Composites Engineer (Manufacturing)

Location UK / Down

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 6 days ago

Reference 1403036

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Composites Engineer (Manufacturing) based in Kilkeel

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. At Collins Aerospace, our Interiors team is focused on innovation, safety and cost efficiency. But we don’t just get people from point A to point B. We’re committed to making air travel more comfortable, connected and secure. As a leader in aviation interior products and services, we’re helping airlines and original equipment manufacturers create a positive experience for their customers. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 12 states across the U.S. and more than 10 countries around the globe, we’re changing the game of aircraft interiors. Are you ready to join our team? As a leader in the aerospace industry, we have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Composites Engineer (Manufacturing) in our Seating business located in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland.

JOB TITLE: Composites Engineer (Manufacturing)

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

RESPONSIBLE TO: Engineering Manager

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week. Hours of work will be 8:30am – 5:15pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am – 1:00pm Friday.

LOCATION: B/E Aerospace (UK) Ltd 2 Moor Road Kilkeel Co Down BT34 4NG


To work with the Design and Production Teams to ensure a manufacturing solution is delivered which meets and exceeds cost, quality and schedule requirements.


  • Support the bid process for new programs through process selection, the development of recurring and non-recurring costs and identify tooling requirements.
  • Collaborate with the Design Team on new programs/products to ensure all appropriate deliverables are achieved on time and the product developed satisfies all production requirements.
  • Complete model, drawing and BoM reviews in line with program timeframe requirements.
  • Identify and define technical specifications of tools and fixtures to ensure the product satisfies the specifications and tolerances required.
  • Identify and define technical specifications of plant and equipment and using Lean Manufacturing principles collaborate with the Production Team to define layout.
  • Support the Production Team with the resolution of engineering related issues.  Develop and update Manufacturing Support Documents.
  • Identify and implement Lean initiatives.
  • Contribute to the culture of continuous improvement within the department.  Any other duties as required to support business needs.


Key Attributes

  • Technical Expertise: recognised subject matter expert in their field or discipline.
  • Results and Execution: consistently delivers against goals and objectives through managing risk and monitoring progress.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: make quality business decisions based on facts and implement effective corrective & preventative actions which are in line with business requirements.
  • Project Management and Organisational Skills: planning and supervision skills to appropriately organize resources to meet team or project deadlines.
  • Communication Skills: excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to forge strong working relationships, influence and ensure buy-in at all levels to deliver program and strategic objectives.
  • Business Acumen: interprets financial data and proposes initiatives / projects that achieve new levels of business performance.


A degree qualification in a related engineering discipline with minimum of two year’s relevant working experience (with a minimum of 1 year in the area of Composites)


Hold a HND/HNC in a relevant discipline with minimum 3 years’ relevant working experience (with a minimum of 2 years in the area of Composites)


  • Minimum of one years working experience in New Product Introduction within an
  • Engineering / Manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of one years working experience in leading projects within an Engineering /
  • Manufacturing environment.

Interested candidates can apply by sending their CV by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below before the specified closing date. Please note, it is the candidate’s responsibility to clearly outline how they meet the criteria required for this role.

Closing date for CVs is midnight on 23rd April  March 2019.

Collins Aerospace is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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