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  • Job reference: RMS0177870

Quality Assurance Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/03/2017
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (24/05/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

The Company:
makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world's best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

The Role:
* 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 Skills / Qualifications:
* Previous experience as a Quality / Product Assurance engineer in the aerospace, military or Automotive industries
* 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
* Analytical skills and methodical approach to problem resolution and investigation
* GCSEs English & Maths, and HNC/HND/Degree in Aerospace, Engineering, Quality or Production qualifications

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Lean, continuous improvement qualifications, Green or Black belt would be desirable
* Previous Space experience would be ideal.
* Clean room experience
* Security clearance
* Budget Handling
* Team Leading

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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