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Mechanical Design Engineer Tooling and Packaging

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23 Dec 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.

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. Typically, this will be 2/3 days a week on site in Stevenage

The opportunity:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Design Engineer with drive and enthusiasm to join Europe's number one missile system provider to design and develop Tooling and Packaging solutions for complex weapons and weapon systems across the product lifecycle.

You will be part of a high performing team, creating Tooling and Packaging solutions on a wide variety of projects. This is a critical role collaborating with wider multi-disciplinary teams to understand requirements and deliver solutions. We are looking for someone with passion and drive to take ownership of all aspects of the delivery of these solutions.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Ideally Degree/HND/HNC qualified with demonstrable experience in Mechanical design and development using appropriate engineering tools and techniques.
  • Military Packaging Accreditation Scheme (MPAS) or the ability to design packaging in accordance with Def Stan 81-041.
  • High level of capability in the use of industry standard 3D CAD packages such as PTC Creo
  • Experience of operating in an environment employing development techniques such as FMEA, DFA, DFM etc
  • Experience of developing manufacturing tooling, mechanical handling equipment or transport packaging from initial concept to production of 2D drawings.
  • Ability to understand the customer needs to develop a design solution.

What to expect:

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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