Industrial Means & Tooling Engineer

Job Summary

  • To convert requirements into hardware ensuring safety, legal and company specifications are followed and met
  • Ensure quality and process robustness through continuous review and improvement of processes

Job Profile


  • Industrial Means Manager


  • Definition, design and supply of Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE) and tooling for the manufacture, test and delivery of satellite/spacecraft structures.
  • Provision of estimates and schedules and thereafter the control of the design, structural analysis, supplier selection, manufacturing reviews and acceptance/qualification testing. .
  • An awareness of safety issues associated with Mechanical Handling Equipment
  • Creation of technical documents to ensure the manufacture, testing and safe usage of MGSE to company standards.
  • To develop and build relationships both internally and externally and work as part of a team
  • Actively seek to develop own learning and skills
  • Ability to deliver multiple tasks to set time frames with minimal supervision
  • Able to organise and manage own workload
  • The ability to understand and use company systems and software
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written (internally and externally)
  • Responsible for the delivery of MGSE and Tooling to project on Quality, Cost & Schedule.
  • Suggest process improvements considering business benefits
  • Takes responsibility for implementing improvements
  • Awareness of the need to involve others as required

Skills/Experience Required


  • Typically 2 year's relevant experience in a Manufacturing based design engineering role.
  • Appreciation of Mechanical Ground Support Equipment & Tooling manufacturing techniques
  • Creation of technical reports to cover the use and legislative impacts on all equipment
  • Time served engineering apprenticeship or equivalent qualifications.
  • Experienced in dealing with customers and suppliers
  • A background in an engineering environment, preferably within the space sector
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experienced in technical documentation writing


  • A good understanding of MGSE/tooling manufacture and design philosophies


  • Space
  • Aerospace
  • Engineering
  • High Tech Manufacturing

Education & Training


Degree/HNC or equivalent in an Engineering related discipline or strong relevant experience

Working Pattern

Monday to Friday days - occasional opportunity for extra hours mid-week


Occasional travel to other UK sites and supplier premises


Probable extension after initial contract duration

Base of Work

This role will be working on site full time - free parking is provided for this role in a local car park approximately fifteen minutes' walk from site

Reason for vacancy


Interview Process

One stage interview - virtual

Guidant Global (Airbus) is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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Inside IR35, PAYE available, negotiable
Expiry Date
22/02/2023 10:48:00
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