What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?
For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.
It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?
AWE are currently recruiting for Manufacturing Engineers (Dangerous Goods Packaging)
Location: Reading /Basingstoke area
Salary, £33,850 - £47,850 dependent on experience plus contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, additional benefits and an excellent work / life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available. We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours.
We design and manufacture a wide range of products, materials and tools to support our mission. Our operations include precision component manufacture, fabrication, explosive formulation, fissile material production, rubbers and plastics, and warhead assembly and disassembly.
The role of an Engineer within this area of our business is to design/deliver and manage packaging designs, equipment and documentation using best practice. This will include the production of configuration documentation in accordance with appropriate procedures and legislation within a highly regulated environment.
We are actively seeking candidates who are at various stages of their career who can demonstrate a wide engineering knowledge or experience ideally within a Manufacturing or Production Engineering environment. Knowledge of design approvals, configuration control, legislative framework for transport and dangerous goods and project management is desirable.
Ideally candidates will have previous experience within some of the following:
An understanding of manufacturing techniques and processes which may include machining, presswork, moulding and metallurgy
Design principles including requirements capture, stakeholder management and presenting at design reviews
An understanding of ADR and dangerous goods regulations required for transport and storage of hazardous materials is desirable
Knowledge of modern materials and their properties
Knowledge of component design, configuration control and manufacture
Knowledge of manufacturing techniques or dangerous goods packaging and knowledge of MRP/ERP systems
An understanding and application of UK Health and Safety Legislation in a Manufacturing or Production environment including quality standards, best practice and procedures
Experience of applying Lean Manufacturing Techniques, Continuous Improvement and Quality Tools
An ability to produce or assist in the production of Technical Product Specifications (designs, drawings, reports, safety justifications, instructions, etc.)
Due to the complexities of our products and regulatory demands, we are seeking applicants who are looking for a secure career where personal and professional development will be actively promoted and supported.
Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.
Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at AWE.
AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.
AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and people with disabilities.