Senior 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

We are looking for a manufacturing engineer who has a strong background in the aerospace or automotive industry. You will be responsible for the development, testing, and continuous improvement of commercial aerospace products and the manufacturing assembly processes. You will be able to apply your expertise to optimize the safety, performance, efficiency, yield, and cost of our products and processes using Lean Sigma and APQP methodologies.

Supporting multiple new product development (NPD) Projects you will lead DFM/A, PFMEA, production readiness reviews and the design and implementation of lean manufacturing cells to ensure production viability on launch.

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

  • Ensure production readiness of new product development programs, leading readiness reviews and planning activities to support.
  • Fulfil Manufacturing Engineering requirements with DFM/A, APQP and project execution throughout NPD/I Process
  • Coordinate the design, manufacture and introduction of tooling and assembly aids
  • Provide expertise and support in driving continuous improvement throughout to optimize the performance of our products and processes using Lean Sigma and APQP methodologies
  • Identify and/or specify new equipment, processes and methods for investment or incorporation in line with business objectives
  • Lead process and performance optimisation activity to achieve manufacturing cost reductions and quality improvement.
  • Identify and reduce operational risk using structured tools and techniques.
  • Support the Production operations with system improvements and continue to create a lean manufacturing culture
  • Analyse process performance and development improvement projects using DMAIC approach
  • Assist in process-writing tasks, using interlocked and error proofing process control systems

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:

  • Experience working in a highly regulated industry such as Automotive / Aerospace OEM or First Tier supplier or equivalent industries as a Manufacturing / Production engineer
  • Experience of working within a team to meet set deliverables within a manufacturing / production
  • Practical working knowledge in the application and implementation of lean manufacturing
  • Experienced in the facilitation and delivery of industrial risk management tools i.e APQP, FMEA, Control plans etc.
  • Demonstrable experience of influencing product realization using a structured approach to DFM/A/C. (Design for Manufacture, Assembly, Cost)
  • Experienced in conducting PPR’s and the effective communication / presentation of results and actions in project Gate reviews.
  • Practical working knowledge of Robotics and Automation including operational programming.
  • Project / Program Management Experience
  • Ability to evaluate, develop and improve existing Production processes.
  • Demonstrable experience in communicating to audiences of different levels through various channels in a concise manner
  • High level of personal accountability and a strong bias for action.
  • Technical experience in Manufacturing Engineering, with a professional qualification (university degree) and/or background in engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical)
  • Or a relevant (IMechE) or (IET) qualification / Apprenticeship or equivalent vocational training.

We really want to hear from you, so don’t miss your opportunity to join our community of passionate and exceptional people who challenge the accepted norm! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and be a part of a company that values your skills and contributions, we encourage you to apply for our Senior Manufacturing Engineer position.  Come on a journey with us and be part of delivering our defined business and sales targets to continue our journey of growth.

Please kindly note, at this moment in time we are respectfully not engaging with any agencies for our roles.

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.

Our benefits

  • 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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