Date Posted
18 Mar 2019

Due to expansion of the current Manufacturing team, Cobham Mission Systems are recruiting for multiple Manufacturing Systems Engineers to be responsible for identifying and introducing alternative and more cost effective technology and processes to reduce cost and lead time.  These roles support the ME Department and Sub-System IPT’s. The salary for these roles is up to £45,000 depending on experience & current package.


About Cobham Mission Systems

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator with the Wimborne site specialising in Air-to-Air Refuelling and Weapons Carriage and Release System applications. Current and future technologies are at the forefront of the business and Manufacturing Engineering are continually looking at new processes, methodologies and technology to provide advantages within a highly competitive aerospace industry


Cobham Mission Systems are based in Wimborne, Dorset and is a modern facility which offers an open plan working environment. Cobham employees can expect to benefit from;

·        Free onsite parking

·        Subsidised restaurant (including a Costa coffee)

·        On-line system offering a wide range of competitive flexible benefits including a matched pension contribution of up to 12%, child care vouchers, private medical and dental insurance, holiday buy and sell options, subsidised local gym memberships and many others

·        Share incentive schemes

·        Flexible working hours

·        Discounted Cobham Sports and Social Club membership

·        A wide range of internal and external training opportunities.


As a Manufacturing Systems Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

·        Manufacturing experience including manufacturing processes/systems and techniques

·        Knowledge of the aerospace and defence industry

·        Experience in Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement techniques

·        Formal apprenticeship in Engineering or Manufacturing


As a Manufacturing Systems Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:

·        Helping streamline current internal and external processes to enable production demands to be met more efficiently. Ensures best practices are developed

·        Providing expertise/support to the team to minimise performance barriers

·        Maintaining a world class capability for the manufacture, assembly and testing of CMS aerospace products

·        Providing process advice and input where needed to internal and external customers such as Engineering, Production and Supply Chain

·        Developing new technology and processes 

·        Establishing supply chain capabilities identifies areas of risk or potential improvement. Assists with new supplier assessments/qualification

·        Preparing cost justifications for new technology and equipment

·        Reviewing current internal processes and apply lean manufacturing techniques/continuous improvement as a means to eliminate waste

·        Supporting the development needs of the manufacturing engineering team to ensure team capability and flexibility meet the departmental and business needs


About Cobham plc

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.


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