Quality Engineer - Aerospace & Defence

Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£35000 - £44000 per annum
Business Sector:Quality Engineering
Job ref:BBBH151473
Post Date:June 25, 2024

Quality Engineer - Aerospace & Defence

  • Rochester (Hybrid)
  • £35,000 - £44,000 + excellent bens.

You will work within Operations Technical Support function to work as part of an integrated team working on products manufactured within our Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly area at our Electronic Systems site.

You will provide critical input for cutting-edge products such as Helmet Mounted & Head-Up Displays, Mission Computers, Flight Controls, Active Inceptors, and other associated safety-critical technology.

What you'll be doing: - Quality Engineer - Aerospace & Defence

  • Perform First Article Inspection (FAIs) on both Assembled and bare Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)
  • Facilitate Process Health checks with the respective Process Owner
  • Primary focal point for customer quality concerns including investigating and report writing
  • Perform Product Audits
  • Ensure Contractual Quality requirements are, where required, flowed down to the PCB Assembly team
  • Support failure reporting and corrective action activities (FRACAS) at Project level and coordinate locally with Process Owners
  • Leading/supporting continuous improvement initiatives within projects and across operations to support the strategic goals of the site

Your skills and experiences - Quality Engineer - Aerospace & Defence


  • Previous experience within a Quality Engineering environment
  • Good understand of Quality Systems within a manufacturing environment in particular PCB fabrication and assembly
  • HNC or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • Understanding of technical data and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Experience of using various problem solving techniques


  • Knowledge and understanding of Quality Systems requirements, EN9100 (AS9100)
  • Experience of First Article Inspections to AS9102
  • Awareness of IPC Manufacturing standards
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement tools and techniques