Quality Engineer


Job summary

Up to £10,000
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Quality Engineer (Shift)

Location - Reading

Salary - £35,720 - £45,000 (dependent on experience) + generous shift allowance

Closing date - 14th Nov 2023

You will support delivery in a crucial role within AWE providing support to the UKs at sea deterrent.

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
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site

Working within a shift-based role, successful candidates will be reporting to the Quality Engineering Manager and will be responsible for:

  • 实体uring that manufacturing 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 manufacturing staff 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 of manufacturing including product, components, processes, and comparing against predefined standards.
  • Audit process to ensure compliance with the proper quality standard/s and that safety requirements are met throughout the production process.
  • Analysing problems reported and developing improvements to overcome them
  • Statistical analysis of manufacturing data and creation of reports for senior team based on quality documentation.
  • Working closely with external partners and key stakeholders.
  • Continuous improvement in the manufacturing process.

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.
  • 2-5 years in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • 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 manufacturing 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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