Copello is working with a well-established Defence and Space Business based in Hampshire.

We are recruiting for a Manufacturing Engineer on a contract basis.

Inside IR35 - rates are negotiable depending one experience

The Manufacturing Engineer acts as the main technical Manufacturing interface into a Product Line/Integrated Project Team. They must ensure the alignment of the design of all make items with the manufacturing capability of the business to meet quality, cost and schedule requirements and co-ordinate any developments where necessary


  •  Manage all aspects of New Product Introduction to Manufacturing and Facilities for areas of responsibility, ensuring that all technical, programme and cost issues are executed according to the Company standards and Customer satisfaction.
  • Deliver all Manufacturing Engineering inputs (Work Instructions, routings, cost models, proposals etc) in line with the business processes.
  • Identify any Manufacturing facility or capability limitations preventing successful project completion and work across the team to resolve the issues
  • Provide Manufacturing technical support to problem solving activities including NCRs, IRB/NRBs and Kaizans.
  • Identify operational performance and technical risks through systematic monitors and propose mitigations/resolutions.
  • Deliver continuous improvement activities to progress the capabilities of Manufacturing and ensure the ongoing competitivity of the Product Line.
  • Champion implementation of Design for Manufacture and Assembly methodologies for New Product Introduction demanding use of standard and qualified processes as much as is possible.
  • Implement / conform to all Company health, safety, environment and statutory policies within the Manufacturing organisation.
  • Implement the Product Line Manufacturing strategy.
  • Continuously develop own Manufacturing Engineering skill base. Demonstrate ownership and accountability.


  • Experience and knowledge of high reliability electronics, surface mount assembly and RF products.
  • General awareness of Manufacturing Systems (CAD, CAM, Manufacturing Execution System, SAP, Technical Publications, etc.) relevant to the business


For more information or to apply please contact or call 07423776074

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