Design Production Interface Manager

Competitive Salary & Benefits
24 Jul 2018
23 Aug 2018
Rosie Connor
The Opportunity
MBDA’s UK Seeker Division designs and develops state of the art RF and Dual Mode (RF and IR) seekers for use in guided missile programmes. An opportunity exists for an engineer with broad based skills including an appreciation of electronic, RF and mechanical design to take a key role in the design support of seeker products being in our manufacturing facility based at Bolton. The role requires a high degree of enthusiasm and a determination to work autonomously to support the delivery of products to the right standard and within the required timescales.
The Role
  • Acting as a design team representative to interface with the design and manufacturing teams to transition a seeker in product design from the development phase into series manufacture.
  • Work with manufacturing to assist with the process and capability to prepare for manufacture for new seeker products including the manufacture of new technologies.
  • Act as design authority for non-conformance management dealing with design queries and approving non-conformances where appropriate.
  • Support manufacturing with the internal and external suppliers to support the manufacturing team to ensure continuity of supply.
  • Resolve obsolescence problems by providing recommendations for design changes in timely manner to maintain the production schedule.
    What’s in it for you?
  • This role offers an opportunity to be part of a successful team working to develop new and innovative seeker solutions to address complex customer requirements.
  • You will gain experience in RF/microwave seeker technologies and IR optical systems and build knowledge of various stages of seeker development, test and production.
  • You will be based at Bolton and have the opportunity to interact with the design teams at Stevenage, visit suppliers, support specific seeker deliveries for trials.
    What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a dynamic, task and objectives focussed team that is responsible for the development of a production of various seeker systems.
  • The multidisciplinary team is currently transitioning seeker products from mature designs into series production. Teams are working on final designs that are qualified and also designs that are going into qualification testing and low rate manufacture.
    What are we looking for?
  • Experience of design, integration and manufacture of complex electronic and RF assemblies.
  • Able to communicate well and liaise with the design and manufacturing teams.
  • Ideally degree educated with at least three years relevant design and or manufacturing experience.
  • Experience of working within a team environment and being responsible for project delivery.
  • A willing, helpful attitude and a calm professional manner.
  • Be well organised and prepared to act in a timely manner in order to achieve deadlines.
  • The confidence and willingness to keep all stakeholders regularly appraised of progress and issues.
    What would you 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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