Quality Engineer

Competitive Salary & Benefits
08 May 2018
07 Jun 2018
Rosie Connor
Job Type
Role Title and Location: Quality Engineer, Stevenage
Job Ref No: P6488
Directorate: Operations                                                                    
MBDA Level of role: Level 4
Reports to Head of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering Quality
What’s the opportunity?
In this role you will be responsible for all core quality activities within the Operations Directorate Engineering domain helping the teams to deliver compliant products through the application of quality processes and techniques.
What will you be doing?
  • Planning, agreeing and implementing quality activities & measures in response to each project scenario.
  • Identify, communicate and mitigate risks and issues associated to product quality.
  • Coach the Design Authorities to ensure equipment product lifecycle gates are planned, inputs prepared and conducted, outcomes and actions are progressed.
  • Deployment and management of the non-conformance management system.
  • Participate in engineering process development and review in line with quality expectations. Manage associated assessments and audits.
  • Plan and deploy quality focused training to develop quality competencies within the engineering teams.
  • Prepare & publish quality centric metrics (quality dashboard) to various stakeholders.
  • Plan how short term corrective actions and trends can be developed into long term improvement actions.
  • Within the Electronic Engineering Centres of Excellence that are product focused, provide consolidated feedback and direction on transversal quality aspects.
  • Developing a continuous Improvement culture.
What are the benefits for you?
  • A varied role involving all engineering domains across the whole product lifecycle.
  • Opportunity to work on many variations of products and technologies.
  •  Ownership of quality values and activities within Operations Engineering delivering on multi million pound projects.
  • Personal development opportunities.
  • Being part of a multicultural, multidiscipline prime contractor with worldwide presence.
What’s great about joining this team?
  • The Quality Engineering team are embedded into the engineering design domains within the UK but also enjoy being part of the international Quality directorate.
  • Good balance of autonomy but support and direction always available within the team.
  • Satisfaction of being part of a team that share common values and commitments and seeing positive results from implementing quality improvements.
Who and what we are looking for from you?
  • Experienced quality professionals with broad experience, preferably within an Electronics engineering domain.
  • Strong ability to lead activities and actions.
  •  Excellent communication skills with an ability to communicate at all levels whilst respecting cultural differences.
  • Strong analytical skills and in depth understanding of quality techniques and measurements.
  • Sound knowledge of Engineering and Product lifecycles.
  • Focused on mentoring and developing others, leading the continued development and sustainment of a quality culture within the Engineering teams.
  • Work under your own initiative and be able to demonstrate adaptability, flexibility in carrying out this role.   
  • Experience in CI coaching & development an advantage.
Why you should come and work at MBDA
  • MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees on industrial facilities in France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, , and the United States
  • With some of the most sophisticated technology in defence, MBDA is Europe’s leading guided weapons company and with this in mind we continually look to broaden our existing talent base whilst maintaining a strategic edge, by exploiting new markets and new applications for our world-class technology base
  • Our success is based on the dedication of our people and we strive to offer each and every employee an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding career
  • Our work is complex, challenging and innovative. It takes a range of professionals across the full engineering and commercial spectrum to carry it out.  Whatever field our people specialise in, they all share the same mind-set: a drive to make things work better and to redefine the established standards
What you would get
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
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