Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Stevenage


Role Title and Location: Manufacturing Technician CNC Machinist

Location: Stevenage

Job Ref No: P7585

Salary: £31,798 plus bonus and benefits

Reporting to: Manufacturing Team Leader

The Opportunity

The Manufacturing Technician CNC Machinist will be responsible for the programming and running of various manual or CNC machines in a predominantly R & D manufacturing environment. The role will involve the manufacture of prototype ‘build from scratch’ items and tooling to small scale production runs, to modifying existing parts and generally supporting the Manufacturing Service Centre.

The Role

Certify the product in line with the product certification procedure

Maintain product certification and approval via regular audits

Possess a versatile skill base with the capability to apply these skills across a range of tasks

Be fully conversant with all machines, equipment, tools and measuring instruments associated with the manufacturing cycle

Ensure manufacturing and inspection times are met

Check and complete all paperwork associated with the manufacturing data pack

Maintain to the highest level workmanship standards and product quality

Ensure compliance with all associated procedures applicable to the manufacturing process

Maintain a safe working environment

Maintain a good housekeeping policy

Communicate best practise to other team members

Liaise with designers and engineers to advise and to provide producibility solutions on a variety of products

Provide time and cost estimates for current and future workload products

What’s in it for you?

MBDA prides itself on providing on-the-job training plus a range of courses to enhance your development further

What’s great about the team?

Manufacturing UK is an integral part of the Operations Directorate whose principal mission is to ensure that MBDA deliverable commitments are met in terms of time, cost and quality. We pride ourselves in providing the ultimate application of Manufacturing expertise and capability throughout the entire lifecycle and supply chain of our product.

We're passionate about our people and recognise that to continually exceed our clients' expectations and needs, Manufacturing UK require an intelligent and motivated team

What are we looking for?

Ideally formal technical engineering / craft apprenticeship to NVQ Level 3 and TR23 / TR21 / HNC or equivalent certificate

Ideally 5 years experience as a skilled machinist, including 3-axis milling and lathes.

Toolmaker experience would be beneficial.

CNC experience with knowledge of programming

IGES interface knowledge and experience would be beneficial

Understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook & Powerpoint)

Understanding of basic CAD/CAM software packages such as MasterCam.

Good planning and organisational skills

Good communication skills

Awareness of Health and Safety

ESD environment awareness would be an advantage

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.

Please Note: MBDA UK require all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s 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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