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Product Assurance Manager

Product Assurance Manager (BBBH15303) Didcot, England

Our client is looking for a Product Assurance Manager to join them on a permanent basis. As the Product Assurance Manager, you will be ensuring projects meet their objectives in a safe and reliable way, by methodically identifying all possible adverse outcomes and assisting Engineering teams to identify and execute strategies to prevent those adverse outcomes from taking place.
Role: Product Assurance Manager
Location: Oxfordshire
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Discussed Upon Application
What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for delivering PA function across multiple projects
  • Materials, parts and components (including EEE components) and process selection against PA and technical requirements.
  • Review MAIT processes to ensure they meet required standards
  • Write project PA documentation, e.g. PA plan, CIDL, Declared parts/materials/processes/procedures lists, RFW, RFD, CoC, etc.
  • Participate in design reviews and chair PA boards and reviews, e.g. NRB, ARR, MRR, TRR
  • Manage project non-conformances from start to finish and produce Non-Conformance Reports
  • Undertake project configuration activities
  • Perform or approve all project inspections (incoming inspection, KIPs, MIPs, final inspections)
  • Provide PA monitoring and support of MAIT activities - observe on-site activities, including manufacturing, testing, etc
  • Support the creation of MAIT procedures, manufacturing plans & qualification plans
  • Main point of contact with customer PA function – attend & support customer project meetings
  • Advise & support project team in best PA practice - monitor and ensure project team adherence to quality processes
  • Ensure project deliverables are in line with project PA plan
  • Where appropriate, provide training related to Product Assurance methods and procedures
  • Ability to be flexible in working hours to meet schedules. (i.e., the occasional long day/weekends)

Support to other business functions:

  • Supply chain development via supplier audits and other inspection activities
  • Business development team with required PA input for bids.
  • Continuous improvement of the QMS
  • Collect, evaluate, and disseminate quality-related information for the prevention of problems.
  • Internal audits as required
  • To complete any other tasks as commensurate with the level and nature of the post as delegated by the (line manager or management team).

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree-level in relevant subject or HNC minimum with relevant experience
  • Experience in Product Assurance and/or Quality Assurance, preferably in the Space or Aerospace domain, or another highly regulated sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of ECSS (or equivalent) and lean commercial PA / QA approaches
  • Good understanding of mechanical, thermal and radiation tolerance properties of materials and their practical implementation
  • Demonstrate a common sense/pragmatic and logical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to find simple solutions to complex problems
  • Root cause analysis
  • Excellent use of Windows 10 and MS Office, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel.
  • Excellent technical English written/verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Comfortable working with and adapting to new IT systems and software
  • Excellent team player with good interpersonal skills to build relationships
  • A practical and positive attitude to new and challenging situations.
  • Self-starter, responsive, acts as soon as issues get identified
  • Takes ownership of a problem from start to finish, presenting findings and solutions.
  • Produces outputs of good quality, with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work within defined timescales to meet programme milestones
  • Ability to work on several projects/tasks
  • Driven by technical challenges, problem solving and practical implementation of new ideas
  • Good judgement to make sound decisions within the role’s parameters

Desirable Requirements:

  • Internal auditor experience and/or familiarity with ISO 9001.
  • Experience delivering projects against ECSS & MIL standards
  • Hands-on practical experience in mechanical or RF engineering fields
  • Knowledge of configuration management
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel (functions, pivot tables, macros, conditional formatting, charts, etc.)
  • Experience with MS Visio


  • 28 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Yearly Bonus
  • Pension Contribution
  • EAP Assistance
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Flexible working subject to role

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please apply immediately!

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