Principal Product Assurance Engineer & Manufact

Stevenage, Luton, Welwyn Garden City | Forecast Analyst, Maintenance, Manufacturing , Other Manufacturing

The UK's trusted Ministry of Defence partner, MBDA, are seeking an experienced Principal Product Assurance Engineer - Manufacturing to join the Product Assurance Engineering team. They provide professional quality support to the Manufacturing team in the UK at the Stevenage site.

As a Principal Product Assurance Engineer - Manufacturing, an essential part of the role would provide independent visibility and assurance that manufacturing and related processes are applied across all Projects. With previous knowledge, you will play a vital role in providing support and advice on all aspects of quality within UK Manufacturing.

What you'll get to do as a Principal Product Assurance Engineer - Manufacturing:

Additionally, the successful candidate would support the identification and implementation of sustainable Process improvements to existing methods and processes. As well as help UK Manufacturing identify and reduce project risk or problem areas/issues associated with process application, process effectiveness or compliance.

  • Report to the Product Assurance Manager
  • Provision of professional support and advice on quality aspects 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 to and implementing Company production programmes and providing the appropriate level of support to improve the effectiveness of processes used by the Company Business Management System is correctly tailored to 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 disseminate and achieve 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
  • Provide advice and help using SAP as the non-conformance management tool and identify SAP improvement concerning the Quality Module.
  • Analysed non-conformance defect data and acted on this data to undertake problem-solving investigations identifying defect root cause and corrective action implementation.

What we're looking for:

  • 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 determination and persistence to deliver results despite obstacles and setbacks.
  • Recognise and understand regulatory and certification requirements, and respond to them

More about the role:

MBDA's relationship with the UK military spans back over 70 years. They have delivered countless landmarks in defence engineering, supplying vital defence capability to meet the needs of the armed forces over land, sea, and air.

This role is based at MBDA's headquarters in Stevenage which plays a key part in missiles operations. The site also offers excellent transportation links and boasts an onsite gym and coffee shop. Training and development are offered to all employees.

Guidant Global is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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