Zephyr Graduate Manufacturing Engineering - Airbus

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£27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000
South East, Farnborough
Apply by:
18th November 2018
Start date:
September 2019
Job type:
Graduate job

Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network.

From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers. This, along with training provided works to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programme's conclusion.

As part of the continued development of the Zephyr platform an exciting opportunity is available to enable personal development in the field of Production and Manufacturing Engineering with knowledge and practical application of Lean principles.

The successful candidate shall have prior knowledge and awareness of Lean principles specifically relating to Lean Factory Flow. They shall have the opportunity to grow, develop and gain exposure in the fields of Assembly Integration and Test, manufacturing engineering of aero structures, systems and avionics in this world record breaking Zephyr Platform. This position is focussed on production improvements to the extremely lightweight structure capable of persistent flight in the stratosphere.

• Working as part of the integrated production team you will be responsible for
• Preparation for the Industrialisation of the Zephyr aircraft production
• Analysing of factory flows and proposing improvements
• Practical application of Lean principles in the Manufacturing Engineering environment
• Contributing towards the optimising of the production of HAPS platforms and support equipment
• Develop solutions meeting system requirements focussing on lightweight structures
• Preparing and presenting design solutions to design reviews
• Working as part of the production team with a focus on design for manufacture

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

Candidates will have knowledge and awareness in the production aerospace industry with either a degree in Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering, or equivalent experience.

The successful candidate's experience and skills will include the following:

¤ Interpretation of system technical requirements into a finalised design and product ¤ Awareness of or demonstrable evidence of the application of Lean Principles leading to implementation of improvements ¤ Experience of working in a Manufacturing Engineering environment, able to bring fresh and innovative ideas to work instructions for shop floor / production improvements ¤ Knowledge of composite fabrication techniques ¤ Demonstrated experience in Space/Aerospace industry is desirable ¤ Experience of working on project work packages to tight timescales throughout the full life cycle of a project

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

This role will be based in Farnborough and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.

Applications will be accepted from 17th September 2018 - 4th November 2018.

Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. If you wish to discuss this further please contact via email graduates@airbus.com. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.