Manufacturing Engineer

We are a market leader in Defence composite manufacturing, working with exciting technologies and materials to design and build some of the world’s most advanced composite structures. We are seeking an experienced Manufacturing Engineer to join our Production team at our site in Portland, Dorset.


Undertake manufacturing engineering support tasks as defined by Engineering & Production Managers. Achieve plan tasks and optimise production performance for a wide range of composite and polymer products and processes (new and existing) through technical project planning, test sample definition and manufacture, Catia v5 drawing/model interpretation, manufacturing instruction creation, customer/vendor technical communications, and coordination with cross-functional teams.


 - Provide Manufacturing Information Sheets, route cards, bill of materials and manufacturing specification data in accordance with company standards.

 - Develop the most cost effective and efficient solutions that satisfy design to cost and design for manufacture best practice.

 - Specify material requirements, define suitable methods of manufacture and identify and implement tooling and equipment.

 - Creation of test specifications and manufacture of composite and polymer test samples.

 - Develop processes to a production steady state standard that meets specification and design intent.

 - Support design and customer reviews and other meetings as required.

 - Support Production and Quality Assurance in resolving production problems and non-conformances.

 - Utilise Lean Principles to improve the product, process flow, build cycle and waste reduction.

 - Train employees on process, applications, and manufacturing specification data.



 - Relevant engineering/manufacturing/chemistry qualification and/or equivalent experience

 - Specific experience of composite & polymer materials and materials/component processing

 - Computer literate, windows based and 3D model-based definition (CATIA v5 preferred)

 - Ability to develop successful working relationships, work on own initiative and as part of a team

 - Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels

 - Strong problem-solving ability applied through a practical approach

 - Continuous Improvement, zero defect and customer focused mind-set

 - A good team player with a flexible attitude to work load

You are expected to work with the minimum of supervision and may be expected to deal with other duties appropriate to your skill set and abilities. This is an outline of your duties and responsibilities. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list and may change from time to time to meet the changing needs of the business.

Please state your salary expectations in your application. Applications via agencies will generally not be considered.

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