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Our Vacancy

Manufacturing Engineer – Tooling

  • Defence
  • Contracting /
  • Derby
  • 29/06/24
  • On site

Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Every day, our 6,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.

We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.

Drawing on more than 55 years’ experience in highly regulated sectors subject to strict security and safety requirements, we provide our customers with engineering and project management services, as well as digital services and solutions to optimize the performance of complex infrastructure projects throughout their life cycle. The Group is currently ranked second in the world for nuclear engineering.

To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all

Job Description

Assystem Energy & Infrastructure are recruiting for a dynamic, self-motivated Manufacturing Engineer to work at our customers site in Derby on a contract basis.

Design, acquire Special to Product tooling & fixtures supporting the manufacture and delivery of Steam Raising Plants. Execute Manufacturing Engineering activities to develop, maintain and continuously improve tooling & fixtures to aid manufacturing processes, methods of manufacture or delivery of the product.  Provide the technical support for ensuring tooling & fixtures are capable of meeting and continuing to meet business and customer requirements for safety, quality, cost, deliver rate and leadtime (SQCD).

Role details: 

  • Job title: Manufacturing Engineer 
  • Contract length: 12 months 
  • Location: Derby  
  • Contract type: PAYE via Umbrella solution


Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:                                        

  • Product Safety – Ensure that tooling & fixtures are capable of achieving and sustaining the product design intent, and that procedures and processes are followed so that our products and those of our suppliers conform to their specification. Rigorously raise, investigate and resolve safety related issues.                                            
  • Quality – Works with all functions to reduce risk and drive product Right First Time. Ensure compliance to all relevant company, legislative and technical policies and standards including RRMS, GS3001 and Export Control and Intellectual Property requirements                                            
  • Technical Authority – Ensure application of the tooling & fixture process controls within their area of accountability, with authorisation subject to appropriate delegation.                                                         
  • ·Requirements – Identify and develop opportunities for new or improved tooling & fixtures to allow manufacturing processes, digital systems and technologies to meet current or future requirements.  Including the creation of Statement of Requirement (SoRs) for manufacture of tools & fixtures for the external supply chain.                                               
  • Planning – Plan and manage activities including schedule, resources and costs, gaining buy-off and communicating current status to relevant stakeholders. Ensure issues and risks are resolved to meet project timescales.                                                   
  • Develop Capability – Design, introduce, validate and continuously optimise tooling & fixtures associated with both product manufacture and delivery to customer.  Apply Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) principles enabling the optimal work content to be achieved during manufacture and/or across methods of manufacture whilst continuing to meet requirements for safety, quality, cost, delivery rate and lead time. Capture, analyse and use data to demonstrate and improve the current and future capability of tooling & fixtures.                                            .

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Key Experience and Qualifications:

  • Professionally Qualified Engineer (e.g. UK minimum HNC/Foundation Degree or other national equivalent)                                                
  • Recognised national or international engineering accreditation (e.g. UK IEng  or CEng)                                         
  • General understanding of manufacturing processes relevant to their business                                                       
  • General awareness of Manufacturing Systems and enabling software tools relevant to the business                                          
  • Understanding of Manufacturing Engineering processes relevant to their role                 
  • Experience in NX and tooling/fixture design is highly desirable.
  • Project management experience working in a manufacturing environment, dealing with multiple customers/suppliers simultaneously, with excellent Written and Oral communication skills

Key Technical Skills:

  • Authoring Tooling Design Specifications
  • Design for Special to Product Tooling
  • Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Experienced in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) & Design for Manufacture (DFM) fundamentals
  • Safety Awareness, both conventional and Nuclear safety
  • Understanding and interpretation of customer requirements

**Security clearance**

This role requires the successful candidate to hold a minimum of a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance.

Due to the nature of work this role will be delivering and for the protection of certain assets, the successful candidate has to be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non-ITAR country.

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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