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Manufacturing Engineering Internship

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Airbus Operations Ltd.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

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Description of the job

You will be part of the Filton Plant Manufacturing Engineering Organisation. In this role you will have the opportunity to gain experience in 3 diverse and challenging areas, Plant Services, Business Improvement and Metallic Additive Manufacturing.

Tasks & accountabilities

Business areas:

Plant Services

In this role you will gain an insight to Airbus Production, analysis of business performance, improvement, project management and subcontractor management. Including:

  • Enabling the integration of the production plan and service plans to ensure equipment and support availability.
  • Working with senior management to gauge subcontractor fitness and adaptability to customer needs.
  • Support the businesses digital transformation & use of analytics toolsets
  • Develop understandings of legislation that impacts the business.

Business Improvement

In this business area you will take a holistic view of the business, observing how it operates, what performance is and look in to how to improve the business in terms of Time, Cost and Quality.

  • Work within the Performance and Improvement Team on existing and future projects across current Production, New Products.
  • Provide support to the manufacturing community improvement activities (Lean Manufacturing) driving Airbus standards
  • With the business striving to drive digitalisation of existing and new process
  • Project examples 3D Printing, Machine Automation, statistical/data analysis activities
  • Innovation and Improvement ideas – including Leading improvement projects to completionMetallic Additive Manufacturing

Within this placement there is an opportunity to develop & share additive manufacturing technologies for component cost and lead-time benefits. This placement will be part of the recognised Reference Centre for metallic powder-bed Additive Manufacturing.

  • Working in collaboration with machine suppliers with the objective of industrial qualification
  • Collaboration with suppliers to develop post processing capabilities
  • Integration of process within process flows, maintenance systems, training
  • Facility project management activities covering, work instructions, EH&S, consumable management.
  • Business Support to improvement projects

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.

Required skills

You must be an undergraduate for the full duration of the placement, studying towards a degree in:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Material sciences
  • Systems Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Technical Engineering with Business.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 10394276 EJ EN EXT 5
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Bristol
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials Science
  • Systems

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