Quality Engineer

Website AWE

Quality Engineer

Location: Basingstoke/Reading

Salary: £37,860 – £48,000 depending on skills and experience

Closing Date: 25th July 2024

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • In-house development & opportunities for growth in role.
  • Attractive contributory pension scheme (9% – 13% dependent on own contribution).
  • 270 hours a year holiday entitlement.
  • 9-day fortnight (every other Friday off)
  • Life Assurance.
  • Discounts – access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending.
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and well being – (more information available on our careers site).

You will support delivery in a crucial role within AWE providing support to the UKs at sea deterrent.

Successful Candidates will be reporting to the Quality Engineering Manager responsible for:

  • Ensuring that manufacturing processes are performed correctly using the right tools, materials, and processes.
  • Creation of quality documentation and development of SOPs in line with regulatory requirements.
  • Proactive review and improvement of systems and processes.
  • Working closely with engineering and manufacturing staff to ensure quality protocols are followed and documentation is correctly maintained, implementing any new changes or adaptations based on a quality review.
  • Validating inspection and testing of various parts of manufacturing including product, components, processes, and comparing against predefined standards.
  • Audit process to ensure compliance with the proper quality standard/s and that safety requirements are met throughout the production process.
  • Analysing problems reported and developing improvements to overcome them
  • Statistical analysis of manufacturing data and creation of reports for senior team based on quality documentation.
  • Working closely with internal partners and key stakeholders.
  • Continuous improvement in the manufacturing process.

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • ONC/HNC, A Levels, Diploma Level 3 or equivalent NVQ level 3 in relevant subject.
  • Membership of an industry related professional body.
  • 2-5 years in a manufacturing or science environment preferred.
  • Experience of working in Quality Assurance.
  • Lead Auditor preferred; audit experience would be advantageous.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge of measurement tools, techniques, and methodologies.
  • Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers.
  • Knowledge of APQP toolsets.
  • Understanding manufacturing processes.
  • Experience of Management Systems and related standards (e.g., ISO9001:2015)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills, strong attention to detail and ability to present data effectively.
  • Evidence of problem-solving root cause analysis and analytical skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & experience using Database/s.


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