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7 months ago
Raytheon UK
Salary: Negotiable Package
Location: Chester, Clwyd
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Paul Duffy
Sector: Maintenance, Aircraft, Military & Defence, Operations
Category: Executive Positions Jobs, Project Manager Jobs, Middle Managers Jobs, Senior Manager Jobs

The Head of Manufacturing will manage all functional and business aspects of the Manufacturing team across Broughton and Waddington, working within a CAA/EASA/MAA Part 145 Maintenance and Part G Production organisation within the Airborne ISR business.
The work location will primarily be based in Broughton with frequent visits to Waddington.
The Head of Manufacturing will ensure the coordinated effort of the manufacturing resources is focussed on the achievement of programme & business success in terms of safety, quality, cost and schedule.

Main Duties:

  • The primary responsibility is a strategic and leadership role, managing concurrently the Manufacturing function, with the goal of fostering a team environment, setting business values and attitudes within the team and communicating to all team members the need to maintain required levels of productivity, quality and cost during the course of the programme.
  • Manufacturing/Maintenance responsibilities – Planning Engineering, Production Control (SAP/MRP), Structural/Mechanical System Modification, Electrical/Avionic System Modification, Mission Interior, Furnishings, Aircraft Paint, Configuration & Data Control, Stores/Tool Control, Training, Aircraft Servicing, Test, Licences Engineering and release to service.
  • The job holder will develop an organisation which embraces an ‘Integrated Manufacturing Team’ concept, providing lineside support to production personnel and interfacing directly with the core support functions.
  • The job holder will chair weekly meetings, involving the Manufacturing Leadership Team, to assess overall Manufacturing performance to schedule and budget. Outstanding actions will be allocated and monitored daily to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • The job holder will be experienced in EV techniques and have an understanding of Program controls utilising resourced schedules (IMS). Will have Control Account Management (CAM) knowledge and experience for both program and functional budget control.
  • The job holder will be responsible for the Broughton/Waddington Manufacturing AOP (Annual Operating Plan) budget control and adherence and ETC/EAC approval at CAM level.
  • The job holder will be responsible in maintaining a comprehensive training and certification program to ensure all Manufacturing staff are trained and qualified with respect to corporate and regulatory requirements.
  • The job holder will form part of the Airborne ISR Leadership Team and will be responsible for overall Programme and Specification compliance and adherence. The job holder will also be the focal point of liaison with all areas of the business to ensure that any Manufacturing related issues/concerns are addressed quickly and efficiently without compromising the high quality standards expected. The job holder will also monitor performance against programme milestones for submission and presentation at Programme Review Meetings.

The job holder will be responsible for the day to day management of the Manufacturing facilities and for ensuring a safe working environment, for all personnel, through the adherence to Health and Safety Regulations and Safety Management Systems.

Candidate Requirements:

Strong background and experience in Maintenance related activities within an MAA/EASA Part 145 facility. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required in addition to good team building and customer interfacing.


  • Knowledge and understanding of EASA Part 145/Part G/Part M
  • Knowledge/understanding of MAA regulatory requirements
  • Aerospace knowledge and experience in a similar organisation/role.
  • An able communicator in verbal, written and presentation forms
  • Holder of SC or eligible to obtain SC (Raytheon will sponsor)
  • A logical problem solver who can operate effectively under stretching constraints
  • Eligible for or Holder of current SC security clearance (Raytheon UK will sponsor as required)


  • Knowledge and understanding of EASA Part 21 Subpart G and J desirable
  • Knowledge of CAP 716 Human Factors and it application
  • A continuous improvement background via 6Sigma techniques or equivalent.

About Raytheon:

Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. We are a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and have developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, National & Cyber security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software solutions at its facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Manchester Waddington and Broughton.

Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cyber security solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Raytheon Career Development:
Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
  • ontributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • times salary ‘Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements). Flexible working arrangements may be considered depending on the role subject to line manager approval.
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites

Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success. Raytheon UK proactively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), D&I council, Reservist Network etc. and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background

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