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L3Harris Quality Assurance Engineer in Crawley, United Kingdom


Job Title: Quality Assurance Engineer

Job Location: UK – Crawley, West Sussex.

Job Code: AS202112209

About the role:

The Quality Assurance engineer assists in managing the Quality Management System (QMS), or elements of it. This is to ensure that efficient processes, high quality, and safe standards are defined and maintained at all times during the simulator lifecycle (design, procurement, production, test & integration, installation, acceptance, certification and in-service support) and that these meet internal, customer, legislative, certification body and corporate standards & requirements.

Whilst primarily focused on internal product and production quality assurance and QMS management, the individual will work closely with the Supplier Quality team with a sharing of workload and tasks to meet the workload and business needs.

The QA Engineer reports into the Quality Manager, sharing responsibilities with other QA team members.

Day to day responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Updating and managing the Quality Management Systems

  • Ensuring that the operation adhere to defined processes, work instructions and standards

  • Improving the processes and work instructions through continual improvement and lessons learnt in conjunction with the process owners to ensure they are efficient, safe, and meet the business need.

  • Ensuring that reviews (design, programme, customer, and supplier) are held against appropriate criteria, with minutes logged and resulting actions are managed.

  • Ensuring safety of the delivered products including performing safety audits and power on reviews.

  • Monitoring, reporting, and investigating internal product, production and supplier non-conformances in conjunction with SMEs and process/product owners, including investigating root causes and providing countermeasures to eradicate reoccurring issues

  • Providing support for external audit bodies (such as ISO 9001:2015) and supporting internal functional and process audits as part of an audit programme.

  • Maintaining metrics & KPI dashboards, measuring and reporting on operational performance,.

  • Capture and analyse defects, rework and rejects with the aim of reducing cost of poor quality

  • Qualifications & experience in manufacturing, production, quality or an engineering discipline to at least HNC or HND qualified or equivalent.

  • An aptitude for problem-solving and strong written & verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work within a programme team and engage with other functions

  • Prepared to challenge constructively and raise issues and concerns that need addressing

  • Willingness to work flexible hours to support the programme if required

  • SAP

  • JIRA

  • OCE

  • Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

    Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standard is desirable

    Technologies used:

    Note: This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive. It is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job title. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role. The employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

    L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws