Closing Date:
This vacancy may close at any time, if this role is of interest to you we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

The Opportunity

At Leonardo, we have a fantastic new opportunity for a Manufacturing Assistant. Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 7,000 are based in the UK.

We're looking for a Manufacturing Operative to join our Components Team in the Plating Lab within the Detectors Business Area in Southampton.

The Detectors Business Area has a rich heritage in world-leading processes to deliver innovative, high-performing and cost-competitive Electro-Optic products into a global market within an environment built on respect for our people, their diversity, skills and experience.

Working as part of the Plating team, you will perform Plating, Inspection and test operations in accordance with manufacturing instructions and process controls. The tasks will be varied and working within a low to high volume environment. The role will be carried out to meet internal and external customer expectations in terms of Quality, Cost and Delivery.

You will be joining our highly skilled team at the Southampton site. This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to our team's future success. We can help you develop your skills and offer great opportunities to develop and grow, so why not join us!


Flexible working: We offer our employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life through flexible hours and part time options
Custom working: The role may be a mixture of home based and onsite
Flexible benefits: Our company-funded approach to flexible benefits allows employees to make choices appropriate for them. Each employee has access to a wide choice of lifestyle, health and wellbeing options best suited to their individual lifestyle goals.
Network groups : To support our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion, we have a range of network groups for colleagues :
o Carers (employees caring for family or friends)
o Enable (supporting people with disabilities)
o Equalise (development of a gender balanced workforce)
o Pride (promoting equality for all LGBTQ+ individuals)
o Ethnicity Inclusion (developing a more ethnically based workforce)
o Wellbeing (promoting & supporting employee wellbeing)
Training : Free access to Coursera which provides more than 4,000 online courses
Continuous Learning : You will be supported in your ongoing professional development through training and mentoring
Investors in People : We are proud recipients of the Investors in People Silver Award
Employee Assistance Programme : Providing free and confidential mental health support
Annual leave: We offer 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays and 8 flexi days

To find out about all of our Company benefits please visit:

What you will do

The preparation and plating of high quality Components & Sub – Assemblies, in accordance with manufacturing instructions and process controls and in an efficient and effective manner to support build and on time delivery of product

To promote a spirit of teamwork and a continuous improvement environment, to reduce manufacturing cost and improve service to internal and external customers.

Perform tasks in a manner, which satisfy lead-time, yield and quality constraints.

To work with engineering staff, as required, to improve processes, reduce waste and improve efficiency.

To maintain process control charts and other measures of efficiency as may be required.

To follow safe working practices and ensure safety and quality standards are maintained to required levels.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a motivated individual who works well within a team.

Able to quickly perform tasks and perform well with small items of high value

Excellent hand-eye co-ordination

Capable of repeatable, high accuracy output

Ability to work in a close team environment

Ability to read and understand written instruction and to record the work performed as required

Previous plating experience

Experience and confidence working with Chemicals

Computer Literate – Basic Word, Excel, data input etc

Proficient in the use of SAP

Able to work in a low supervision environment and take responsibility for targets set by supervisory staff on a daily or weekly basis

Ability to accept instruction and to pass skills on to others as required

Confident in assisting in continuous process improvement

If this sounds like you why not apply and join our Southampton team!

We are relentless about inclusion. We understand an inclusive environment is one that welcomes everyone as they are. We see diversity as a strength. We still have some way to go to achieving diverse teams across our whole business. We would like you to be part of our journey to creating that better balance and welcome applications from all individuals from all walks of life as we build a stronger company together.

Life at Leonardo

Discover life at Leonardo – a company for extraordinary people

Our UK locations

We have offices around the UK, including Basildon, Bristol, Edinburgh, Lincoln, Luton, Southampton and Yeovil

Committed to Inclusion

We are committed to creating a working environment that is designed to provide everyone with the opportunity to succeed.

Job Location : Southampton
Company : Leonardo
Position : Manufacturing Assistant
Sector :
Employment :
Post Code :
Contact : Southampton Leonardo Contact Number

Apply On Company Site
Thousands of jobs for all cities and positions on Thousands of career opportunities are waiting for you at
Fill out the form if you want to be informed first before similar jobs.