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Associate Skilled Operator

BAE Systems UK

Location: Lancashire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Associate Skilled Operator

Location: Warton / Samlesbury

Salary: £31,855+

The Role

We have great opportunities for Associate Skilled Operators to work on complex, innovative and world leading projects such as Typhoon, Hawk, F-35 and FalconWorks. Join us and you will be working alongside other functions to deliver products that will be in service for 40+ years and be continually upgraded to maintain Customers Air Defence capabilities.

As an Associate Skilled Operator, you will be conducting tasks across a number of activities which include Carbon Fibre Composites, Fabrications or Fitting. These roles could be working across various shift patterns, which may include nights.

What you’ll be doing:

Associate-skilled activities relating to the manufacture of one of the following:

    Composite structures - includes Ply-Cutting, Lay Up, Curing, De-Bagging, Rout Profiling and Repair.

      Complex fabricated details, SPFDB assemblies, Pipes and associated bench assemblies - includes Profiling, Chemi-Etching, Drilling, Forming, Diffusion Bonding, Welding and Assembly.

        Small sub-assemblies in a workshop environment working with bench or floor mounted sub-assembly jigs and tools (including component finishing i.e. frazing).

        All of the above will involve the completion of repetitive manufacturing tasks in line with technical information such as engineering drawings, process instructions and specifications.

        You will also be expected to perform duties within the areas of responsibility in accordance with current Health and Safety and Environmental Protection legislation, and in compliance with the Quality Management System.

        Your skills and experiences:


          Previous experience relating to the roles being advertised

            Manual dexterity skills and proficient in the use of hand tools

              Understanding of Tool Control, Tool calibration and Foreign Object Debris (F.O.D.) procedures


                Manufacturing experience in an aerospace or neighbouring industry (e.g. Automotive, Maritime, etc.)

                  Basic IT skills


                  You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual leave incentive.

                  Why BAE Systems?

                  This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

                  We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

                  Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.