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Environmental Calibration Engineer

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23 Jul 2021

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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

An opportunity has arisen for a conscientious, adaptable person to join our Environmental Facilities team working with high technology equipment daily, to provide vital support to the wider group in the areas of calibration, validation and test configuration. The role involves a great mix of activities within a laboratory environment and with the chance to work with instrumentation, test equipment and experimental test hardware.

What are we looking for:
  • Experience of Calibration practices and operations essential.
  • High attention to detail and accurate, up to date record keeping
  • Knowledge of, and/or ability to learn, laboratory quality management system processes (including UKAS / ISO17025 requirements) and other related processes.
  • Able to safely handle and use components, tools, parts and products (training will be given where necessary).
  • Flexible and able to plan own work in a pressurised environment
  • Practical, reliable person with a willingness and ability to learn, and can work under own supervision to deliver results to set timescales.
  • Knowledge of ‘Access’ and SAP would be an advantage.
Here’s what’s in it for you

This is a role within a growing team which provides opportunity to develop pre-existing skills and experience whilst undertaking a variety of tasks; we provide on the job training as required. There is potential for progress into other areas of the Environmental Engineering and Facilities department.
The Role
  • Plan, deliver and monitor tasks; ensuring requirements are delivered according to cost, quality and schedule.
  • Calibration of accelerometers and temperature measuring sensors.
  • Validation/Calibration of fixed and portable environmental test chambers/enclosures.
  • Validation/Calibration and installation of environmental instrumentation (e.g. accelerometers, thermocouples, strain gauges etc.)
  • Provide assistance to EE&F team members & colleagues for some laboratory / facility tasks (e.g. shaker re-configuration and fixture / test item attachment / demounting.
  • Support the development of solutions to technical issues and process improvement opportunities within the team.
What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a small, friendly & focused team responsible for providing essential support to all environmental and structural testing activities within the Test laboratory Group.
  • There is great team spirit, working together to continuously improve the reliability and availability of the test facilities in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
We can offer you:

*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 would like 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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