Component Engineer


Job summary

Electrical/Electronic, Design
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job


Are you an experienced engineer looking for a new challenge? We're looking for a Component Engineer to join our team.  You'll play a crucial role, not just within the group but the wider business too, as people will seek your technical advice to ensure we deliver a comprehensive component service.

Job Title: Component Engineer

Salary: Circa £45,000 depending on experience 

Location: Stevenage, Bolton (We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role)

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 2 days per week on-site due to workload classification

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may 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.

The opportunity:

The growing workload within MBDA has created an exciting opportunity within the UK Component Engineering team for a committed and professional individual to train and develop into a highly skilled Component Engineer. You'll learn to select, vet and catalogue mechanical, electronic, electrical and electromechanical components used in all of our missile products.

You'll get to know in detail the latest products, technologies available in order to support the advice given our customers. To keep your knowledge up to date, there will be regular visits to relevant stakeholders and suppliers.

There is also the opportunity to support both local and international continuous improvement initiatives to help define best practice and manage the adoption and adherence of agreed methodologies across the teams on an international scale.

What we're looking for from you:

  • Knowledge or experience in electrical, electro-mechanical products or electronic components.
  • Appreciation of REACH and RoHS regulations.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Pro-activeness and self-motivation to improve self, improve process, and get the job done.

This position will suit an individual who has an interest in Engineering or may already have a basic Engineering background and wishes to change direction with their career.

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Our company:

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.

What we can offer you:

Company bonus: Up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)

Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%

Overtime: opportunity for paid overtime

Flexi Leave: Up to 15 additional days

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.

Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more…

Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities

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.


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