Graduate Opportunity

Manufacturing Engineer

Nuclear/Mechanical.

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Working at AWE

What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

AWE is recruiting for Manufacturing Engineers!

As we move into an exciting phase in our programme, we have a number of opportunities for Manufacturing Engineers to join AWE and support our vital role in keeping the Nation safe.

What we do is unique and so are our people

For 70 years we've been part of the defence and security for our nation.

The Role

Working in a highly regulated environment the role of the Manufacturing Engineer is to support our production operations; continuous Improvement activities; optimise productivity and reduce cost. This will include the creation and configuration of manufacturing process documentation (designs, drawings, reports, specifications) in accordance with appropriate procedures.

About you

Whilst not to be considered a checklist, we are interested in hearing from candidates who have previous experience within any of the following:

  • A detailed knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes which may include machining, presswork, inspection, moulding and metallurgy.
  • Design to Manufacture (D2M) experience of tooling or equipment including requirements capture and presenting at design reviews.
  • Experience in PFMEAs (Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis) and DFMEAs (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis).
  • Knowledge of materials and their properties.
  • Knowledge of design, components, tool design and manufacture.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing systems, MRP/ERP.
  • An understanding and application of UK Health and Safety Legislation in a Manufacturing or Production environment including quality standards, best practice and procedures.
  • Experience of applying Lean Manufacturing Techniques, Continuous Improvement, Quality Tools and Model Based Realisation.
  • An ability to produce or assist in the production of Manufacturing Documentation (designs, drawings, reports, specification and operating instructions).

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme.
  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time.
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply).

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.

Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at AWE.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £33,850 - £50,800 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Reading
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemical
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical
  • Nuclear
  • Process

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