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Quality Inspector - Shift

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
Closing date
1 Dec 2022

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Role - Quality Inspector - Shift

Salary - £26,500 - £39,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Location - Reading Area

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

  • In-house development & opportunities for growth in role.
  • Attractive contributory pension scheme.
  • 270 hours a year holiday entitlement.
  • 9-day fortnight (every other Friday off)
  • Salary sacrifice scheme & many other benefits.
  • Generous shift and local area allowance on top of basic package.

You will Support Quality service delivery through appropriate methods of inspection and evaluation, in a crucial role within AWE providing support to the UKs at sea deterrent.

Working within a shift-based role Successful Candidates will be reporting to the Quality Control Manager responsible for:

Conducting technical assessments and sign off's using appropriate methodologies.

  • Contribute to the development and validation of Quality processes.
  • Participation in experimental trials, improvement activities and audits.
  • Engagement with relevant AWE stakeholders and other functions to enhance inspection techniques for future programs of work.

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

  • Recognised Engineering Apprenticeship or relevant experience and/or ONC equivalent in a related discipline.
  • Ability to understand and interpret technical specifications and standards.
  • Ability to generate and improve upon inspection instructions & inspection reports.
  • Previous experience in a Quality Control role.
  • Sound workshop experience in the application of inspection quality tools and techniques, production activities and processes.
  • Working in an assembly environment beneficial.
  • Inspection practices, use of inspection equipment, setting up of components/assemblies.
  • Reporting of product status including non-conformance management.
  • Knowledge of tooling, processes, principles, and practices.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret engineering drawings.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.



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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