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

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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. 

The role holder should be a student who is looking for a twelve-month placement within our Sourcing Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) Department. You will work with a team of Supplier Quality Engineers and Commodity Managers on development programmes, Improvement Programmes and Preventive programmes in the supply chain for ejection and / or crashworthy seats. The SQA Department is responsible for ensuring that product is delivered on time in full and to stringent specifications.

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

  • Supplier Improvement Programmes
  • Assessment and approval of Suppliers through Audit
  • Generating Corrective Action Reports for Supplied Parts
  • Aid in Root Cause Analysis with Martin Baker National and International Suppliers
  • Use of Preventive Quality Tools and Lean Opportunities
  • Use of SAP system for monitoring and measuring the Supply base to prioritise effective improvement opportunities 
  • Assist in the efficient day to day functioning of the SQA Department
  • Other general projects as required
  • 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 SQA Department.

You will gain hands-on experience on practical improvement opportunities; you will receive on the job training and gain significant exposure to other departments. You will work alongside experts who can help you to obtain a wide understanding of our business.

Education & Qualifications:

  • You must be working towards a good degree (1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours) in an appropriate engineering based subject general engineering, aeronautical or aerospace engineering, systems engineering, etc.

Specific / Technical Skills:

  • Communication skills: able to communicate verbally, in presentation format and in writing
  • A sound grasp of scientific/engineering theory balanced with a practical approach to engineering problems
  • Good Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills, MS Project also preferred

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
  • Self-starter
  • Planning and organising – able to look ahead to the next task
  • Team player – with the ability to work independently
  • Customer focus – understanding a customer’s needs and expectations (Internal and External)
  • Enthusiastic and well-motivated to learn new skills
  • Adaptable to a variety of tasks

Knowledge & Experience

  • The ideal applicant will have 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
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Systems

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