Product Assurance Manager

Product Assurance Manager

Job Title: Product Assurance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895788_1555498483
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 17, 2019 11:54

Job Description

Your experience of Product Quality Assurance and understanding of the design process and related quality background, will help you to work with the Head of UK Product Quality Assurance Equipment Engineering to provide professional quality support to the design domain in the UK. As a Product Assurance Manager, you will to help ensure that hi-tech weapon systems are developed to the required level of quality.

You will have the opportunity to work for a leading multi-national Defence systems provider which boasts some of most advanced facilities in their areas of expertise. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant Engineering environment.

Below are some further details on the job. At the bottom of the page is where you can apply.

About the job:

Our client currently requires a Product Assurance Manager to join the Product Assurance Engineering UK team, responsible for ensuring Test Specs and Verification and Validation activities are carried out within the Design Lifecycle (predominantly of missiles), and to provide professional quality support to the design domain in the UK. This is a particularly exciting time as, due to an increasing workload, the quality equipment team is growing meaning there's an opportunity to make a real impact on the way things are done. The job will include;
*Lead investigations and root cause analysis of product and process non-conformance to support business improvement and improved product quality
*Ensure the development, maintenance and modification of Engineering processes, procedures and tools in assigned area, in response to quality related issues.
*Carry out a full range of technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the resolution of problems and the improvement of product and process quality.
*Provide expertise and support to cross-functional quality investigations, ensuring appropriate corrective actions are put in place and interface with other Engineering groups with respect to quality investigations, diagnostics, data collection, collation and analysis
*Assist preparation for Product Gate - co-ordinate inputs, review from quality perspective, assist team members to improve input to acceptable standard if deficiencies exist.
*Review missile level quality plans - identify how to create a common seeker quality plan based on minimum change from these documents
*This plan should identify any deviations from standard working practices that are planned for seeker development.
*Start to consider supplier quality issues - review requirements being provided and responses being offered
*Production line readiness review - assist with identifying how this will be performed. Identify activities that will be required to ensure they are built into the industrialisation plan.
About you:

To be suitable for this Product Assurance Manager job, you will ideally be degree educated, or have substantial experience in Engineering and Quality Management and be a practitioner of current QA problem solving methods (8D, Six Sigma, DMAIC, etc.). You will need significant and demonstrable experience of working in a design environment, preferably electronics or high end complex electronic systems, with knowledge of the Quality Tools and an understanding of non-conformance management using SAP would be an advantage. The type of candidate that wiil be successful is someone who can show they are highly self-motivated and able to demonstrate a determination and persistence to deliver results despite obstacles and setbacks.

Product Assurance Manager (Seekers)
Up to £45,000

Keywords: Quality, Project Quality, product lifecycle, Non-conformance, ISO 9001, AS9100, Audit, Manufacturing, Management systems, Business improvement, 8D, Six Sigma, DMAIC, Test, Verification and Validation, Design Lifecycle, Root cause analysis.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

This is a permanent position.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.