Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Bolton
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
5 Dec 2019

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Discipline
Project Engineering
Sector
Defence, Manufacturing
Job Type
Engineer
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

The Opportunity

To Manage and Deliver Manufacturing Systems and Processes, Technical Lead and Engineering Team Leader in development and production of complex products.
 
What are we looking for?
  • HNC/HND Level of Qualifications or equivalent plus substantial level of experienc
  • Experience in engineering leadership / management.
  • A detailed knowledge of current MBDA Manufacturing Engineering Tools
  • Good Planning and Organising skills to ensure multiple tasks are prioritised and monitored to deliver set objectives.
  • Communication skills; the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Have the ability to communicate both within the working group and at various levels of the organisation.
  • Negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail
 
What’s in it for you?
The role will provide many stimulating challenges and personal development opportunities. MBDA values its employee’s personal and professional development and therefore provides opportunities for both on the job training, e-learning and classroom learning in a variety of technical and managerial subjects, the opportunity exists to create both movement and development opportunities across the Manufacturing Engineering Function as we begin on our journey to embrace Functional excellence.
 
What would you get?
  • Competitive salary, 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), superb learning and development opportunities and more….
 
The Role
  • Develop manufacturing systems and processes in response to the defined Manufacturing Architecture and the Manufacturing, Inspection and Test Plan.
  • Creation and approval of manufacturing and test instruction documentation.
  • Process FMEA and process capability proving.
  • Team size and capability mix optimisation for successful delivery of work packages and projects.
  • Manage and report against the team’s work programmes, including analysis of risk, to ensure the team delivers its accountabilities.
  • Lead and support Continuous Improvement initiatives to ensure the area of responsibility is continually developing to improve efficiency.
  • Support the Manufacturing System Controller during the preparation and proving of the Production System for Certificate of Manufacture approval.
  • Risk identification and aversion strategies associated with technical definition and manufacturing methodologies.
  • Development, maintain and control technical interfaces to customers, suppliers and collaborators to ensure effective and swift resolution of technical issues.
  • Some UK and Overseas travel may be required.
  • Effective Non-Conformance management and corrective action.
 
What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a strong established team within Manufacturing Engineering Function, working with a group of people with a broad mix of skills and experience. You will be a key part in the delivery and evolution of the manufacturing engineering toolset.
 
Please Note: MBDA UK requires 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 is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.
Are you a member of LinkedIn?  If so, you are invited to join our LinkedIn Group to view future MBDA UK opportunities and news.  LinkedIn Group name: Engineering UK (Defence)

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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