Graduate Opportunity

Manufacturing Operator

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Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Thales is on the leading edge of Digital Transformation

With a clear focus on critical transformative technologies, Thales is taking this digital transformation head on.

The role

Thales UK has an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to join our Manufacturing Team in Templecombe, Somerset. This role will be working within one of or growing business units, Maritime Mission Systems (MMS).

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Assembly of Mechanical Structures and their sub-assemblies.
  • Mechanical assembly of moulding tools.
  • Modification of existing hardware as identified in modification instructions.
  • Assembly in accordance with route cards and data packs comprising drawings, Manufacturing Instructions and design change documentation.
  • Encapsulation of assemblies using potting material, hardeners and adhesives.
  • Over moulding of assemblies using polyurethane.
  • Repairs and rework as necessary to recognised salvage schemes.
  • Accurate use of Mechanical Measuring equipment such as micrometres, verniers, Slips, Gauges etc.
  • Familiarity with appropriate company documentation and workmanship standards
  • To communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, to all levels within the organisation.
  • Consistently meets requirements of the Thales Quality system in terms of hardware and accompanying documentation.

Skills, experience & qualifications

  • Good all round education which include Maths and English with basic computer knowledge
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work as a key member of the team
  • Recognised Mechanical Craft Apprenticeship or equivalent is preferable but not essential.

Security Level:

This vacancy also requires the individual to be able to obtain full Security Clearance (SC) + UK National. In conjunction with SC requirements, you must also be a UK national due to the nature of work and associated customer(s). Due to government security requirements, the term “UK Nationals” must exclude anyone who is a dual national or naturalised British (i.e. originally a foreign national).

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.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


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Job ID Number: R0066150
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Templecombe (Somerset)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Software
  • Systems

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