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Date Posted
06 Sep 2017
Cobham Antenna Systems are looking for a Quality Engineer. The role manages a small team of quality Technicians, drive Quality Improvement initiatives and Root Cause Corrective Action. Ensure customer and regulatory Quality requirements are understood and met. Achieve production targets and on time customer delivery and to drive Quality into the front end of the business, NPI. 
This role is based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
Our technology
At Cobham Antenna Systems, we design and manufacture active and passive avionics antennas and electronic control systems for military and civil communications, navigation and search and rescue applications.  We pioneered frequency agile VHF tuneable antennas and continue to be a key supplier to major avionics companies.  Our GPS anti-jam technology utilises state of the art DSP algorithms with an active antenna to eliminate both narrow-band and wide-band jamming signals.  We have world leading technology in Ground Penetrating Radar and RF interference mitigation. Both military and civil users rely on our direction finding systems for search and rescue operations.

As a Quality Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

    • Depth of experience in driving quality improvement.
    • Understanding of Aerospace, and Engineering Quality System and regulatory standards.
    • Solid understanding of RCPS tools and techniques.
    • Excellent program and time management skills, highly organised.
    • Excellent understanding of quality improvement tools.
      Key Measures and Milestones:
    • Achievement of annual KPI targets for CDPPM, FPY, Scrap / Rework.
    • Successful Quality System external (registrar, customers, regulatory agencies) and internal audits.

As a Quality Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Conduct Internal Audits to measure gaps and highlight improvements where appropriate.
  • SLA adherence for Inbound, WIP and Final Inspection of customer deliverables.
  • Support maintenance and improvement in QMS procedures and processes.
  • Support the execution of ‘Quality best practices’ – MRB: Fast Response; FPY; Process Audits.
  • Re-enforcement of Quality behaviours through training, support and assessment/audit.
  • Drive effective Root Cause and corrective action through the organisation.
  • Quality Planning – front end involvement in Design Reviews/FMEAs/Contract Reviews/NPI.
  • Customer Focal (assigned customers) – drive performance to exceed customer expectations.
  • Achieve and exceed Quality Performance KPIs – CDPPM, Scrap, FPY, NCR, and Rework.
  • Manage the Quality Control Team to drive improved inspection standards and performance.
  • Define Quality Control KPIs and drive improvements via statistical analysis.
  • Manage Release Signatory duties and resource capabilities
About Cobham Antenna Systems
Cobham Antenna Systems develop and manufacture high specification sector and multi-sector, directional, omni-directional, ultra-wideband (UWB) and MIMO antennas. A wide range of products are available for customers, small and large, worldwide in Commercial, Military, Satellite and Security markets.

About Cobham plc

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
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