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Mechanical Engineer, Calibration & Maintenance

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23 Jul 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Salary: Up to £40,000 dependent on experience plus bonus and benefits

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our Calibration and Maintenance team at Stevenage, to commission, calibrate, maintain and repair various test platforms to component level.

The work is varied, challenging and interesting, and will require you to work closely with the rest of the team and others, including test equipment and product design teams.

The role may also offer opportunities to travel within the UK, Europe, and sometimes further afield.

What we're looking for
  • Minimum qualification HNC/NHD in a Mechanical Engineering discipline.
  • Experience and knowledge of mechanical measurement techniques.
  • Good understanding of calibration principles and processes.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to deal with multiple issues, tasks and priorities concurrently.
  • Electrical/Electronic qualifications and experience would be advantageous.
  • Experience in precision dimensional metrology techniques would be an advantage.

What's in it for you?
  • You will be working with a pro-active, multi-disciplined team of engineers, supporting complex test platforms, in the manufacture and test of complex missile systems.
  • Opportunities to work alongside other engineers, from a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines, e.g. Manufacturing, Design and Test to gain an overall appreciation of MBDA, and possibly influence the design processes.
  • You will be trained to calibrate 'Special-to-type' test platforms, using a range of technologies and techniques.
  • You will have an annual review, to assess and plan any future development opportunities and needs to widen your engineering knowledge.
  • Opportunities to mentor more junior staff.
  • Opportunity to develop your skills using some of the very latest precision measurement equipment.

The Role

  • Responsible for the initial commissioning, routine calibration, periodic maintenance and repair of various electro-mechanical and hydro-pneumatic test platforms, used during the design, manufacture and in-service support of our products.
  • Calibration of test platforms using defined instructions, handbooks, drawings or specifications.
  • Maintain electro-mechanical test/measurement equipment and tooling to component level
  • Work with hydraulic and pneumatic test systems, including high pressure gasses, and pure air systems.
  • Generate clear and comprehensive calibration/maintenance records for traceability purposes.
  • Mentor more junior staff and share best practice with the team.
  • Represent the calibration department at Integrated Production Team meetings, to provide technical information/advice when requested
  • Provide technical advice/guidance on C & M measurement.

Our benefits
  • *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.

Join a great team!

You will be joining a small, dynamic, focussed team, responsible for supporting the test and measurement equipment used during the design, manufacture, and in-service support of our products.

The team are self-motivated, with a pro-active approach to delivering support to our internal and external customers and suppliers.

We work closely together, sharing knowledge and best practice, while embracing innovation.

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 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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