Quality Control Manager – Aerospace, Defence

  • Job Reference: N6030-623A
  • Date Posted: 22 February 2018
  • Location: Wimborne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email: info@gregory-martin.com
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Quality Control Manager – Aerospace, Defence


Our client is a highly successful aerospace company; they are looking for a Quality Control Manager to effectively manage a team of Quality Inspectors (currently 12) who monitor and validate the Quality of Parts and/or Assemblies. You will also provide specialist inspection capability across business functions.  You will also assist the VP of Quality on the Strategic Development of the quality function.


As a Quality Control Manager, your key skills and qualifications will include:

Experience working in an Inspection environment.

Supervisory experience.

Internal Auditor desirable.

Degree/HND level or equivalent desirable.

Familiar with general inspection techniques and their appropriate selection.

Familiar with AS9100 & AS9102 FAIR requirements.

Ability to read and interrogate engineering drawings including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

Supervisory skills and able to manage the balance between Independence and willingness to re-assess when new data/information available.

Familiar with general non-conformance processes.

Ability to interact with Suppliers and Internal Customers.

Basic understanding of Microsoft Office packages.


Skills/Experience should include:

Experience of quality control inspection or appraisal.

People Management.

Using gauges & measuring equipment.

Interpretation of engineering drawing.




Working in a complex assembly organisation.


As a Quality Control Manager, your key responsibilities will include:

Manage the Goods Inwards product quality & supporting paperwork checks (CofC, Purchase Order et cetera) in accordance with business processes (CCP & PFC’s). Evaluate conformance to Engineering requirements.

Manage Inspection of partially and fully completed Assemblies to Engineering requirements.

Manage and conduct Patrol Inspection of random stages to ensure compliance to drawing and process.

Raise and manage the raising of NCRs for non-conforming product detected at the goods-in stage and support production detected non-conformities when required.

Provide ad-hoc business support against specific demand for Inspection/measurement of product where required.

Liaise with Suppliers and Manufacturing staff and all levels of management to help resolve queries when required.

Manage the review of supplier generated FAI’s and Grade 1 part control plans and amend MRP and Visual FAIR systems accordingly.

Manage compilation of FAIRs for internal assembly work to provide evidence of conformity of process and product.

Work with Supplier Quality Engineers and Quality Engineering and their management to drive Quality Improvement.


Keywords:  Quality Control, Aerospace, Defence, Internal Auditor, AS9100, AS9102 FAIR, MRP, Visual FAIR, FAIRs, PPAP, GD&T, Inspection.


Quality Control Manager – Aerospace, Defence

Salary:  Competitive plus excellent benefits, flexi time

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset