Material and Process Engineer
MBDA Missile Defence Systems
A self-confessed tomboy, Tammy always loved science and from an early age she wanted to be an engineer. She began a college course after school but decided that it wasn't for her, preferring to look for a form of training that was more hands on. She went against her mother's judgement and left college to start an engineering apprenticeship. She feels that she definitely made the right decision and has loved her apprenticeship and has had the chance to gain qualifications whilst she has been training.
More information about Planning, process and production technicians
The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionJob holders in this unit group perform a variety of technical support functions to assist production, process and planning engineers with production programmes and schedules and with manufacturing and processing procedures in order to ensure accuracy, cost-effectiveness and efficiency.
QualificationsEntrants to training usually possess GCSEs/ S grades. Vocational training consists either of full-time study for a BTEC/SQA National award followed by two years on-the-job training, or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3.
- Supports planning and production engineers in assessing existing and alternative production methods;
- Works from, and helps implement, professional engineers’ drawings and specifications for equipment and layout, and helps implement modifications required for existing plant machinery/layout;
- Works with engineers on production control methods to monitor operational efficiency and helps to eliminate potential hazards and bottlenecks in production;
- Liaises with materials buying, storing and controlling departments to ensure a steady flow of supplies;
- Supports professional engineers in reviewing safety, quality, accuracy, reliability and contractual requirements;
- Supports implementation of plans of sequence of operations and completion dates for each phase of production or processing;
- Ensures implementation of inspection, testing and evaluation methods for bought-in materials, components, semi-finished and finished products;
- Ensures accuracy of manufacturing and testing equipment;
- Ensures effective completion and implementation of detailed instructions on processes, work methods and quality and safety standards for workers.