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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

£38,000 to £41,000
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

Job Details


Salary: circa £41,000 dependent on experience + bonus + benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working - such as a 60/40 split. The role is 37 hours per week with flexi-start and finish times. There is the opportunity to work from home as part of dynamic working arrangements.
The opportunity:
An exciting new opportunity has become available within the New Product Introduction (NPI) team for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to join the team.

As a Senior Manufacturing Engineer, you will be supporting the Principal Manufacturing Engineer in delivering the Manufacturing System and processes for various new complex products, from concept phase through to pre-qualification, ensuring the product designed, can be manufactured and tested. You will be working closely with our Producibility Engineers and Technical Experts as well as design Teams to achieve this.

There may also be opportunities for you to get hands on and build non-functioning or lab use only products. This helps develop our processes before using on deliverable hardware.

You will be joining a high performing team comprising not only Manufacturing Engineers but Producibility Engineers, Business Cost Forecasting and Technical Experts covering areas such as Test, RF & CCA's.

We are open to applications from both Mechanical and Electrical/CCA backgrounds.
What we're looking for from you:
  • Formal technical Engineering/Craft Apprenticeship to NVQ Level 3/TR23/TR21
  • Formal further education certificate to HNC or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • A detailed knowledge of current Manufacturing Engineering Tools,
  • Good Planning and Organising skills to ensure multiple tasks are prioritised and monitored to deliver set objectives,
  • Have the ability to communicate both within the working group and at various levels of the organisation,
  • Negotiating and influencing skills,
  • Analytical and problem solving skills,
  • Attention to detail.

The role will provide many stimulating challenges and personal development opportunities. MBDA values its employee's personal and professional development and therefore provides opportunities for both on the job training, e-learning and classroom learning in a variety of technical and managerial subjects, the opportunity exists to create both movement and development opportunities across the Manufacturing Engineering Function as we begin on our journey to embrace Functional excellence.
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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