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Quality Engineer

Job reference:
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Job type:
Aerospace, General Engineering, General Manufacturing

A Quality Engineer is required to work within an industry leader in composite materials and industrial fabrics.

The suitable candidate will be degree qualified in either an engineering or scientific backround along with the following requirements -

  • Ideally the jobholder will understand the complexities and challenges within the composites industry
  • An understanding of quality standards, primarily AS9100 (& ISO9001) and awareness of NADCAP.
  • Relevant experience of working in a Quality Department.
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of Microsoft Office, SPC techniques, Statistics, Minitab or other similar statistical packages.
  • Relevant understanding of the working interface between globally linked sites and subsequent work experience within this environment.
  • The ability to liaise and work with people at all levels within the Organisation
  • Organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable experience of using Q-pulse/Pilgrim, AX2012, LIMS or other laboratory based data base management system would be desirable.

Key Responsibilities

  • To be able to review & interpret material specifications, qualification test plans and associated test methods and to highlight to management any inconsistencies or contradictions
  • Undertake all aspects of test specimen preparation and generate defined physical, chemical and mechanical test data - implementing and developing new test methods as required - and proposing & implementing agreed improvements to existing procedures & processes
  • Draft qualification test plans, as required, with line management support
  • To generate - with autonomy - detailed test plans and overall project plans
  • Investigate - with autonomy - the reasons behind unexpected specimen failures
  • Statistically analyse and accurately document test data and material performance conclusions in a technical report format with detailed discussions based on technical reasoning and management consensus
  • To undertake and champion ancillary tasks (including 5S, LEAN, continuous improvement, etc.) in support of the day-to-day running of the Qualification department
  • Undertake project work in compliance with all relevant customer/material specifications, quality standards and health, safety & environmental (HSE) requirements - for self & others - & to maintain accurate records in support of said compliance

IF you feel that you're suitable for the role, then please contact Harry via Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Detailing job number 44824