Electronics Design Engineer, Production Design Support

  • Location Bolton
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8324K
  • Closing date 18th Apr 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…
The Opportunity

A growing order book within MBDA has created an increased workload for our state of the art manufacturing facility at Bolton. To establish and maintain production rates across the product range we require strong first line support from the design teams to address issues as they occur. As such, an opportunity has arisen for an electronics design engineer to join the team in Bolton to support production activities and act as an interface between the design teams in Stevenage and manufacturing in Bolton

What are we looking for?

High performing teams need high performing and competent individuals. To be suitable for this role, Individuals will be able to demonstrate a number of the following attributes:
  • Ideally have a qualification in Electronics (e.g. HNC/HND or equivalent) or a closely related subject.
  • Experience in the design of electronics (the wider this experience the better) and preferably (but not essential) in the defence industry.
  • Experience in supporting manufacturing, resolving manufacturing issues and supporting the transition of product into production.
  • Be able to write clear and concise engineering documentation (including reports and investigation logs) and have good verbal communication, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Be pro-active, motivated and tenacious in resolving issues and generating solutions to problems whilst under time pressure.
  • Work well in a multifunctional and multi-skilled team environment supporting knowledge transfer to/from colleagues
Note: This role requires reasonable travel in the UK and could involve some travel overseas in Europe, (subject to COVID-19 restrictions).


What’s in it for you!

This role provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the transition of designs into production and to be part of a team that is the first port of call when problems occur. The problems can be varied and technically challenging and often aren’t what they first appear to be.
The scope to learn and enhance your capabilities and understanding of both environments is a rare opportunity. You will be interfacing at all levels of the organisation and be enhancing the relationship between design and manufacturing especially in ensuring that our designs are robust and contain the features necessary to improve manufacturability and testability.
  • The opportunity to work on some of the most advanced engineering products in the sector
  • The opportunity to develop and grow into broader engineering disciplines
  • The ability to become a leading expert in specialist fields
  • A broad and varied technology and skill base
  • A broad network of contacts within the defence industry
  • The opportunity to travel to other European and non-European countries (subject to the status of COVID-19 restrictions).

You will 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

This role involves performing a range of tasks in support of the more experienced Production Design Support Engineers across the product set that they support. These tasks will be carried out in accordance with all relevant processes, quality, and other requirements. They will include:
  • Exposure to the latest in missile system technologies.
  • Electronic design tasks and investigations, including the design and build of test and diagnostic aids.
  • Investigating problem reports raised by manufacturing teams and proposing and implementing solutions,
  • Writing technical reports and keeping investigation logs,
  • Liaising with various teams in the manufacturing facility at Bolton and the design teams at Stevenage,
  • Looking after a small lab area ensuring tools are available, equipment’s are in calibration and ensuring general tidiness of the area.

Join a great team

The Production Design Support team is a multi-skilled team of interdependent, highly capable and committed individuals. They are the crucial link between design and manufacturing and must use all of their experience, technical and personal capabilities to interface to both areas of the business, where time and cost pressures often cause rifts in the interface that must be carefully handled for success. The team is friendly and supportive and is respected throughout the manufacturing and design organisations.
  • A small team working in a larger group creates a fantastic local atmosphere with a good level of support and challenge
  • You will be moving into a brand new bespoke production facility with a modern environment and the opportunity to develop new tools, techniques and processes
  • A group working within a leading company, offers all the benefits that a large company can bring. Scope for development, competitive benefits package, good local support, and a great atmosphere.

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.