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QA Engineer

  • Sector:
  • Location: Stevenage
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/09/2016
  • Duration: 6 months rolling
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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
*Provide assurance and confirmation that Hardware is ready for delivery

Main Activities:
*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 tools

Skills Required
*Good communicator, able to lead and influence at all levels from the clean room up to senior management, internally and externally
*Good team worker with strong interpersonal and persuasive skills
*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
*Good visual acumen
*Knowledge of Space Quality standards
*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

Experience anticipated
*Served as Quality / Product Assurance engineer in the aerospace, military industry for more than a year
*Demonstrated commitment to Lean and Right First Time philosophy
*Teamwork and leadership attributes with excellent communication skills
*Analytical skills and methodical approach to problem resolution and investigation
*GCSEs English & Maths, and HNC/HND/Degree in or equivalent Aerospace, Engineering, Quality or Production qualifications
*Lean, continuous improvement qualifications, Green or Black belt would be desirable

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