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Quality Engineer

Thales

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Thales’s expert teams develop solutions that provide sophisticated real-time intelligence for soldiers in the field. From horizon-to-horizon airborne reconnaissance to technology that captures and relays over 9 million pixels every second, our products include some of the most advanced reconnaissance systems in the world. So whether our people are developing next-generation infrared and thermal imaging, liaising with global customers or providing essential business support, they play a key role in informing and enabling critical decisions.

The role involves working within a multi-discipline team to manage and deliver all aspects of Quality Management required by Thales to meet the requirements of both internal and external customers. Focussing initially on Programmes Quality Assurance within Bids & Projects
To fulfil this role demands a core set of behaviours and attributes that will focus on creating confident and trustful relationships with key customers and suppliers, comfortably working across organisational boundaries both external and internal to Thales. This will require a certain proportion of travel within the UK and internationally.
The role offers the opportunity to expand within the Quality organization and gain experience in design, supplier, manufacturing and purchasing aspects of Quality Management. •
A key aspect of working across these functions will require the individual to have the ability to sort, and analyse key quality issues and risks, resulting from both planned and un-planned events.
Another element is the analysis of customer requirements to identify quality objectives and gain buy-in from all stakeholders.

Principal Relationships:
 Interface with all functions including purchasing, manufacturing, engineering, finance, HR and programme management
 Interface with key Customer and Suppliers in support of Programme requirements
 Working directly for the Quality Assurance Manager
 Providing support within the Land & Air Systems organisation and Thales UK where necessary
 Working as part of an integrated team within the Quality Department

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
• Capable of working on own initiative, evaluating priorities, identifying problems and acting to resolve them.
• Has the capability to identify and implement opportunities to improve working methods
• Encouraging and developing best practice, promoting a quality culture and environment of continuous improvement.
• Lead the project quality assurance activities to bring solutions in line with Customer expectations, contractual requirements, and quality standards.
• Ensure governance is applied throughout the project, completing project advises and supporting project reviews.
• Audit processes as appropriate

Skills
Essential
 Problem solving skills
 Well developed communication skills both orally and written.
 Capability to work closely with others in a cross functional team.

Desirable
 Statistical analysis
 Knowledge of Lean/Sigma principles
Experience:
Essential
 Understanding and knowledge of Quality Management principles

Desirable
 Experience of deploying Quality Management principles

Qualifications:
Essential
 Engineering Degree or equivalent
Desirable
 Specialised knowledge of engineering disciplines i.e Hardware, Software


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