Quality Assurance Electronic Engineer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
4 Oct 2019

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Discipline
Quality
Sector
Consumer Electronics
Job Type
Engineer
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The opportunity:
A fantastic opportunity has become available for a well-established quality professional to play a pivotal role in ensuring all core quality activities within the electronic design engineering domain are met, controlled and maintained. The successful candidate will need to support various teams in achieving their goals whilst ensuring all quality processes, reviews and techniques are appropriately applied.
The ideal candidate:
You will be a recognised quality professional having good experience within a design environment preferably within an electronic domain where quality is embraced by all.
The role:
  • Planning, agreeing and implementing quality check points within the design phase to ensure those associated activities are monitored, measured and facilitated in response to specific and complex project scenarios.
  • Proactively identify, communicate and mitigate risks and issues associated to product quality including sharing those findings and best practice with colleagues and projects.
  • Coach and support the teams to ensure equipment product lifecycle such as design and gate reviews are planned, inputs prepared and conducted, outcomes and actions are progressed to successful closure.
  • Management of associated non-conformities within the business management system.
  • Participate in engineering process development and review in line with quality expectations. Participate and deliver in any pertaining assessments and audits.
  • Plan and deploy quality focused training to develop quality awareness and competencies within the engineering teams.
  • Prepare & publish quality metrics (quality dashboard) to various stakeholders.
  • Analyse and suggest how short term corrective actions and trends can be developed into long term improvement actions.
  • Proactively developing, coaching, mentoring and supporting a diverse culture that can continually improve.
What's in it for you:
  • The opportunity to join Europe’s Number one Missile and Missile system Manufacturer.
  • A varied role working across all engineering domains and across the whole product lifecycle.
  • Opportunity to work with current and future technologies, processes, products and tools.
  • Ownership of quality values and activities within Operations Engineering delivering on multi million pound projects.
  • Personal development opportunities with a Times Top 30 company.
  • Being part of a multicultural, multidiscipline prime contractor with worldwide presence.
  • Opportunity for travel in and around other MBDA locations both national and international.
What’s great about 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. Autonomy, trust, respect and pro-activeness are encouraged, with 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.
What are we looking for:
  • Experienced quality professionals, preferably within an mechanical and /or electronics engineering domain.
  • Green Belt Six Sigma Qualification
  • Strong ability to identify, plan, lead and follow up activities and actions.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to communicate at all levels whilst respecting cultural differences.
  • Good analytical skills and detailed understanding of quality techniques, approaches 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 would be an advantage.
What you would get:
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime, a comprehensive pension scheme, discounted private healthcare scheme, Flexitime - 12:30 finish on Fridays (subject to project requirements), sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, laundrette facility, Great bonus schemes (subject to level), and superb learning and development opportunities.
  • MBDA is an investor in people currently holding gold level IIP.
MBDA UK require all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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