Principal Quality Engineer - Strategic Manufacturing

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England
Closing date
9 Nov 2020
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Principal Quality Engineer - Strategic Manufacturing

Would you like to play a key role based in the Strategic Manufacturing Quality team? We are responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality inputs into the Jig and Tool Organisation across the Submarines Programme. We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Quality Engineer - Strategic Manufacturing at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Quality Engineer, you will be responsible for technical support within your discipline and have an input in the development of the jig & tool team to achieve business goals. You will be a representative of the quality function at all levels of management and take personal responsibility for the delivery of the quality elements of the programme in the jig and tool organization.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to steer and develop the team and you will have the opportunity to work in a growing functional area with exposure to different areas of the business.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Quality Engineer - Strategic Manufacturing will involve:

Reviewing and approving Inspection & Test Plans for each Jig/Tool including appropriate hold points

Liaising with P.E.D. and Dimensional Management to understand and define the inspection requirements

Managing and responding to Quality deliverables within Teamcenter

Responsible for the governance processes supporting the management of quality aspects of Jigs and Tools including process audits

Supporting supplier audits to assure adherence to BS EN 1090

Providing support to contract reviews/kick off meetings with suppliers

Managing functional documentation

Raising of non-conformances & corrective actions as required using SAP

Managing corrective actions

Delivering high quality technical reports as appropriate

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Quality Engineer - Strategic Manufacturing:

Essential Skills:

Good understanding of Jig or Steelwork Manufacturing

Manufacturing Engineering or Fabrication e.g. NDE or Welding Processes

Knowledge of Quality and its processes of how it operates

Desirable Skills:

Strong stakeholder management skills

Operating and delivering to Senior and Executive stakeholders

Knowledge of Project Management

Knowledge of British Standards BSEN1090

What we're looking for in you:

You will have great communication, strong stakeholder management and leadership skills.

You will experience building Customer and Supplier relationships, be professional and hold suitable behaviours.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organization.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

Find out more at #subsgodeeper on LinkedIn

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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