To accurately work to quality standards and
procedures which are set out in the Company Quality Management System to ensure
that mechanical parts conform to drawing/specification requirements (including
accompanying certification), are fit for purpose and compliant with applicable
- To undertake comprehensive inspection of mechanical parts and
assemblies from sub-contractors and in-house machine shop using
traditional mechanical inspection equipment and 3-axis ABERLINK AXIOM
co-ordinate measuring machines (CMM), including the ability to write
- To coordinate the entire verification process of in-house machined
components by using a variety of gauges and tools to confirm that quality
standards are being met and that items are ‘right to drawing’. Work tasks
are prioritised in a list format on a computerised system and are
generally to be followed in chronological order.
- To identify inaccuracies with component quality and reject/report
them in a timely manner. Issues need to be captured on the in-house
Observation Report System which is used as an escalation tool highlighting
any problems with the appropriate engineer. This ensures that issues
caused by such inaccuracies are resolved quickly and efficiently.
- To carry out Chemical Etching and PMI testing as required
- To liaise with Suppliers (where appropriate) to resolve quality
issues with goods supplied and to undertake Supplier visits/audits as
- To ensure that the correct paperwork is accompanying the
materials/components being inspected. This will involve checking the
corresponding documentation for what certification is required.
- To undertake checks on coils, cables and battery packs (and
potentially other assemblies) as required, including ensuring that there
is no visual damage, that the crimp joints (where applicable) and the
labelling are correct. On occasion, there may be a requirement to test
batteries and simple PCBs. However this will be under supervision until
full training has been given.
- To liaise with design/development engineers, as appropriate, when
inspecting prototype parts and assemblies to resolve development issues.
- To prioritise work from internal Machine Shop and external
subcontractors/suppliers. This responsibility sits outside of the
automated priority list which includes short notice requests from
- To perform routine care and general maintenance activities of
inspection equipment, ensuring that relevant items remain calibrated
within specified requirements.
- To ensure that the Company’s ERP Electronic Resource Planning
(Syspro) system is kept up-to-date with the results of inspection
activities and that reject notes are prepared and circulated, as required.
- To ensure that all gauges and equipment
used for the Inspection/PMI processes are identified and calibrated in
accordance with calibration database ‘due-dates’ and that all supporting
systems and documentation are updated to reflect the latest calibration
status of such equipment’.
- To conduct all work activities, at all times, in a safe manner in
strict accordance with legislation and Company Health & Safety
policies and safe working procedures, escalating unsafe conditions or
practices to Management for immediate attention and actively participating
in promoting a culture of ‘safety first’.
Dimensions of the Role
The Company employs approximately 300
Occasional travel may be required to visit
suppliers, test houses etc (vehicle/transport
will be supplied).
No budget responsibility.
Educated to GCSE or equivalent standard
including Maths and English
Ability to work with a variety of IT packages
including Microsoft Office
Proven knowledge of inspection techniques for
mechanical parts used in the construction of pressure vessels
Experience of using 3-axis ABERLINK AXIOM CMM
(manual and Numerically Controlled) equipment
Knowledge of electrostatic dissipative devices
(ESD) requirements is desirable*
Previous experience of working in an
*This is not necessarily required for
mechanical piece parts but will be relevant on part-assembled sub-assemblies.
Communication skills, both verbal and written
Planning and organising skills
Attention to detail
Ability to use own initiative
Good dexterity and ability to lift up to 25kg.
For heavier items appropriate lifting equipment will be available.
Ability to work with others