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Quality Assurance Engineer

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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Technology & Digital

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £33 - £36 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jake Appleton

  • Email:

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:

    28 July 2024

  • Start date:



Yolk Recruitment are recruiting for a QA Engineer to join our defence client on an initial 12 month contract from their major site in Stevenage.


  • The role is a Responsible Quality Assurance engineer with opportunity of additional responsibilities as Satellite QA deputy:
  • Define and perform Quality Assurance (QA) activities, by ensuring correct implementation of procedures and processes, to ensure product quality meets the stated requirements
  • Lead prevention and quality improvements of Spacecraft Production processes
  • Operationaly lead the project quality team (Inspectors, Operational QAs), giving priorities on workload and escalating issues.
  • Manage completion of corrective and preventative actions to closure
  • Drive the efficient management of non-conformance and Cost of Non quality reduction
  • Potential opportunity of additional Responsibilities as Satellite QA Deputy:
  • Focal Point and coordinator for Quality Assurance for Satellite business line.
  • Write a Quality Surveillance Plan (QSP) and continuously maintain it in accordance with project requirements.
  • Write specific instructions to define the inspection processes or checks.
  • Request additional inspections when needed, such as those in response to a technical warning notice.
  • Chair gates reviews as defined in the project and as agreed with project PA (Manufacturing Readiness Review, Integration Readiness Review, Test Readiness Review, Test Readiness Board, Delivery Review Board, Pre-Shipment Review, Shipment Readiness Review…). Ensure that all related actions are implemented.
  • Elaborate the Key Inspection Plan and support the Mandatory Inspection Plan.
  • Deliver quality briefs with the area manager in the shop floor to raise awareness to operators on lessons learned and good practice.
  • Prepare the incoming inspection plan/checklist.
  • Review Production work instructions for technical integrity, regarding product quality requirements including inspection, verification points and configuration status.
  • Manage all NCRs within the defined scope in production using problem solving tools. Confirm non-conformances and ensure 1st closure is defined and implemented. Chair Internal Review Board (IRB) and set functional team for the elimination of the root cause.
  • Ensure that 2nd closure actions are defined. Organise and chair 2nd closure reviews.
  • Proactively promote and conduct risk analyses (incl. PFMEA), and participate in the implementation and follow-up of preventive actions.
  • Elaborate audit plan and perform flash and process audits.
  • Ensure that lessons learned & near miss actions are implemented.
  • Support the elaboration and the efficiency of performance dialogue/SQCDP in the working area (schedule, daily work to achieve, top priorities, KPIs, achievements…)
  • Provide reports as required by functional and project management.
  • Provide monthly report of Quality Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Deploy OES Initiatives - The company Quality improvement and cost of non-quality reduction plan.
  • Drive the implementation of the quality delegation initiative in the area.
  • Drive area quality mindset and support all improvement projects.
  • Potential additional Responsibilities as MPF QA Deputy:
  • Represent Spacecraft Production Quality in decision forums for Satellite.
  • Accountable for the management of the ECWP QA costs for Satellite.
  • Drive the bid process with Spacecraft Production in Satellite.
  • Promote a team spirit and collaborative culture within the Satellite QA team.

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