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General Services Burnley Lancashire Bb10 2tq , England , United Kingdom Fixed Term contract Full-time English Fluent

Job Description


Work as part of a team of NC Manufacturing Engineers to ensure a smooth production process, through evolving and introducing the most suitable manufacturing processes for SAFRAN products that deliver safe, high quality, repeatable, cost effective solutions with agreed, calculated time outputs. Provide line/process support to the industrial function, problem solving, taking corrective actions and identifying further opportunities. The team will focus on the programming and support of CNC machine tools and Robotic cells. This specific role will involve the support laser ply projection, 5 axis programming and sheet metal NC processes

Complementary Description


Design to produce at objective cost
 Define manufacturing processes, ensure all processes are consistent and compliant with specifications
 Design manufacturing processes with a Takt/Flow philosophy and ergonomic risks in mind
 Create and validate standard operating procedures, work instruction sheets, quality control points, methods of inspection and controls approval authorities for engineering disciplines
 Create work instruction sheets, tooling requests and production support drawings
 Ensure that the performance of the process meets the defined targets (quality, cost, delivery)
 Provide expert guidance to suppliers (internal and external)
 Plan, drive and coordinate the activities contributing to the industrial product validation (methods, purchasing, engineering ...) in order to meet the defined targets, quality, cost, delivery
 Establish global manufacturing process concepts, oversee the selection of plant and equipment and the preparation of factory layouts, and support the definition of detailed workplace layouts for machine tools
 Manage engineering risk within SAFRAN by using a PFMEA approach and through the use of SPC to ensure sustainability and a repeatable manufacturing process

Manage programs
 Pilot development projects and ensure compliance with the schedule and cost targets
 Manage the technical and budgetary gaps in relation to the program
 Evaluate the risks of changes and offer these risk reduction

Job Requirements


Detailed vision of production processes and their company's supply chain
Manufacturing Engineering experience from leading edge environments
Knowledge of business economics
Be capable of communicating with an English speaking manufacturing unit, both verbally and in writing
Mec Eng Degree
Familiar with the Lean Toolbox methodology
Good understanding of machine tools used in composites manufacturing
Good understanding of robotic cells used in composites manufacturing and assembly
Good understanding of structured languages (Machine and Computer Languages such as ISO, C++, VBA etc.)
Time served in an toolmaking or similar role


Familiar with the information systems used within engineering and the supply chain: ERP systems, PLM, Cascade
Familiarity with Catia or other CAD systems (Ideally Catia)
Familiarity with Delmia or other robotic control systems (Ideally Delmia)
Familiar with Windows operating system
Familiar with desktop tools (MS Office suite)


Capable of communicating clearly and concisely
Ability to escalate at the right time and at the right level
Capable of making decisions and taking accountability
A good team player
Negotiates well
Is an ambassador for the company and defends its interests


Capacity to analyse a complex problem, sum it up and find efficient technical solutions
Capacity to analyse the information supplied by other departments
Ability to gauge the importance of drifts and to anticipate the consequences (Process Control)


Perseverant & resilient

Specificity of the job

Based in the UK but some travel to France or suppliers in Europe when required

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Nacelles is a world leader for aircraft nacelles and an active player in after-market services, with 23,000 products in service, and 145,000 daily flight hours. The company is active in all segments of the market, from regional jets and corporate aircraft to the largest airliners.

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