Quality Engineer

Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire Salary: £30 - £40 per hour
Sector: Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: Jack Pleon

My Client is looking for a Quality Engineer to join them at their Bedfordshire location. As the company looks to grow its UK business over the next five years, it sees new opportunities to partner with the UK government to meet the country's global defence and security needs. This will be on an initial 6 month contract but the likelihood of an extension is quite high.

Working Hours
Week 1 Mon - Thur 8.30am - 5.30pm. Fri 8.30am - 4.00pm
Week 2 Mon - Thur 8.30am - 5.30pm. Fri Day off
Lunch break 30 mins each day

My client has become known as a leading UK defence engineering company, delivering on a broad range of contracts for the MoD, prime contractors across the wider UK market and international defence ministries.

Specific Job Description
The main effort within the role will be to support the WCSP Programme, with extensive activity around ABLs, QN burndown & DRACAS investigation support. Non-Conformance management, Data Pack generation and SAP operations relating to extensive MMs & Inspection Plans are all QE activity that may be required as part of this contract role.

Required skills:

  • Experienced Quality Engineer having prior successes working with Build-to-Print Manufacturers and Internal Design Teams, ability to conduct RCA, DRACAS investigation and support As Build List activity.
  • Experience in Supplier Quality Assurance, especially working with large system design and manufacture sub contracts, FAT Testing & Non-Conformance management.
  • Experience or knowledge of QA tools such as APQP, PPAP, MSA, SPC, Control Plans, managing MRBs, producing Data Packs& As-Built lists.
  • Management of non-conformances, trend assessment and identification of risks, strong SAP user skills.
  • Experience of leading RCCA teams and Material Review Boards to drive solutions to issues and develop robust preventative actions.
  • Knowledge of AS9100 and ISO9001.
  • Knowledge of Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing / Vehicle integration / Composites / Machining in the Space, Automotive and / or Defence sectors.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to initiate and maintain relationships with challenging international suppliers and manage frequent interactions with senior LM management and other internal customers.
  • Ability to challenge individuals at all levels to ensure compliance to business processes and standards.
  • Extensive SAP user skills, Certificate of Design experience, understanding of process improvement, experience in corrective action boards, material review boards, root cause analysis & corrective action plan appreciation.

Desired Skills:
* Good SAP user skills and understanding of production and manufacture on major programmes.
* Good stakeholder & people skills and ability to quickly integrate into a high performing team.

The Quality Engineer will be in a team of about 12 working with a programme quality manager.


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