EMC Technician

Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.
Salary:Dependent on experience + bonus + benefits
Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working. This would suit someone looking for a part time role as it will be for 3 or 4 days per week. Alternatively, if you're looking for a full time role, this position can eventually grow into 5 days per week (but both options are available).
The opportunity:
Are you a conscientious, adaptable person who wants to join our EMC team and work in our pioneering test facility? You'll provide vital support to the wider MBDA group in the areas of calibration, validation and test, whilst conducting a great mix of activities within a laboratory environment, such as instrumentation, test equipment and experimental test hardware.

You'll collect and dispatch items for external calibration; check calibration data against historical records to check for anomalies; maintain and restocking workshop consumables; provide assistance in setting up / stripping down of Equipment under Test; provide assistance in the design and construction of test jigs when required and providing assistance in daily trials activities, including running of EMC tests after a suitable training period (tailored to suit you).

This role brings a great opportunity to develop your existing skills and experience whilst undertaking a variety of tasks; on the job training will be provided as required. There is also good potential for future progress into an Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Test Engineer.
What we're looking for from you:
  • Good numeracy and literary skills, able to interact with colleagues effectively
  • High attention to detail and accurate, up to date record keeping skills
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, laboratory quality management system processes (including UKAS / ISO17025 requirements) and other related processes
  • Able to safely handle and use components, mechanical tools, parts and products relevant to the role (training will be given where necessary)
  • Flexible and able to plan own work in a high pressure environment
  • Practical, with the desire to learn
  • Computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, with knowledge of Access an advantage
  • Some understanding of simple physics, especially in the area of radio waves would be useful
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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