First Article Inspection Engineer

Job Reference: BBBH72216

Posted by: Carl Delaney

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Industry: Engineering
Bolton, UK
£35 – £35 per hour

Description of role:

World Class Defence Organisation based in Bolton is currently looking to recruit a Quality Engineer – First Article Inspection Engineer Subcontractor on an initial 12 month contract.

This role would suit a candidate with a strong Quality Engineer / Quality Assurance Engineer background from wither the Defence or Aerospace industry.

Contract Duration: 12 Months (initially and then ongoing thereafter)
Hourly Rate: £35.00ph (Umbrella)

First Article Inspection Engineer Job Description:

Conduct First Article Inspection (FAI) activities as part of the delivery of the Industrial Validation plans ensuring that Manufacturing and related processes are applied across all projects and to help review supplier FAIs to ensure they meet requirements.

This is a challenging ‘Subject Matter Expert’ role that requires a highly technical mind set and a considerable level of attention to detail. It will offer variety across a number of key topics within the Manufacturing environment and will offer you the chance to make a significant contribution to product safety, continual improvement and our business reputation.

  • Undertake preparation of First Article Inspections activities through the analysis of the manufacturing data-pack and understanding of the associated processes, gathering all the necessary information required.
  • Produce First Article Inspection reports by auditing and analysing the operations and processes being conducted in the relevant manufacturing area.
  • Identify non-conformances and areas for improvement during the FAI process ensuring the relevant IAR (improvement Action Requests) are managed to satisfactory closure.
  • Carry out the compilation of First Article Inspection Reports (FAIRs) detailing findings from FAI conducted.
  • Provide technical and process support to manufacturing to support closure of non-conformances ensuring that the necessary actions have been implemented to prevent recurrence of the issues.
  • Conduct reviews of Supplier FAIRs ensuring they meet the requirements placed on them by the company, liaising with the Industrial manufacturing engineers to help resolve any issues identified in order to release the parts for use in production.

Required skills:

  • Qualified to minimum HNC/HND in relevant subject ideally.
  • Quality Audit experience required.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of EN/AS9100 and EN/AS9102.
  • Experience in the compilation of FAI reports
  • Capability to identify sustainable business improvements & ensure effective implementation.
  • Recognise and understand internal and external customer requirements, and respond to them.
  • Planning and organising skills to ensure multiple tasks are prioritised and monitored to deliver set objectives.

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