Composite Manufacturing Engineer

Bird Bellows - Radnor Park Industrial Estate, Congleton CW12 4UQ
Bird Bellows
Bird Bellows
Vacancy title
Composite Manufacturing Engineer
Bird Bellows - Radnor Park Industrial Estate, Congleton CW12 4UQ
Advertised salary
Employment type
Working pattern
Monday to Thursday - full-time condensed hours
Closing date
27 June 2024

Composite Manufacturing Engineer 

Full-time, Permanent

Monday - Thursday Full-time Condensed hours 

Who is Senior Plc?

Senior is a FTSE listed international manufacturing group with 26 operations in 12 countries. Senior designs, manufactures and markets high-technology components and systems for the principal original equipment producers in the worldwide aerospace, defence, and land vehicle and power and energy markets.

We have a long history of well-respected brands and an excellent reputation in our key market sectors. Senior delivers value to its customers and shareholders via operational excellence that is underpinned by its people and processes.

Our global values underpin what we do, and how we do it…

Safety – Integrity – Customer Focus – Respect and Trust – Accountability – Excellence

 Who is Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows?

Based in Congleton, Cheshire, Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows was established in 1975 as a family run operation serving the petro-chemical and gas industries. Since then, we have evolved to become one of the industry leaders in the design, development and manufacture of pressure duct systems, flexible joints and insulation for highly regulated industries. We have established customers in aerospace (both civil and military), as well as in the nuclear, oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors.

What does the job involve?

The Composite Manufacturing Engineer supports the new production Introduction (NPI) Team through the following core activities:

  1. Definition and cost estimating of manufacturing processes for new designs.
  2. Definition of tooling requirements
  3. Production of job cards and work instructions
  4. Management of development test units to prove manufacturing concepts.
  5. Production of Process flow maps and PFMEA’s to support NPI stage reviews.
  6. Resolution of production issues
  7. Supporting the NPI team by developing, driving, and reporting the manufacturing activities of the project plan
  8. Managing production risks with the use of tools such as Process Failure Mode and Effects analysis.

 What key skills, experience and qualifications do I need?


  • Experience of composite manufacturing processes, primarily oven cured pre-preg parts in a highly regulated industry
  • Leading process development activities for new parts
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all business levels including customer liaison


  • Manufacturing & assembly work
  • Composite manufacturing processes
  • Aerospace or other highly regulated manufacturing environments

Qualifications & Training 


  • Experience of Composite engineering


  • ONC Engineering

Job related skills and abilities 


  • Knowledge of composite layup

Physical and mental demands 


  • “Hands on” and “can do” attitude
  • Open to new ways of working

Other requirements 


  • Ability to lead and work as a part of a team

We offer a competitive salary, great benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress your career.

The benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent pension and life assurance scheme
  • Career and development opportunities
  • 27 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Birthday vouchers
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Wellbeing/Occupational Health clinics
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free parking
  • Social events