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Electronics Design Engineer, Production Design Support

Employer
MBDA
Location
Bolton
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
9 May 2021

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Discipline
Electronics
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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Job Details

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


Company

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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