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Manufacturing Engineer

Requisition ID:  119557
Business Unit:  E&E Shepshed Group (1120)

Shepshed, LEC, United Kingdom, LE12 9NH

Parker Meggitt Polymers & Composites have an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer to join the team at our Shepshed site.

Joining our team means, you are helping to deliver our purpose of ‘Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow. A career at Parker Meggitt offers boundless potential for professional and personal growth. You will work alongside the brightest minds in the world, help develop innovative technology and products, and contribute to our company’s goal of solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges.


We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Manufacturing Engineer to join our dynamic engineering and manufacturing team.

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in developing and improving our composite manufacturing processes, ensuring product quality, efficiency, and innovation. If you have a strong background in composite materials, process optimisation, and a passion for driving continuous improvement, we encourage you to apply.

  • Developing processing techniques and engineering assembly strategies to enable the manufacture of specialised advanced parts for use in a range aerospace applications.
  • Improving manufacturing processes in line with a Zero Defects philosophy.
  • Using a data based approach to problem solving within the manufacturing environment.
  • Interacting with customers in support of NPI and existing product programs.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives aimed at waste reduction and process optimisation.
  • Utilise ERP system to create and manage Bills of Materials (BoMs) and Routings.
  • Possess a deep understanding of problem-solving methodologies like 8D and 5 Whys.
  • Identify and define tooling requirements for laminating and assembly processes, approving tooling for production use.
  • Conduct Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and implement control plans across various product lines.
  • Demonstrate an engineering project management mind set, especially in New Product Introduction (NPI) activities, while serving as the technical liaison for external clients.
  • Develop, optimise, and facilitate composite manufacturing processes to achieve cost-effective, high-quality, and dependable production.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, including design, stress, materials, and production, to seamlessly integrate composite components into final products.
  • Oversee the design and fabrication of moulds, fixtures, and tooling necessary for composite manufacturing procedures.

Skills, Knowledge and Abillities

  • Academic Qualifications to HND level within a relative engineering subject or an accredited Engineering Apprenticeship in addition to industrial experience.
  • A self-starter, with a proven ability for working with minimal supervision and take ownership of driving activities through to completion.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Proficiency in CAD software.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyse complex manufacturing challenges.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • In-depth knowledge of composite materials, manufacturing processes (such as hand laminating, resin infusion, pre-preg laminating), and curing techniques, is preferred but not essential.
  • Familiarity with regulatory and safety requirements related to composite manufacturing.
  • Experience with statistical process control (SPC) methods and process optimisation techniques.
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing and six sigma.

What We Offer

Parker Meggitt is proud to offer a competitive total rewards framework designed with our colleagues' health, wealth and well-being in mind to help our employees balance a successful career.  Our competitive offer package will include:

  • Early finish on Fridays.
  • Pension Scheme up to 10% company contribution.
  • Employee Assistance Program for Health & Wellbeing.
  • Employee Perkz – offering our employees discounts on a huge variety of goods and services.
  • Income Protection.
  • Employee Resource Groups.
  • Volunteering day off.

Parker Meggitt is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business and that building a culture of respect and appreciation will give everyone the opportunity to recognise their full potential.

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