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Quality Inspector

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  • Sector:

    Aerospace Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £17.08 - £22.60 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    12 months+

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Job Profile

Assist Spacecraft Production operators / team leaders in the management of local non-conformances and non-conformance reports


  • Provide technical comment and advice to the Spacecraft Production team regarding quality control, calling upon any specialist knowledge as appropriate.
  • Using various CAD/Catia software tools/programmes
  • Support Spacecraft Production operators / technicians in deciding on the severity of an incident or any go/no-go decisions that may be needed.
  • Carry on hardware in line and final inspections within aCMM type capacity so the use of the following inspection methods;
    • Visual inspection
    • measurement inspection
    • electrical testing
  • Raise Occurrence Report
  • ensure that Occurrence Report (ORs) are implemented fully ready for final closure
  • Consult the appropriate groups to check minor OR disposition
  • Verify that technicians are adequately trained and in accordance with the skill matrix
  • Has Authority to stop work on a particular build
  • Advise and if required support the Spacecraft Production team leader on quality matters
  • Review Spacecraft Production work instructions for technical integrity, regarding product quality requirements and standards, whether specific or more general
  • If needed, reject and assist manufacturing in the correction of errors. Review drawings as needed in support of a work instruction review.
  • Verify Spacecraft Production work instructions for adequate quality coverage through Quality Verification Points, if needed reject and assist manufacturing in the correction of errors.
  • Perform patrol inspection, not limited to the inspection of documentation and hardware but including Spacecraft Production process application, and also the controls and disciplines of the workshop such as:
    • Cleanliness
    • Tool calibration
    • Training records
    • Request and/or carry out a process audit as and when necessary
    • AIT process 'spot checks'

Skills/Experience Required

Essential -

  • Computer skills:
    • being comfortable to work on different digital tools and tablets
    • Able to quickly and proactively adapt to new tool implementation
  • 2 year minimum in quality control or related discipline
  • 2 years in a manufacturing business
  • Knowledge on composite/carbon and/or electrical testing
  • Understanding of and commitment to quality improvement initiatives
  • Attention to detail with an organised, practical and logical in work approach
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work on shift, on-call or off-site for short periods when required - also on an occasional basis

Desirable -

  • Experience with 3D drawings (CAD/Catia)
  • Experience with CMM
  • ESA qualification would be a plus
  • Recognised time served apprenticeship
  • Science based or electronics GCSEs

Working Pattern

Monday to Friday working days (ad hoc requirement for shift and weekend work)

free parking is provided for this role in a local car park approximately fifteen minutes' walk from site


Occasional travel to other UK sites