Date posted



Erith, England


£30,000 - £32,000

Job Description

Ref: VR/04636

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)

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 Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)to join the quality team.

The role will be the approval-conformity-quality interface between the suppliers and the companies UK Quality department. The role reports to the UK Quality Manager:


Duties will include, but not limited to:


  • The SSQI shall be responsible to confirm dimensional inspections of UK 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 UK 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.
  • 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 UK Quality Engineering to identify in-process or supplier trends.

 Essential Skills:


  • Must have ‘mechanical’ engineering qualification or experience;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Solid experience performing (in-process, where applicable) and final inspection(s) on parts, assemblies, and / or sub-assemblies;
  • Solid knowledge of metrology, performing inspections across a range of equipment and metal surface finishing
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 and ISO 10012
  • A sound knowledge of BS 8888 of the key principles required to read & interpret engineering drawings;
  • Experience performing First Article Inspections (FAIs), PAPP, 8D reporting and 5 Whys processes.
  • Professional conduct and ethics to observe relations with suppliers and clients at all levels;
  • Identifying opportunities for continual improvement.
  • Experience performing inspections in aerospace or military / defence manufacturing;


Robert Fox 

Seni0r Recruitment Consultant

Tel: 01322293286


Full Time


Engineering & Construction

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