Job Type
Full-Time Regular
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace Blackpool has an exciting opportunity for a Quality Engineer

  • Full Time Permanent Contract
  • 34.5 Hours Per week - 7am-7pm
  • 4 week rotation Sun-Tues/Wed-Fri
  • Job location: Blackpool Business Park, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, FY4 2RP
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.

To improve internal and external quality performance of the business and supply chain by systematically reviewing and targeting improvements in the manufacturing and quality processes. Work closely with all internal departments, including engineering, manufacturing, planning and programmes in the investigation of process issues and coordination of activities to address root causes and improve process repeatability. Coordination of Internal and External (Customer & Re-certification) audits to ensure that the business complaint is at all times to AS9100 and specific Customer requirements.

Perks and Benefits

  • A company culture that promotes work life balance
  • Access to mental health support
  • Business performance related bonus
  • Career development opportunities
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Perkbox - includes monthly treats and discounts from selected restaurants, cinemas, shops etc
  • Long Service Awards
  • Enhanced Holiday Entitlement based on length of service
  • Free parking

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be able to understand and interpret customer engineering data such as drawings, conditions of supply and specifications.
  • Chair the internal MRB (Quality Clinic) and coordinate activities in support of 8D investigations, root cause analysis, corrective actions, and preventative measures and ensure that all actions are completed in a timely manner.
  • In conjunction with internal departments carrying out investigations into product non-conformance using appropriate problem solving tools (eg 8D, 5 Whys, FMEA, cause and effect diagrams etc), monitoring effectiveness of corrective actions implemented and maintenance of appropriate records.
  • Update the Internal KPI’s and present to the management team on a monthly basis for review and action.
  • Continually reviews KPI’s and identify problem parts, processes, resources (people and equipment) and discuss improvement opportunities with the management team.
  • Where necessary, undertake 6 Sigma improvement projects to address specific high profile quality issues. Pull together the necessary resources and commitment from the internal departments and drive improvement activities.
  • Liaise with suppliers and customers on company / quality related issues and coordinate timely responses.
  • Coordinate all external audits and provide satisfactory responses to any NCRs raised.
  • Carry out internal QMS audits, ensure that any NCRs raised are satisfactorily responded to and to verify the effectiveness of resulting corrective actions.
  • Raise concession requests submit them to the customer and ensure that they are processes effectively including responding to requests for further information and that any concession requirements are implemented.
  • Challenge the existing Quality processes and the development of new inspection processes and methodologies towards industry best practice, including Process Capability.
  • Involvement in continuous improvement process initiatives and improvement working groups.
  • Support the Magellan Operating System (MOS) requirements.
  • Where required, assess quality aspects of new bids, contracts and purchase orders.
  • Representing the quality department / company at internal and external meetings.
  • Work in a safe manner in compliance with the company Health & Safety policy and procedures. Report and log Health & Safety incidents that occur.
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by management in support of the business.

Position Requirements:


  • Suitable experience in Engineering or other relevant discipline


  • 5 years of highly reu;ated manufacturing background and well versed with inspection and investigative methods
  • Experience of geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing, quality tools and techniques (e.g. RCCA, Six Sigma Methodologies)
  • Experience of CI/Lean Manufacturing
  • Experiencec of machine tools and manufacuturing techniques

Key Competencies:

  • Six Sigma, Process FMEA, investigation tools such as 8D
  • Experience of creating and submitting First Articles to customers

Other Skills/Abilities/Personal Attributes:

  • Competent in all Microsoft packages, ERP/MRP systems
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to present ideas at the highest level (written and oral)
  • Strong project management capabilities and a hands on approach with coaching and mentoring
  • Articulate, excellent planner and good team player

About us:

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, defence and space agencies worldwide. The organization officially adopted the name “Magellan Aerospace Corporation” in 1996; deriving it from the intrepid explorer Ferdinand Magellan. His global exploits at the turn of the 15th century established a number of firsts, so the company’s vision has been to carry this same legacy into the future of the aerospace industry.

At Magellan, we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value. Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual, and every individual is fundamental to the success of our business, so we invest in our employees and provide excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!

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