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Human Factors Graduate (Land), January 2023

Manufacturing/Mechanical/Product Design.

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As a Graduate Human Factors Engineer you will work collaboratively with engineering teams to provide Human Factors specialist knowledge to assist the development of products and manufacturing processes from concept through to decommissioning.

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Working with engineering teams to provide early input to enable end users to benefit from solutions designed around the operator/soldier/airman/sailor. You will provide support to emerging engineering and production projects with Human Risk Management, integrating with the Systems Engineering approach to realise net gains in production quality and process efficiencies.

This role is wide-ranging and has both practical and theoretical elements, working with operators and engineers to achieve real world solutions that are cost effective.

What you will be doing…

Providing HFI support under the guidance of the HF discipline lead in the design of products and processes, including:

  • Capturing and managing human factors requirements, risks and opportunities.
  • Providing guidance to design.
  • Conducting testing and evaluation.
  • Supporting acceptance and review.
  • Plan and execute quantitative and qualitative human factors assessments (human error, workload, situation awareness, ergonomic analysis, and usability).
  • Use direct measurement, survey, interview, observational and documentation methods to collect and review data.
  • Conduct Human Failure/Reliability studies
  • Provide advice and support on the usability of standard operating procedures and exchange of critical information.
  • Provide guidance to queries on fatigue and shift work decisions.
  • Conducting and managing HF trials in a safe and suitable manner, from the trials planning stage to completion and presentation of the data
  • Preparing technical documentation, including reports, specifications and requirements
  • Conducting and supporting technical investigations
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in dealing with changes.
  • Engage with and influence decision makers.

To apply, you’ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree in: Human Factors or Ergonomics. Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product/Industrial Design, Psychology, Human Sciences, Health Sciences, Safety Science.

Security/Export Control

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. 

These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation. 

Working with us

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: September 11th, 2022
  • Starting: January 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Glascoed (South Wales)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Product Design

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