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Quality Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Quality Engineer - Supply Chain

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary - £35,720 - £47,000 (dependent on experience) plus allowances

Closing Date - 23rd May 2024

You will be working as part of an established team, providing Quality expertise to support the certification of products from our Supply Chain. Working collaboratively with cross-functional internal and external stakeholders.

Other duties include;

  • Product Certification of materials including reviewing suppliers documentation against technical requirements.
  • Carrying out Verification and Validation activities including Destructive and Non-Destructive testing using Test Plans (ITPs) and/or Quality Control Plans (QCPs).
  • Maintain, review and report non-conformance, analyse data, share trends, drive continuous improvement and share best practice.
  • Provide quality guidance and customer support ensuring that acceptance criteria are appropriate to scopes of supplier work, utilising Quality tools where appropriate.
  • Attend design/technical/task and defect reviews as required to ensure Quality representation.

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

  • ONC/HNC or equivalent in a relative discipline and/or extensive practical experience with a strong manufacturing or process related background.
  • Experience in product certification would be beneficial.
  • Good working knowledge of Quality Management Systems, related standards and utilising a graded approach to Quality.
  • Good understanding of configuration and change management techniques.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Good inter-personal/negotiation/communication skills working proactively with suppliers, building strong partnerships and supporting supplier development.
  • Willingness to travel, if required for business purposes.

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)
  • 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



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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