Job Type
Full-Time Regular
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace, Llay Wrexham has an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer

  • Full Time Permanent Contract
  • 39 hours per week.
  • Job location: Llay, Wrexham, LL12 0PB.
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.

To support Magellan Wrexham through controlling the quality, design, development and installation of new products or production lines. Duties include improving the production processes to become more cost-effective and efficient over time, resolving technical problems and selecting precision tools for different machines. Provide continuous support to the shop floor with any tooling queries both assembly and machining. During new product introduction you will be responsible for the engineering solution from concept to implementation.

Perks and Benefits

  • A company culture that promotes work life balance
  • Access to mental health support
  • Business performance related bonus
  • Career development opportunities
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Perkbox - includes monthly treats and discounts from selected restaurants, cinemas, shops etc
  • Long Service Awards
  • Enhanced Holiday Entitlement based on length of service
  • Free parking

Essential Responsibilities

  • Evaluating quality control processes and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Establishing an effective work sequence.
  • Analysing and reporting on production processes, methods, schedules, downtime, cycle times, availability of machines and waste management.
  • Overseeing and supporting the work of shop-floor personnel.
  • Ensuring that the organisation’s manufacturing processes comply with relevant policies and government laws and regulations.
  • Making sure that staff follow the manufacturer’s procedures and instructions while operating the equipment.
  • Reviewing and calculating the costs of the different tools and equipment in the production process and predicting the overheads in future production requirements.
  • Analysing and planning workflow, space requirements and equipment placement to maximise manufacturing efficiency.
  • Coordinating maintenance and repair services to keep production equipment operational.
  • Tooling development and the development of tool schemes
  • Production of manufacturing procedures (SOP’s)

Position Requirements


  • HNC/equivalent or Higher


  • Min 4 years of production or engineering experience.
  • Proficient in the use of Catia V5.
  • Experience with budget maintenance and control

Key Competencies:

  • Knowledge of GD&T/SPC techniques
  • Must be computer literate and have a working knowledge of TMS systems.
  • Must show a high level of knowledge in aircraft assembly and manufacturing methods

Other skills/Abilities


  • Good practical co-ordination skills.
  • Good understanding of spoken and written English.


  • Ability to work using own initiative

Personal Attributes:

  • Confident with technical decisions
  • Can interact and work with multi-disciplined team
  • Confident in explaining and presenting any issues or errors to multi functional departments

About us:

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, defence and space agencies worldwide. The organization officially adopted the name “Magellan Aerospace Corporation” in 1996; deriving it from the intrepid explorer Ferdinand Magellan. His global exploits at the turn of the 15th century established a number of firsts, so the company’s vision has been to carry this same legacy into the future of the aerospace industry.

At Magellan, we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value. Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual, and every individual is fundamental to the success of our business, so we invest in our employees and provide excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!

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