RF Technician


Job summary

Circa £26,000- £45,000 depending on experience
Electrical/Electronic, Design, Systems Engineering
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 £26,000- £45,000 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
  • 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 gym on site at Stevenage
  • 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 5 days per week on-site.

The opportunity:

We have a fantastic opportunity to join a busy RF Design Team supporting the RF testing and development of some of the most cutting edge and exciting projects in the defence industry.

The team are looking for an RF Lab Technician to provide day to day support to the RF Designers across various tasks including testing, component level assembly and rework, mainly on development or prototype boards.

You will need demonstrable experience of RF circuits & components covering a wide frequency range up to high GHz, as well as proven practical ability for fault finding, rework, soldering and use of general lab equipment.

Most importantly you will be a good team player and willing to play your part in a high performing and welcoming team.

Training and guidance will be provided for the right candidate.

What we're looking for from you:

  • Familiar with RF Circuits & components across a wide range of frequencies
  • Practical skills- soldering, fault finding & RF component level assembly
  • Use of RF Lab Test Equipment- Spectrum Analysers, VNA's, Power meters
  • Ability to perform automated testing- LabView, VEE
  • Self starter- well organised, motivated and shows initiative.

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.


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