Quality Assurance Engineer

Acorn Recruitment
£30 per hour
14 Jun 2017
14 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Quality Assurance Engineer - Stevenage, Herts
12 months contract - Competitive rates

Acorn Recruitment is working on behalf of a well-established international company whose focus is on the design and manufacture of advanced satellites and systems for telecommunications, earth observation, and navigation and science programmes

We are currently seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer to join the team at the Stevenage facility on a 12 months contract.

This is an opportunity for a skilled Quality Engineer to join the Solar Orbiter project team, working on one of the most highly visible and challenging projects.
The team is focused on the successful delivery of this project and so candidates who can 'hit the ground running' with proven experience of a similar work environment and industry will be most welcome.

Job Summary
*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 Experience
*Previous experience as a Quality / Product Assurance engineer in the aerospace, military or space industries.
*Proven track record of delivering high end projects.
*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
*HNC/HND/Degree in Aerospace, Engineering, Quality or Production qualifications
*Lean, continuous improvement qualifications, Green or Black belt would be desirable

Desirable Experience
*Previous Space experience would be ideal
*Clean room experience
*Security clearance
*Budget Handling
*Team Leading

The candidate must also be willing to travel for long periods of time to Europe and possibly further afield.

Quality assurance, product, aerospace, FMEA, non-conformance, QA, measurement, analysis, MAIT

Acorn Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.