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Electronics Component Engineer

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

Salary: Up to £40K DOE + bonus + excellent benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working - 2 days a week on site would be typical but can be negotiated.

The opportunity:

The growing workload within MBDA has created an exciting opportunity within the UK Component Engineering team for an engineer who will be responsible for selecting, vetting, approving, cataloguing and managing electronic components used within our products.

You will undertake a full range of activities; no two days are the same. You will be providing advice and guidance to our internal customers ensuring the selection of suitable components based on risk mitigation.

Part of the role will also include prospecting of components and technologies for future business, selection of components for inclusion into our international guide promoting low risk and reuse, working closely with international counterparts, support of internal customers with component obsolescence and extended lead times, coordinating and leading BoM risk reviews and engaging with manufacturers and suppliers.

There is also the opportunity to support international continuous improvement initiatives to help define best practice and manage the adoption and adherence of agreed methodologies across the teams on an international scale.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with electronic components.
  • Strong communication skills to facilitate regular face-to-face communications with key stakeholders.
  • Experience of vetting and cataloguing components.
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Nice to have:
  • Knowledge / experience of tools such as (Windchill Matrix PLM), SAP, Silicon Expert, IHS etc.

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.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve appropriate clearances.


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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