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Manufacturing Technician - Team Lead ( R-00085618 )

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Technician



Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom


Job Description:


As a member of the Leidos Security Detection & Automation Manufacturing Organization you will be responsible for supporting the manufacturing of a variety of products. Using your skills as a Manufacturing Technician you will develop processes that ensure a consistent and quality focused approach to product manufacturing. This is a hands on position that will be directly involved with the execution of custom manufacturing projects. This position requires a comfort level working on the shop floor, leading our manufacturing and service teams. This role will solve daily production challenges, support the production schedule and drive ongoing production improvements.

The roles and responsibilities may change from time to time without notice and include but are not limited to the roles described below.

LOCATION - Bedford, UK

Primary Responsibilities

  • Resolve production related issues and drive improvement efforts.

  • Develop and maintain manufacturing documentation for all relevant products.

  • Experience with managing Bills of Materials, working with ERP systems (Costpoint).

  • Experience managing changes via ECO’s and working with suppliers and engineering teams to manage end of life and other material related issues.

  • Experience with writing and updating assembly procedures, for electro mechanical products.

  • CAD proficiency. Solidworks is a plus.

  • Comfort level leading and interacting with shop floor personnel.

  • Support quality system and product focused efforts.

  • Work as necessary with suppliers and other Leidos departments to resolve issues.

In addition:

  • Documentation Development release through document control

  • Manufacturing Bill of Materials development and ongoing administration and updates from product improvements or obsolescence.

  • Analysis of technical parameters for obsolete parts and identification of sources for direct replacement parts that meet form, fit and function requirements.

  • Routine review and action of parts obsolescence backlog as supply chain signals are provided for obsolete components or parts.

  • Supporting assessment and collaborative resolution of complex cross-functional technical issues amongst multiple diverse stakeholders.

  • Driving results through the development, implementation and maintenance of rigorous processes, tools, schedules and metrics

  • Maintaining current data and providing status on technical and schedule performance issues.

  • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes and workflows to identify areas that could benefit from changes and improvements.

  • Apply working knowledge of product design and assembly to the manufacturing process

  • Create processes and procedures to help assembly technicians create workflow efficiencies to enhance quality and streamline production.

  • Establish an effective and efficient work sequence

  • Devise new solutions to existing manufacturing problems

  • Develop standardized design criteria across product lines where possible.

  • Support New Product Introductions as new products are migrated into the Vista Manufacturing facility.

  • Technical oversight of Functional Configuration Audit planning and execution as new products are migrated.

Basic Qualifications

Requires BS/HNC/ONC and prior relevant manufacturing experience in an industrial automation environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with in a high tech manufacturing environment

  • Experience with AutoCad and/or SolidWorks is preferred.

  • Must be able to understand engineering drawings, Bills of Materials, and operational procedures

  • Must have extensive experience writing and reviewing Engineering Change Orders


  • Strong ability to manage in a matrix organization, understanding regional needs, tracking P&L and reporting to senior management

  • Interpersonal savvy in prioritizing customer needs with effective business decisions

  • Personal sense of integrity and trust

  • Ability to identify, prioritize, and manage critical issues, to avoid escalations/conflicts at a later stage

  • Effective time management skills

  • Ability to translate data into actionable information

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Engineering, Program, Product, Quality, Service, and Sales Management

  • Service Support (Service Admin, Spare Parts, Contracts, Technical Support, Training)

  • Supply Chain Organization (Purchasing, Import/Export Team, Logistics Broker, Planners, Fulfillment Team)

  • Finance

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.