Manufacturing Engineer

Location UK / Down

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 4 days ago

Reference 1418807

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer 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 Manufacturing Engineer in our Seating business located in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland.

Manufacturing Engineer (Assembly)

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week.

LOCATION: Collins Aerospace, 2 Moor Road, Kilkeel, Co Down, BT34 4NG


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


  • Lead new programs / products through the Engineering Gate Processes to ensure on cost, on time & to specification. This includes Design Reviews, Drawing Reviews, BOM verification and Risk and Mitigation management.
  • Liaison between manufacturing and design.
  • Vendor support on manufacturing / design queries.
  • Establish recurring and non recurring costs.
  • From lessons learnt drive design for manufacture and assembly.
  • Identify all tools and fixtures required to manufacture the product to the specifications and tolerances required.
  • Work with operations team to drive efficiency advances by innovating our assembly & manufacturing processes
  • Challenge both manufacturing and business processes.
  • Ensure a safe working environment is set and maintained.
  • Initiate and lead problem solving techniques.
  • Identify, assess feasibility and manage change for both continuous improvements and mandatory requirements.
  • Demonstrate that the manufacturing process selection has delivered in terms of costs, quality and cycle times.
  • Support operations to ensure output & quality targets are achieved
  • Any other duties as required to support business needs.


  • Job Knowledge: Has the job knowledge and technical skills to understand his/her duties and responsibilities.
  • Continuous Improvement: Constantly measures for the effectiveness of processes and strives to meet more difficult objectives. Generates new ideas and manages change effectively.
  • Collaborative Skills: Initiates and develops relationships, and gains the confidence and cooperation of people within and outside the business.
  • Results Focus/Execution: A results oriented employee who sets challenging goals and achieves results, whilst prioritizing tasks and overcoming obstacles.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present ideas and information clearly at all levels. Has the ability to adapt style, and listens to and values different opinions.
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making: Evaluates, generates, and implements problem-solving solutions. Has the ability to analyse situations systematically and make effective decisions.
  • Planning & Organising: Develops realistic work plans, sets goals, and aligns personal plans/goals with company goals. Manages time well and effectively, including personal attendance and on-time performance.
  • Degree level qualification in a relevant engineering discipline and a minimum of 2 year’s relevant engineering experience


  • A higher level qualification, such as HNC/HND, in a relevant engineering discipline and 3+ years relevant engineering experience


  • 5+ years relevant engineering experience with a relevant engineering qualification.


  • 2 + years experience in a comparable engineering role
  • Relevant experience in implementing the principles of Lean Manufacturing
  • Working knowledge in an assembly environment
  • Experience of new product introduction processes.
  • Experience of Aerospace procedures and regulations
  • Familiarity with the use of CAD systems

Successful candidates can expect to benefit from:

  • Excellent salary & benefits package
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Westfield Healthcare Cover
  • Site Bonus Scheme

If you are interested in this role please click the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to the company website.

Collins Aerospace is an Equal Opportunities Employer.