AIT Project Assurance Quality Engineer

Location:  Stevenage, England

Our market leading client based in Stevenage is currently looking for an AIT Project Quality Assurance Engineer on an initial 6 months contract. The successful AIT Project Quality Assurance Engineer will manage NCRs within the defined scope for AIT projects, and support deployment of OES improvement projects.

The successful candidate will be required to:

• Collate AIT build reconciliations and open points (e.g. open work orders), at project level, and chair AIT gate reviews (MRR, IRR).
• Ensure open actions from KIPs and MIPs are managed and tracked during all AIT phases, as well as manage 2nd closures.
• Chair post-test reviews for functional verification activities.
• Co-ordinate FMEA reviews to proactively define and manage AIT risk, while carrying out audits.
• Review key manufacturing documentation for technical and quality integrity, as well as manage definition and closure of open items.
• CofC Signatory Authority for kits.
• Continual assessment of technician training in line with skills matrix.

Essential Experience

A recognised engineering apprenticeship and/or equivalent academic qualification with at least 5 years AIT, Quality or Manufacturing Engineering experience within the Aerospace or Military industry,
At least 2 years within AIT Quality Assurance Role or product assurance role,
Good understanding of manufacturing processes,
Analytical skills and methodical approach to problem resolution and investigation,
Teamwork and leadership attributes with excellent written and oral communication and persuasion skills,
The ability to communicate at all levels and across a variety of different nationalities.

Essential Skills

Knowledge of Space Quality standards,
Facilitation skills,
Understand and embrace quality improvement initiatives,
Reporting skills,
User and promoter of quality tools and methods, particularly problem solving, risk management, statistical process control, metrics,
Organised, practical and logical in work approach,
Knowledge of Space Quality standards,
Flexibility to travel within the UK and Europe when required,
Willingness to work on shift, on-call or off-site for short periods when required.

Desirable Skills
Lean, continuous improvement qualifications, Green or Black belt would be desirable
Preferably accredited course in quality assurance or related disciplines. (e.g. IQA / IET / IMechE)

Degree/HNC or equivalent in an Engineering related discipline.

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