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Product Assurance Engineer

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28 Nov 2021

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A vacancy has arisen for a Product Assurance Engineer to join the Force Protection Product Assurance team in support of a multi-national missile programme during the industrialisation and initial production phases.
This opportunity provides the chance to work within a dynamic team providing quality assurance on in-house and supplied items, with the aim of preventing / minimising product non-conformance, supporting smooth programme delivery, assuring reliable products and increasing Customer satisfaction.

The Role
  • Review and maintain contractual quality documentation including the Project Quality Plan. Support the Project team in developing any project specific processes;
  • Define both the Product Assurance and Company Business procedures to be deployed within the project and ensure they are tailored accordingly to meet the project’s needs;
  • Manage Product Non Conformance. Facilitate implementation of Project non-conformance process. Support design and manufacturing defect investigations. Provide Non-Conformance data analysis and summary reports into engineering/senior management and customer reviews;
  • Ensure the application of PPAP and APQP processes across the project;
  • Identify risks and critical issues with mitigation solutions for both in house and sub-contracted industrialisation activities with the aim of reducing risk and increasing customer satisfaction;
  • Ensure Product Life Cycle reviews are planned, carried out and actions handled appropriately;
  • Support Customer product acceptance including any facilitation of Customer fault reports for the project.
What we're looking for
  • Ideally HNC/HND in Engineering or Quality Assurance
  • Practitioner of current QA problem solving and improvement methods (8D, RCA, DMAIC, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of the product lifecycle - specifically industrialisation and early production phases
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills – an ability to influence change
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to run reports in Excel, use SAP QM system, and document management tools
  • Continuous improvement awareness and ability to use own initiative to deliver improvements
Here's what's in it for youThis is the opportunity to join a vibrant and expanding quality organisation and develop as a quality professional; with the chance to work multi-nationally on some of MBDA’s exciting programmes

Opportunity to identify process improvements and problem solve to aid on time deliver whilst gaining 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 friendly, dynamic, highly focused team responsible for delivering product in the early production phase. The team are experienced and keen to share their knowledge.
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.

Why us?

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’re here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

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.

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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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