Job Type
Full-Time Temporary
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace Blackpool has an exciting opportunity for a Quality Improvement Engineer

  • 6 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • 40 hours per week. Mon - Thurs 07:30 - 16:30 / Fri 07:30-13:30
  • Job location: Blackpool Business Park, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, FY4 2RP
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.

Job Summary
To support and deliver quality / process improvement initiatives to achieve business goals. Working with the Quality, Manufacturing, Operation Support and Engineering functions by providing process improvement, cost reduction and data collection.

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 Responsibilities

  • To actively participate in the companywide 6s programme.
  • Must maintain knowledge of current lean manufacturing processes and tools to improve the company’s products and processes
  • To implement identified strategies for improvement
  • Prepare technical reports, case study documentation and training manuals (SOP’s)
  • Focus on quality driven continuous improvement to eliminate short and long term problems
  • Support constructive change
  • Assist in the development of the process model /maps
  • Monitor objectives, goals, measures and metrics for process improvement
  • Assist in the development of project plans and project definitions
  • Assist in the selection of project team members
  • Assist with the identification and application of the most appropriate lean process improvement methodologies and tools to meet the requirements of the projects undertaken
  • Provide guidance to sustain improvement changes
  • Capture and publish lessons learnt and best practice from improvement projects
  • 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


  • GCSE Maths English +3 others prefer technical subjects but not essential

Professional Accreditations:

  • Six sigma certification from reputable manufacturing organisation
  • Training / certification in lean manufacturing.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and particularly spreadsheet applications


  • 2 -3 years in implementing six sigma and lean manufacturing tools in a manufacturing environment

Key Competencies:

  • Project management
  • Lean Tool application
  • DMAIC process application

Other skills/Abilities

  • Problem solver
  • Creative
  • Proactive
  • Objective
  • Team player
  • Completer / finisher
  • Focused and self-confident
  • Trustworthy
  • Results orientated
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-directed and self-motivated
  • Visionary
  • Earns respect of colleagues
  • Knowledge of ISO 14001

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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