Role Title and Location: Research Engineer
Job Ref No: P7602B
MBDA Level: 3
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Research Engineer, to join our Seekers and Datalink Systems team based at our Bristol Site. The role is extremely varied, interesting and challenging using skills in electronics and mechanical engineering on a wide range of projects to support local departmental research activities and company project work.
What are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
Electronic construction and assembly tooling for R&D equipment production
Mechanical tooling – both hand tools and machine power tools including competency at turning, milling, drilling and grinding, for small scale equipment production
Experience in a technical environment
Able to deal with multiple issues, tasks and concurrent priorities
Commercial and financial awareness
Team Player with good communication and interpersonal skills
Provide day to day support into the Seekers and Datalink Systems team
Responsible for the design, build and test of prototype electronic and mechanical equipment.
Design, build and test of ancillary hardware in support of contract, project and Internal Research and Development tasks
Undertake a wide variety of electro-mechanical tasks generated within, and from outside of, the Department
Laboratory Custodian of two small Workshops and an electronics Lab, for hardware build and assembly. This includes responsibility for the area and activity risk assessments, as well as COSHH.
Responsibility for keeping local laboratory test equipment in Calibration, liaising with equipment users to understand demands on equipment, and with Calibration and Maintenance Department to ensure availability of equipment
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Co-ordinator for the local Department
Give support in monthly health and safety tours of laboratories
What’s in it for you?
Work within a research team with opportunity to provide key engineering build skills in support of a wider team working in innovative areas
There are plenty of opportunities to learn, take ownership and expand personally to the level of experience and aspiration that one may have.
Grow and develop engineering skills with a varied workload.
What’s great about the team?
The Seekers and Datalink Systems department consists of a number of multi-disciplined, dynamic, focussed and agile teams of various sizes depending upon the product type and phase of development
Work with people with an active, problem solving approach to work.
MBDA prides itself on providing on-the-job training plus a range of courses to enhance your development further.
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.
MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.
Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the 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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