Job title: Mechanical Engineer (Fabrication and Installation)

An immediate vacancy for a Mechanical Engineer, with experience of fabrication in a manufacturing environment and site based installation. Working within a specialist manufacturing facility, consisting of prototyping and final build, you will support design & development teams in fabrication of equipment based on customer specifications.

Skills required include machining and fabrication. An excellent opportunity for career development.

Our Opportunity

This is a cell lead position with no direct reports the role has two elements, one being based at Crawley and one that covers installations of Thales equipment (mainly UK, with occasionally worldwide) in dockyard environments.

Crawley site work, responsible for work coming through the model shop area, applicants must be proficient with a variety of metalwork fabrication process. The type of work can include prototype builds where liaison with engineering is required and shop floor support to resolve issues to enable production to continue.

On site working, responsible for the organisation and safe working to access and install Thales equipment. Good metalwork hand skills needed for adjustment of equipment on site with limited equipment availability. May be required to commission equipment to the customer while on site. The split in location is approximately 75% based in Crawley and 25% on site.

Duties Crawley

  • Work load planning through Model shop
  • Provides feedback to Engineering team
  • Material supplier contact
  • Model shop 5S
  • Machinery maintenance
  • Define and coordinate sub contract special processes
  • Duties on site

  • Ensures compliance with health and safety legislation, ensures that installation activities will not affect the safety of anyone
  • Develop deployment strategy
  • Liaises with clients and with Acceptance / Integration / Commissioning team
  • About You

    As an experienced Mechanical (or Electro-Mechanical) Engineer, you have proven experience in a metal fabrication environment, need to be an all-rounder with regard understanding the entire process of fabrication. Previous experience working on site installing equipment is a distinct advantage ideally within a doc yard.

    Skills / Competencies

    Good knowledge of metalwork process and procedures to include but not limited too.

  • CNC Machining
  • Shearing
  • Punching
  • Break press
  • Forming
  • Cutting
  • Turn
  • Milling
  • Fetting
  • Other attributes include;

  • Supplier liaison
  • Computer Literate
  • Additive manufacturing experience would be an advantage
  • Forward thinking
  • At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80, employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working.

    Thales UK is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment,if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.

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