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

Due a growing demand of workload within manufacturing, specifically our 1-3 composite area, a requirement has arisen for a full time manufacturing operator to join the manufacturing team. This role is vital to the success of the department and in its supply of products to other parts of Thales and its customers. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for the next step up in their career or someone interested in working in a manufacturing environment that has the key fundamental skills to carry out the role.

The key focus is to ensure we provide a consistently high quality of product on time to support the array production lines.

This role would be ideal for a candidate that brings with them experience of electrical and mechanical assembly operations or an eagerness to learn. An understanding of Milling and grinding would with an advantage but it not essential.

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Performs electrical and mechanical assembly operations, as defined by; routings, manufacturing instructions, wiring schedules and drawings
  • Identifies and logs faults
  • Maintains any necessary documentation as part of the build process
  • Ensures production equipment and tools are used and maintained to the required workshop standards
  • Operating machinery, these include: Dicing, grinding and milling machines

Technical and Professional Skills:

  • Capable of working to manufacturing Instructions
  • Experience in electrical and mechanical assembly
  • Machining, milling, grinding or turning
  • Experience of working in a multi-skilled production environment or similar
  • Recognised mechanical craft or electrical, level 2 qualification is preferable but not essential
  • Experienced PC user - MS Word and Excel

To play a key role in driving the success of a worldwide organisation and to join a talented team click the apply button now.

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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Opportunity Overview

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

  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Product Design

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