Date Posted
16 May 2019

Cobham Mission Systems are looking for a Manufacturing Lead to ensure that the Manufacturing Production Engineering team provide products and services that meet or exceed the required performance levels for quality, cost and delivery and are aligned with the business needs.


 The Role is based at our Cobham Mission Systems Site at Wimborne 

As a Manufacturing Lead your key skills and qualifications will include:

 5 years manufacturing experience including manufacturing processes and techniques

Good knowledge of the aerospace and defence industry

Experienced in Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement  techniques

Minimum of  HNC in Manufacturing or Production Engineering


As a Manufacturing Lead your key responsibilities will include:

Develops robust, cost efficient and safe manufacturing processes.

Supports Design for Manufacturing and Value Engineering initiatives and is able to apply lean manufacturing techniques/continuous improvements as a means to eliminate waste and deliver products to customer’s expectations.

Investigates new processes and methodologies to provide competitive advantages for the business within the Supply Chain and potential future suppliers.

Utilises and develops visual management tools to track performance and monitor the  leading indicators (KPI’s) that impact quality, cost and delivery. 

Supports with the completion of PFMEA’s and implementation of associated risk reduction activities in line with LCM requirements.

Supports with the manufacturing recurring and non-recurring costs at bid stage, seeks to achieve the target cost reductions through product development and process improvement.

To provide Manufacturing Engineering support to suppliers.

Actively supports with the development needs of the team to ensure team capability and flexibility meet the business needs.

Co-operate with management to meet the employer’s legal duties and take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions



About Cobham Mission Systems

The most capable critical control solutions for extreme environments.


As the world’s leading supplier of critical control solutions, we help our customers to increase the safety and mission capabilities of their personnel and equipment in extreme environments.


Our proven and trusted solutions in air-to-air refuelling, life support, weapons carriage and unmanned systems, deliver assured performance and class-leading through-life costs that enable our customers to bring complex projects to market quickly, and with minimal risk.



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John Kirtley
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