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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Apply now Job no: 510869
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Manufacturing

For over 110 years Aston Martin has made the most exquisitely addictive performance sports cars.

But no one builds an Aston Martin on their own. Behind these legends and landmarks are hundreds of dreamers, darers and doers who make extraordinary happen, every single day. That is why the name of everyone who has ever worn our famous wings is inscribed on the wall of our factory.

As we embark on an exciting new era for the business, we need the very best people to write their own chapter on our journey to become the world’s most desirable ultra-luxury British performance brand.

Join us.


As part of a team of Manufacturing Engineers responsible for the continuous improvement of the Assembly facility at Aston Martin you will be responsible for the delivery of vehicle programmes from original concept and design, through to manufacturing feasibility and into current production. The successful candidate will have experience of Facility & Tooling requirements, Standardised Process Documentation, PFMEA & Process Control Plans, Layout Planning and Statistical Problem Resolution. You will ensure that the highest quality build standards are achieved whilst ensuring the health & safety of technicians is never compromised and as part of a team of engineers be responsible for the Continuous Improvement of the assembly facility at Aston Martin delivering robust process and quality improvements.


  • Facilitate and participate in improvement projects and value stream groups involving multiple stakeholders across the business functions.
  • Attendance in various shopfloor performance reviews to build loss/defect intelligence and set priorities.
  • Ownership of focussed improvement process – driving down losses in the plant.
  • Data analysis and planning of key improvements for critical measures such as build efficiency, waste, and process risk optimisation.
  • Identification and support of CI activities that will create value, leading focussed improvement initiatives, six sigma projects and FMEA risk reduction activities.
  • Stabilisation and standardisation of production processes via definition of trigger levels for escalation in daily plant performance meetings.
  • Support process owners to implement new tools and improvement projects.
  • Verify effectiveness of new tools and sustained application in process.
  • Data collection.
  • Create, identify, and implement best practices.
  • Leadership and mentorship of others in application of process and procedures supporting standardised workflows.


  • A recognised engineering apprenticeship and/or relevant experience in the Automotive/Aerospace industry.
  • ONC minimum with HNC / Degree preferred. Previous relevant engineering experience, particularly related to Interior trim, incl sewing and trimming, with a good understanding of problem resolution and an ability to interrogate and interpret data is expected.
  • A willingness to adopt new ideas with an open mind to low volume constraints is essential.
  • Working knowledge of Siemens Teamcentre or NX would be advantageous.
  • Additionally, Autocad layout drawing, 3D printing /model creation, data manipulation and BOM management are all beneficial skillsets within the team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills Systemic problem solver able to implement solutions, undertake root cause analysis & manage change.
  • Demonstrate competence of project delivery through application of continuous improvement practices
  • Excellent communication skills to present effective & persuasive arguments /presentations on complex topics.
  • Project management capability
  • Problem solving experience and success.
  • Good level of technical knowledge regarding CIP tools and methodologies
  • Positive and proactive approach to challenges and change management.
  • A passion for continuous improvement
  • Confident with ability to influence.
  • Six sigma, Kaizen, FMEA, Poke Yoke experience advantageous but not essential.
  • Full driving licence is required.
  • Able to travel at short notice within the UK to other Aston Martin sites.
  • The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
  • The post holder will be required to comply with all policies and procedures issued by and on behalf of Aston Martin Lagonda ltd.

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We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.  We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different.  Please speak to us if there is anything you need to support making an application with us.

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