Senior Measurement and Inspection Engineer


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Bluetownonline Ltd
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Contract Type:
Full Time
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About the job

Job Title: Senior Measurement and Inspection Engineer

Location: Plymouth (PL6 7LH), onsite role

Salary: Depending on Experience

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

HQW Aerospace is a world-renowned manufacturer of super precision bearings, pushing the boundaries of innovation and precision engineering for over 75 years. We're committed to nurturing talent. Situated in the vibrant city of Plymouth, surrounded by the picturesque landscapes of Cornwall, we offer not only a stimulating work environment but also a lifestyle that blends work with leisure seamlessly. With stunning beaches, vibrant culinary scenes, and a plethora of social and sporting activities, Plymouth and its surroundings provide an exceptional backdrop for both personal and professional growth.

We foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence. If you're an experienced Inspection Engineer ready to embark on an exciting career journey in precision engineering, we want to hear from you!

Why Join Us:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days of paid holiday, plus bank holidays.
  • Professional Development Investment from Day 1.
  • Subsidised Canteen.
  • Engagement and Rewards platform, with access to discounts at over 100 retailers.
  • Free Parking, with electric charging points available.

Please Note:

  • HQW Aerospace currently does not hold a sponsorship license. Therefore, all candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
  • Due to the nature of our business, security clearance may be required.

Job Description:

Your role will be to leverage your extensive expertise to drive the growth and innovation of our complex, precision-engineered ball bearing products. You will lead and support a team, ensuring the highest standards in part measurement, visual inspection, calibration, and the creation of measurement masters. Additionally, you will play a crucial role in mentoring your team, supporting New Product Development, conducting failure analysis, and performing process audits, all while fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting our teams in incoming inspection, the measurement room, and gauge setting, utilizing your hands-on knowledge
  • Utilize your experience to tackle tasks like part measurement, visual inspection, calibration, and creating measurement masters
  • Work with suppliers to resolve discrepancies and compile dimensional data for FAIR reports
  • Explore new measurement technologies alongside the team, push the capabilities of existing equipment (CMM, Talysurf, etc.), and design custom fixtures for complex components based on your practical understanding
  • Support New Product Development, failure analysis, and process audits while mentoring your team

About You:


  • Master's Degree, equivalent or higher, in a STEM subject such as Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering, Physics etc with a strong academic core
  • Languages: Fluent English essential, others desirable but not essential (German preferred)


  • Possessing extensive experience in measurement and inspection roles, with a proven track record of delivering high-quality work.
  • Experienced with precision components and micron-level tolerances across various materials.
  • Driven by a deep understanding of practical measurement principles and a passion for finding solutions.
  • Eager to learn new technologies, expand the team's expertise, and build a flexible, responsive department.
  • A strong communicator who thrives in a collaborative environment and inspires others.

Join Our Team:

Join us today and become a part of our mission to redefine the future of high-precision aerospace engineering. Apply now to embark on an extraordinary career journey with HQW Aerospace.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement:

At HQW Aerospace UK, we are committed to fostering a workplace that values and respects the diversity of all individuals. We believe that embracing equality, diversity, and inclusion is not only the right thing to do but also essential for driving innovation, creativity, and success in our future endeavours.

Candidates with the experience and relevant job titles of; Production Quality Control, Quality Control, Quality Control Coordinator, Quality Engineer, QA Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer may also be considered for this role.

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