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Product Assurance Engineer

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12 Jun 2021
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

We have a new opportunity for a Product Assurance Engineer - Functional Engineering & Integration which is about applying grounded quality techniques and continuous improvement knowledge to supporting the products and their associated processes through the product development lifecycle.

The Product Assurance Functional Engineering and Integration assures Quality of MBDA engineering deliveries through the project development lifecycle phases.

The ideal candidate should have a quality background with a good technical understanding of product development and an association with AS9100 as well as the application of Lean Six Sigma techniques. Key to this will be defining the methodology used to measure a process’s key quality characteristics and implement the appropriate metrics to assess process performance.

Successful implementation of Product Assurance is dependent on an integrated activity and is reliant on interaction within the PA community so it is a highly collaborative role which will lead Quality Assurance projects and final deliveries to the Customers during concept, development, production and support phase.

Product assurance activities will include establishing project quality plans on all projects to satisfy contractual requirements, identifying and managing quality related risks on projects / products and ensuring our suppliers are compliant.

The idea candidate will have experience of promoting improvements through lessons learnt, indicators, root causes, trend analysis transversal view, and support their implementation, raising alerts when Quality does not comply, certifying the conformity of the final deliveries (products and services).

The role would also include:
  • Supporting product Non Conformances resolution and follow-up closure;
  • Supporting and deploying audits on processes and products / projects (including suppliers) as coordinated by Quality Management.
  • Deploying and assessing product quality assurance processes and identify areas for improvement;
  • Ensuring the correct interface and support to Programmes, Engineering and Operations management teams for all product assurance matters.
What are we looking for?
  • Minimum HNC/HND in Engineering or Quality Assurance
  • Practitioner of current QA problem solving and improvement methods (8D, RCA, DMAIC, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of product lifecycle - specifically industrialisation and early production phases
  • Proven track record in engineering, product/quality assurance, or a similar role.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to run reports in Excel, use SAP QM system, and document management tools.
  • An ability to implement quality standards and monitor quality performance.
Here's what's in it for you

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant and expanding quality organisation and develop as a quality professional as well as the opportunity to work multi-nationally on one of MBDA’s leading programmes;

Identifying process improvements and problem solve to aid on time delivery.
Gain knowledge of deploying the latest quality tools and techniques on a high profile programme as it transitions into production.

Join a great team!

We are a dynamic, highly focused team responsible for delivering product in the early production phase and as an experienced team, we are keen to share our knowledge.
We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended 2-3 days per week approach to on-site and remote working.

Benefits Package

*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.

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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