Senior QC Inspector- Radiography

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, England, Cumbria
Closing date
29 Jan 2021

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Senior QC (Quality Control) Inspector (Radiography)

Would you like to play a key role in a team of multi discipline Radiography and NDE Inspectors, assuring the weld quality on Astute and Dreadnought Class Submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior QC Inspector at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Senior QC Inspector, you will be fitting into a wider quality function, covering multi disciplines from Inspection to Governance, using different tools and techniques that are currently used within the department.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a challenging and rewarding role, with varied tasks that can be complex, ultimately playing a part in the build of our submarines. Please note this is a night shift role with a pattern of 7 (12 hour shifts) on and 7 off.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior QC Inspector will involve:

Carrying out routine work with limited supervision and complex tasks under direct supervision in their related area

Being able to access, have a clear understanding of and apply the Quality and Management Systems documentation e.g. Process Instructions, Workmanship Standards and Risk Assessments etc, applicable to your particular work scope and to obey all Hs & E rules and control measures.

Liaising/Interfacing with appropriate areas both internally and externally to ensure work schedule and results are communicated to the appropriate areas

Understanding and interpreting of Radiography Techniques, highlighting any non-conformances for inspections undertaken and report via SAP and the relevant Data Bases

Adding value to QA Standard Documentation & Processes by being part of the review team

Reporting results of Inspections using agreed process

Using Company Computer Systems Software as appropriate

Your skills and qualifications:


PCN Level 2 Radiographic Inspection

PCN 2 Basic Radiation Safety

Ability to operate Radiographic Equipment and translate data

Understanding of Ionising Regs 2017

Sound computer skills Microsoft Office suite


Good knowledge of IRR 2017

Knowledge of the Submarine build and Welding practices

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a level-headed individual who can accept and embrace change, be proactive, dynamic and always looking for a credible and feasible solution to problems.

Furthermore, you will have a willingness to challenge and be diplomatic with both internal and external customers through your excellent communication skills.

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 organisation.

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.

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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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