Rockwell Collins Composites Engineer (Manufacturing) in Kilkeel (Northern Ireland), United Kingdom

B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Collins Aerospace, is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and we currently have some exciting positions based at our Kilkeel facility, including a Composites Engineer (Manufacturing).

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will be required to work with the Design and Production Teams to ensure a manufacturing solution is delivered which meets and exceeds cost, quality and schedule requirements.

JOB TITLE: Composites Engineer (Manufacturing)

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

RESPONSIBLE TO: Engineering Manager

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week. Hours of work will be 8:30am – 5:15pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am – 1:00pm Friday. The post holder may be required at times to work outside his/her normal working hours for the effective performance of the duties of the post.

LOCATION: 2 Moor Road

Kilkeel Co Down BT34 4NG


To work with the Design and Production Teams to ensure a manufacturing solution is delivered which meets and exceeds cost, quality and schedule requirements.


  • Support the bid process for new programs through process selection, the development of recurring and non-recurring costs and identify tooling requirements.

  • Collaborate with the Design Team on new programs/products to ensure all appropriate deliverables are achieved on time and the product developed satisfies all production requirements.

  • Complete model, drawing and BoM reviews in line with program timeframe requirements.

  • Identify and define technical specifications of tools and fixtures to ensure the product satisfies the specifications and tolerances required.

  • Identify and define technical specifications of plant and equipment and using Lean Manufacturing principles collaborate with the Production Team to define layout.

  • Support the Production Team with the resolution of engineering related issues.

  • Develop and update Manufacturing Support Documents.

  • Identify and implement Lean initiatives.

  • Contribute to the culture of continuous improvement within the department.

  • Any other duties as required to support business needs.


Key Attributes

  • Technical Expertise: recognised subject matter expert in their field or discipline.

  • Results and Execution: consistently delivers against goals and objectives through managing risk and monitoring progress.

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: make quality business decisions based on facts and implement effective corrective & preventative actions which are in line with business requirements.

  • Project Management and Organisational Skills: planning and supervision skills to appropriately organize resources to meet team or project deadlines.

  • Communication Skills: excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to forge strong working relationships, influence and ensure buy-in at all levels to deliver program and strategic objectives.

  • Business Acumen: interprets financial data and proposes initiatives / projects that achieve new levels of business performance.


  • A degree qualification in a related engineering discipline with minimum of two year’s relevant working experience (with a minimum of 1 year in the area of Composites)


  • Hold a HND/HNC in a relevant discipline with minimum 3 years’ relevant working experience (with a minimum of 2 years in the area of Composites)


  • Minimum of one years working experience in New Product Introduction within an Engineering / Manufacturing environment

  • Minimum of one years working experience in leading projects within an Engineering / Manufacturing environment.

Closing Date for online applications is Sunday 6th January 2019 at midnight, however we will be reviewing applications on a regular basis for this position.

For any queries in relation to this role please contact

Collins Aerospace (Operating in the UK as B/E Aerospace UK Ltd.) is an equal opportunties employer.

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