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Stores Controller

Closing date
16 Apr 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: £ 34,410

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
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • 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: This position is a 37 hours per week on-site role at our Bolton Manufacturing facility, with the potential to move to a rotating 12 hour shift pattern after an initial induction period.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a Controller to join the Calibration & Maintenance team at our Bolton site. The main focus of the role will be to aid in the collection and return of commercial off the shelf (COTS) equipment over our two sites, collecting and delivering equipment and components to members of the Calibration & Maintenance team.

This will involve working with our external calibration provider to ensure out of calibration equipment is sent out and returned in a controlled manner and is recorded in SAP. Working as part of a small Control Team within the wider Calibration & Maintenance department, you will also be working closely with the other departments within the company with respect to raising request to store materials.

Key areas of responsibility are as follows:
  • Control of equipment on site.
    • From COTS (commercial off the shelf) down to components e.g. IC's, connector savers & service kits.
    • Creation of calibration and service kits and their redeployment back in to our stock holding.
    • Walk around to ascertain location of equipment.
    • Updating SAP.
    • Working with our external calibration provider.
    • Organisation of current stock and regular stock taking.
    • Using Jira to notify people of status of items in work.
  • Assisting the Control Team Lead and technical admin in day to day operation.
    • Liaising with relevant Engineering function to determine their requirements
    • Deploying critical spares packages and managing calibration requirements to minimise downtime to production.

What's in it for you:

You will be working in a fast-paced but friendly and inclusive manufacturing environment. The Calibration & Maintenance department has a great mix of people, ranging from apprentices and graduates through to experienced engineers, all striving to deliver technical excellence across our state of the art manufacturing facility.

What we're looking for:
  • Good experience of SAP and Jira.
  • Ability to assess priorities and workload planning.
  • Experience in store management techniques.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office to generate technical documents.

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.



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