Quality Assurance Engineer

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Quality Assurance Engineer

An international Defence and Aerospace company is looking to expand its team of Quality Assurance Engineers in Stevenage. They have a new 6-month contract position, which has the possibility to be extended. This opportunity would suit someone looking to work for a high profile brand within a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.

Job Description

Job Summary

* 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


* Previous experience as a Quality / Product Assurance engineer in the aerospace, military or Automotive industries
* Good communicator, able to lead and influence at all levels from the clean room up to senior management, internally and externally
* Good team worker with strong interpersonal and persuasive skills
* 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
* Good visual acumen
* Knowledge of Space Quality standards
* 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
* Demonstrated commitment to Lean and Right First Time philosophy
* Teamwork and leadership attributes with excellent communication skills
* 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 qualifications, Green or Black belt would be desirable

Please note: Successful candidates must be willing to undergo UK Security Clearance checks.

Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.

Key Consultant

Rosy Hill


The range of roles I help recruit for is as wide as it is varied. In the (ARM Corporate Services) Engineering Division, I support a range of high profile global companies within the defence, satellite and telecommunications industries, which means an ongoing, steep, learning curve.