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Quality Engineer

N P Aerospace Ltd



£35000 - £42000/annum + Discretionary Bonuses + Benefits


Posted: 24/01/2023

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Hours: 08:00-16:35 (Mon–Thu) 08:00-15:10 (Fri)

Vacancy Type: Full-time, permanent & based onsite with potential hybrid working.

Pay: £35,000 - £42,000 per annum + Discretionary Bonus + Benefits


The Quality Engineer will work on multiple unique and mission-critical tasks within a wide scope of projects, providing timely and accurate support to the wider business team. The role you will play in NP Aerospace is crucial to ensuring that all products are manufactured effectively, efficiently, and to tight timelines and requirements that are needed by high-profile clients who are keeping our and other defence forces safe.

If you are meticulous and have a passion for quality control, you may be the person we are looking for to fill this unique and challenging role!

The Quality Engineer responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

* Identify areas for continuous improvement taking appropriate actions to ensure all Q-standards are achieved or exceeded

* Conduct investigations using standard problem resolution tools and techniques

* Drive key performance indicators for Quality within Manufacturing

* Conduct Product and Process Audits

* Conduct process surveillance to confirm adherence to written manufacturing procedures

* Report and communicate Q-Status

* Conduct visual and dimensional inspection of Incoming / Outgoing products and document accordingly

* Review supplier documentation including FAIT, FAIR, PSW etc

* Support / Lead APQP, FMEA PPAP and other QA processes


NP Aerospace is a global armour technology manufacturer and vehicle integrator with high performance, lifesaving solutions for the defence and security industry.

Our mission is to be the best at delivering products and services that bring our loved one's home and this is firmly embedded in our culture.​

Our range of combat proven body armour from ballistic helmets, plates and shields to bomb disposal suits contains some of the most advanced composite materials and we have a team of R&D engineers working to develop next generation solutions. Our expertise also extends to highly engineered vehicle systems and armour platforms used by some of the world’s largest defence organisations.

NP Aerospace was originally established in 1926 and has served the defence industry for over 40 years, growing into an agile and diverse company with an expanding Business Development team both in the UK and North America.

Do you want to work for a company which develops products that make a difference? Read on and visit our LinkedIn page to find out more about us!


* Discretionary Half Year Bonus

* Hybrid Working

* Flexible working hours

* Holidays – 25 days + 8 Bank Holidays + Holiday Purchase Scheme

* Pension – Employer 3% and Employee 5% contribution

* Life Cover – 3 x base salary

* BHSF Cash Healthcare Plan


Customer Focus - Work to exacting contractual and customer requirements, support /Lead Project Specific Quality Plans. prepare and update specific documents ensuring alignment to published standards, risk identification and mitigation, interface with various levels within the business framework and Customer Quality Representatives, as required and respond to customer feedback and implement appropriate actions in a timely manner

Leadership / Involvement of people - Liaise with all department functions and encourage and engage workforce with a quality mindset

System and Process approach to management - The controlled use of Inspection, Measuring, Testing and Calibrated equipment for verification and validation purposes, identification and Containment of Non-conforming Product, confirm product and accompanying documentation meets contractual requirements, conducting the NPA Internal system and process audit requirements, Identification Implementation and Verification of effectiveness Corrective Action, root cause analysis of related product and process data, working to all relevant internal and customer acceptance criteria and comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies.

Factual approach to decision making - Analyse performance of all relevant processes, product conformity and non-conformity data and apply a structured approach to Problem Management

Continual Improvement - The identification and effective implementation of all relevant opportunities for continual improvement. Utilise audit results, customer feedback, process performance measurements, analysis of product conformity to implement corrective and improvement actions


* Right first-time product

* Measurable improvements within the QMS

* On time delivery of project


* HND/HNC manufacturing/engineering preferred

* Experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably Defence/Automotive

* Good understanding of engineering drawings and tolerances

* Working knowledge of ISO 9001:2015

* Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers

* Membership of appropriate professional body would be beneficial

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