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Calibration & Maintenance Electronics Engineer

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18 Aug 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

An exiting opportunity has arisen to join the Calibration and Maintenance team at Stevenage to Commission, Calibrate, maintain and repair electrical and electronic test equipment, used for the design, proving, manufacture and support of our products, with a particular emphasis in servicing 'Special to Type' Test Equipment (STTE).

The work is varied, interesting and challenging.

What we're looking for
  • Minimum qualification of HNC/HND in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (or equivalent qualification)
  • Experience and knowledge in the calibration of test equipment, and maintenance of test systems to component level.
  • Good understanding of calibration principles and processes.
  • Able to mentor other or more junior staff when requested by line manager.
  • Able to deal with multiple issues, tasks and priorities concurrently.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • A good understanding of SAP would be an advantage.
  • A knowledge of temperature/process calibration would be advantageous.

What's in it for you?
  • You will be working with an experienced team of Calibration & Maintenance engineers, supporting complex test platforms used for the design, manufacture and test of complex missile systems.
  • You will be trained to calibrate special to type factory test equipment, using a range of techniques, from DC to microwave.
  • Opportunities to work 'in the field' at other MBDA sites, trials facilities, and customer sites in the UK and beyond.
  • You will have opportunities to liaise with engineering teams from a broad spectrum of disciplines e.g. Manufacturing, Design, and Test to gain an overall appreciation of MBDA and its function.
  • You will have regular reviews, to assess and plan any future development opportunities and needs to widen your overall engineering knowledge.

The Role

  • Responsible for the initial commissioning, routine calibration, periodic maintenance and component level repair of various electrical/electronic test platforms, including 'Special to Type' test equipment, designed and manufactured within MBDA.
  • Calibration and servicing of commercially available test equipment
  • Calibration and repair of test platforms using defined instructions, handbooks, drawings and specifications.
  • Generate clear and comprehensive calibration/maintenance records for traceability purposes.
  • Provide technical advice/guidance on C & M measurements.
  • Work closely with the design teams, manufacturing and the customer to help resolve issues as they arise through the whole life cycle of the test equipment.

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 and focussed team of electrical and mechanical engineers, 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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