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Quality Engineer

Employer
Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Location
England, Reading, Berkshire
Salary
+ Benefits
Closing date
23 May 2024
Reference
R19733

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Discipline
Quality
Sector
Nuclear Industry
Job Type
Engineer

Job Details

We are looking for a Quality Engineer to join the Trials Research and Development team here at AWE. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual from a Quality or Engineering background.

Quality Engineer

Location - Reading / Basingstoke - Hybrid working available.

Salary: £35,720 - £45,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Closing date: 23rd May 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.

You will Support delivery in a crucial role within AWE providing support to the UK's at sea deterrent.

Successful Candidates will be reporting to the Senior Quality Manager and will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that processes are performed correctly using the right tools, materials, and processes.
  • Creation of quality documentation and development of SOPs in line with regulatory requirements.
  • Proactive review and improvement of systems and processes.
  • Working closely with engineering and trials teams to ensure quality protocols are followed and documentation is correctly maintained, implementing any new changes or adaptations based on a quality review.
  • Validating inspection and testing of various parts used in the trials areas which include product, components, processes, and comparing against predefined standards.
  • To ensure that quality is represented at all stages of programme, project, trial, or production.
  • Audit process to ensure compliance with the proper quality standard/s and that safety requirements are met throughout the process.
  • Analysing problems reported and developing improvements to overcome them.
  • Statistical analysis of data and creation of reports for senior team based on quality documentation.
  • Working closely with external partners and key stakeholders.
  • Identify areas of continuous improvement to promote and enhance Quality capability.
  • Attend design/technical/task reviews, defect reviews and stakeholder meetings as required to ensure Quality is represented.

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

  • ONC/HNC, A Levels, Diploma Level 3 or equivalent NVQ level 3 in relevant subject.
  • Membership of an industry related professional body.
  • Experience of working in Quality Assurance.
  • Lead Auditor preferred; audit experience would be advantageous.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge of measurement tools, techniques, and methodologies.
  • Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers.
  • knowledge of APQP toolsets.
  • Understanding engineering processes.
  • Experience of Management Systems and related standards (e.g., ISO9001:2015)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills, strong attention to detail and ability to present data effectively.
  • Evidence of problem-solving root cause analysis and analytical skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & experience using Database/s.

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Company

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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