Quality Engineer Job at AWE – in Reading

Job Description

What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

Quality Engineer

Location – Reading area

Package – £33,850 – c£44,000pa (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

AWE offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available. We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours.

The successful candidate would work a part of a Quality team whose aim is to ensure a consistent , fit for purpose, delivery of a defect free product or service in a Science, Engineering and Technology focused function.

You will be required to:
Support delivery of technical assessments using appropriate methodologies and contributing to capability development

Attend design/technical/task reviews, defect reviews and stakeholder meetings as required to ensure Quality is represented

Control of inspection/calibration/reporting and processes, to ensure Quality delivery is maintained

Engage with relevant stakeholders across AWE, the UK and our international partners.

To be successful in this role you should have the following:
An ONC/HNC or equivalent, in a relative discipline, and/or extensive practical experience

Good working knowledge of Quality Management Systems and related standards (e.g. Health & Safety, Environment, Security)

Strong inter-personal/negotiation/communication skills

Ability to carry out report writing and present on findings

Good problem solving and analytical skills

Good understanding of configuration and change management techniques

Understanding of improvement techniques, such as Lean, Six Sigma, RLI, etc

The ability to Influence and engage with management


Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at AWE.

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and people with disabilities.

About Company

Company: AWE –

Company Location:  Reading

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

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