Lead Quality Assurance Engineer
Line Up Aviation has carved its own place in the recruitment of Aviation and Aerospace personnel all over the world for more than 25 years. We work with some of the industry's best known companies who demand the highest standard of applicants. Client: Our client is a major participant in the aerospace/space and defence sectors, they are currently seeking an experienced Lead Quality Assurance Engineer to work with them on a renewable contract basis. Job Summary - Lead and assure Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Test excellence in MAIT - Perform Quality Assurance (QA) activities, by ensuring correct implementation of procedures and processes, to ensure product quality meets the stated requirements - Promote and lead good practice and improvements in MAIT processes - Manage completion of corrective actions to closure - Provide assurance and confirmation that Hardware is ready for test and Delivery - Production of Quality Surveillance Plans - Quality assurance throughout Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Test lifecycle in Stevenage - Quality assurance of MGSE and EGSE used - Quality Assurance Inputs to Project gate reviews: MRR, TRR & DRB - Occurrence and Non-Conformance management to Closure 1 level - Management of Closure 2 corrective actions - Measurement and analysis of Non-quality events in MAIT to aid and direct continuous process improvement - Work & Rework Instruction approval - Process audits on MAIT activities - Supervision of Hardware Critical moves - Safety Reviews - FMEA & Risk Reviews - Quality Assurance Inputs to delivery Handover meetings - Key Inspection Point activities - Quality Assurance post-delivery support - Management of Quality Improvement initiatives - Promote quality awareness throughout AIT organisation by coaching - Produce concise management reports, presentations, minutes and actions, generally using Microsoft Office Essential Experience - Previous experience as a Quality / Product Assurance engineer in the aerospace, military or space industries. - Analytical skills and methodical approach to problem resolution and investigation - Lean, continuous improvement qualifications, Green or Black belt would be desirable - Proven track record of delivering high end projects. - Good communicator, able to lead and influence at all levels from the clean room up to senior management, internally and externally - Organised, practical and logical in work approach - User and promoter of quality tools and methods, particularly risk management and metrics. - Ability to accomplish validation activities at height using above ground level support structures - Good agility required to access and work in confined spaces - Flexibility to travel within the UK and Europe when required - Willingness to work on shift, on-call or off-site for short periods when required - GCSEs English & Maths, and HNC/HND/Degree in Aerospace, Engineering, Quality or Production qualifications Desirable Experience - Previous Space experience would be ideal. Additional Information: -Salary: £30-£35ph -Job type: Contract, full-time, renewable - Location: Stevenage, Herts -Shifts & Overseas Travel The candidate must also be willing to travel for long periods of time to Europe and occasionally further afield. Working times will include double day shifts - Most frequently used shift pattern - Shift early 06:00hrs to 14:00 hrs Shift late 14:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs Some weekend working Saturday or Sunday may be required at peak times. If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Neil Leighton at Line Up Aviation Due to the number of applications we receive, it's not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.