Quality Leader - Jigs %26 Tools (Strategic Manufacture)


Quality Leader - Jigs & Tools (Strategic Manufacture)

Would you like to be responsible for delivering of quality inputs into the programme Jig and Tool Organisation across a cross-functional programme? We currently have a vacancy for a Quality Leader at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Quality Leader, you will be responsible for providing technical support within the discipline, as well as the development of quality processes. You will represent the quality function at all levels of management and take personal responsibility for the delivery of the quality elements of the programme in the jig and tool organisation.

This role will also provide you with the opportunity to influence and develop a new way of working in the Jig & Tool design area.

Your main responsibilities as a Quality Leader will involve:

Maintain measures and reporting on Quality Supplier performance

Managing the review and approval of Inspection & Test Plans for each Jig/Tool including appropriate hold points

Liaising with the Production Engineering Department (PED) and the Dimensional Management team to understand and define the inspection requirements

Managing governance processes supporting the quality aspects of Jigs and Tools including process audit

Managing supplier audits to assure adherence to BS EN 1090

Managing Functional Documentation associated directly to the Jig & Tool Organisation

Providing support to contract reviews/kick-off meetings with suppliers

Deputising for the Quality Manager

Your skills and qualifications:


Quality process experience gained from one of the following backgrounds (or similar) : steelwork/ precision machining/ fabrication/ weld inspection/ paint inspection/ jig manufacture

Familiarity with British Standards BSEN1090


Educated to HND level or equivalent experience

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for you to be flexible with a ‘can do’ approach and be able to develop a strategy to develop people, process and tools. You must also be an excellent communicator, with strong stakeholder management skills.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.