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ECSS Certified Quality Inspector

  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Salary: £30.23 - 40.00 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Job Summary

Ensure conformity of production and test operations within the Cleanroom in accordance with Plans, Processes and Procedures for Space Equipment production, to approved quality standards in particular ECSS-Q-ST-70-08, 28 & 38

Responsible and accountable for the correct “as built as design” validation

Responsible for the environmental and H&S control of assembly, integration & test activities in accordance with the appropriate standards


  • Perform design and integrity verification inspections on Flight Hardware and Test set-up in accordance with Airbus D&S inspection criteria in addition to ECSS-Q-ST-70-08, 28 & 38 to ensure that the build complies with established design and quality rules
  • Perform all defined Quality Inspection up to product delivery
  • Red flag all the deviation which occurs on product, equipment and tools
  • Verify that the industrial environment, facilities, hardware& tools respond to the operations & safety requirements
  • Knowledge of the use and the benefits of the Advance Product Quality Planning process
  • Product Assurance requirements and Regulations, Inspection Plan and/or drawings and/or specifications linked to the activity
  • Inspect, check and attest in his technical field and sector the compliance of products and/or tools and/or documentation and ensures as well the contract conformity
  • If applicable prepare inspection activities and test equipment compliant with inspection plan Documentation and analysis of test results Handle Non conformities Help to improve quality of processes, tools and product
  • Certification that the industrial activities have been performed according to the agreed standards (traceability as planned /as run)
  • Promote quality first mind-set through Production operations aimed at prevention of non-quality in the cleanroom
  • Monitor and drive world class workmanship standards and clean room practices / processes
  • Identify and record non-conformities and investigate with manufacturing engineering, PA, M&P / Process Owner
  • Support Root cause analysis of non-quality events with Project Quality to prevent further occurrence
  • Perform internal audits on cleanroom activities as directed by Equipment Quality group
  • Complete QVP verifications as directed by Equipment Quality Assurance group
  • Support specific operational tasks such as critical move, Ready for Test process activities and flight packing
  • Promote Health and Safety and 5S culture in cleanroom
  • Monitor operators & visitors in line with policy
  • Ensure work environment in cleanroom is compliant with Health & Safety policy and any risks are mitigated
  • Perform documentation checks, paperwork completion and approval of reworks as required
  • Control and maintenance of quarantined Equipment
  • Review and verify the certification of Production and Test staff participating in the various process activities, through the skills matrix and certification procedures

Skills/Experience Required

Essential –

Candidates MUST have certification to ECSS Q 70 08/28/38 for inspection (inspection of surface mount components)

Desirable –

IPC 610 Certification

Target Industries

  • Space
  • Aerospace
  • Communications
  • Motorsport
  • High Tech Manufacturing
  • Automotive