Lead Manufacturing Engineer

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LOCATION: Hingham, Norfolk (NR9) – Office based role
DEPARTMENT: Production
SALARY: Competitive
HOURS: Full time/permanent - 38 hrs-Standard shift: Monday-Thursday 8am - 4:30pm, Friday 8am - 2:30pm. Banked hours for additional hours worked during busy times.

About the role

As a brand-new role to help us continue our journey of growth, our Lead Manufacturing Engineer will be a technical subject matter expert supporting the organisation, leading our manufacturing engineering effort with the development and deployment of strategies to ensure that NPI/D programs are executed efficiently and effectively, and to the highest standard.  As our Lead Manufacturing Engineer, you will help lead and implement manufacturing plans, resolve technical problems of significant impact to performance, cost or schedule and will have the opportunity to coordinate and implement new engineering principles, theories, advanced technologies and concepts to continually drive Mirus forward in becoming a global leader in the manufacturing of aircraft seating.

In your role as our Lead Manufacturing Engineer, you will:

  • Be the subject matter expert of lean manufacturing and manufacturing technologies to supporting the organisation and leading our continuous improvement efforts.
  • Develop our manufacturing strategy in collaboration with the Operations Director to support our business expansion plans and operational objectives.
  • Develop our current and future production capabilities and processes, ensuring they are continually improved with the introduction of new technologies and equipment while seeking year on year manufacturing cost reductions.​
  • Coordinate, plan resources and manage support for multiple projects to successful completion.
  • Implement daily lean management systems to support business operations, working towards process optimization activity to achieve a Right First Time and cost reduction plan.
  • Research and develop new processes, technologies, equipment, and products, introducing automation where applicable.
  • Develop and support personnel under your direct supervision, including technical and behavioural coaching. Providing an environment of constant learning, development and collaboration.

About you

To help Mirus continue our journey of growth, you will bring your expertise within a manufacturing engineering capacity, a passion for innovation, problem solving abilities and drive for operational excellence along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

  • ​A degree in manufacturing, industrial, or mechanical engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive experience working as a Manufacturing/Production engineer or continuous improvement professional in a highly regulated industry.
  • Extensive knowledge lean principles, lean sigma and OpEx methodologies.
  • Contribute to the continuous product improvement by optimizing existing processes and identifying new opportunities of cost reduction.
  • Strong leadership with a passion to develop and build up people.
  • Adapt in the use and facilitation of structured problem solving tools and root cause investigations.
  • Ability to identify; document and avoid risk.
  • A profound working knowledge of production and processes, including robotics and plant automation.
  • Ability to evaluate, develop and improve existing Production processes.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • A high level of personal accountability and a strong bias for action.
  • Experience in the Aerospace/Automotive industry is preferable but not essential

​We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented individuals with the skills and passion to lead our manufacturing processes and teams. The successful individual will be committed to excellence, focused on delivery, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. Good interpersonal and communication skills who can then effectively communicate and adapt their communication style to a variety of audiences is key. You will be a strong leader, providing support and guidance, dedicated to training and development, driving the team forward, who has a passion for ensuring people reach their full potential together.

We are committed to hiring the best talent to continue our growth journey and create an environment that values your skills and contributions. Come on a journey with us and be part of shaping the future of Mirus as our Lead Manufacturing Engineer!

About us

Founded in 2015, Mirus Aircraft Seating Ltd has grown rapidly to become a leading aircraft seating OEM, with operations in the UK, Malaysia and China.   We seek excellence at every step, from conception to delivery and beyond.


“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way, by those who dare to challenge the accepted norm.”

Ben McGuire, Chief Executive Officer

We believe form, function, innovation, sustainability, and the best possible passenger experience are all mutual cornerstones of success when putting pen to paper on a new design and delivering to our airline customers.

Along with our proven record of delivering large and small scale OEM and airline retrofit programs to some of the biggest names in the industry, we are committed to bringing the highest quality seating and unparalleled service to our customers.


  • Pension – up to 8% contribution (4% Employee/ 4% Employer)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • An additional day off on or around your birthday
  • Christmas shut down
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Long Service Award
  • Agile working – flexibility around start and finish times in line with our policy
  • Early finish on a Friday
  • Training and development – Support, coaching and guidance from a team of industry leading renowned specialists
  • Generous Family Friendly Benefits
  • Company Sick Pay Scheme
  • SimplyHealth – helps cover every day healthcare costs such as eye tests and dental check ups, as well as providing mental health support and access to GP services
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Free on-site parking
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At Mirus, we’re committed to creating a welcoming environment for all applicants. If you require any reasonable adjustments during your interview process, please let us know.