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Senior Quality Engineer

Requisition ID:  39563
Business Unit:  Engine Systems Dunstable (1130)

Dunstable, UKM, United Kingdom, lu5 4ts

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”.

These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 11,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe





Our Engine Systems division brings together a range of abilities to support aero-engine manufacturers including Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, Safran and Rolls Royce.

At Meggitt, we have spearheaded pioneering applied research and technology programmes to develop next generation turbofan cooling. We create thermal management components which operate reliably in extremes of temperature, pressure and vibration on the engines and airframes of leading military and commercial rotary and fixed wing aircraft.

Together, our Engine Systems division is helping to create the engines of the future.

Role Summary


The Lead Quality Engineer, Quality plans, oversees and supervises the daily activities of the Quality Engineering team. Sets priorities, allocates assignments and oversees the professional activities to meet the Quality Engineering Team objectives. Collaborates with supplier representatives on complex quality problems and ensures that effective corrective actions are implemented.

Core Responsibilities


  •  Supervises the Quality Team on the inspection of materials, processes, parts, assemblies, finished parts and machined parts to assure quality products
  •  Defines the implementation of standards, methods and procedures for inspection, testing and evaluating the precision, accuracy and reliability of company products
  •  Provides quality expertise and training for all inspection positions in order to maintain a smooth flowing operation
  • Plans jobs and schedules efficiently and effectively
  • Promotes working relationships between inspection personnel and other departments
  •  Leads and directs work for team of employees as defined by business needs
  •  Manages staff selection, performance, development and training processes to ensure team competencies and capabilities to reach the business goals and expectations
  •  Other responsibilities as assigned
  •  Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
  •  Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and additional hours as necessary
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


Education: Post-Secondary degree in Quality Assurance or equivalent of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations



  • Able to plan and direct technical efforts to meet quality targets
  • Effective interpersonal skills to influence and lead a team    
  • Skilled at performing examinations and quality control inspections on products, materials, components and parts on all types of standard and special products
  • Experienced in analyzing and determining quality methods and procedures     
  • Provides good judgment to identify and resolve day-to-day technical and operational problems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and database management tools







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