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Quality Engineer / Quality Technician

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, (UKAEA)
UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire
£36,397 to £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Closing date
23 Jun 2021

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Nuclear, Quality, Safety, Systems
Nuclear Industry, Power
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By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

Job Description

Who are we looking for?

We have some excellent opportunities for experienced Quality Engineers or Quality Technicians to join a collaborative and inclusive team which provides quality, safety, health and environment (SHEQ) support to staff at the UKAEA.

We have a requirement for both internal and external facing Quality Engineers, where you will play a key role in;

- Developing and Implementing corrective actions and delivering robust best practice quality systems for internal departments

- Providing a sound understanding of the quality management principles and processes required to develop and deliver components procured from external providers.

As a Quality Engineer or Technician, you will possess excellent communication skills with a professional and proactive approach to influence, drive and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders. You will also have good knowledge and experience of ISO9001/ISO14001/ISO45001 based management systems and will have gained engineering project quality experience in a similar highly regulated industry.

Please note there may be a requirement to work shifts.

Please do confirm your salary expectations when submitting an application, and your level of experience will be assessed as part of the interview process.


Essential skills, experience and competence required

- Engineering project quality experience in a similar highly regulated industry.

- Good knowledge and experience of ISO9001/ISO14001/ISO45001 based management systems.

- Knowledge and experience of using problem solving tools for root cause analysis.

- Previous experience of implementing and using continuous improvement tools.

- Highly experienced in managing quality assurance activities (internal facing role only)

Desirable skills, experience and competence

- Strong computer skills including the ability to prepare Excel spreadsheets and use various Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint) to support the analysis & reporting of data and trend identification

- A degree or equivalent in an engineering/science discipline

- Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

- Product Part Approval Process (PPAP)

- Failure mode and effect Analysis (FMAEA)

Additional Information

What we offer

- A competitive salary

- A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors

- An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives

- Flexible working options including family friendly policies

- Emergency leave (paid)

- 30.5 days’ annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service

- Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g. professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)

- Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme

- Annual corporate bonus scheme

- Relocation allowance (if eligible)

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our dedicated ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner, with the support from our Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 23rd June 2021. We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please note, all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.


Do you want to help shape the future of the world's energy? If so, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is the place to be and we can offer a range of career opportunities. These include scientific and engineering roles, as well as technical and administrative positions supporting our research programme.

We have professionally accredited training schemes for graduate engineers and apprentices, and strong links with universities around the UK for PhD placements, as well as job vacancies for various positions when they occur, working in a friendly international environment. 


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