Quality Assurance Engineer

4 days left

20.00 - 25.00 GBP Hourly + GBP20 - GBP25/hour
30 Aug 2017
27 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Quality Assurance Engineer
12 Months
GBP25 per hour

Main Activities
Lead and assure quality excellence of processes & products for MAIT in Stevenage. Ensure that the following are managed according to quality requirements and procedures -

Spacecraft Integration, Processes & Methods - OR - Satellite Integration

The post holder will -
Define and perform Quality Assurance (QA) activities, by ensuring correct implementation of procedures and processes, to ensure product quality meets the stated requirements
Lead prevention and quality improvements of MAIT processes
Manage completion of corrective and preventative actions to closure
Drive the efficient management of non-conformance and Cost of Non quality reduction

Detailed Activities
Chair gates reviews as defined in the project and as agreed with project PA
Deliver quality briefs with the area manager in the shop floor to raise awareness to operators on lessons learned and good practice.
Review AIT work instructions for technical integrity, regarding product quality requirements including inspection, verification points and configuration status.
Manage all NCRs within the defined scope in AIT using problem solving tools. Confirm non-conformances and ensure 1st closure is defined and implemented. Chair Internal Review Board (IRB) and set functional team for the elimination of the root cause.
Promote and conduct risk analyses (incl. PFMEA), and take part in the implementation and follow-up of preventive actions.
Elaborate audit plan and perform flash and process audits.
Provide monthly report of Quality Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Essential Skills
Facilitation skills - for activities such as gateway meetings and Internal Review Boards
Understanding of and commitment to quality improvement initiatives
Reporting skills - attention to detail is important
Use and promotion of quality tools and methods - such as problem solving, risk analysis and audit
Organised, practical and logical in work approach - with good communication and interpersonal skills
Flexibility to travel within the UK and Europe when required - on an occasional basis
Willingness to work on shift, on-call or off-site for short periods when required - also on an occasional basis
Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite

Desirable Skills
Knowledge of Space Quality standards or equivalent - ECSS/EN9100/ISO9001 etc.
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

Education and Experience
Degree or equivalent (such as HND) in an Engineering related discipline
Proven experience in a similar role in this or a related sector - Automotive/Aviation/General Manufacturing

For more information please contact John Paul at Protec Technical Ltd