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12 months ago
MPI Aviation
Salary: £32000 per annum
Location: Hampshire
Job type: Permanent
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Ellen Swain
Sector: Aircraft
Category: Quality & Assurance Engineer Jobs
MPI have a requirement for an Aircraft Quality Engineer to be based at Lee on Solent, Hampshire. PO13 9FU

As a Quality Engineer, you will be expected to provide a proactive, competent and professional approach with the Approved Maintenance Organisation and the Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation, to assure compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements in accordance with the Company Aviation's approvals, develop the Quality Management System and promote measurable effectiveness and continuous improvement across the Company and to lead and drive process improvements as required.

Full time - 40 hours per week - Offering a salary package of £32,000 per annum

The Company provides EASA pt 145 and Part M facilities to operators of all marks of Islander and Defender A/C.
Reporting directly to the Quality Manager in order to maintain independence from the work performed within the business:

Ensuring that The Company Av meet all quality outputs as laid down by the customer, CAA and current company policies.
Membership of an accredited professional body would be an advantage.

Main tasks/Accountabilities

Internal auditing to ensure that processes needed for the Quality Management System are implemented and maintained to meet:
•EASA part 145 approval.
•CAMO (Part M Sub Part G).
•Imposed requirements by the customer.

To independently audit inspection tasks, pre and post Flight activities for Civil Aircraft.

To Support Maintenance Management and Supervision to ensure Product Quality Standards are maintained and Products and Services conform to Approved Data, Contractual Requirements and procedures.

Audit and monitor performance of suppliers and sub-contractors.

To perform monthly Regulatory update checks to maintain compliance and to alert Management to any changes that might have an impact on the business.

When required, update the Exposition and associated procedures. On a regular basis perform independent product audits.

Coordination, design and planning of Quality Control Tasks.

To maintain a Regulatory Compliance register and conduct monthly audits iaw the Quality Management System.

Assisting in the development of new Procedures and Plans and any continuation training that may arise.

Be the focal point for and the driving force behind any planned audits by the Regulator.

Coaching the Company Av personnel in the completion of Non-Conformance & Defect Investigations and assisting in implementing any quality improvements.

Actively engaging with and supporting the Companies Safety Management System.

Develop professional knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies. Undertake training as appropriate in order to fulfil the requirements of the role.

To log and progress both Internal Occurrence and Non-Conformance Reports.

Conduct audits on internal and external suppliers and sub-contractors.

Achieve and strive to exceed productivity levels as set out by the Company.

Adhere to Limitations of Authority.

Main tasks/Accountabilities:

Generic Tasks (undertaken as required)

Understand the company's ethos, the purpose of the business and maintain company confidentiality at all times.

Comply with appropriate legislation, current regulations and Company policies and procedures as set out in the Company handbook and other publications communicated to you from time to time.

Have regard and where necessary comply with the Company's systems established to ensure compliance with those policies, plans, procedures, laws and regulations which could have an impact on your working area.

Communicate effectively with all members of your team and the wider business alike, identify early potential risks, seek clarification if you are unsure and provide feedback on all aspects of the business to your line manager.

Undertake and successfully pass appropriate training applicable to your role as communicated to you from time to time and proactively identify training opportunities for your own advancement and self-improvement.

Proactively comply with and advocate company Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Process any personal data in your possession in accordance with company policy and the Data Protection Act 1998.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive or definitive list; you may be required to carry out other duties as required.

Personal Specification
The following applies:
•E = Essential to carry out role to minimum required standard
•D = Desirable but not essential to carry out the role

Where criteria are listed as Essential, you must meet these criteria in order to qualify for the role. If criteria are marked as Desirable, then these may be used as part of a selection process to determine the most suitable person for the role and may also be used to determine any future training requirements.


5 GCSEs (to include Maths and English) at grade C or above.Essential
BTEC National Diploma or equivalent in Aeronautical/Avionic Engineering discipline, or Safety/Risk management discipline. Essential
Aeronautical, Mechanical Engineering or Technical education.Essential
Internal Auditor qualification.Essential
Formal EASA part 145 trainingEssential
Formal EASA part M trainingEssential
Degree in an engineering discipline.Desirable
QMS Lead Auditor.Desirable
ISO 9001 Auditor.Desirable
Membership of an accredited professional body.Desirable

Experience in the generation of Quality Plans and planning of Quality Assurance tasks.Essential
The preparation of Power Point Presentations in order to present clear and concise quality data.Essential
Ability to communicate effectively and clearly to a wide range of people at all levels within the business.
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.Essential
Ability to remain flexible to meet the wider demands of an expanding business.Essential
Good command of English spelling and grammar in all written correspondence.Essential

Must be able to demonstrate a period of relevant and suitable experience of working within Quality Assurance or Quality Control within the aerospace industry. - Essential
Previous experience of working within a similar role within an EASA-145 organisation.Desirable
Experience in Aircraft Inspections / certification in an operational environment.Desirable
Previous experience of working with Civil Regulators (CAA).Desirable

Personal qualities
A leading team member, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.Essential
Attention to detail and process orientation.Essential
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.Essential

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