Skip to main content

This job has expired

Industrial Manufacturing Engineer (FAI Engineer)

38,000 - 41,000
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

Job Details

MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £38,000 - £41,000 depending on experience

What we can offer you:
  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically, for this role you will work 4days on-site.

The opportunity:

Conduct First Article Inspection (FAI) activities as part of the delivery of the Industrial Validation plans ensuring that Manufacturing and related processes are applied across all projects and to help review supplier FAIs to ensure they meet MBDA requirements.

This is a challenging ‘Subject Matter Expert' role that requires a highly technical mind set and a considerable level of attention to detail. It will offer variety across a number of key topics within the Manufacturing environment and will offer you the chance to make a significant contribution to product safety, continual improvement and our business reputation.
  • Undertake preparation of First Article Inspections activities through the analysis of the manufacturing data-pack and understanding of the associated processes, gathering all the necessary information required.
  • Produce First Article Inspection reports by auditing and analysing the operations and processes being conducted in the relevant manufacturing area.
  • Identify non-conformances and areas for improvement during the FAI process ensuring the relevant IAR (improvement Action Requests) are managed to satisfactory closure.
  • Carry out the compilation of First Article Inspection Reports (FAIRs) detailing findings from FAI conducted.
  • Provide technical and process support to manufacturing to support closure of non-conformances ensuring that the necessary actions have been implemented to prevent recurrence of the issues.
  • Conduct reviews of Supplier FAIRs ensuring they meet the requirements placed on them by MBDA, liaising with the Industrial manufacturing engineers to help resolve any issues identified in order to release the parts for use in production.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Qualified to minimum HNC/HND in relevant subject ideally.
  • Quality Audit experience required.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of EN/AS9100 and EN/AS9102.
  • Experience in the compilation of FAI reports
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Capability to identify sustainable business improvements & ensure effective implementation.
  • Recognise and understand internal and external customer requirements, and respond to them.
  • Planning and organising skills to ensure multiple tasks are prioritised and monitored to deliver set objectives.

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more...

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 Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


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.



Company info
6 Hills way

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert