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Quality Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, Berkshire, England
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Role - Quality Engineers

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £Negotiable (dependant on suitability and experience).

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 recruiting for several Quality Engineers with expertise to support numerous internal or external stakeholders of within their specific area. Work as part of a cross functional team to deliver improvement through collaboration on projects and programmes.

  • To 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.

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

Standard skill set:

  • Non-conformance management (Teamcenter Problem Report / 8D).
  • Defect Review Panel / Corrective & Preventive Actions.
  • Product Certification.
  • Quality Control Grading (QC1).
  • Quality Control Plans.
  • Product Lifecycle Management (Configuration controls & stage gate reviews).
  • Calibration Representative.
  • Management System Audits.
  • Quality Improvement Tools & Techniques (APQP / FMEA / MSA / SPC / 8D / 3 C's / Root Cause Analysis / Cause & Effect / 5 Whys etc).
  • Inspection Techniques (Micrometer / Vernier / Shadowgraph / Height Gauge / CMM).

Machine Shop skills:

  • Quality Engineer (Machine Shop bias): Knowledgeable in Machine Shop manufacturing techniques (Milling / Turning / Additive Manufacturing), either from a recognised apprenticeship or working knowledge is an advantage.

Non-Destructive Testing skills:

  • Quality Engineer (NDT - Non-Destructive Testing bias): Demonstrably trained & certified in NDT (Dye Pen / Mag particle / Pressure & Vacuum) to Level 2 as a minimum, either from a recognised apprenticeship or working knowledge is an advantage.



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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