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PCB Technologist

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5 Sep 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence

Salary: Up to £50k DOE + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working - such as two days in the office per week

The opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity for a PCB Technologist to drive the development of our electronic design and manufacturing capability delivering our highly complex electronic sub-systems, from concept through to full production.

As part of MBDA's Electronic Engineering function, PCB Technologists are responsible for providing a technical support service for all internal programs and developing new technologies across all areas of PCB design, manufacture and assembly. This is a unique opportunity to develop an extensive technical skill set unlike anywhere else in industry.

The role:

Working in a supportive environment alongside Technical Experts, you will support a varied portfolio of electronic design and manufacturing technologies. This will require you to -
  • Exploit emerging materials and technologies for use in our industry
  • Work collaboratively with internal partners and external suppliers, visiting as necessary
  • Lead and support the development and evaluation of new processes and equipment
  • Advise on manufacturability and techniques for extreme environments
  • Negotiate and influence to adopt alternative solutions where production problems exist
  • Participate in and provide expert advice during MBDA design reviews
  • Define best practice and manage the adoption of agreed methodologies

The PCB Technologist will be adaptable and determined in providing a service, supporting all aspects of Component Engineering, PCB Layout and CCA manufacture. It requires close collaboration with all stakeholders (internal and external) against agreed timescales to meet project deliverables.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Ideally HNC/HND/Degree qualified in a subject relevant to the role or demonstrable equivalent experience
  • Strong understanding of PCB Design, Manufacture and Assembly processes
  • Strong communication skills to facilitate regular face to face and electronic communications with all relevant stakeholders
  • Ability/flexibility to travel to other locations when required

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.


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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