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Quality Inspector - Shift

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
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Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Quality Inspector - Shift

Salary - £27,960 - £39,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Location - Reading Area

Closing Date - 29th Feb 2024

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site

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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