Aerospace and Aviation
£26 per hour
Job Type:

Lead Engineer

Lead Engineer – Production Lines


Six Months

£26.00 per hour


This role is to define and steer the industrialisation of production lines for the shop floor (Lean Layout & Processes, Workbenches, Machines, Digitalisation)


Skills/Experience Required

Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering

Appreciation of manufacturing techniques eg. CFRP, structural bonding or TIG welding, within the aerospace industry

Use of Windchill, SAP, P6, IPS, 3D live or other ERP System

Understanding of build documentation to ensure clear instructions are given to shop floor operators.

Lean, Six Sigma projects, Layout definition, product implementation

Driving build quality through review of processes and implementation of improvements

Managing a multi-disciplined team during investigations and initiatives

Controlling and delivery of projects to budget and schedule

Good understanding and detailed experience of mechanical engineering and systems, including but not limited to: Lean manufacturing techniques including 5S, root cause analysis and continuous improvement (Green belt).

Production planning.

Support to operations.


A background in an aerospace engineering environment, preferably within the space sector

High level mechanical skills and relevant experience.

Procedures and process control.

Team working and team leading skills.

Practical and proactive.

Process and Quality driven approach with high attention to detail.

High self-motivation and ability to deal with changing priorities on a multi project basis.

Good planning skills and process competence (MRP system experience an advantage).

Previous experience of aerospace structures and build requirements is a distinct advantage.


Education & Training


Minimum HNC level in a Mechanical discipline (or lesser qualification if a high level of relevant experience can be demonstrated in the required disciplines).


For more information please contact John Paul at Protec Technical Ltd.

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