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Industrial Validation Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Closing date
26 Aug 2022

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.
Salary - Up to £60k dependent on experience, plus bonus and benefits

Hybrid Working Pattern- Average of 2 days per week on site

The Opportunity

  • To act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Industrial Validation to ensure that the Industrial validation process is applied consistently across the Manufacturing areas.
  • Managing Industrial Validation activities such as; Process FMEAs, Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) assessments, Production Readiness Reviews
  • Identify potential industrial risks and ensure that robust corrective actions are in place.
  • Manage risks to closure. Escalate critical risks are addressed using the company risk tool.
  • Collaborative working across functions to monitor, evaluate and report on the development and validation of manufacturing systems; tracking progress against industrial validation plans, maintaining Industrial Dashboards.
  • Ensuring the development and implementation of Manufacturing Inspection and Test architectures and processes in line agree manufacturing plans.

What we're looking for
  • Considerable experience within manufacturing to allow assessment of internal and external manufacturing facilities for compliance to the industrial validation requirements of MBDA.
  • In depth knowledge of manufacturing systems with the ability to highlight areas of risk to the internal and external supply chain from an IV perspective.
  • In depth knowledge of the design, make, prove interface role and Design for Manufacture and Test.
  • A good understanding of Project management and Supply Chain principles, practices and processes.
  • Good commercial and financial understanding.
  • Good Negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail
  • Degree qualified or equivalent, plus substantial relevant experience in a complex Electronic or Electro -Mechanical manufacturing environment.

What to expect:

We offer opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), bonus scheme, comprehensive pension package, annual salary review, collaborative working environment and excellent on-site facilities.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve appropriate clearances.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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