Quality Engineer

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Quality Engineer (Calibration)

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £37,860 - £45,000 (dependant on suitability and experience).

Closing date: 18th July 2024

AWE is recruiting for Quality Engineers with expertise to support numerous internal or external stakeholders of within their specific area. Work as part of a cross functional team to deliver improvement through collaboration on projects and programmes.

  • To ensure that Quality is represented at all stages of programme, project, trial, or production.
  • Provide technical guidance and customer support to ensure that deliverables and targets are met. Maintenance and enhancement of own skills, knowledge, and capabilities necessary to support both current and future work programmes.
  • Identify areas of continuous improvement to promote and enhance Quality capability.

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.
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Focal point for Calibration management & investigations related to equipment used within the Conventional Materials Technology Centre (CMTC).
  • Maintain & further develop CMTC's Calibration metrics, & present on findings at multiple forums.
  • Maintain calibration records.
  • Trend / drift analysis of calibration results.
  • Lead the procurement of new calibrated equipment.
  • Optimisation of calibrated inventory.
  • An understanding of Uncertainty of Measurement (UoM).
  • Quality Improvement Tools & Techniques (APQP / FMEA / MSA / SPC / 8D / 3 C's / Root Cause Analysis / Cause & Effect / 5 Whys etc)

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

  • Non-conformance management (Teamcenter Problem Report / 8D).
  • Defect Review Panel / Corrective & Preventive Actions.
  • Product Certification.
  • Quality Control Grading (QC1).
  • Quality Control Plans.
  • Product Lifecycle Management (Configuration controls & stage gate reviews).
  • Management System Audits.
  • Inspection Techniques (Micrometer / Vernier / Shadowgraph / Height Gauge / CMM).

Other desirable skills to include;

Machine Shop skills

  • Quality Engineer (Machine Shop bias): Knowledgeable in Machine Shop manufacturing techniques (Milling / Turning / Additive Manufacturing), either from a recognised apprenticeship or working knowledge is an advantage.

Non-Destructive Testing skills

  • Quality Engineer (NDT - Non-Destructive Testing bias): Demonstrably trained & certified in NDT (Dye Pen / Mag particle / Pressure & Vacuum) to Level 2 as a minimum, either from a recognised apprenticeship or working knowledge is an advantage.