Quality Inspector

Location: Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton
Type: Permanent
Department/Division: Plant Quality Inspection Airbus Composites & Assembly
Security Clearance: BPSS required (or eligibility for clearance)

Salary: £27,464.38 - increases to £30,040 once operator stamp is approved (normally within 3-6 months)

Shift hours: Monday - Friday, 06:00-14:15/07:00-15:15

The Company:
Hamble Aerostructures is a leading supplier of major civil and military aircraft structures in hi-tech composites, metallic, acrylics and hybrid structures. We are the leading aerostructures company specialising in the design and manufacturing of aerostructures and components such as empennages, wings and fuselage sections

The Role:
As a Quality Inspector, you will support your assigned production value stream(s) through the inspection and certification of aerospace parts against drawings, model-based definitions, and other design data to ensure production requirements are achieved safely, on time and to the customer specifications.

You will be expected to use various measuring equipment, depending on product type, to validate that the product conforms to the part drawing and customer specifications. On the job training will be provided to develop the required skills / competency to discharge the role.

Essential Responsibilities
* EHS - Promote a safe workplace environment without risk to health and minimising the impact to the environment. Ensure that all Environmental, Health and Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and that all accidents and incidents are reported
* Clocking and Booking - Ensure that all required clockings (time and attendance) and bookings (job costings) are made in an accurate and timely manner
* Housekeeping - Ensure that workstations are kept clean and maintained, with all tools and equipment stored correctly. Uphold a clear desk policy
* Quality - Ensure that all Quality standards, processes and procedures are complied with. All work is completed with care and attention minimising wastage
* Cost Management - Support cost reduction and management initiatives through reducing unnecessary expenditure
* Team Working - Must actively participate in team meetings and be prepared to share knowledge, coach and mentor trainees when required, be willing to be trained in other areas
* Any other reasonable duties that fall in line with the level of the role

Other Areas of Responsibility:
* Undertake the inspection and confirm conformance of metallic and composite aerospace parts against design data (2D drawings, 3D model, etc..), inspection plans, and customers supporting documentation
* Use various measuring equipment to ensure parts are inspected to the correct requirements
* Accurately complete paperwork to maintain component traceability, including:
 Update and/or complete work route cards
 Raising & completing non-conformance for Internal, Supplier and Customer rejects
 Writing inspection reports, assessing pass & fail criteria against standard/drawing tolerances
 Completion of shipping paperwork
* Cover inspection activities in other value streams as required
* Work with value stream management to prioritise parts for inspection in line with the production plan
* Achieve a timely response to set targets
* Keep knowledge and training up to date to maintain FL/Q stamp status
* Support internal audits
* Record and / report non-confirming product to Quality Engineers
* Assist in determining and documenting work instructions, visual aids and inspection criteria Area Specific - Metallics
* Operate and programme the CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine), using PCDMIS

Experience/Skills required:
* NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in a relevant subject, or time-served apprenticeship in allied trades
* Previous experience of using measuring equipment, including micrometers, verniers, height gauges and shadow graphs
* Able to read and understand engineering/design drawings, specifications, and part drawings (accessed via PC)
* Excellent report writing skills
* PC literate including experience using Microsoft Word and Excel
* Proven good communication skills
* A pro-active attitude
* Desire to learn and evolve with the business There are certain aspects of this role that require mechanical / manual lifting of parts so some lifting will be required, and you must be capable of undertaking activities with appropriate assistance if required.

* Previous experience and/or understanding of MRP systems
* Previous experience of EN9100, Part 21G Regulatory and NADCAP audits
* Understanding of manufacturing processes utilised at Hamble

Additional Information:
Security Clearance Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS

The JM Group is operating and advertising as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for interim / contract / temporary positions. The JM Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds.