Manufacturing Engineer (24 month FTC)

Lockheed Martin UK

Manufacturing Engineer (24 month FTC)

£38000

Lockheed Martin UK, Flitwick, Central Bedfordshire

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: e907961b98f74fb5985967ef32cf9d85

Full Job Description

Due to accelerated growth we are looking for an additional Manufacturing Engineer to join our team, initially on a 24 month Fixed Term Contract .

This role benefits from our 4xFlex working pattern offering a 4 day working week Monday - Thursday. You'll also be offered ongoing training, support and flexible benefits.

As part of the Operations Engineering team, the Manufacturing Engineer 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.

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you 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.

Responsibilities will include the following :

  • Develop manufacturing processes within any of the following technologies;Composite Bonding and integrationAssemblyMachiningElectro mechanical assemblies

  • 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.

  • Creation of detailed process instructions.

  • Creation of Manufacturing BOM's / routings to aid ease of manufacture.

  • Support and contribute the relevant section of the Technology Roadmap to identify improvements to current manufacturing processes and future requirements.

  • Assist with the Technical requirements of the relevant section of the Capital plan from definition to acceptance.

  • Support with the business process reviews and generation / update of relevant documentation.

    A broad knowledge and experience of Machining and Manufacturing technologies.

  • 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 with CNC machining

  • knowledge of, 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 would be beneficial

  • 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 driving change in process, behaviour and culture.

  • Awareness of DFM / A and PFMEA principles and the use of them in a practical application to support Industrial Engineering activity.

  • Understanding of SPC data and calculations.

  • Problem solving experience (8D, A3, Root Cause Analysis .

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Key competences : Personal accountability, building relationships, planning for results, customer first, adaptability.

  • Capable of obtaining SC Security Clearance


  • We pride ourselves on mission focused innovation, where performance excellence is at the heart of everything we do.

    We'll provide you with meaningful work that will allow you to grow your skills and enhance your career with us, but equally important to us is that you enjoy a strong work life balance as well.

    At Lockheed Martin our employees come first and therefore your physical, mental and financial wellbeing matters to us. On top of working in a highly supportive, friendly, respectful environment you can expect so much more.

    We are an employer in support of and offering Flexible working with the option to also work a 4 day week depending on business requirements, where you have the option of Fridays off.

    We offer Competitive salaries alongside a flexible holiday entitlement.

    We have a Wealth of benefits available to you that can be selected through our wellbeing tool upon commencement of employment.

    Just a few of our amazing benefits are shown below :
  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Competitive Pension

  • Dental

  • Critical Illness

  • Life Assurance

  • Travel Insurance

  • Employee discounts for top high street shops

  • Employee Assistance Program which includes free face to face counseling sessions, Legal advice, Financial advice, etc

  • Internal training and development alongside out Education assistance programmes

  • Reimbursement for a professional membership

  • Competitive policies that support flexibility and family leave inclusive of enhanced maternity leave


  • Business Environment

    Lockheed Martin (UK) Ampthill is a rapidly changing, dynamic part of the Lockheed Martin Corporation with both domestic and international customers.

    It consists of business areas focusing on Platform Integration, Ground Based Air Defence, Special Projects and Weapons, which provide a variety of products and services to the Ministry of Defence and other customers.

    We are looking for talented individuals to join the company, in return we offer an exciting and challenging career path and excellent work / life balance with a 4 day week (Mon-Thurs) and flexible working arrangements.

    Equal Opportunity Statement

    Lockheed Martin is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment.

    Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and reflect our values of doing what's right, respecting others and performing with excellence.

    By engaging with all our employees' diverse talents and experiences every day, we can innovate different and better, creating cutting edge solutions and unparalleled customer value.