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Working at Bladon provides individuals with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play a part in the development of this innovative and fast-growing company. With its game changing micro turbine technology, the company is preparing its revolutionary power units for volume production, and is poised to enter major global markets with significant growth potential.

A career at Bladon will enable talented individuals to help shape an entirely new market sector, as customers worldwide learn to exploit the benefits of micro gas turbines for power generation.

Those joining the Bladon team at its Engineering Centre can expect a competitive rewards package, together with the benefits of its central location in the West Midlands, at the heart of the resurgent motor industry and close to the attractive communities of rural Warwickshire.

You will be working in a supportive team environment where everyone’s contribution is valued, and where you can make a real difference. Join our business now, and together we'll go further than you ever thought possible.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering note to careers@bladonmt.com quoting the job title as the e-mail subject.

Current Vacancies

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  • Product Quality Technician


    8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday 

    Competitive Salary

    Private Healthcare / Pension / Life Assurance / 33 Days Holiday inc Bank Holidays

    Bladon Micro Turbine is a world leader in micro gas turbines, a new generation of green and efficient power unit. With its unique expertise and technology, the company is pioneering efforts to bring this breakthrough solution to volume production.

    Bladon MT is currently recruiting for an Experienced Product Quality Technician. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative engineering Company, and use your skills and extensive knowledge within a supportive, engaging and fast paced environment.

    Responsibilities;

    The role is responsible for “cradle to grave” support to the Quality Engineers including, but not limited to; 

    • NPI activities with the suppliers and Bladon MT internally
    • Ongoing support maintaining and developing Bladon MT and supplier performance by correlating and presenting supplier, internal, customer and warranty data
    • Identifying and supporting VA/VE activities to maintain and improve Bladon MT’s position in the world market

    Supplier Facing Activities NPI 

    • Support project meetings with Bladon and suppliers
    • Initiate NCIORS, communicate with suppliers to return/ replace stock
    • Complete all stock control activities to ensure cost recovery
    • Reporting supplied part status into Bladon MT project meetings
    • Supporting, including undertaking, inspection and test status requirements as defined by regulations, engineering product specifications and product approval

     Supplier Facing Activities on Going

    • Maintain and compile supplier performance data to support supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of correction actions of supplier quality issues
    • Coordinate supplier performance, problem solving, cost recovery
    • Collating and evaluating supplier quality data to support PQA Engineering

    Plant Quality

    • Support internal quality audits, applying best practice and coordinating audit plans
    • Collate and analyse line performance data to support PQA Engineering
    • Supporting root cause analysis activities to identify internal and supplier technical issues
    • Maintenance of process control documentation
    • Collating and evaluating internal quality data to support PQA Engineering
    • Respond to and work cross functionally to resolve reported customer technical issues

    Skills / Experience;

    • Extensive experience in automotive or aerospace Quality Assurance Engineering
    • Preferably qualified to HNC level within a related Engineering discipline (Mechanical /Electrical)
    • An understanding of casting, pressing, harnesses and/ or electronics
    • Lean 6 Sigma Green Belt preferred
    • Understanding of 8D, 5 why Ishikawa, is/ is not
    • Basic understanding of ISO9001, preferably internal auditor trained
    • Understanding of Process Flow, Control Plan Process FMEA
    • Highly developed written and oral communication skills
    • Proven interpersonal skills, with the ability to support a cross functional team where required
    • Able to read Engineering Drawings
    • Basic understanding of SAP, good understanding of Microsoft Office

    If you have a logical and innovative approach, alongside the ability to complete tasks without supervision and a data driven bias to decision making, please apply direct and our team will be in touch.

  • Product Quality Engineer


    8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday 

    Competitive Salary

    Private Healthcare / Pension / Life Assurance / 33 Days Holiday inc Bank Holidays

    Bladon Micro Turbine is a world leader in micro gas turbines, a new generation of green and efficient power unit. With its unique expertise and technology, the company is pioneering efforts to bring this breakthrough solution to volume production.

    To support our growing team, Bladon MT is currently recruiting for Experienced Product Quality Engineers. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative engineering Company, and use your skills and extensive knowledge within a supportive, engaging and fast paced environment.

    Responsibilities;

     The role is responsible for “cradle to grave” activities including the management of Quality Technicians, with tasks including, but not limited to; 

    • NPI activities with the suppliers and Bladon MT internally
    • Management and development of Bladon MT and supplier performance
    • Identifying VA/VE activities to maintain and improve Bladon MT’s position in the world market

    Supplier Facing Activities NPI 

    • Lead and support project meetings with Bladon and suppliers
    • Lead the supplier approval process
    • Lead advanced product quality planning activities -APQP
    • Initiate NCIORS, communicate with suppliers to return/ replace stock
    • Reporting supplied part status into Bladon MT project meetings
    • Supporting, including undertaking, inspection and test status requirements as defined by regulations, engineering product specifications and product approval

    Supplier Facing Activities on Going 

    • Performing on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of corrective actions
    • Reviewing supplier manufacturing processes, collaborating with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities
    • Managing and coordinating supplier performance, problem solving, cost recovery and warranty activities
    • Collating and evaluating supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities across the supply chain
    • Setting and reporting out on KPIs to drive Continuous Improvement activities
    • Maintaining supplied part approval status as required during change/ launch or where Bladon MT systems dictate resubmission

    Plant Quality

    • Manage line performance data to support PQA Engineering
    • Promoting the use of Continuous Improvement techniques throughout the business including Lean, 6-Sigma, Poka-Yoke, Measurement System Analysis, SPC and PFMEA
    • Leading internal quality audits, applying best practice and coordinating audit plans
    • Respond to and work cross functionally to resolve reported customer technical issues
    • Deliver training on quality awareness

    Skills / Experience;

    • Demonstrable experience in automotive or aerospace Quality Assurance Engineering
    • Preferably qualified to HNC level within a related Engineering discipline (Mechanical /Electrical)
    • An understanding of casting, pressing, harnesses and electronics
    • Proven problem-solving abilities with the 8D, 5 why and able to demonstrate a wide range of tools and techniques (Ishikawa, is/ is not DoE etc)
    • Excellent working knowledge of ISO9001, preferably lead auditor trained
    • Excellent understanding of health and safety in the workplace
    • Excellent working knowledge of AIAG core tools
    • Highly developed written and oral communication skills with strong presentation preparation and delivery skills
    • Proven interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead and influence a cross functional team where direct authority does not exist
    • Lean 6 Sigma Green Belt preferred
    • Able to read Engineering Drawings
    • Basic understanding of SAP, good understanding of Microsoft Office

    If you have an inspiring and innovative approach, with great self-awareness and mentoring skills, alongside a data driven bias to decision making, please apply direct and our team will be in touch.

     

  • Product Support Engineer


    8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday

    Competitive Salary

    Private Healthcare / Pension / Life Assurance / 33 Days Holiday inc Bank Holidays

    Bladon Micro Turbine is a world leader in micro gas turbines, a new generation of green and efficient power unit. With its unique expertise and technology, the company is pioneering efforts to bring this breakthrough solution to volume production.

    We are currently recruiting for a Product Support Engineer to join our dedicated team in Coventry. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative Engineering Company and use your skills and extensive knowledge within a supportive, engaging environment.

    The right candidate will manage the end to end response processes required to all product support requests, originating from customers, internal service teams, manufacturing teams, electronics manufacturing partners or our own internal test and development teams.

    Initially, this will be the only dedicated support engineer role within the electronics hardware team, but as the installed product base continues to grow, and as a by-product we need to increase our level of support resources, this role has the potential to develop into a team leadership position.

    Key Responsibilities;

    Office Based Support Tasks

    • Co-ordinating investigations & drafting responses to FRACAS, NCIOR, CCAR
    • Drafting ECRs, securing approvals, chasing completion on ECR actions
    • Drafting ECOs, securing approvals, driving implementation
    • Drafting Deviations & Concessions, driving containments & corrective actions
    • Organising & attending design reviews and DFMEA reviews, taking minutes, recording actions, following up & closing out
    • Maintaining accurate records on all prototypes (allocation, pedigree, modification records, etc.)
    • Building & maintaining the complete electrical Bill Of Materials for upcoming production builds
    • Tracking and ensuring release status on all components for upcoming production builds
    • Tracking order status and ensuring availability of parts for upcoming production builds
    • Completing purchase requisitions and managing all non-production purchasing activities for the department
    • Performing the PCB Librarian role (after a suitable period of familiarisation & training)

    Lab Based Support Tasks

    • Organising the electronics lab to achieve and maintain high standards of 5S
    • Organising, storing, labelling, and maintaining stocks of frequently used components in the electronics lab
    • Conducting regular EHS audits, documenting results, following up & closing out actions Implementing and operating a test equipment calibration service to bring all necessary equipment into calibration
    • Maintaining all test equipment in good working order, organising repairs / replacements when necessary
    • Booking in/out test equipment, tools, etc. on loan to other departments
    • Supporting design engineers by performing simple modifications to PCBAs (no previous experience required)

    Qualifications & Experience;

    • Must have recently worked in, or currently employed in, an electronics design and/or manufacturing environment. Candidates having product support experience but not having electronics product knowledge would not be considered suitable for the role.
    • Electronics design experience is not a necessity, but a background in PCB test and repair to component level would be advantageous
    • Preferably (but not essentially) good hand soldering skills (PCB prototype build and/or modification) involving surface mount components
    • Previous responsibility for organising and maintaining electronics lab facilities would be advantageous
    • Experience of / Exposure to PCB layout, ideally in Altium. along with experience of generating and maintaining component libraries would be a distinct advantage
    • Must have some level of exposure to, and familiarity with, operation of engineering change and engineering release processes
    • Must be highly organised, structured and able to operate both at high level and detail level
    • Demonstrable experience in providing administration support for a busy department is a must

    If you believe you have the skills and experience to excel within this role, please apply direct with your up to date CV and details of your current package.

  • Senior Buyer


    8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday

    Private Healthcare / Pension / Life Assurance / 33 Days Holiday inc Bank Holidays

    Bladon Micro Turbine is a world leader in micro gas turbines, a new generation of green and efficient power unit. With its unique expertise and technology, the company is pioneering efforts to bring this breakthrough solution to volume production.

    We are looking to hire experienced Buyers to strengthen our team in Coventry. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative engineering Company, and use your skills and extensive knowledge within a supportive, engaging environment. 

    As part of the Supply Chain team, you will manage the purchasing of one of the key commodities for our Micro Turbine Generator. The role will involve identifying best supply options and managing current suppliers. Key to success within the role will be the ability to negotiate successfully alongside the key attribute of excellent commercial acumen to support building successful relationships with suppliers.

    The right candidate will also be involved in other Supply Chain procurement needs, and will have the opportunity to grow within the role. An exciting opportunity within a fast paced business, as we move from R&D to full scale manufacturing. 

    • To manage the current, and source new, supply options – reducing costs and improving quality
    • Negotiate on all contractual terms including payment terms, lead times and service levels
    • Supplier identification and monitoring of performance and competitiveness including reporting out on said performance
    • To understand and apply recognised tools and techniques, such as scorecards, to reduce business costs whilst maintaining supplier relationships
    • Supporting tender processes and reporting out on the results

    You’ll need to be confident in negotiating all aspects of contracts to maximise value, with a proven track record of meeting firm timelines, with excellent ability to prioritise.

    The right candidate will be a strong individual, confident in negotiating have demonstrable procurement experience, ideally within a manufacturing environment covering production parts. Ensure you highlight on your CV what commodity experience you have alongside key facts and figures on negotiations and associated savings you have made in your recent career.

    If you feel you can excel within the role, please apply direct and our team will be in touch. 

  • Lean Deployment Manager


    8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday

    Private Healthcare / Pension / Life Assurance / 33 Days Holiday inc Bank Holidays

    Bladon Micro Turbine is a world leader in micro gas turbines, a new generation of green and efficient power unit. With its unique expertise and technology, the company is pioneering efforts to bring this breakthrough solution to volume production.

    We are looking to hire an Experienced Lean Deployment Manager to join our dedicated team in Coventry. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative engineering Company and use your skills and knowledge within a supportive, engaging environment. 

    The Lean Deployment Manager will take lead responsibility for achieving cycle time targets for the production line, driving the cycle time down in order to meet financial plans and to deploy / maintain a Lean culture and ethos throughout the organisation.

    Key responsibilities;

    • Delivering the cycle time reduction targets for Manufacturing
    • Development of diagnostics to determine priority areas and track progress
    • Leading cross functional activities on Yamazumi and kaizen events
    • Working with the Quality team to ensure we are tracking yield throughout the process correctly and are able to deploy resource effectively to address root cause of failures
    • In partnership with Quality, Production and Manufacturing Engineering delivering on end of line first pass yield targets
    • Tracking of kaizens and working with the cross functional teams to close them out
    • Coaching of team members in Lean tools
    • Staying informed on industry best practise
    • Define and specify external training deliverables that relate to Lean activities
    • Development and deployment of the Bladon Operating System
    • Be an integral part of the cross functional team to ensure successful new product introductions that meet launch targets

    Qualifications & Experience;

    • Demonstrable experience within an Lean Operations management role
    • Capable of success in a fast paced environment with changing priorities
    • Proven record of delivering improvement projects
    • Significant experience within a Lean Manufacturing environment - ideally Automotive or Aerospace, including familiarity with Just In Time manufacture
    • 6 Sigma / Lean certification

    If you have extensive experience within this field and the ability to deliver in a highly dynamic environment, please apply direct and our team will be in touch.

  • C Embedded Software Engineer


    8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday 

    Competitive Salary 

    Private Healthcare / Pension / Life Assurance / 33 Days Holiday inc Bank Holidays

    Bladon Micro Turbine is a world leader in micro gas turbines, a new generation of green and efficient power unit. With its unique expertise and technology, the company is pioneering efforts to bring this breakthrough solution to volume production.

    We are looking to recruit a C Embedded Software Engineer to work within our onsite Software team. The right candidate must have extensive experience. Their role will be to maintain embedded software on our products primarily focusing on software implemented in C.

    Key Responsibilities;

    • Maintain C source code for power conversion subsystems (Voltage Mode Inverter and Active Front End)
    • Assist in maintenance and debug of MCU low level modifications and issues
    • Contribute to issue resolution applied to low level software deployed on our products

    Skills / Experience;

    • Demonstrable experience working in a small/medium sized company delivering and maintaining production software in a structured environment
    • Expert level in embedded C with demonstrable experience developing and maintaining production software (min 5 years)
    • Full software life cycle experience (requirements through to validation)
    • Demonstrable experienced in using software life cycle tools and processes
    • Experienced user of CAN bus logging and analysis tools (CANalyzer/BUSMASTER)
    • Some exposure to the use of MathWorks Toolchain for software generation
    • Desirable to have experience in development of power conversion electronics
    • Degree qualified in a numerical discipline

    If you are experienced C Embedded Software Engineer, looking for a new challenge within a fast paced dynamic business please apply direct.

  • Fuel Systems Engineer


    8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday 

    Competitive Salary 

    Private Healthcare / Pension / Life Assurance / 33 Days Holiday inc Bank Holidays

    Bladon Micro Turbine is a world leader in micro gas turbines, a new generation of green and efficient power unit. With its unique expertise and technology, the company is pioneering efforts to bring this breakthrough solution to volume production.

    We are looking to hire a Fuel Systems Engineer to be responsible for design, development and verification of liquid fuel metering and delivery systems. Whilst working to develop the product and subsystem level requirements, they will also support and the oversee the validation plan.

    The right individual will be expected to generate designs, specify and select products from the supply chain and provide analysis as well as test reports. The role will involve presenting information at all levels, alongside providing valuable engineering input at design reviews.

    Key Responsibilities; 

    • Technical responsibility for fuel system components from requirements through to validation and aftermarket support
    • Specification and selection of components and subsystems
    • Technical point of contact for supply chain activities
    • Design and develop liquid fuel metering and delivery systems
    • Define and oversee validation testing on fuel system products
    • Generate design, analysis and test reports
    • Provide production line and aftermarket fuel system support
    • Present and provide engineering input at design reviews

    Skills / Experience;

    Essential - 

    • Mechanical or electronic based HND or higher with relevant industrial experience
    • Good first principles understanding of engineering, including pneumatic/hydraulic with proven analytical skills
    • Experience in specifying and analysing rig or product-based development tests
    • A good understanding of the safety requirements for fuel system applications
    • Experience with data acquisition software and post-processing data
    • Familiar with development instrumentation covering temperature, pressure, flow etc

    Desirable - 

    • Previous experience in the design and development of liquid or gas fuel delivery system development
    • Experience of Gas turbine systems
    • Familiarity with DFMEAs, FRACAS, HAZOPs and other reliability and safety related tools

    We are looking for an experienced high performing team player, who has successfully worked in a similar role and can clearly demonstrate their skills. If you feel this role may be right for you please apply direct. 

  • Manufacturing Support Engineer - Software


    8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday

    Competitive Salary

    Private Healthcare / Pension / Life Assurance / 33 Days Holiday inc Bank Holidays

    Are you an experienced Software Manufacturing Support Engineer, looking for a challenging and rewarding new role, within an exciting dynamic Company?

    Bladon Micro Turbine are currently recruiting for a Manufacturing Support Engineer to join our inhouse Software team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative Engineering Company and use your skills and extensive knowledge within a supportive, engaging environment.

    The role will provide support to manufacturing and service teams on software/electronics related issues (build/programming/calibration/End of line test).

    The right candidate will initiate structured problem solving and liaise with the software team members to generate interim and permanent corrective actions. The role will also own software configuration of HMI components.

    Key Responsibilities;

    • Act as the initial point of contact for any software related issues from the manufacturing or service team
    • Provide timely support and responses to the manufacturing and service teams regarding software and electronics related issues (build/End of line test/In field)
    • Initiate structured problem-solving approach (8D) and track progress
    • Liaise with software team members on interim and permanent corrective actions
    • Own software configuration of HMI components

    Qualifications & Experience;

    • Engineering related Degree qualified with several years’ relevant industry experience is essential
    • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment
    • Demonstrable experience solving volume manufacturing daily issues with a pragmatic approach
    • Experienced in the use of structured problem-solving techniques
    • Technical Knowledge of CAN bus
    • Good understanding of basic electronic Subsystems applied to a power product
    • Experience using CAN bus analysis tools (Vector preferred, Busmaster)
    • Any knowledge of PLC programming an advantage 

    About the Company

    Bladon Micro Turbine is a world leader in micro gas turbines, a new generation of green and efficient power unit. With its unique expertise and technology, the company is pioneering efforts to bring this breakthrough solution to volume production.

  • Senior Engineer – Electronic Design, Integration & Test


    8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday 

    Competitive Salary 

    Private Healthcare / Pension / Life Assurance / 33 Days Holiday inc Bank Holidays

    Bladon Micro Turbine is a world leader in micro gas turbines, a new generation of green and efficient power unit. With its unique expertise and technology, the company is pioneering efforts to bring this breakthrough solution to volume production.

    We are looking to recruit a Senior Engineer to join our Electronics team. We are looking for a very experienced engineer to take the lead on our electronic systems integration and test activity. Additionally, you will be responsible for the ongoing development of our digital control cards, and central control unit including assisting our systems engineering lead in the definition and implementation of the next generation digital control platform.

    The right candidate will fulfill and be able to clearly demonstrate the following criteria;

    • Must be able to demonstrate a strong track record of success in leading electronics systems integration and test activity, understanding expected system behaviours, developing integration test plans, conducting tests, and where necessary localising faults to individual boards. It is critically important that candidates have the necessary knowledge and capability in electronics design to allow them to successfully analyse electronic circuit designs, plan and conduct tests to diagnose faults down to component level
    • Experience of testing and fault finding on CAN bus based distributed systems
    • A highly organised, structured approach to problem solving
    • The capability to design and develop digital control boards, incorporating microcontroller and FPGA technologies. Design capability should include development of analogue circuits for filtering, signal conditioning and measurement, and development of low voltage SMPS converter designs
    • Ideally experienced practitioners of Six Sigma. Green belt qualification would be preferable but not essential

    Candidates will be expected to give examples of relevant designs they have created and successfully launched into production. The interview process will involve a preprepared presentation by each candidate on a design problem we will give you, plus several skills-based questions to discuss during the interview.

    Skills and Experience;

    • Degree level qualification in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Highly experienced in design and development of microprocessor-based control units, employing a mix of small signal analog and power electronics, to include low power BLDC motor drivers and DC/DC converters. Experienced user of simulation packages such as LTSpice, TINA, or equivalent, for design analysis and design proving
    • Demonstrable experience in electronics system integration testing, and fault finding, in systems comprising multiple electronic modules interconnected by CAN networks. Experience in development and test of systems incorporating medium to high power DC/DC converters would be advantageous, but not essential.
    • Ability to diagnose defective modules, then to fault-find down to component level
    • Experience of schematic capture and PCB layout in Altium Designer toolsuite.
    • Preferably (but not essentially) having worked in design and development of power electronics modules and systems, including DC/DC Converters, BLDC motor drivers, etc.
    • Preferably trained & experienced in testing of high voltage (400V DC) & high power (12kW) systems

    If you believe you have the skills and experience to excel within this role please apply direct with your up to date CV and details of your current package.

  • EDS CAD Engineer


    8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday 

    Competitive Salary 

    Private Healthcare / Pension / Life Assurance / 33 Days Holiday inc Bank Holidays

    Bladon Micro Turbine is a world leader in micro gas turbines, a new generation of green and efficient power unit. With its unique expertise and technology, the company is pioneering efforts to bring this breakthrough solution to volume production.

    We are looking to recruit an EDS CAD Engineer to join our inhouse Electronics team. We are looking for an experienced engineer to take Responsibility for the design of appropriate routing of wire harnesses and the integration of electrical/electronic components (including associated mechanical interfaces). The right candidate will work with the EDS team to develop the EDS requirements for routing and packaging for our MTG products.

    Key Responsibilities;

    • Design and package EDS, Wire Harnesses and associated components (including bracketry) to required modelling standard.
    • Design using failure mode avoidance principles to ensure robust design.
    • Lead/support virtual build events and integration activities to ensure the harness meets cost targets while maintaining design robustness
    • Manage and resolve Integration and EDS engineering issues in a timely manner
    • Ensure accurate translation of design into 2D print

    Skills and Experience;

    • Degree or equivalent in suitable engineering discipline
    • Electrical harness engineering background (preferred)
    • Mechanical engineering experience
    • Solid Works approved certification
    • Teamcenter experience (preferred)

    If you believe you have the skills and experience to excel within this role please apply direct with your up to date CV and details of your current package.