Product Assurance (PA) Inspection & Test Engineer

We are searching for a Product support / Quality Engineer to work at our Clients Aerospace site in Farnborough, Hampshire.

CANDIDATES MUST HAVE LIVED IN THE UK FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS AND A UNLIMITED RIGHT TO REMAIN IN ORDER TO GAIN SECURITY CLEARANCE

The Electric Propulsion (EP) team need a Product Assurance (PA) Engineer to provide day to day support of ongoing and future development and flight hardware manufacture and test programmes. The successful applicant will need practical experience of a PA engineering role in a space technology environment ideally including technology development and the provision of spaceflight hardware or ground support equipment. They will also need to demonstrate a clear understanding of, and a practical working knowledge of, ESA processes and standards.

The successful applicant will work closely with the EP team on a day to day basis and be based in the EP laboratory complex, reporting to the Space Department PA Manager.

Responsibilities Include:

  • EP Team PA Inspection and Test Engineer: Supporting the production of Electric Propulsion systems using T5 and T6 thruster technologies.
  • BepiColombo PA Inspection and Test Engineer: Inspection/Testing of the T6 engine with contractors’ equipment in the clients and third party test facilities
  • The co-ordination and monitoring of quality control activities relating to space parts, to ensure that products comply with defined standards and that customer product specifications are met.
  • To ensure quality activities are operated in compliance with the procedures contained in the Quality Manual and to ensure their effectiveness.
  • To ensure that the inspection methods and practices implemented are effective.
  • To ensure the inspection status of material, parts and assemblies is maintained.
  • To provide regular analytical feedback of information on internal and external non-conforming products to the appropriate department(s) and to ensure that corrective/preventive action is timely and effective
  • To review and authorise release documentation.
  • To interface with CM, and review and authorise release of items under configuration control.
  • To participate in Manufacturing/Design and Project Reviews as appropriate. Familiarity with BOM / BSL’s etc.

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required

  • Experience of International Aerospace/Space Quality Standards (AS 9100 or ECSS etc)
  • Knowledge of Quality Control techniques
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and qualification requirements
  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Ability to communicate at all levels

Challenges

  • Undertake and understand expert output in the domain of spacecraft Electric Propulsion
  • Perform inspections and tests in the clients and third-party test facilities.
  • Operate and ensure general compliance with ESA-ECSS approved product and quality assurance systems.

Key accountabilities

  • PA Inspection and test support on specific EP test programmes.

Behavioural requirements

  • Problem solving / Innovative
  • Teamwork
  • Effective communicator
  • Adaptable / Flexible / Responsive
  • Tenacious

Essential qualifications

  • Degree qualified or equivalent in engineering or technical sciences is required, together with experience in Product Assurance and Quality Assurance, preferably in the space industry.
  • You will need the ability to work with minimum supervision, able to work in a multinational environment, work closely in teams and have good written and oral presentations skills.

Desirable qualifications

  • Knowledge of ESA ECSS processes and procedures and/or ISO-9001.
  • Some experience of implementing Product Assurance requirements within a quality system certified to ISO 9001 would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Configuration Management.

TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE CANDIDATES MUST HAVE LIVED IN THE UK AND A UNLIMITED RIGHT TO REMAIN IN ORDER TO GAIN SECURITY CLEARANCE

Matchtech Group Plc is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Vacancy Summary

Job Type:    Permanent
Location:    Farnborough
Start Date:    ASAP
Duration:    TBD
Salary:    £25k – £30k pa
Ref No:    17906-194474SPR_716313
Date Advertised:    07 May 2009

Product Assurance (PA) Inspection & Test Engineer

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