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Hardware Engineering Technician – CNC Machinist

Employer
BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Location
Chelmsford / Hybrid working
Salary
Unspecified
Posting live until
6 Jun 2024

Job Details

Location(s): Chelmsford, UK

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Development CNC Machinist 

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced CNC machinist to work at our site in Great Baddow, Chelmsford.

As a CNC machinist within our manufacturing centre, you will be instrumental in assisting with the delivery of innovative research projects to quality, time and budget. Liaising with engineering and technical staff within the BAE Systems Digital Intelligence Laboratories (DI Labs), this role will provide you with the chance to become involved in challenging activities within a friendly and dynamic environment.

Your main responsibilities as a CNC Machinist will involve: 

  • You will be required to manufacture small batch / prototype and production components ranging from highly accurate aerospace components through to lab use demonstrator items within time and budget;
  • The successful applicant will need to be able to programme, set and run 3, 4 & 5 axis CNC milling machines using Edgecam CADCAM software and also via the machine control;
  • Also required is the ability to programme, set and run CNC turning machines as well as operate manual milling machines and lathes;
  • The successful applicant will need to be able to work on their own initiative and demonstrate a flexible working attitude as part of this interesting role;
  • Ensure that all manufacturing activities are undertaken in line with DI Labs process and SHE requirements.

Your skills and qualifications as a CNC machinist:

Essential:

  • Experienced multi-axis CNC machinist (turning & milling);
  • 3D CADCAM programming experience ;
  • Able to programme, set and operate different machine tools, as well as operate manual milling machines and lathes;
  • Qualified to NVQ Level 3 Engineering (or equivalent) or higher;
  • Apprentice trained.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working closely with designers and engineers to assist with the DFM attributes of new hardware design;
  • Experience of aerospace component manufacture, first article inspection reports etc.

What we’re looking for in you:

You will have strong problem-solving skills. You must also possess excellent communication skills to effectively articulate technical information to a variety of engineers and customers. You will be expected to gain security clearance for this role.

Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence 

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day.

By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance well-being.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. 

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours. 

Company

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BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to more than 4500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Why work for usBAE Systems Digital Intelligence plays a significant role in keeping our country safe and it’s something we’re extremely proud of. We’re a team who enjoy making “things” and understanding how technology works. We are a diverse group of experts who are working at the forefront of technology, exploring how we can solve some unique challenges in support of our customers and their critically important national security work.

Training and development
We offer a blend of professional and technical training and learning on the job, while being supported by the very best in the industry to make sure you hit the ground running. We empower you to take responsibility, with the ability to work on cutting-edge, industry-leading technology projects where you make a real difference. All of this is designed to complement your career development, fuel your ambition, and give depth to your training and career. Whilst your career is your own, you will be encouraged and supported to attain industry recognized qualifications.

Graduate schemes
We run three graduate programmes; engineering, project management, and consulting.

  • Our engineering programmes require a 2.2 degree (some require 2.1) in a relevant tech/cyber or STEM subject
  • The project management and consulting programmes require a 2.2 degree from any discipline.

The graduate programmes are designed to give you ownership of your career aspirations, supported by training and practical experience to help you succeed. Initially, you will be part of our Future Talent Community and be assigned a career manager, who will support and guide you throughout your career with us. All of this is designed to complement your career development, fuel your ambition, and give depth to your training and career.

What we are looking for
We’re looking for people who are hungry for a technical challenge, want a noble and rewarding mission, enjoy making things or understanding how technology works, who want to develop their skills and enjoy solving complex problems. In particular, we’re looking for:

  • Graduates typically in the fields of cyber/tech/computer science, electrical and electronic engineering, physics, mathematics (we do offer consultancy graduate programmes, which are open to any discipline).
  • Software developers/engineers, electronic engineers, DSP engineers, FPGA developers, front-end developers, consultants.

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Locations
Several locations around the world

Number of employees
4500+

Positions recently recruited for
Software engineers/developers, electronic and electrical engineers, roles in digital signal processing FPGA, computer vision scientist. We are looking to significantly expand our wireless and cross domain capabilities. Roles recently fulfilled are our wireless product engineer (physics, maths, compsci and EEE) and engineering and physics graduate roles

Desired degree disciplines/class
The majority of our graduate programmes will accept a 2.2 degree in a relevant tech/cyber or STEM subject. Some roles require 2.1 in physics, mathematics, computer science, electronic and electrical engineers or 2+ years industry experience as one of digital signal processing FPGA developer, software developer, front-end developer or electronic engineer

Pre-requisites
Eligible to work in the UK

How to apply
Apply online at https://baesystems.com/apply

Closing date
All year round

Contact
E-mail lisa.archer@baesystems.com
www.baesystems.com/en/cybersecurity

Company info
Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 3301585268
Location
Waterside House
170 Priestley Road
Surrey Research Park
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7RQ
GB

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