Manufacturing Engineer in Christchurch at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 9/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Curtiss-Wright's Sensors and Controls business unit are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our established team at our brand new site in Christchurch, UK. We design and manufacture Solenoids and LVDT's for either Commercial or Military aircraft. Our parts are flight critical, and you will help contribute to the safety of our products by continually improving our processes and mitigate risks from poor design, build, and test. You will ensure product transitions between our respective manufacturing sites are carried out smoothly.

You will have a mechanical background and the ability to establish and develop lean manufacturing lines and processes as well as provide a technical support service for products and test equipment. You will have a natural ability to constantly strive for improvement in efficiency and effectiveness for both new and mature products.


  • Implement improvements and develop effective production techniques to continually improve the processes and mitigate risks from poor design, build, and test.

  • Ensure that any method or system produced is fully documented and specified.

  • Assist in the active and effective interface with Engineering to facilitate full manufacturability and testability related input to the integrated design and development process to optimise the manufacturing quality to cost balance.

  • Manage the introduction of new products into production ensuring that opportunities to remove all manufacturability issues are identified and actioned before full-time production commences and to mitigate risks from design oversights.

  • Assist in the transition of products between respective manufacturing sites including our site in Nogales, Mexico (minimal travel required, but there would be a few trips a year)

  • Ensure risk mitigation plans are developed and effective manufacturing methods are gained from closed loop lessons learned and manufacturing learning curve progression.

Qualifications and Experience

  • HND/HNC Mechanical or Electronic Engineering and/or Engineering Apprenticeship or relevant experience in electronic/electrical/mechanical assembly techniques.

  • Sound and proven background in Production/Manufacturing Engineering roles

  • Six Sigma Green Belt trained as a minimum, experience in PE techniques/Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing/Kaizen.

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal; able to liaise effectively with customers and colleagues at all levels and to produce written reports that are articulate, clear and concise.

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma with experience using MiniTab

  • Experience in conducting correlation studies

  • A good understanding of the tools such as P & DFMEA, MSA etc

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the UK/EU through completion of a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) application. In the event information provided on the BPSS application reveals ineligibility to access US export controlled information, any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request