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Antenna Product Assurance (APA) Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: South East
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 23/01/2017
  • Duration: 12 months
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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:
Working on space flight hardware including Eurostar family of commercial spacecraft in Stevenage, within the Antenna team.
• You will provide Product Assurance support to application projects as well as product development.
• You will also contribute to the Product Assurance team mission of assuring the quality of materials and processes used in Airbus Defence and Space products.
The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

APA Engineer main tasks and responsibilities will include:
• Provide Product Assurance support to application projects as well as product development.
• Participate in reviews at all stages of product design, development and manufacture
• Monitor that risk and opportunity review meetings at all stages of a product design, development, and manufacture are held and ensuring that risk retirement plans are drawn up and carried through.
• To ensure that adequate qualification evidence exists to justify the materials and processes that will be used in the proposed satellite environment.
• To identify, evaluate and propose solutions for all quality problems and to advise and generally assist the Project Manager and his staff on quality matters.
• Negotiating with internal and external customers for quality standards / requirements, waivers, deviations, concessions, production easements etc.
• Reviewing Company Standards and proposing changes where necessary to update working processes.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• HND or equivalent with background in Mechanical, Thermal, Systems, RF, Manufacturing or composites.
• Experience in Aerospace or Aircraft industry.
• Experience working in the Quality environment.
• Experience in Product or Quality Assurance.
• Knowledge of processes, procedures, methods, non-conformance, root cause analysis.
• Good communication skills and willingness and ability to learn.
• Fluent in written and spoken English, German or French would be a plus.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
SC Clearance - Candidates will be provided to go through the clearance process to obtain SC clearance if not already possessed.

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.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, Contact David Hogan at Fircroft on + 44 1925 281 478

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