Teledyne Technologies

Manufacturing Technician

Locations UK-Essex-Chelmsford
Requisition ID
Teledyne e2v RF Power

Company Overview

Teledyne e2v is a global leader in specialised components and subsystems for innovative solutions in medical, science, aerospace, defence and industrial applications.

Our products are everywhere, hospitals, planes, ships and even outer space, but you will only see them if you know where to look.


Working with us will enable you to develop and gain experience in the ideas that are behind some of the most advanced technologies in the world. You will also get a chance to work alongside highly experienced engineers, technicians and scientists.


Our products do many things including saving people’s lives by finding and treating cancer, helping map our planet and the universe and freezing the atom down to 0° Kelvin.

With a long and enviable history of technical and scientific innovation, Teledyne e2v is always working at the forefront of technology.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

The Manufacturing Technician is responsible for supporting the production line on a daily basis, problem shooting and resolving issues as well as planning ahead and implementing various continuous improvement initiatives.


The role will also involve working closely alongside Engineering, Manufacturing Management, Quality and Equipment Maintenance so strong communication skills are essential.


This role is working in the Linac Magnetrons Product Stream


There are several accountabilities that will be assigned to this role and they will include:

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

This role will take ownership of the TPM activity carried out within the production area in which they are assigned.

The TPM activity will be mostly targeted at:

  • Tooling – regular inspection and replacement.
  • Equipment – regular planned maintenance tasks to maintain the performance of the equipment and keep downtime to a minimum.
  • Jigging – regular inspection, identification, refurbishment, rotation and replacement to ensure Non Value Added (NVA) time is kept to a minimum.

Production Line Problem Solving

There will be a substantial requirement on Manufacturing Technicians to solve/assist in solving production line issues. This will involve some basic problem solving techniques allowing them to work through in a methodical way for example PDCA loop (Plan, Do, Check, Act) and for more complex problems an 8D process would be used.

Scrap Recording and Monitoring

This role will involve reviewing and collating data around scrap that is occurring within production areas in conjunction with other Quality Technicians/Engineers. The SAP ERP system is used to record our scrap data and so data can be extracted to view trends and costs.

The expectation would be to work with Engineering on prioritising an action of plan for which scrap issue needs to be addressed. It would also involve working with Manufacturing Management to present and interpret the data as well as working on business justifications to spend money on resolving issues that are causing scrap.

Production Line Support and Development

This role will be expected to work closely alongside the Product Team Lead, Manufacturing Team Leader and Manufacturing Manager of the production area, specifically with regards to the following:

  • Training – there will be an expectation that this role will help to issue some training modules. This role will also help validate training given to operators within the production team by other trainers with relation to production based skills.
  • Standard Times – this role will help review periodically and generate standard times for any new products and/or processes that come into production.
  • Production Line Layout– this role will assist the Manufacturing Management Team looking at:
    • Material Flow throughout the production line
    • Layout of the production processes
    • 5S process is being used and maintained
    • Validation of processes and equipment when they are moved

This will all contribute towards improved efficiency levels and the maintenance of them going forwards.


This role will require the ability to read and review technical drawings of parts, tools and equipment.

There will also be a requirement to make changes to drawings as well as generating a drawing for new parts, tooling and jigging.


There will be a Product Quality Engineer/Technician on most production lines that will be performing the day to day inspection duties. They will work alongside the production team inspecting assemblies. When problems are encountered the Manufacturing Technicians role would be to work with the Product Quality Engineer/Technician, Engineering and the Production team to trouble shoot and problem solve.

The Manufacturing Technician role will include inspection duties, this will be of the work of operators being trained and some other mandatory inspection points.

New Product Introduction (NPI)

Engineering are heavily involved in the process of NPI, the role of Manufacturing Technician will be to support the process, reviewing the process from the production line’s perspective.

They will build the first trial products using the standard processes then work with Engineering to refine and improve the manufacturing process.

When a product is handed over to Production, the Manufacturing Technician will also be responsible for helping prepare the relevant data pack with routings, Bills of Material (BOMs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and providing training.

Change Requests (CRs)

The CR process will involve working with Engineering around product and documentation changes that need to take place. There will be an element of supporting Engineering on the CRs that they submit as the Technical Authority for a product.

As well as submitting CRs on an independent basis for smaller changes that do not require Engineering support.

Engineering Changes

Engineering changes will take place for products and this will involve the Manufacturing Technician assisting in the implementation.

The implementation will involve re-training, updates to documentation/data packs and validating new skills/processes/equipment.

Customer Returns and RMAs

The Manufacturing Technician role will involve assisting Manufacturing Management to co-ordinate the customer returns/repairs,

The role will also include working with Engineering on carrying out triage of the products when they first arrive, then establishing an action plan for them after the triage.

This role will also be expected to work as part of the broader manufacturing team to ensure that we are meeting production requirements. This includes ensuring that the team for which you are working with meets daily and hourly targets for output vs plan, productivity, quality and safety.

It is expected that this role will also follow the objectives that are set as standard within the RF Power Manufacturing team regarding:

Housekeeping and Quality Standards.

Manufacturing output and maintaining the various Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) set by management.

Adherence to SHELT and HSE initiatives.

Commitment to skills and training initiatives.

In addition to the above objectives there will be several additional objectives specifically for Manufacturing Technicians, these objectives will contribute towards personal development, attainment of top level goals and continuous improvement activities.


Essential Experience/Competencies:

  • Working on your own initiative and managing your time effectively
  • Ability to recognise and highlight production issues
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail
  • IT Literate (MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Good communication skills; able to communicate at all organisational levels
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Experience in assisting in implementation of solutions to production problems
  • Experience of working within a manufacturing environment
  • Some knowledge of SAP or a similar ERP system
  • Responsibility of delivering to specified targets
  • Continuous improvement experience
  • Experience of leading training

Experience in inspecting and validation of other’s work

Desired Experience/Competencies:

  • Knowledge of Lean tools/approaches e.g. 5S, Just-in-Time, Jidoka
  • Basic understanding of ISO9001

Experience of being involved in a Lean transformation programme or 6-Sigma project

Desired Qualifications

  • GCSE level or equivalent English, Maths, Science and IT
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • BTEC Level 3 or equivalent in Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering


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