An exciting opportunity for a Special Processes Manufacturing Engineer has arisen within Primary Component Operations (PCO), in Nuclear (Submarines).
Rolls-Royce design and supply components for the UK Nuclear Submarines programme. Primary Components Operations (PCO) provide: design, safety justification, manufacture and procurement of mechanical components for the Nuclear Steam Raising Plant (NSRP).
It’s not every day that you can say that the work you do helps keep the UK safe, but that is just one of the unique benefits of securing a role within Rolls-Royce Submarines.
Founded in 1906, and quickly gaining a reputation for making the most famous cars and engines in the world, Rolls-Royce has evolved to a global provider of power to multiple customers across the world, and is now recognised as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of gas-turbine power systems for use on land, sea and in the air.
However, for over sixty years Rolls-Royce has been quietly designing, manufacturing and supporting in-service, the reactor plant that power the Royal Navy’s nuclear submarine fleet, while at the same time gaining a reputation as a provider of solutions for the civil nuclear industry.
Throughout this time, the company has been at the forefront of Britain’s nuclear power research and has played a key role in developing the country’s nuclear engineering capability. Because of the classified nature of most of this work, much has gone unreported, and though many residents of Derby will know of this association, very few in the country are fully aware of the Rolls-Royce nuclear power connection.
Since the late 1950’s, Rolls-Royce has designed, supplied and supported the nuclear plant that power and propel all of the UK Royal Navy's nuclear submarines. Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd is responsible for delivering the Nuclear Steam Raising Plant (NSRP), plus parts of the secondary propulsion systems to the UK Ministry of Defence.
A workforce of over 3000, based primarily in Derby, also manage these assets across their full lifecycle. This includes providing frontline support across the world for Royal Navy submarine reactor plant equipment from the Company’s Operations Centre in Derby. They also support the submarines when in the Barrow-in-Furness shipyard and the naval bases at Devonport and Faslane.
PCO is going through exciting times and significant change to support our Customers. To meet the demands of all our Customers we are growing our Manufacturing Engineering Capability.
The purpose of this role is to investigate existing methods of manufacture and to develop and implement improvement methods to help achieve our challenging customer demands. The role is within Special Processes within PCO, covering Welding Engineering, NDE Engineering and Heat Treatment. The role will require good communication skills to ensure all stakeholders such as Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, NDE and Welding Engineering are in agreement with any proposed improvements, and to ultimately deliver effective and efficient methods of manufacture.
Developing Methods of Manufacture alongside special processes engineers to realise part designs.
Generating the technical package for the shop floor for the manufacture of parts. This will include Technical Instructions, Manufacturing Stage Drawings, Production Routers etc.
Use of Build in Quality tools such as Process Maps, Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (PFMEAs), and Control Plans.
Verifying the design intent has been met.
Liaison with other departments such as design, manufacturing, quality, and purchasing to ensure delivery of parts to set timescales and targeted costs.
Support production to ensure product flow in the factory.
Drive continuous improvements to eliminate the need for concessions and rework.
Control and reduce costs to drive profitability in the factory by continuously challenging the methods of manufacture.
As a manufacturing engineer you will need to be UK minimum HND/foundation degree qualified or another national equivalent, or have the requisite technical experience, a passion to succeed and a vision of how modern manufacturing should be achieved.
UK IEng (Incorporated Engineer) or CEng (Chartered Engineer) or other national equivalent, is desirable.
Possessing general understanding of manufacturing processes relevant to the business i.e. Machining, Welding, NDE, Fitting and Metrology
Possessing general awareness of Manufacturing Systems (CAD, CAM, CAPP, Manufacturing Execution System, Manufacturing Intelligence, SAP, Technical Publications, etc.) relevant to the business is desirable.
Having good understanding of Manufacturing Engineering processes relevant to their role in the product lifecycle.
Have excellence communications skills and the ability to influence at all levels of the organisation
We offer excellent development, a competitive salary and exceptional benefits. These include bonus, employee support assistance and employee discounts.
Pioneer the performance of the future. Join us and you’ll develop your skills and expertise to the very highest levels, working in an international environment for a company known the world over for brilliance and innovation.
We are an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential. You can learn more about our global Diversity and Inclusion strategy here .
So that you can be your best at work and home, we’ll consider flexible working arrangements for everyone, in any role.
To work for the Rolls-Royce Submarines Business an individual has to hold a minimum of an Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance. Rolls-Royce will support the application for Security Clearance if the individual does not currently already have this in place.
Due to the nature of work the Business conducts and the protection of certain assets a person has to be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non ITAR country.
Closing date : 23rd June 2021
15 Jun 2021; 00:06