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  • Job reference: RMS0221208

Calibration Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: North East England
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/01/2020
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Time left:
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    (20/02/20)
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The Role:
We are now recruiting for an interim Calibration Engineer to join our Testing & Validation directorate. The aim of this position is to establish a holistic Calibration Management System.

The calibration management system will support the development ORE Catapult's service offering whilst ensuring that our commercial test programmes are underpinned by robust and sustainable engineering processes, commensurate with the organisations discerning quality and safety standards.

This is an interim project which will afford the successful candidate the autonomy to support our national organisation in improving the quality and efficiency of its operational performance.

What are the key responsibilities?

Collaborate with Test & Validation Management Team to deliver a calibration management system action plan which builds upon our current processes and procedures;
Establish a Calibration Management System which can provide the functionalities of tracking calibrated items in an auditable fashion;
We expect the system solution to be paired with a user-friendly dashboard, linked to a comprehensive data set, recording drift, repeatability and performance analysis for mechanical, environmental and electrical test equipment.
Create and develop simple to understand metrics which cater to all users of the calibrated instruments
Develop uncertainty budgets and traceability trees to support test performance and accreditation requirements;
Ensuring that mandatory and legislative QH&S/HS&E aspects of work are implemented at all times
Supporting process improvement and functional development
Providing on the job training and mentoring at all levels as and when required
Undertaking dimensional calibration inspections, measurements properly to the correct procedures, instructions and specifications.
You will also maintain relevant records of work, data and results in a traceable and auditable manner employing user-friendly solutions which cater to all users

Desired qualities and experience;

Highly numeric, solution oriented
Exceptionally accurate
Experience working strategically with stakeholders across a business to define and implement a major change to centrally managed, multi-disciplinary calibration management system
Experience collaborating with technical departments creating solutions for a shared goal
Self-motivated and solution oriented
Previous experience of supporting and / or promoting Health & Safety, Environment & Quality as core business principles within an OHSAS 18001, ISO14001, ISO9001, ISO17025 environment

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Chartered Engineer or equivalent experience
Knowledge and experience of applying good practice engineering design, procedures and tools
Excellent mathematical / analytical skills
Experience of calibration and certification requirements and processes
Demonstrable engineering experience in testing and numerical processing
Excellent IT Skills; knowledge of numerical data processing packages such as Excel, Diadem, R, SQL or MATLAB

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