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Martin-Baker is the world's leading manufacturer of ejection seats and related equipment.

It is the only company that can offer a fully integrated escape system that satisfies the very latest in pilot operational capability and safety standards. Martin-Baker offers a complete 'end-to-end service’, from helping the customer to establish operational safety and escape requirements, including design, development, and qualification, to on-going support throughout the entire service life of the aircraft.

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The primary role of the Mechanical Engineering Department is to ensure that the customer, legal and internal requirements are embodied in the product design, analysed, and verified to ensure compliance.

The position will require you to undertake a wide variety of project related engineering tasks including some, or all of the following:

  • Technical requirement analysis/specification development
  • Feasibility and trade studies
  • Generation of CAD models and engineering drawings to accurately represent the concept
  • Miscellaneous engineering analyses 
  • Extensive product development reviews with stakeholders 
  • Simulation and ‘Proof of Concept’ testing
  • Report writing for internal and external consumption
  • Attending trial installations
  • Presentation preparation 
  • Change Management
  • Intensive use of technical/analytical software 
  • To undertake any other duties and responsibilities as required / instructed in order to maintain and / or improve the efficiency, quality and service provided by the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Education & Qualifications:

  • You must be working towards a good degree (1st or Upper 2nd Class Hons) in an appropriate engineering-based subject (e.g., mechanical engineering, aeronautical, or aerospace engineering).

Specific / Technical Skills

  • Communication skills: able to communicate verbally, in presentation format and in writing
  • Good data analysis skills
  • Good Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills

Person Specification:

  • Attention to detail – thorough, accurate and concern for all the areas involved
  • Driven to achieve results – checks own work, and demonstrates a positive approach
  • Judgement and decision making – evaluates decisions
  • Planning and organising
  • Analysis and problem solving – sees basic relationships and reacts positively
  • Willing to adapt to a variety of tasks
  • Team player – with the ability to work independently
  • Self-starter
  • Enthusiastic
  • Motivated to learn new skills

Knowledge & Experience

The ideal applicant will have:

  • A sound grasp of scientific / engineering theory balanced with a practical approach to engineering problems
  • Some work experience in an engineering company

What We Offer

  • To be a part of a World-Renowned British Engineering Company
  • Competitive salary plus end of placement bonus
  • Highly competitive 9% non-contributory pension scheme
  • 4x salary Life Assurance
  • Personalised training and development plan
  • Healthcare Plan
  • 25 days' annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Occupational Health team
  • Opportunity to work alongside experts who can help you to obtain a wide understanding of an engineering business
  • We offer you the chance to develop new skills and gain a strong industry experience

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 9th, 2022
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 1 year
  • Denham, Middlesex
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Avionics
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

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