Quality Engineer 1690

Acorn Recruitment And Training
14 Apr 2018
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Quality Engineer - Stevenage
6 month contract - Full Time - Competitive

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.

Acorn is looking for a Quality Engineer to operate at the Stevenage facility on a 6month contract.


*NCR Management - Manage NCRs within the defined scope for AIT projects.
*Collate AIT build reconciliations and open points (e.g. open work orders), at project level.
*Chair AIT gate reviews (MRR, IRR).
*Ensure open actions from KIPs and MIPs are managed and tracked during all AIT phases.
*Manage 2nd closures.
*Carry out audits.
*Deploy OES improvement projects.
*Chair post-test reviews for functional verification activities.

*Post-delivery - Manage definition and closure of open items.
*Co-ordinate FMEA reviews to proactively define and manage AIT risk.
*Review key manufacturing documentation for technical and quality integrity.
*CofC Signatory Authority for kits.
*Continual assessment of technician training in line with skills matrix.

Essential Experience:

*A recognised engineering apprenticeship and/or equivalent academic qualification with at least 5 years AIT, Quality or Manufacturing Engineering experience within the Aerospace or Military industry.
*At least 2 years within AIT Quality Assurance Role or product assurance role.
*Good understanding of manufacturing processes.
*Analytical skills and methodical approach to problem resolution and investigation.
*Teamwork and leadership attributes with excellent written and oral communication and persuasion skills.
*The ability to communicate at all levels and across a variety of different nationalities.

Essential Skills:

*Knowledge of Space Quality standards.
*Facilitation skills.
*Understand and embrace quality improvement initiatives.
*Reporting skills.
*User and promoter of quality tools and methods, particularly problem solving, risk management, statistical process control, metrics.
*Organised, practical and logical in work approach.
*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.

Desirable Skills:

*Lean, continuous improvement qualifications, Green or Black belt would be desirable.
*Preferably accredited course in quality assurance or related disciplines. (e.g. IQA / IET / IMechE).

*Degree/HNC or equivalent in an Engineering related discipline.

This role will include extra work at weekends on an ad hoc but regular basis and candidates must be available for that.

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.

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