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Senior Electronics Engineer

up to £42,000
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

Job Details

Salary: Up to £42K dependent on experience + bonus + benefits

Hybrid working pattern: This role is 37 hours per week, primarily based on site in Bolton, with some flexibility around start/finish times and the ability to work from home occasionally as part of dynamic working arrangements.

We are seeking an Electronics Engineer to join our Calibration & Maintenance Team. The main aspects of the role are the repair & configuration control of Special to Type Test Equipment (STTE) and leading the commissioning of new STTE. Repairs are conducted using technical data such as drawings, circuit diagrams, schematics, user manuals, etc, with fault finding performed down to component level on electronic and electrical test equipment. No day is the same and the work is extremely varied, interesting and challenging.

As a team we are self-motivated and work directly with support functions and engineers across MBDA to resolve routine and non-routine tasks arising within the business.

You will be working within an experienced team of Engineers supporting complex test platforms in the manufacture and test of complex missile systems. You will be trained to support STTE using a range of techniques and technologies, working on a variety of test systems such as DIO, AIO, RF, temperature, communication systems. You will also be trained in fundamental calibration principles to provide technical support to our Operations team during routine calibrations of COTS test equipment and STTE. Annual reviews are conducted to assess and plan any future development opportunities. Teamwork and knowledge sharing is an essential part of the team ethos as is the understanding of workload and throughput achievements.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Minimum qualification: HNC in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
  • Experience and knowledge in fault finding down to component level required.
  • Able to utilise instructions, handbooks, drawings or specifications to provide technical advice/guidance. Able to use this information to conduct appropriate measurements down to component level.
  • Able to deal with multiple issues, tasks and priorities concurrently.
  • Analytical approach and good problem solving skills.
  • Experience and knowledge in calibration principles and processes desirable.
  • Experience and knowledge in using RF test equipment desirable.
  • Able to mentor other or more junior staff when requested by line manager.
  • A good understanding of SAP would be desirable.
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.


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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