Graduate Opportunity

Quality Control Engineer - Immediate Start

Denham, Middlesex

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Martin-Baker is the world's leading manufacturer of ejection seats and related equipment.

It is the only company that can offer a fully integrated escape system that satisfies the very latest in pilot operational capability and safety standards. Martin-Baker offers a complete 'end-to-end service’, from helping the customer to establish operational safety and escape requirements, including design, development, and qualification, to on-going support throughout the entire service life of the aircraft.

A vacancy has arisen for a Quality Control Engineer in the Quality Control department at the Denham site. The position provides support to manufacturing, co-ordinating remedial and improvement activities with the aim of achieving zero defects in all aspect of quality and delivery.

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Areas of Responsibility

  • Disposition of reject parts put on hold to ensure specification and production requirements are met.
  • Resolve customer concerns using best practice quality tools and techniques.
  • Measure manufacturing performance against the goal of Zero Defects and implement countermeasures. Document and publish production's performance and progress on the Quality Scorecard.
  • Assess production's process and system conformance through Spot Checks and where necessary, drive and support in the implement corrective actions.
  • Assess production's conformance to key documented processes and ensure all necessary training is in place and auditable.
  • Support the review of production documentation such as process specifications, drawings, build plans and test procedures.
  • Support production in the completion of internal corrective actions and improvement plans.
  • Support the business during external audits and the resolution of none-conformance.
  • To undertake any other duties and responsibilities as required/instructed to maintain and/or improve the efficiency, quality and service provided by the Quality Department.

Education & Qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Advanced Vocational Qualification ie. HND in Mechanical Engineering.

Specific/Technical Skill

  • Familiar and practised the use of root cause analysis tools and techniques.
  • Practical understanding of common manufacturing quality control methods.
  • Able to analyse current practices and plan longer term improvements
  • Able to ensure the completion and validation of corrective and preventative actions.
  • Attention to detail in preparation and publication of work for product or process incidents.
  • Able to communicate in a constructive manner with personnel at various levels within the organisation and with the customer and supplier representatives.
  • Can work under pressure to balance competing job priorities to agreed deadlines.
  • Computer literate
  • Able to grasp technical issues quickly and lead and assist in problem-solving activities.
  • Thorough questioning style
  • A structured and methodical work style

Person Specification

  • Ability to positively influence team and individuals to successfully facilitate the resolution of quality concerns.
  • Attention to Detail – thorough, accurate and concern for all the areas involved.
  • Judgement and decision making - evaluates key decision-making criteria.
  • Drive to achieve results - sets own standards, checks own work, and demonstrates a positive approach.
  • Planning and organising - organise work of self and others.
  • Working collaboratively - actively contributes to achieving organisational goals.
  • Professional/Technical Expertise - uses technical and professional knowledge, skills and judgment effectively.
  • Analysis and problem-solving - Able to see basic relationships and react positively.
  • Initiative - acts on various methods and strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives before being asked or required to do so.

Knowledge & Experience 

  • Understanding of the use of best practice quality tools and technique is essential.
  • Experience working within aerospace, defence, or automotive environment is desirable.
  • MBA product knowledge would be beneficial.


  • Competitive salary
  • Non-contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • The equivalent of 25 days' annual leave and 8 statutory holidays
  • Lunchtime finish on a Friday
  • Our own on-site occupational health team
  • Annual appraisal and development process for all employees
  • Great working environment

For all successful candidates, Martin-Baker will undertake background security checks. As part of this, we will need to confirm your identity, employment history and address history to cover the past five years as well as your nationality, immigration status and criminal record. For positions that require Security Clearance, the successful candidate must hold or be willing to obtain security clearance up to the relevant level for the role.

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How to Apply

Job ID Number: QCENG0221

To apply please download and complete this application form and email along with your cover letter and CV quoting the REFERENCE NUMBER ABOVE and salary expectations. 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Denham, Middlesex
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical

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