Electronic Design Support Engineer

12 Apr 2019
23 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
What’s the opportunity?

The growing order book within MBDA has created a growing workload for our new production facility at Bolton. To achieve the ramp-up of production across these products requires strong support from the design teams to address issues as they occur. The Design Support to Production Team is located at the production facility and provides the first line of support when problems occur. Their input is critical to establishing the production rate as quickly as possible and maintaining this rate.

What will you be doing?

This role involves performing a range of tasks in support of the more senior Design Support Engineers across the product set that they support. These will include:

- simple design tasks and investigations,
- design and build of test and diagnostic aids to support investigations,
- obsolescence resolution by comparison of component data sheets and organising trials of replacement devices,
- investigating problem reports raised by manufacturing teams and proposing and implementing solutions,
- writing technical reports,
- liaising with various teams in the manufacturing facility at Bolton and the design teams at Stevenage,
- looking after a small lab area ensuring tools are available, equipment’s are in calibration and ensuring general tidiness of the area,
- plus a variety of other relevant and related activities.

What are the benefits for you?

- This role provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the transition of designs into production and to be part of a team that is the first port of call when problems occur. The problems can be varied and challenging and often aren’t what they at first may seem to be.
- Working across the design/manufacturing boundary will provide both technical and personal challenges including working under pressure to ensure product is not held on the production line affecting delivery times.

What’s great about joining this team?

- The design support team is a multi-skilled team of interdependent, highly capable and committed individuals. They are the crucial link between design and manufacturing and must use all of their experience, technical and personal capabilities to interface to both areas of the business, where time and cost pressures often cause rifts in the interface that must be carefully handled for success.
- The team is friendly and supportive and is respected throughout the manufacturing and design organisations.

Who and what we are looking for from you?
High performing teams need high performing and competent individuals. To be suitable for this role, Individuals will be able to demonstrate a number of the following attributes:

- Ideally have a qualification in Electronics (HNC/HND or equivalent) plus an appreciation of other technical and technology areas.
- Experience in the design of electronics, the wider this experience the better and preferably (but not essential) in the defence industry.
- Experience in supporting manufacturing and resolving manufacturing issues
- Experience supporting the transition of product into production
- Possess good problem solving skills.
- Able to show good verbal communication, negotiation and influencing skills
- Be able to write clear and concise engineering documentation.
- pro-active, motivated and tenacious in resolve issues and generating solutions to problems whilst under time pressure.
- Willingness to learn and develop skills and competencies
- Work well in a multifunctional and multi-skilled team environment, supporting knowledge transfer to/from colleagues

Note that this role requires reasonable travel in the UK and could involve some travel overseas in Europe.

What would you get?

- Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.

Please Note: MBDA UK require all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

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