Quality Engineer

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We are looking for a Quality Engineer to join the Trials Research and Development team here at AWE. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual from a Quality or Engineering background.

Quality Engineer

Location - Reading / Basingstoke - Hybrid working available.

Salary: £35,720 - £45,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Closing date: 23rd May 2024

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time.
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family.

You will Support delivery in a crucial role within AWE providing support to the UK's at sea deterrent.

Successful Candidates will be reporting to the Senior Quality Manager and will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that processes are performed correctly using the right tools, materials, and processes.
  • Creation of quality documentation and development of SOPs in line with regulatory requirements.
  • Proactive review and improvement of systems and processes.
  • Working closely with engineering and trials teams to ensure quality protocols are followed and documentation is correctly maintained, implementing any new changes or adaptations based on a quality review.
  • Validating inspection and testing of various parts used in the trials areas which include product, components, processes, and comparing against predefined standards.
  • To ensure that quality is represented at all stages of programme, project, trial, or production.
  • Audit process to ensure compliance with the proper quality standard/s and that safety requirements are met throughout the process.
  • Analysing problems reported and developing improvements to overcome them.
  • Statistical analysis of data and creation of reports for senior team based on quality documentation.
  • Working closely with external partners and key stakeholders.
  • Identify areas of continuous improvement to promote and enhance Quality capability.
  • Attend design/technical/task reviews, defect reviews and stakeholder meetings as required to ensure Quality is represented.

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • ONC/HNC, A Levels, Diploma Level 3 or equivalent NVQ level 3 in relevant subject.
  • Membership of an industry related professional body.
  • Experience of working in Quality Assurance.
  • Lead Auditor preferred; audit experience would be advantageous.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge of measurement tools, techniques, and methodologies.
  • Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers.
  • knowledge of APQP toolsets.
  • Understanding engineering processes.
  • Experience of Management Systems and related standards (e.g., ISO9001:2015)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills, strong attention to detail and ability to present data effectively.
  • Evidence of problem-solving root cause analysis and analytical skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & experience using Database/s.


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