Designer – Plant and Tool Gauge

£32,285 + commensurate with skills and experience
21 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Would you like to thrive in an exciting and critical role within the Land (UK) business area?? We currently have a vacancy for a Designer (Plant and Tool Gauge) at our site in Glascoed.

As a Designer (Plant and Tool Gauge), you will be involved in the development of new plant and  tooling products that are to be manufactured at our site in Glascoed. You will develop a close working relationship with the team leader and will have the opportunity to have hands on experience working within a high level environment.

This diverse role will provide you with vast exposure across the business. The newly redeveloped Glascoed site offers excellent staff facilities and benefits including a gym, football courts, as well as bespoke training courses and support for chartership and higher education.

Your main responsibilities as a Designer (Plant and Tool Gauge) will involve: 

Production of engineering drawings and bills of materials in support of site engineering programmes

Liaising with Manufacturing and Process Engineers to support their process tooling and equipment requirements

Investigating process issues with engineers and resolving through innovative design

Involvement in the design review process throughout the product life

Ensuring design for manufacture is adhered to

Look to reduce cost through intelligent design

Your skills and qualifications:


HND or Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Design

Previous drawing office experience

Proficient user of CAD software - Solidworks, NX or Pro Engineer


Siemens NX CAD software experience

Previous experience and knowledge of gauge design to relevant British Standards e.g. plug, ring, thread gauges etc

A good working knowledge of the specific standards relating to process safety, with particular focus on:

ATEX:               The name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres

PUWER:           Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations

LOLER:             Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations

Pressure Systems

A broad knowledge of engineering materials and material properties

Fume extraction systems experience used in an explosive dust/gas environment

Access structure fabrication design, e.g. platforms, flooring, stairways, ladders and fire escapes

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an innovative thinker with the ability to work under your own initiative. You will possess good interpersonal verbal and written skills and will have the ability to work well under pressure.

Location: Glascoed

Salary: £32,285 + commensurate with skills and experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems Land UK

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced combat vehicle and munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and maintaining some of their most vital equipment. With major facilities in Cheshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Tyne and Wear our Land UK business employs over 1500 people and has a desire to grow the business, both in the UK and internationally.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and technical skills to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops receive only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK’s leading defence, aerospace and security company.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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