Industrial Validation Engineer- Supply Chain


Job summary

Procurement and Supply chain
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job


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 £50,000

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)
  • 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 and more
  • 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 2 days per week on-site.

The opportunity!

An opportunity has arisen in a growing team that is responsible for validating the external supply chain to ensure successful delivery of parts required to support Development programmes in preparation for full rate Production.

This opportunity requires an individual who has experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Quality and Project delivery.

The Role!
  • Handling a portfolio of suppliers on a day to day basis and handle the project Industrial Validation Plan
  • Assess & validate the supply chain and suppliers capability to meet MBDA requirements
  • Undertake Industrial Validation activities such as: Process FMEAs, Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) assessments, Production Readiness Reviews in preparation for series production.
  • Identify potential manufacturing & supply chain risks and put in place associated improvement and mitigation plans
  • Handle & validate elements of manufacturing capability transfer from in house to supplier.
  • Collaborating and supporting a multi-functional team.
What we're looking for from you!
  • A Manufacturing Engineering biased professional with solid understanding of manufacturing processes and techniques, with an appreciation for project delivery/project management.
  • Experience of manufacturing or supplier quality in the Aerospace or Defence environments is desirable.
  • Capable of supporting suppliers / customers to ensure that they develop robust manufacturing systems and control plans, to enable the capability to deliver on-quality, on-time and on-cost in series production.
  • Ideally, the applicant will have New Product Introduction (NPI) and / or manufacturing capability transfer experience.
  • Proficient in Industrial Validation tools such as: Process FMEAs, Measurement System Analysis, Process Mapping, Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) assessments, Production Readiness Reviews.
  • Excellent problem solving skills to develop and implement root cause analysis and improvement plans within Supply Chain for manufacturing system deviations.
  • Excellent communication skills, requiring close working with Design, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Quality organisations.
Our Business:

We respect fresh opinions 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 outstanding, 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.

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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 handled 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.


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