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  • Job reference: RMS0177707

QA Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Cumbria
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/03/2017
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Your future in Nuclear. Specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke engineering solutions for the nuclear energy, nuclear decommissioning and defence markets, our client is a key player in this sector. They design, engineer, manufacture, assemble, test, commission and install, as well as offering ongoing specialist support services. They are a core subsidiary of a global Italian group that operates in over 90 countries and is Italy's largest supplier, installer and service provider for

The Role:
As the responsible authority on project quality related matters and activities you are deployed within the integrated project delivery teams that are supplying high value bespoke engineered and manufactured products and solutions for the nuclear industry to;
* Develop, communicate, enforce and maintain project quality strategies and plans to ensure varied and highly detailed customer quality requirements and expectations are understood, met and delivered over the full lifecycle of the projects,
* Keep abreast of changes in requirements, standards and expectations and help facilitate these into the organisation,
* Support other quality functional related activities and areas including the business management systems and operational quality teams.

Undertake and report on a wide variety of tasks within the project quality team. Tasks include but are not limited to;

* Define, Implement and Manage Quality related activity within a project such as;
* Analysis and flow down of customer quality requirements
* Production of internal quality plans and procedures to meet customer and regulatory requirements
* Providing supplier quality assurance e.g. review & approve supplier quality plans carrying out surveillance and final release activity
* Ensuring compliance to quality plans and managing Project Lifetime Quality Records
* Review and QA Approve documents e.g. Manufacturing and Test Documentation
* Support design reviews, customer audits and inspections
* Overseeing final release of finished product.
* Liaising with customers and suppliers on quality concerns, surveillance visits, audits final release etc.
* Control of supplied and despatched non-conforming items and applications for quality related concessions.
* Act as in-house council to provide guidance and solutions to other internal functions when quality concerns and queries arise.

QA input on Business winning activities;
Contract review of quality requirements.
Cost estimation of QA activity
Formulate responses to tender questions relating to QA

Contribute to other operational quality and business systems activities to ensure continuing compliance to ISO 9001,14001, other adopted standards and customer requirements;
internally auditing to processes and customer requirements
carrying out reviews, gap analysis and continuous improvement on business processes and related documentation.
leading process problem solving, internal non-conformance control, root cause analysis and investigations
conducting preventive Action and quality awareness activities and initiatives
assuring corrective actions arising from internal audit or operational non-conformances (defect occurrence), customer or 3rd Party Audits etc are carried through, are effective and closed out.

Essential role related knowledge, technical skills, qualifications and experience

* Related Technical degree
* Must be able to understand technical engineering standards and specifications to be able to assure product and processes are conforming
* Sound knowledge of BS EN ISO 9001 (BS EN 14001 also useful)
* Minimum 3 years background experience in Quality Engineering ideally from nuclear, aerospace, or oil and gas engineering and manufacturing industry.
* Quality planning, Change management and process development
* Data analysis, Investigation and Problem solving
* Technical Report writing and presentation
* QA tools and techniques such as Pareto, Fishbone, 5 why, Kaizen
* Self-motivated to be able to work with minimum supervision and able to use own initiative to provide solutions to problems and form working teams.
* Excellent team player for working with colleagues and customers at all organisational levels effectively and to build relationships and influence others to achieve key objectives
* High level of IT Skills; in particular Microsoft Office suite.

Careers in the nuclear sector offer you the chance to work on challenging, interesting and diverse projects. And with the sector experiencing a period of growth both nationally and internationally, with a particular emphasis on the UK market, our client relies on a continuous flow of talent coming into their organisation.
With primary locations in the UK and Genoa, as well as representative offices in France, Romania, Slovakia and Argentina, career opportunities also have a global reach.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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