Principal Quality Engineer

Time added: 05.02.2021

Aero Tec Laboratories Ltd have an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual within quality control to join the team. We are the leading manufacturer in our field and are looking for somebody who takes full ownership of resolving issues quickly and effectively, and will thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Job Purpose

  • To liaise with all suppliers on rejects and complaints, and working towards resolution through root cause analysis;
  • To liaise with all customers on rejects and complaints, managing the internal process to ensure the communication and ownership of resolution in each area;
  • Manage customer specific quality requirements, such as PPAP and First Article Inspection reports for some projects;
  • Oversee the QC checks of Machined, Fabricated, Electrical and Composite parts purchased or manufactured in house;
  • Upskill other members of the quality team or internal stakeholders;
  • To conduct internal and supplier audits as required;
  • To liaise with the Production Engineer and Design Team with the writing of processes, work instructions and procedures as required;
  • To work with the rest of the Quality team to deliver Continual Improvement across the department.


Main Duties

  • Strong resolution management with both supplier and customer management; including root cause analysis;
  • Work with the rest of the Quality department to ensure that all production areas Quality Control requirements are supported;
  • Using hand metrology equipment to Quality Control parts;
  • To produce control plans;
  • To assist the Production Engineering team with testing and process development as required;
  • Deal with the processing of Internal and Supplier rejects including the use of 5 Whys and 8D reporting where required;
  • Escalating issues found to the correct party in a timely manner.


Responsibilities & Competences

  • Must have strong mechanical understanding;
  • Strong communication and project management skills;
  • Take full ownership of issues to resolution;
  • Promote Continual Improvement throughout the business;
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times;
  • Must have strong attention to detail;
  • Be able to use their initiative to keep all processes moving.


Person Specification


  • Qualification in Engineering discipline
  • English spoken and written, fluently
  • Ability to read Engineering Drawings
  • Experience of ISO9001 QMS
  • Experience completing 8D reports
  • Experience completing PPAP submissions
  • Experience of BS EN9102 reporting
  • Experience with basic and electronic metrology eq.



  • Internal and External Audit experience
  • Awareness of relevant TS / VDA standards
  • Knowledge of relevant FIA regulations & standards.



  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • 28 days annual leave (incl. bank holidays) increasing to 36 days with service
  • Holiday purchase scheme option
  • Company sickness pay
  • 40 hours per week including paid tea breaks
  • PPE / Uniform provided
  • Free parking
  • Central location
  • Good transport links


Applicants must have a right to work in the UK prior to application.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made during the application process, please get in contact with us either via email or telephone.

No agencies please.

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