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£30,000 - £32,000

Job Description

Ref: VR/04556

Supply Source Quality Inspector

Salary £30,000 – £32,000

Our client are a leading provider of solutions for weapon design, production and mounting requirements for Infantry, AFV, and Naval platforms. They are looking for a supply source quality inspector to join the quality team.

The role will be the approval-conformity-quality interface between the suppliers and the company Quality department. The role reports to the UK Quality Manager (QM) 

Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • The SSQI shall be responsible to confirm dimensional inspections of company sub-contracted manufactured parts, assemblies, and / or sub-assemblies in accordance with the associated Purchase Order, at the supplier premises. The SSQI will also confirm that all the relevant documentation, as applicable, is complete and acceptable; The ‘means of control’ and calibration checks of inspection to the parts shall be agreed between the supplier and the SSQI
  • The inspection shall be conducted in accordance to an agreed inspection sheet criteria, applicable engineering drawing(s), standards and the associated company purchase order(s)
  • The SSQI will provide the Quality representation on behalf of the QM, as part of an embedded cross discipline team working within the Product Development Department
  • Working with the Supplier Development Manager, the role shall encompass both the identification and evolution of new suppliers, as well as developing our current supply chain.
  • Define and agree with the Quality Control Manager, key components that will be inspected at source, which will in turn allow a better use of internal resource at the company
  • Collaborate with the supplier in the resolution of any issues
  • In the event of non-compliance, analyse the problem with the supplier to identify the root cause and implement an application for a ‘Production Permit’ or ‘Concession’ as appropriate and the corrective action(s)
  • The role will entail travel to various supplier facilities
  • The inspector will be required to report the inspection accept / reject information directly to the Quality and Purchasing departments
  • Support to the company Quality Engineering to identify in-process or supplier trends.

Essential Skills: 

  • Professional conduct and ethics to observe relations with suppliers and clients at all levels
  • Ability to work independently
  • Rigour and sense of responsibility
  • Relational ease and ability to represent company
  • Mechanical engineering qualification or experience
  • Gained practical experience performing (in-process, where applicable) and final inspection(s) on parts, assemblies, and / or sub-assemblies
  • Knowledge of manufacture methods
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2008
  • Experience and knowledge of ISO 10012
  • A sound knowledge of BS 8888 of the key principles required to read & interpret engineering drawings
  • Experience performing First Article Inspections (FAIs)
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Report writing skills
  • Identifying opportunities for continual improvement.
  • Experience performing inspections in aerospace or military / defence manufacturing



TEL: 01322 293 286


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Engineering & Construction

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