Quality Inspector – Shifts

Horstman Defence Systems Limited, Bath, UK

We are looking for a skilled Quality Inspector to carry out Central & Goods Inwards Inspection activities.

Rotating Shifts:
  • Days: 6am-2pm Mon to Thurs, 6am to 1pm Fri
  • Nights: 2pm to 12pm Mon to Wed, 2pm to 11pm Thurs

The role includes, but is not limited to, product and process audits, supporting ongoing continuous improvement activities throughout the business, development of a team culture within the inspection functions, and across the business.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Carry out inspection of First-off items and supplied goods using a combination of manual gauging, CMM and surface testing equipment.
  • Carry out in-process inspection audits and provide constructive feedback to machine shop and assembly staff.
  • Monitor the use and condition of in-process and central inspection gauging. Ensuring that gauging is returned for calibration in-line with the calibration schedule.
  • Liaise with the Manufacturing Engineering team during process development to ensure that inspection requirements/methods are captured at the earliest possible stage of process definition.
  • Utilise MSA and SPC as the basis for driving on-going process improvements.
  • Undertake training on inspection processes and equipment where necessary.
  • Support Engineering with new product and new process introductions.
  • Support the implementation and subsequently maintain systems and procedures to ensure continuing compliance with the AS: EN 9100, ISO 9001 Quality Management system and PED directive requirement and any project specific Quality requirements.
  • Deliver annual objectives set by functional manager.
  • Undertake other additional duties that may be required from time to time as determined by the company.
  • Support the review of Final and stage drawings prior to release into production.
  • Review areas of concern for continuous improvement activities.
  • Ensure all documentation is accurately maintained and archived to aid product traceability.


Knowledge & Ability Required:
  • Extensive knowledge of metrology processes.
  • knowledge and experience of CMM systems (VDMIS).
  • Knowledge and experience and ability to read and understand Engineering drawings (including geometric tolerancing).
  • A team player with the ability to work on own initiative, and able to influence others by demonstrating a positive “can do” attitude.
  • Ability to work at pace in a multi-project environment
  • knowledge of ISO9001:2008 (AS9100:2009 experience preferred).
  • Computer literate with an understanding of MS Excel, MS Word and MS Project.
  • Good communicator at all levels.
  • Able to obtain a UK SC clearance


We do not accept unsolicited CV’s from agencies who are not part of our current PSL and therefore no ownership of such candidates will be given. We retain the right to pursue and hire such speculative candidates without any obligation to any third-party terms and conditions, even when these are submitted with the CV. We will not pay any agency fees associated with unsolicited third-party applications.

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