/application/#step-1

Select MB Aerospace (Motherwell).
Applications close on 03/06/2022.

Function
Engineering
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
TBC


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Finance

Perpetual Inventory Counter

Newton Abbot

Job Ref
N35
Location
Newton Abbot

Perpetual Inventory Counter

About Us

MB Aerospace is an international group providing complex engineering solutions to some of the key names in the Aerospace and Defence 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 Defence 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 physically verify inventory quantities (raw material, WIP and finished goods), investigate and understand variances and make system amendments as appropriate. To also undertake ad hoc audit reviews of inventory systems and processes as requested.

Key Responsibilities

• Work with the management team to ensure that the business meets its budgetary and other targets
• Reporting to the Manufacturing Accountant, undertake the physical verification of inventory quantities within the Newton Abbot site, investigating and understanding variances and making system amendments as appropriate
• Understand current inventory management processes and identify areas for improvement
• Undertake ad hoc reviews of inventory systems and processes as requested by the Manufacturing Accountant

Job Requirements

• Previous experience of inventory management is desirable
• Previous experience of undertaking perpetual inventory counts is desirable
• Strong systems and excel skills/experience required – experience of XA/Infor would be an advantage
• Previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment would be an advantage

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
• Salary up to £22,000 per annum

The duties of the post may change from time to time without altering their general character or the level of responsibility entailed.
The job holder must:
• Be aware of the Company’s aims, organisational values and behaviours and their impact on this post.
• Carry out the duties of the post in accordance with the Company’s Equality & Inclusivity in Employment Policy.
• Carry out all duties and responsibilities with reasonable care for the health and safety of you and any other person who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work and to co-operate fully with the Company in health and safety matters.
• To comply with the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act.

The above-mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to carry out such other appropriate duties as may be required within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder.


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
Finance
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Operations

Assembly/Fitter

Burnley

Job Ref
BUR001
Location
Burnley
Salary
DOE

MB Aerospace is an international group providing complex engineering solutions to some of the key names in the Aerospace and Defence 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 Defence industry, leveraging an in-depth knowledge of fabrications, machining and the global supply chain to support complex aero-engine component manufacture and repair

We have an exciting rare opportunity for a full time Assembly/Fitter to join our team located at our Burnley site.

I. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assemble and fit a range of products to strict procedures and requirements.
• Ability to use hand tools, power tools, large fixtures and precision measuring equipment.
• In-process testing of sub-assemblies.
• Ensure traceability of parts and equipment throughout the assembly process.
• Create and maintain a team focused work environment.
• Seek out, identify and participate in Continuous Improvement opportunities.
• Responsible for general housekeeping and cleanliness of working area.
• Maintain a team focused work environment
• Adhere to all policies and procedures
• Competent in Health & Safety
• Support “Best Practices” to achieve company goals for safety, delivery, cost and quality.
• Extensive in-house training will be provided.

II. SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

• Self-directed
• Inspires and motivates others around them
• Encourages and facilitates change
• Able to manage multiple priorities with a bias towards action and speed
• Constantly displays integrity and respect
• Bases decisions on fact and adopts a disciplined approach
• Actively engages in discussions and openly supports team decisions
• Maintain a positive attitude in order to positively influence the process improvement activities throughout the organization

III. EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

• Previous experience in assembly/fitting.
• Relevant mechanical qualifications ideal but not essential

MB Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MB Aerospace is a subcontractor to the United States Government and provides defence 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, colour, 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.

Function
Operations
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Operator Inspector

Newton Abbot

Job Ref
NA3401
Location
Newton Abbot

Operator Inspector

About Us

MB Aerospace is an international group providing complex engineering solutions to some of the key names in the Aerospace and Defence 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 Defence 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.

This position is based at our Newton Abbot, UK facility and will report to the Cell Shift Leader.

Key Responsibilities

• Clean and load components in fixture using correct datum faces
• When operating machines carry out work in line with appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs) and company procedures
• When the machining cycle is complete, remove, clean, and inspect the part
• Maintain correct working order of the machine, by making appropriate adjustments to tooling and coolant flow as and when required
• Liaise with Inspection to check first off before starting full batch run
• Use appropriate hand tools to deburr work
• Visually Inspect and measure components 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 their own work e.g., operators undergoing 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 the paperless manufacturing centre (PLMC) Segregate non-conforming parts. Take completed batch to next operation
• Assist with training and mentoring of new team members, in line with individual competence
• Maintain work area in a clean and safe condition, report any problems to cell supervision, cell manufacturing support operative (MSO) and/or Maintenance
• Maintain machines in a running condition by changing consumables as required. e.g., cutters, grinding wheels and electrodes
• Hand polish components to planning requirements
• Demonstrate and promote in-cell standardisation by maintaining: health & safety, 6S, SOPs, daily check sheets, front line asset care, machine first off procedures and date calibration checks
• Book off work in accordance with all production and quality requirements.



Job Requirements

• Meeting daily production targets whilst maintaining quality standards
• Ability to work a range of shifts
• NVQ 1 - Mechanical Engineering (desired not essential)
• Relevant safety certificates e.g., grinding wheel certification (desired not essential)
• Manual handling training may be appropriate in some areas
• Ability to use measuring instruments e.g., vernier, gauges, micrometres, and electronic gauges (training will be provided)
• 6 months experience preferable but not essential
• Knowledge of cutter characteristics and tool life advantageous
• Ability to follow company planning and procedures and recognize abbreviations/symbols.

Key Behaviours

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 to work 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
• Hourly Rate: competitive.

*The main full time shift in which we run at MB Aerospace Newton Abbot is;
7:30am till 4:00pm Monday to Thursday, 7:30am till 12:30pm Friday (for 4 weeks)
12:30pm till 9:00pm Monday to Thursday, 12:30pm - 5:30pm Friday (for 4 weeks) = 19%
shift premium
9:00pm - 7:00am Monday to Wednesday, 9:00pm – 6:00am Thursday (for 4 weeks) = 33%
shift premium

The duties of the post may change from time to time without altering their general character or the level of responsibility entailed.
The job holder must:
• Be aware of the Company’s aims, organisational values and behaviours and their impact on this post.
• Carry out the duties of the post in accordance with the Company’s Equality & Inclusivity in Employment Policy.
• Carry out all duties and responsibilities with reasonable care for the health and safety of you and any other person who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work and to co-operate fully with the Company in health and safety matters.
• To comply with the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act.

The above-mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to carry out such other appropriate duties as may be required within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder.


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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Quality

Senior Materials Engineer

Newton Abbot

Job Ref
SME1
Location
Newton Abbot

Senior Materials 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
Primary Purpose

• To act as the focal point of engagement for the laboratory service with customers, suppliers and regulators for the MB(NA) site.
• To manage the effective and efficient operation of the laboratory service to the business.

This position sits in Newton Abbot, UK and will report to the Principal Quality Engineer (Product)

Key Responsibilities

• Apply subject matter expertise to design and implement new processes and procedures for the inspection and validation of products and processes.
• Measure and monitor levels of business satisfaction with the lab services. Report the implications of given levels of performance, recommend and implement action.
• Undertake preparation, testing, and examination of metallurgical specimens. Analyse results, produce reports, and make appropriate recommendations in order to ensure metals and associated processes are fit for purpose. Examine faulty/defective materials/parts, to determine cause and make recommendations for rectification.
• Oversee maintenance of calibrations and records for laboratory and production equipment as required. Report any failure of calibrations, advise on any actions required, and undertake recalibration following rectification.
• Raise submissions to out-source testing house(s) for mechanical properties and other testing not undertaken at MB Aerospace Newton Abbot site. Check and clear testing certification and material lots for production use/customer shipment.
• Use materials knowledge to assess, advise on and approve appropriate methods of manufacture including placement of special processes within the manufacturing sequence. Assess and implement customer specifications.
• Ensure that laboratory processes and procedures are robust, fit for purpose and all equipment and tools in use are well maintained and correctly calibrated. Regularly assess Laboratory functions for technical adequacy, report and make recommendations for improvements.
• Support NADCAP, Third Party and Customer Audits in the laboratory by providing documentation and information when required
• Review material specifications, standards and internal documentation to ensure processes meet customer and regulatory requirements.
• Facilitate the collection and analysis of product quality data to help identify opportunities for improvement.
• Keep up-to-date with new technologies and materials development. Support their adoption where possible in the business.
• To at all times demonstrate adherence to the business’ values and behaviors, fully aligning with the MB Cornerstones.
• Participate in 6S activity and audits where required.
• To promote a safety-first culture. Intervene constructively to highlight or challenge unsafe or perceived unsafe actions.
• To conduct any other reasonable activities as directed by line management.

Interfacing Responsibilities
For the principal tasks and responsibilities identified above to be carried out and discharged effectively, there are a number of limited responsibilities of other groups or persons that must also be discharged, these include:

• Process Owners. To take responsibility for the processes they own and to ensure they are effectively measured and improved.
• Action Owners. To ensure the timely and effective closure of all open actions with appropriate learning identified and embedded into process.
• Audit Stakeholders. To ensure the provision of timely support for all audits planned within their areas of the business.

Authority
Provision of Materials subject matter expertise across the MB(NA) site.

Job Requirements

• Minimum 2nd class degree or equivalent in Materials Engineering, Materials Science, or Metallurgy / consideration will be given to Scientific degrees (Physics/Chemistry) were appropriate experience can be demonstrated.
• Proven experience in managing people and engaging with multiple stakeholders.
• Experience in creating procedures in a laboratory environment and ensuring adherence to procedures
• Metallurgical and materials testing and analysis experience in the Aerospace, Power Generation industry, Medical, Nuclear, or Automotive manufacturing or research and development.
• Demonstrable proficiency in use of Microsoft Office suite of products.
• Associate or Practitioner of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), or can demonstrate working towards it.
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral), including report writing.
• Demonstrable ability to prioritise and manage conflicting demands whilst meeting operational deadline requirements.

The duties of the post may change from time to time without altering their general character or the level of responsibility entailed. The job holder must:
• Be aware of the Company’s aims, organisational values and behaviors and their impact on this post.
• Carry out the duties of the post in accordance with the Company’s Equality in Employment Policy
• Carry out all duties and responsibilities with reasonable care for the health and safety of you and any other person who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work and to co-operate fully with the Company in health and safety matters.
• To comply with the Data Protection Act

The above-mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to carry out such other appropriate duties as may be required within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder.

Function
Quality
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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