Role Title and Location: Product Assurance Principal Engineer Manufacturing – Stevenage
Job Ref No: P8013S
MBDA Level of role: Level 4
Reports to: Product Assurance Manager - Manufacturing
What’s the opportunity?
An opportunity has arisen for a Principal Product Assurance Engineer to join the Product Assurance Engineering team as they provide professional quality support to the Manufacturing team in the UK.
What will you be doing?
You will provide an independent visibility and assurance that manufacturing and related processes are applied across all Projects. You will provide support and advice on all aspects of quality within UK Manufacturing. You will provide support in the identification and implementation of sustainable Process improvements to existing methods and processes. You will support UK Manufacturing in the identification and reduction of project risk or problem areas / issues associated with process application, process effectiveness or compliance.
Reporting to the Product Assurance Manager, responsibilities include the following activities:
Provision of professional support and advice on all aspects of quality within Manufacturing UK; apply quality expertise to critical business issues to support business excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.
Provision of quality assurance assistance to Manufacturing UK in support of manufacturing excellence including development and delivery of quality awareness and other process and quality-related training.
Supporting Manufacturing UK on all programmes to achieve cost, time and quality targets. Assessing and controlling the product assurance quality processes and the resulting outputs.
Assuring the Company Business Management System is correctly tailored to and implemented in Company production programmes, and providing the appropriate level of support to improve the effectivity of processes used by Manufacturing UK.
Confirm through a programme of Independent assessments and audits that processes and quality requirements are being successfully implemented, applied and improved. Provide reports to Management that identifies the outcome of audits and issues. Monitor and facilitate the progression of any improvements from audit activities and the timely closure of identified issues.
Maintaining strong links with Quality Assurance colleagues across MBDA (UK and Overseas) to enable the dissemination and achievement of Quality Objectives within Manufacturing UK.
Work with Product Assurance Managers and other functions to define appropriate risk reduction strategies/action plans
Support the development and implementation of the Process Effectiveness Review Programmes
Interface with Customer Representatives (DQAFF), when required, to support the mitigation of quality issues
What are the benefits for you?
Working in a high technology environment ranging from the manufacture of PEC assemblies through to live build of weapon systems, your broad range of skill and expertise will be called upon to support quality and process improvement initiatives as we drive to maintain our reputation as a leading manufacturer of GW systems
What’s great about joining this team?
The team are actively involved wide range of activities and support a broad range of products and processes.
Who and what we are looking for from you?
Ideally qualified to minimum HNC/HND in relevant subject.
Quality professional, experienced in process-based integrated management systems & business improvement in an engineering / manufacturing environment
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages (PowerPoint, Word and Excel)
Quality Audit experience required
Extensive knowledge and experience of EN9100/AS9100
Excellent interpersonal skills
Good planning and organising skills to ensure multiple tasks are prioritised and monitored to deliver set objectives
Capability to identify sustainable business improvements & ensure effective implementation
Recognise and understand internal and external customer requirements, and respond to them
Ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels of the organisation
Highly self-motivated and demonstrate a determination and persistence to deliver results despite obstacles and setbacks
Recognise and understand regulatory and certification requirements, and respond to them
Position is based in Stevenage, but will require regular provision of support to Manufacturing at other MBDA sites, including Henlow
Travel (both UK and international) will be required.
What you would get
Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), superb learning and development opportunities and more…
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MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).
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