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Date Added: Thu 11/07/2024

Manufacturing Test Opportunities

Bolton, UK
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Company: MBDA

Job Type: Apprenticeship, FullTime

Salary: Competitive salary

Due to exciting business growth, MBDA has a wide range of opportunities in our Manufacturing Test team across Operations and Engineering over the next 12 months

Job Title: Manufacturing Test Opportunities

Salary: £39,000 - £48,000 depending on position and experience

Location: Bolton

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 5 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:

We have roles from Test Operators through to Principal Test Engineers and everything in-between. If you have qualifications and experience in electronic/electrical test we would be interested in you submitting your CV.

Typical responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Running automated test site (Operator)
  • Performing manual test (Operator/Technician)
  • Proofreading test instructions (Technicians)
  • Authoring test instructions (Engineers)
  • Diagnosing product faults (Engineers)
  • Integrating new products into manufacturing (Principal Engineers)

What we're looking for from you:


  • Qualifications in a STEM subject and/or an apprenticeship (as each role has different requirements please ensure your qualifications are present on your CV/covering letter).
  • Experience of using both manual and automated test equipment.
  • A good understanding of electrical/electronic measurement and test principles and test equipment.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and knowing when to employ which.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills, with strong attention to detail.

Role Dependent:

  • Knowledge of fault diagnosis techniques for electronic/electro-mechanical sub-assemblies.
  • Familiar with enterprise resource planning and manufacturing execution system programs (e.g. SAP, MES) for recording test activities and generating non-conformance reports and concessions.
  • The ability to plan and organise own work in order to ensure multiple tasks can be prioritised and delivered against Project objectives.
  • Experience in generation of test specifications, operator instructions and technical reports based on higher-level requirements.

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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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