Manufacturing Engineering Manager

GE Aerospace



Cheltenham, United Kingdom


Position summary

Job Description Summary

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Manufacturing Engineering Manager to join our busy civil-power team in Cheltenham.
In this role you would utilise your manufacturing leadership experience to develop, coach and support a team of approximately 8-10 people that work across 4 portfolios (a mixture of new and mature product lines), while supporting the business activities competently, securely and safely.

You will also be required to work in close cooperation with the technical manager and heads of department and facilitate effective communication between the manufacturing areas and key stakeholders.

This position would suit an Engineering Manager with strong leadership experience from a highly regulated sector company.

Job Description

Role Summary:

  • Hold technical responsibility and daily line management for a specific ME team delivering defined projects, manufacturing cell support and related work packages.
  • Provide leadership, accountability and output against programme milestones and manufacturing cell deliverables.
  • Own and be accountable for, high value business projects to deliver productivity, cost out and capacity where required. 
  • Define and execute plans for development of required skill sets within manufacturing engineering team.


  • Manage the well being, load, capacity and execution of a team of Manufacturing Engineers.
  • Exercise the recognised supervisory responsibilities relating to PPG, career & professional development, recruitment, and training.
  • Actively drive for team development and growth, promote a culture of Continuous Improvement and data / analytical led decision making.
  • Develop the requirements across engineering disciplines and their relationship with other functions to deliver business and Manufacturing Engineering Team performance.
  • Act as a mentor for junior ME's.
  • Ensure full support on manufacturing cells in line with delivery commitments and lead the team to deliver validated design specifications and shop floor application of new product, tools, or equipment to ensure integrity of design is met.
  • Develop use of maturity and risk mitigation tools such MRL and PFMEA within area of responsibility. Use the data generated to drive improvement projects.
  • Be cognisant of relevant toll gate reviews. Proactively assess product and processes against future toll gate requirements and drive action to ensure readiness.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college and/or relevant experience in Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Well rounded experience of production processes and equipment in a world class manufacturing environment.
  • Strong Leadership and development experience
  • Awareness of SMT and PCB assembly would a distinct advantage but not essential.
  • Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing process is also a distinct advantage


  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to develop, lead and coach individuals.
  • Skilled in influencing others and leadership small-mid sized teams.
  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact.
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with FAI, PFMEA, MRL, MCRL and Lean 6s.
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability.

Flexible Working

Due to the nature of this role you would be expected to work on site full time, though there will be flexibility to work from home as and when possible .

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Non-contributory Pension   
  • Performance related bonus       
  • Life Assurance
  • Group income protection            
  • Private medical cover    
  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No