Senior Process Engineer

Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.
Salary: Up to £40,000 dependent on experience plus bonus and benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working - such as an element of remote working with consideration to the business needs for a robust level of shop floor support.
The opportunity:
As a Senior Process Engineer within the Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) manufacturing facility your focus will be to ensure that our products are built efficiently, with state of the art equipment and processes that you will take ownership of. Current programmes will need to be maintained whilst also introducing new products - all to time, cost and quality objectives. Keeping a finger on the pulse of emerging technologies.

You will utilise your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and implement objectives whilst working towards short-term and long-term business improvements.
What we're looking for from you:
  • Ensure processes and equipment contribute to a safe working environment following both company processes and legal obligations.
  • Develop and maintain manufacturing methods to provide a robust and repeatable manufacturing system.
  • Interpret CAD data and design requirements to generate machine programs/processes which meet the design intent.
  • Project manage equipment procurement or upgrade from selection through to installation, commissioning and specification of maintenance requirements.
  • Conduct cost/benefit analysis for changes to processes and/or equipment.
  • Drive departmental improvement in order to make a positive impact on time, cost and quality of the processes within your sphere of influence.
  • Contribute to process improvement initiatives run by the Quality Engineering function to investigate root cause of non-conformance and implement robust corrective actions.
  • Monitor process and equipment capability to identify and reduce product quality issues caused by process variation.
  • Utilise lean-manufacturing principles and tools to understand process weaknesses, mitigate issues, improve capability/capacity and reduce overall cost.
  • Produce and maintain documentation such as requirement specifications, operating procedures, maintenance schedules, training records, risk assessments and FMEA's
  • Build and work collaboratively with multiple departments across the business and suppliers.
  • Provide support/training to operations staff and peers to enable effective use of equipment and processes.
  • Ensure new products are introduced methodically to ensure they can be manufactured right first time, every time.
  • Liaise with the design authority during the product prototype/development phase, to ensure optimised Design for Manufacture.

Role requirements (skills, training and qualifications)
  • Formal technical Engineering/Craft Apprenticeship to NVQ Level 3/TR23/TR21.
  • Formal further education certificate to HNC or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • OR
  • BEng in relevant Engineering Degree
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision both individually and as part of a team.
  • Must demonstrate a proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Experience or a strong working knowledge of electronic assembly equipment and processes such as; solder paste application, pick & place, AOI/SPI, reflow soldering, PTH assembly and X-Ray.
  • Understanding of CCA ruggedisation processes such as underfill and conformal coating. Knowledge of collaborative robotics would be desirable.
  • The following training would be beneficial: IPC J Std-001, IPC-610, manual handling and ESD.
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.

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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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