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Manufacturing Engineer - Metrology


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:               Manufacturing Engineer - Metrology
Location:               Ashton Vale, Bristol
Compensation:     Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:             Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                 SF55605


At Babcock, we’re creating a safe and secure world, together and if you join us, you can play your part as a Manufacturing Engineer - Metrology at within our Mission Systems business.


Mission Systems forms a critical and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation.  As a trusted provider for global defence and security, we have a wide portfolio of best-in-class technical solutions that enable our customers to carry out their missions. It’s an exciting and fast paced business carrying out a diverse range of activities. Mission Systems employs over a thousand people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol.


The role
As a Manufacturing Engineer - Metrology you’ll have a role that is challenging and ever evolving. Working within the manufacturing engineering team and with inspection and quality departments, you will take ownership of driving the overhaul of our inspection, its strategy and processes that support the current and future submarine capability within defence, shaping the way we inspect, plan and ensure we have the right equipment for our manufacturing needs. 


Day to day, you’ll:

  • Support the implementation of a measurement management system and its associated aspects.
  • Create inspection processes for products and equipment, supporting the roll out and where necessary assisting the inspection process on the shop floor.
  • Trend and investigate non-conformances on our core products and processes, supporting the production facility to preserve quality at the best lead time and cost. Assistance in our current and future inspection capability will be crucial for our manufacturing pipeline.


This role is full time, 37 hours per week, and is based on-site at our production facility at Ashton House, Bristol.   


Essential experience of the Manufacturing Engineer - Metrology

  • Comfortable facilitating and identifying change in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge in various inspection techniques (optical, contact, and manual) and equipment.
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing processes (machining, welding, assembly).
  • Excellent communication and influencing attributes to work with all levels within the business.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to integrate and work well within various teams.
  • Ability to maintain a positive approach and able to apply blue sky thinking.


Qualifications for the Manufacturing Engineer - Metrology

  • HNC or equivalent within Metrology/an engineering discipline OR considerable experience in an inspection/metrology role.


Please note that this position is subject to national security vetting. The successful candidate will be a Sole UK National, who holds, or is able to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements (this will include obtaining SC or Developed Vetting (DV) level of security clearances). 


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave. 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement.
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity.


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities,  and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We are committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.




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