Lead Quality Assurance Engineer

02 May 2017
30 May 2017
David Hogan
Process / Chemical
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:
makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world’s best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

The Role:
The candidate must also be willing to travel for long periods of time to Europe and possibly more further afield.
Please be aware that this role will also include double shifts.
Most frequently used shift pattern
Shift early 06:00hrs to 14:00 hrs
Shift late 14:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs
Some weekend working Saturday or Sunday may be required at peak times.

• Lead and assure Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Test excellence in MAIT
• Perform Quality Assurance (QA) activities, by ensuring correct implementation of procedures and processes, to ensure product quality meets the stated requirements
• Promote and lead good practice and improvements in MAIT processes
• Manage completion of corrective actions to closure
• Provide assurance and confirmation that Hardware is ready for test and Delivery
• Production of Quality Surveillance Plans
• Quality assurance throughout Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Test lifecycle in Stevenage
• Quality assurance of MGSE and EGSE used
• Quality Assurance Inputs to Project gate reviews: MRR, TRR & DRB
• Occurrence and Non-Conformance management to Closure 1 level
• Management of Closure 2 corrective actions
• Measurement and analysis of Non-quality events in MAIT to aid and direct continuous process improvement
• Work & Rework Instruction approval
• Process audits on MAIT activities
• Supervision of Hardware Critical moves
• Safety Reviews
• FMEA & Risk Reviews
• Quality Assurance Inputs to delivery Handover meetings
• Key Inspection Point activities
• Quality Assurance post-delivery support
• Management of Quality Improvement initiatives
• Promote quality awareness throughout AIT organisation by coaching
• Produce concise management reports, presentations, minutes and actions, generally using Microsoft Office

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Previous experience as a Quality / Product Assurance engineer in the aerospace, military or space industries.
• Proven track record of delivering high end projects.
• Good communicator, able to lead and influence at all levels from the clean room up to senior management, internally and externally
• Organised, practical and logical in work approach
• User and promoter of quality tools and methods, particularly risk management and metrics.
• Ability to accomplish validation activities at height using above ground level support structures
• Good agility required to access and work in confined spaces
• Flexibility to travel within the UK and Europe when required
• Willingness to work on shift, on-call or off-site for short periods when required
• Analytical skills and methodical approach to problem resolution and investigation
• GCSEs English & Maths, and HNC/HND/Degree in Aerospace, Engineering, Quality or Production qualifications
• Lean, continuous improvement qualificat

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Previous Space experience would be ideal.
• Clean room experience
• Security clearance
• Budget Handling
• Team Leading

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.