Senior Manufacturing Test Engineer

  • Location Bolton
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • R02323
  • Closing date 21st Mar 2021

Are you passionate about the defence world and advanced technology?

Would you like to develop your skills in a highly challenging environment? If so…
An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Test Engineer to join the manufacturing organisation supporting test and diagnostics of electrical/electronic weapon systems and sub-assemblies during Development and Production phases. We are responsible for the day-to-day support to the product testing of weapons and equipment within our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bolton.
What we're looking for
  • (HNC/HND level of qualifications or equivalent in a relevant subject, plus experience in digital and analogue electronics manufacture and test.
  • A good understanding of electrical measurement and test principles and test equipment.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including generation of test specifications, operator instructions and technical reports based on higher-level requirements.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • The ability to plan and organise own work in order to ensure multiple tasks can be prioritised and delivered against Project objectives.
Here's what’s in it for you

This role offers the opportunity to work on a variety of products of varying complexity, in both development and production, using the latest technologies the aerospace and defence sector has to offer. We provide extensive on-the-job training and opportunities for personal progression, including both technical and leadership career development paths.
Our Benefits
*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 support to the manufacturing test of weapons sub-systems in production and development, to ensure programme targets are met to agreed time, cost and quality requirements.
  • Provide Test Engineering support during Design / Development phases from initial concept through to Production Readiness Review and release to Operations.
  • Support Test Facility introduction and ensure that configuration control of equipment and facilities is in place prior to use, including generating supporting test specifications and operator instructions.
  • Support to testing of electrical/electronic weapon systems and sub-assemblies, with diagnosis of production test failures down to circuit card and potentially component level.
  • Identification of remedial and corrective actions, in a timely manner allowing Manufacturing to continue production in line with programme.
  • Evaluation of technical problems in order to develop proposals for test equipment investigations and corrective actions, including process improvements.
  • Test Engineering representative at Defect Review Board meetings to ensure efficient progress of equipment and quality notifications towards corrective action.
Join a great team!

You will be working with a small team of dedicated test engineers in a fast-paced but friendly and inclusive manufacturing environment. We have a great mix of personnel, ranging from apprentices and graduate engineers through to experienced technical practitioners, all striving to deliver technical excellence and maintain product output.
The team are currently supporting a number of different missile systems in development and production, working closely with the design teams and other stakeholders to overcome any technical challenges.


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.

If you think you'd be perfect for this role, we'd love to hear from you‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

WHO WE ARE

MBDA is the only company capable of designing and producing missile systems to meet the current and future needs of the armed forces over land, sea and air. Through our expertise, we have become a trusted partner to the Ministry of Defence and work closely with the military to ensure that they have the capability they need, in order to protect our freedoms.

MORE THAN A JOB

We share a unique responsibility that brings purpose to everything we do.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to our home nations and their allies. Whether you are Lead Engineer or Business Support Officer, your work is vital in ensuring that our armed forces have the equipment they need, when they need it.
" At MBDA you always have to bear in mind that we are all a part of a very important process that defends our freedoms. "

Balpreet
Supportability Engineer, Customer Support and Services.

WE ARE MBDA

With over 60 years combined experience through our predecessor companies and over 10,000 employees across Europe and the USA, we are trusted suppliers of missile and missile systems to the defence sector.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides smarter and more effective equipment for the armed forces over land, sea and air.

INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE

We value difference.

Our work has a far-reaching impact, and we all make a difference every day. Our values-led culture welcomes a diversity of skills, experience and perspectives, where everyone has the opportunity contribute, grow and succeed.