AIT Process Engineer

Stevenage, Hertfordshire



£28.39 - £31.39 per annum


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On behalf of our client, we are looking for an AIT Process Engineer to join them on an initial 12-month contract. As the AIT Process Engineer, you will provide Manufacturing Engineering support to the Operations teams within the part of the MAIT operation that builds propulsion systems for spacecraft. Supporting the Manufacturing Engineering team deliverables to produce fully integrated Satellite Telecoms and ENS Products.

Role: AIT Process Engineer
Pay: £31.39 per hour Umbrella
Contract: Monday to Friday, 37 Hours a week, 12 Months
Location: Stevenage
IR35 Status: Inside
SC Clearance: BPSS


  • Provide Manufacturing Engineering support to Operations including working with technicians, Inspectors, team leaders and KPO’s as and when needed
  • Support the generation of standard instructions in line with scheduled needs.
  • Produce re-work instructions / deviation plans within the digital manufacturing system. Input screen grabs from the 3D design models for visual clarification.
  • Identify parts and tooling required for the processes.
  • Support quality reviews and Root Cause Analysis using lean tools, including driving and owning PPS’s.
  • Support Lessons Learned exercises at key milestones involving all key stakeholders in phase (Operations, Process Owners, AIT Management, and Design)
  • Ensure that feedback is provided from the cleanroom and to the Process Owners so that the current processes can be updated to improve them / remove non-quality
  • Support to R&D / R&T for process developments and new process implementation, undertake process improvement and maintenance and monitor process implementation in operations
  • Support training module creation, maintenance & Delivery. (Support to process owner / Operations).


  • Appreciation of Aerospace manufacturing and assembly techniques e.g. Light weight mechanical fastening and bonding techniques
  • Use of jigs and fixtures to aid assemblies
  • A strong working knowledge of digital manufacturing systems for the digital creation of work instructions and manufacturing bill of materials.
  • Ability to manipulate and capture images from 3D models
  • Use of MRP systems
  • Understanding of build documentation to ensure clear instuctions are given to shop floor operators.
  • Driving build quality through review of processes and implementation of improvements
  • Time served engineering apprenticeship or equivalent qualifications
  • Good understanding and detailed experience of mechanical engineering and systems, including but not limited to –
  • Lean manufacturing techniques including 5S, root cause analysis and continuous improvement (Green belt)
    • Production planning.
    • Support to operations.
    • Manufacturing / Test processes for the space industry.
    • Mechanical handling equipment.
  • Aerospace, Manufacturing & Production Engineering
  • A background in an aerospace engineering environment, preferably within the space sector
  • High level technical skills and relevant experience.
  • Procedures and process control.
  • Able to work offsite (UK and abroad) for undefined periods at short notice.
  • Work overtime and occasional shifts, as and when required.
  • Able to support out of normal hours work using the “on call” rota process, as and when required.
  • Team working and team leading skills.
  • Practical and proactive.
  • Process and Quality driven approach with high attention to detail.
  • High self-motivation and ability to deal with changing priorities on a multi project basis.
  • Good planning skills and process competence.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Previous experience of aerospace structures and build requirements is a distinct advantage.
  • Good time management.

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Natalie Dalkin at Line Up Aviation
Line Up Aviation is a specialist aviation and aerospace recruitment company that has been operating all over the world for more than 30 years. We work with some of the industry’s best-known companies and pride ourselves with working to the highest standard of service supported by an ingrained culture of honesty and integrity.
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