Job Vacancy - Product Engineer


MLA are a leading manufacturer and provider of protective equipment to the Police, Prisons and security services in the UK. We pride ourselves on consistently improving existing and creating new innovative solutions to stay 1 step ahead of the competition.

We are looking for an enthusiastic product engineer to steer new and existing projects. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in bringing original concepts to market and be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the commercial requirements that are involved in doing so. As a design manager you will be responsible for providing solutions to practical problems for our wide range of products.


  • Taking idea from the initial design stage through to production
  • Drawing technical CADS for ideas and concepts
  • Using mathematical and scientific skills to create workable, real world solutions to problems
  • Sourcing specialist materials and components used in the construction of protective clothing & equipment
  • Your work will involve visiting potential and existing suppliers
  • Calculating accurate costs for each project
  • Completing the required technical and regulatory testing required for certification
  • Ensuring projects are completed on time with the specified budget
  • Clear methodical record keeping of each project


  • Educated to degree level
  • Be organised and work to set deadlines
  • Target driven
  • Knowledge of UK and European standards


  • Technical knowledge of fabrics and wearable garments
  • Experience of testing and certifying products
  • Managerial experience

Core Hours: Monday – Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4pm