Manufacturing Engineer


Washington, Tyne & Wear

Manufacturing Engineer


£50,000 - £63,000

Posted by on September 7, 2023.



£45,000 – £57,000 inc shift premium, dependent on shift pattern (min basic pay of £36,060)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Support the day-to-day manufacture of products and the delivery of the Washington Manufacturing Schedule

  • Ensuring processes are sustained, improved and developed to achieve manufacturing targets for safety, quality, cost and delivery

  • Responsible for the successful introduction of new products into a manufacturing process

  • Cooperate with other functions, including Safety, Quality, Procurement and Engineering to successfully tackle production issues

  • Support Continuous Improvement (CI) activities and initiatives using lean principles and modern manufacturing techniques

  • Overall responsibility for the health and safety of the designated manufacturing area

Your skills and experiences:


  • HNC/HND/Degree qualified in Engineering/Operations or time served apprenticeship in mechanical engineering or similar discipline

  • Experience implementing and sustaining continuous improvement activities in a Manufacturing environment


  • Qualified in NEBOSH/IOSH or working towards is highly desirable

  • Experience in any of the following areas is highly desirable: metal forming, general machining, fabrication and paint finishing/surface treatments

  • Green/Yellow belt (or above) Six Sigma


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Our Maintenance Team:

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will support the manufacturing function at our Washington site to safely, reliably and efficiently meet the daily business expectations in terms of SHE, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People for the delivery of ammunition components.

We have several vacancies available due to the continued expansion across our Land UK sites with BAE Systems securing new orders for the supply of munitions to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and maintaining some of their most vital equipment.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date:

21st September 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.