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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Closing date
29 Sep 2022

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager to design, prove, implement and maintain Production Systems to deliver product on time, quality and cost.

You will provide Engineering Leadership to a multi-disciplined team of Manufacturing and Test Engineers. Deliver the Industrial Validation of the internal and external supply chain and be responsible for leading a project through the manufacturing lifecycle and achieving the full validation of the manufacturing system.
What we're looking for
  • Degree qualified or equivalent, plus substantial relevant experience in a complex Electronic or Electro -Mechanical manufacturing environment.
  • Extensive experience in engineering leadership/management.
  • 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 with good attention to detail

What's in it for you?

You will play a key role in being part of the manufacturing organisation that designs the factory layout, investigates and specifies the assembly & test equipment used and introduces new manufacturing tools and techniques into the facility.

Your role will involve constantly investigating new approaches and techniques to manufacturing and their potential application within the specialised Defence sector of MBDA.

You will be instrumental in driving change in the business, implementing manufacturing improvements using alternative approaches such as automation, cobots and the adoption of VR.

Being influential in the allocation of capital investment budgets, you will be key in ensuring that the facility remains at the forefront of missile manufacture and that competitive advantage is increased.

You will be key in driving continuous improvement through your team to ensure MBDA increases its market share in an environment of ever increasing competition.

Provide direction to the development of the skills and training required by the Engineers to keep pace with the emerging technologies in missile manufacture.

Join a great team!

You will be leading a team of highly motivated individuals, hungry for desire to implement operational excellence and achieve true world class manufacturing status.

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.


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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6 Hills way
United Kingdom

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