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Industrialisation Lead Engineer

  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £22 - £26 per hour + LTD Company
  • Contract hours: FullTime

Job provided by Sitec

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About the job

Sitec has a requirement for an Industrialisation Lead Engineer for our client based in Stevenage. This is a contract position for an initial 6 months.

Reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, the role of Industrialisation Lead Engineer will be responsible for defining and steering the industrialisation of production lines for the shop floor (Lean Layout & Processes, Workbenches, Machines, Digitalisation)

Acting as Lead Engineer, main deliverables are:

  • Primarily To define and steer the industrialisation of production line for the shop floor (Lean Layout & Processes, Workbenches, Machines, Digitalisation)
  • Secondary, act as Lead Engineer: To provide leadership for the production of fully integrated Satellite Telecoms and ENS Products based on robust inputs, processes and procedures, for implementation into production.
  • A dynamic and essential role that deals with daily challenges, changing priorities and resolving blocking actions to ensure schedule adherence, yet, maintaining quality and costs.


  • Lead/coordinate a team of engineers, offering technical advice and guidance with respect to the product flow
  • Liaise with management over manpower and budgets as necessary
  • Drive the ideal that AIT Engineering are the technical authority internally and externally for manufacture
  • To flow new initiatives and ideas to those within the process teams and ensure subsequent feedback to process owners
  • Lead industrialisation projects
  • Establish layout for the production line based on existing work, value stream mapping, and other initiatives
  • Redefine layout as required with focus on industrialisation
  • To provide regular feedback to management on current progress, workings and issues on behalf of their team

Customisation / Preparation Phase Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Product/Process Owner(s) responsibilities for inputs into the generic schedule.
  • Product manufacturing flow and area layout definition
  • Generic Sequence / VPB (IPS) Maintenance (Overall Build for Project) Process Improvement, Maintenance, Lessons Learned, customisation as required.
  • Attending and/or supporting all meetings / reviews relating to the products manufacture ensuring support is in place where required, taking any appropriate actions, relating to development, planning, or manufacture.
  • Attend inputs preparation meeting to define and ensure KIDs for product / project are fit for Manufacture (DFM)
  • Manage the creation of all documentation, liaising with the process owners to provide a scheduled requirement.
  • Define the manufacturing sequence based on experience and CAIT specific knowledge to optimise the overall Product / Project schedule in Primavera P6 (agree structure of PBOMs to ensure this is efficient for AIT need)
  • Liaison with relevant stakeholders / areas to ensure best practice on process in design and manufacture.

Operations Phase Responsibilities:

  • The Lead Engineer is the AIT point of contact for the project.
  • Manage costs for the project and provide inputs to monthly cost reviews, as well as contributing to Customisation Close Out (CCO)
  • Provide timely feedback to appropriate managers on process engineering issues.
  • Drive and continuously monitor the Manufacturing Production schedule to ensure the timely delivery and optimum sequence for manufacture VPB to P6 durations.


Experience required:

  • Appreciation of manufacturing techniques eg. CFRP, structural bonding or TIG welding, within the aerospace industry
  • Use of Windchill, SAP, P6, IPS, 3D live or other ERP System
  • Understanding of build documentation to ensure clear instructions are given to shop floor operators.
  • Lean, Six Sigma projects, Layout definition, product implementation
  • Driving build quality through review of processes and implementation of improvements
  • Managing a multidisciplined team during investigations and initiatives
  • Controlling and delivery of projects to budget and schedule
  • Good understanding and detailed experience of mechanical engineering and systems, including but not limited to: Lean manufacturing techniques including 5S, root cause analysis and continuous improvement (Green belt).

  • A background in an aerospace engineering environment, preferably within the space sector

  • High level mechanical skills and relevant experience.
  • Procedures and process control.
  • Team working and team leading skills.
  • Practical and proactive.
  • Process and Quality driven approach with high attention to detail.
  • High selfmotivation and ability to deal with changing priorities on a multi project basis.
  • Good planning skills and process competence (MRP system experience an advantage).
  • Previous experience of aerospace structures and build requirements is a distinct advantage.

Education & Training

  • Minimum HNC level in a Mechanical discipline (or lesser qualification if a high level of relevant experience can be demonstrated in the required disciplines).

The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a DBS certificate prior to commencement of the contract.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.



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