Production Manager/Senior Engineer

Production Manager/Senior Engineer
CV deadline 20/12/18 @ 1200
Clearance: BPSS

We are looking for an experienced & qualified, technical (science or engineering), Production Manager with two or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment.

Ideally with experience of working in a space/aerospace production environment, working in a clean room & electronics/RF equipment production

The MMTG is leading a European consortium tasked with providing sensitive, space-compliant and state-of-the-art millimetre-wave receiver front-ends that form the critical MetOp-SG Microwave Sounder (MWS), Microwave Imager (MWI) and Ice Cloud Imager (ICI) sub-payloads.

To support our programme of work we are seeking an experienced and competent Production Manager who will work with the technical project team to ensure that our component and system supply meets the stringent delivery schedule and exacting performance requirements of the programme.
A suitable candidate will be expected to be able to demonstrate a career profile that includes demonstrated areas of expertise gained through work within the micro-electronics industry, preferably including work in the aerospace sector.

The candidate will be expected to work with the project management team and the technical team including assembly and production engineering staff.

He/she will also be expected to report to project technical and administrative management as required and to make judgement calls regarding prioritisation.

Thus, an attention to detail and high level of communication and documentation skills are required for this role, which is pivotal in ensuring the delivery of state-of-the-art technology to project related RAL Space customers and a fleet of future Earth observing satellites.

The main activities that the successful candidate will be expected to perform are as follows:

* Plan and track production activities including mechanical manufacturing, assembly of RF modules including waveguide and PCB modules, RF testing at module and receiver-level, qualification testing at external test houses (e.g.

EMC & ESD), and Lot Acceptance Testing

* Inform the Project Manager of resource conflicts or over-allocations and identify impact and possible mitigation strategies, to include additional resource if required

* Plan required equipment maintenance to minimise schedule impact

* Schedule test activities with external test providers (EMC, ESD, mechanical)

* Plan in-house production activities making optimal use of available resource using detailed MS Project plans

* Adapt production priorities in response to Project Management requirements

* Provide current production schedule milestone information to the Project Scheduler

The position requires, as a minimum, the following demonstrable qualifications, skills and prior experience:


* Degree-level qualification or equivalent in a management or science/engineering discipline

* Two or more years of experience in a Production Management role in a manufacturing environment

* Experience in use of Microsoft Project to plan and manage production activities and resources

* Excellent attention to detail, organisational abilities, communication at all levels & comfortable in a customer facing role.


* Experience of working in a space / aerospace production environment

* Experience / knowledge of electronics / RF equipment production

* Experience of working in a clean room

As well as the specific experience required above you will have the necessary qualifications, skills & experience of a Production Manager to take control of this requirement from its inception to its completion.

If you meet the experience required above please call/mail me asap for more information.

Thank you.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: 18 months approx
  • Rate: 360 Per Day Umb/Paye option
  • Location: harwell, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Accountancy
  • Recruiter: Number 8 Resourcing Ltd
  • Contact: James Christie
  • Tel: 02087472161
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: P10580Har
  • Posted: 2018-12-18 13:43:09 -

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