Thales - 2018 Graduate Manufacturing Engineer

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Location: South West, Templecombe
Start date: Various
Sectors: Engineering, Manufacturing and Production

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. By combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create, we’re transforming the world around us.

Thales Defence Mission Systems based at our super-site in Templecombe, Somerset are recruiting for a Graduate Manufacturing Engineer to join their multifunctional engineering and operations teams to install, monitor and develop all the systems and controls needed to successfully manufacture existing and new products. You'll be working with likeminded professionals, contributing to technology that will be used within maritime mission systems that include radar, sonar and mine hunting capabilities.

The aim of a manufacturing engineer is to develop and maintain efficient manufacturing systems, producing the maximum volume of high-quality product at the lowest cost, and in the shortest time. Manufacturing engineers are involved in the entire product development lifecycle from initial bid, system design, detailed design and transfer into manufacture.

Assessment centre dates: 13 November – 14 December across multiple locations

Key responsibilities
• Implementing process controls within a manufacturing environment for new and existing products
• Using analytical problem solving techniques to resolve operational issues
• Learning lean manufacturing techniques to identify opportunities and implement continuous improvement
• Using lean manufacturing techniques to improve the layout of the manufacturing environment, and flow of material
• Creating and updating manufacturing instructions from a high level set of design documentation
• Assisting in the resolution of supplier and in-house build issues
• Creating new product routings and refreshing existing routings
• Identifying and removing potential hazards
• Assisting in the calculation of production costs
• Sourcing new suppliers of industrial equipment.

Desired skills, qualifications and experience
You'll ideally be studying for a relevant degree, i.e. Mechanical Engineering, Electrical or Electronic Engineering or Product Design.

UK mobility may be required whilst on your graduate programme.

Please note that GDP activities take place during the working week but may require the investment of some personal time for travel and follow up activities. You may have the opportunity to travel to Thales and non-Thales sites throughout the UK when participating in Graduate Development Programme activities.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.