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Senior Mechanical Engineer (Dimensional Metrology)

Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
17 Jan 2021

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Engineer, Engineering Manager
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The Opportunity

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our Calibration & Maintenance Team in Stevenage. The candidate will have a strong bias towards dimensional metrology and experience of operating measuring equipment including CMM and surface measurement machines.
What are we looking for?
  • Minimum qualification: HNC/HND in Engineering discipline
  • Modern apprenticeship required (NVQ L3 or equivalent).
  • Experience and knowledge in the calibration of mechanical tooling and maintenance of test systems.
  • Good understanding of calibration processes.
  • Able to mentor  and support junior staff when requested by line manager.
  • Able to deal with multiple issues, tasks and priorities concurrently.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proactive and a good team player.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to tailor communication to the relevant audience.
  • A good understanding of UNCERTAINTY OF MEASUREMENT.
What’s in it for you?
  • Working with the latest technologies
  • Personnel Development: qualifications and ‘on the job training’.
  • Working collaboratively with a multi-disciplined team
  • Flexible hours
What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.
The Role
  • Providing technical advice / guidance, on all measurement matters to Design and Project Teams.
  • The design and manufacture of simple calibration aides.
  • Representation of company when attending conferences and/or metrology equipment companies.
  • Use of CMM’s, optical measurement (Theodolites, Auto-Collimators, and Telescopes), thread measuring machines, height gauges, and hand tools (Micrometers, Vernier Calipers, DTI’s etc.).
  • Use of angle measurement using precision Index and autocollimators for the calibration of angle gauges, polygons, and any other requirements.
  • Carryout all types of measurement including dimensional, angular, surface roughness, form, flatness and roundness using the appropriate equipment.
  • Produce clear and precise measurement reports highlighting results and Deviations from Drawings / specifications provided.
What’s great about the team?
  • MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 11,000 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, stimulating 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
MBDA is an award winning company; 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.
We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.  MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.
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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.


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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