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Quality Engineer Production

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, West Berkshire
Closing date
2 Feb 2022

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Role - Quality Engineer

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary - Negotiable dependant on experience plus 20% shift allowance

Closing date for applicants - 29th January 22

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

AWE is currently looking for a Quality Engineer to work as part of a Quality team whose aim is to ensure a consistent, fit for purpose, delivery of a defect free product or service in a Science, Engineering and Technology focused function.

Successful Candidates will be responsible for:

  • Ensure that Quality is represented at all stages of programme, project, trial or production.
  • Provide technical guidance and customer support to ensure that deliverables and targets are met.
  • Maintenance and enhancement of own skills, knowledge, and capabilities necessary to support both current and future work programmes. Identify areas of continuous improvement to promote and enhance Quality capability.
  • All - maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player.
  • Support delivery of technical assessments using appropriate methodologies and contributing to capability development
  • Attend design/technical/task reviews, defect reviews and stakeholder meetings as required to ensure Quality is represented
  • Control of inspection/calibration/reporting and processes, to ensure Quality delivery is maintained
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders across AWE, the UK and our international partners.

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • HNC or equivalent, in a relative discipline, and/or extensive practical experience
  • Good working knowledge of Quality Management Systems and related standards (e.g. Health & Safety, Environment, Security)
  • Strong inter-personal/negotiation/communication skills
  • Ability to carry out report writing and present on findings
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good understanding of configuration and change management techniques
  • Understanding of improvement techniques, such as Lean, Six Sigma, RLI, etc
  • The ability to Influence and engage with management



We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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