Inspection Technician

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  • Location

    Southampton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £11.43 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months+

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We're looking for an Inspection Technician to join our team in the Detectors Business Area in Southampton.

The Detectors Business Area has a rich heritage in world-leading processes to deliver innovative, high-performing and cost-competitive Electro-Optic products into a global market within an environment built on respect for our people, their diversity, skills and experience.

You will be joining our highly skilled team at the Southampton site. This position will require shift working. Training and product familiarisation will be provided.

Job Description

  • Inspect goods prior to stocking to ensure they meet defined specification, using appropriate inspection techniques (including physical measurements, comparison to drawings, counting, visual check for physical damage, documentation and /or certification check)
  • Complete basic assembly/ test/ process of a variety of kits using multiple parts in order to make an end product, from specific drawings and instructions
  • Receive delivered goods in and book into the SAP system to ensure information is appropriately recorded for onward use
  • Despatch goods as requested via supervisor; following clear instructions to ensure goods are packaged, sealed and despatched to the customer correctly and on time.
  • Make judgements, where necessary, on whether products meet defined specification to ensure satisfaction of internal and external customers
  • Work within well-defined procedures, with limited supervision and escalate problems to immediate supervisor for resolution as they arise, in order to complete assigned tasks
  • Carry out a range of clearly defined tasks in line with clearly defined written and verbal instructions to ensure allocated work tasks are completed correctly and on time

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • Computer literacy, with knowledge of appropriate screens on SAP system
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Understanding of basic design/ engineering drawings
  • Roles at this level may require good level of manual dexterity
  • Common courtesy and tact when dealing with colleagues or customers
  • Understanding of the SHE procedures/ regulations relevant to your area of work
  • Detailed knowledge of specific procedures
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Able to identify and solve routine problems
  • May require external certification in order to complete specific tasks/ processes

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Quality of output (measured for example through number of reworks)
  • Time taken to complete tasks and/or adherence to schedules
  • Adherence to service level agreements
  • Adherence to Health & Safety procedures
  • Contribution to continuous improvement activities
  • Accuracy and quality of work
  • Adherence to work routines and given instructions
  • Speed and volume of transactions
  • Feedback on interaction with other functions (helpfulness, responsiveness)
  • Participation in continuous improvement activities