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Product Assurance Engineer

PRODUCT ASSURANCE ENGINEER - STEVENAGE - 6 MONTHS - £30 P/HR Are you an accomplished Quality Engineer who can ensure equipment is delivered to clients in line with their requirements? Have you gained experience from the Aerospace sector? If yes, my client - a leading Aerospace company - will want to see your CV! Please read on and apply below!

Job Description

Job Title: Product Assurance Engineer
Location: Stevenage
Duration: 6 months
Rate: up to £30 p/hr

Key Responsibilities:
General duties throughout the lifecycle of the product
" The EPAE is responsible for the implementation of a product assurance plan.
" The EPAE will be responsible for ensuring that the quality requirements included within the Project Statement Of Work such as the Reviews identified in earlier sections are planned into the equipments schedule.
" Work in a team environment and be able to provide valued inputs and specialist knowledge to achieve the common aim or meet deadlines.
" Negotiating with external Customers and in house equipment suppliers regarding quality standards/requirements, waivers, deviations, concessions, production easements etc.
" Will act where necessary as a single point contact for the resolution of all quality matters and ensure the inputs of Materials Engineering, EEE parts and other specialist disciplines are taken account of.
" Reviewing Company Standards and proposing changes where necessary to update working processes and to ensure that all equipment documents and drawings are signed by the relevant disciplines before signing and approving them for the configuration Control Board [CCB] to know they have been checked and approved by PA for all quality aspects.
" To maintain within the project adequate records to ensure that easy reference is available for monitoring past and present procedural or technical problems.
" To undertake system audits which assess whether all quality requirements have been addressed and have been (or planned to be) incorporated into the design solution. Random project/product audits will also be conducted to establish optimisation of processes and systems.
" Support to all Equipment Group disciplines in the creation of suitable, useful metrics, to measure effectiveness and to form a basis of improvement activities.
" Chairing Non Conformance Review Boards [NRB] for payload equipment reviews and providing delegated responsibility to Procurement PA for external payload equipments whilst maintaining the Customer interface responsibilities. Ensuring that first and second level closures adequately address the curative and corrective actions required. Undertake the review of non-conformance report statistics to ensure feedback is provided to Design / AIT / specialists as necessary.
" To perform other duties as requested by the Equipments head of quality.
" Ensure that preventive actions are taken account of for known quality issues thus avoiding repetitive problems (Lesson learned )

The EPAE reports via the local head of Equipment quality for all quality matters. In this way the product Assurance requirements of all Equipment programmes are co-ordinated and directed and remain independent and have unimpeded access to top Management.
The EPAE is a `key' designated core team project role
The EPAE has the authority to resolve all matters pertaining to quality and will liaise with the Customer representatives and Subcontractors. Within this authority is the right to suspend any activities that appear to jeopardise the PA program until a satisfactory resolution has been achieved
The EPAE will be indirectly responsible for, and report into the project core team the status of activities undertaken by the extended team of QA engineers and specialists in the field of EEE Parts, Materials and processes, software and configuration control.
The EPAE shall be able to work autonomously within the Project team but where necessary has the right to refer any matter to the Head of equipments quality for resolution.
The responsibility for the external subcontracted Products may be delegated to the Procurement PA

The EPAE must always act as the main interface with Customers on all quality issues at Equipment level but must ensure that the Project extended team quality functions are kept fully aware of any issues.

Main Activities
The prime duties that the EPAE is required to perform by personal involvement and/or delegation to their team are:-
Financial - To estimate and control all quality costs directly associated with their Projects team, to co-ordinate the preparation of related cost estimates for other quality related resources such as Materials Engineering, EEE Components and CADM.
Design - Undertake preparation of quality plans and risk identifying documents. To ensure that adequate work instructions and records are maintained during the design, manufacture and test of the equipment. Active participation in project risk review meetings at all stages of the Equipment design, development, and installation. Ensure that both in house teams and subcontractors adhere to the Project PA Requirements. To participate in Equipment Design Reviews ensuring that the quality requirements are fully addressed and that all open actions [RIDS] are completed.

Specific Requirements:-
Knowledge of company quality systems
Good communication and facilitation skills
Recognise and drive solutions to major issues
HNC/Degree in appropriate technical subject or equivalent experience
Knowledge of product Assurance requirements for space application

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Key Consultant

Rachel Sheppard

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I am a recruitment specialist in the aerospace and defence domain. My skills include resourcing experienced and highly-skilled individuals for roles and projects such as quality assurance, programme support and project management.