Trainee Quality Inspector

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1312363699-2
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Vacgen Ltd
  • Location: Lower Dicker, Sussex
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Civil Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Trainee Quality Inspector

Location: Hailsham, BN27 4EL
Salary: Competitive, DOE
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Benefits: A competitive salary, private medical insurance, 25 days holiday, salary sacrifice company pension, life insurance, a state-of-the-art working environment!

Since 1964, we have been the name on everyone s lips when they think about high quality ultra-high vacuum products and services.

As pioneers in the field of UHV technology, Vacgen s focus on innovation, reliability and quality has helped great minds take great leaps forward. Products from VACGEN are widely used by the world s leading Universities and research institutions, from NASA and the European Space Agency to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

VACGEN remains the partner of choice for the next generation of researchers, innovators and builders. From our UK high tech manufacturing base, our focus is on delivering enabling technologies and supporting our customers across industry and academia.

At our new, purpose-built manufacturing facility near Hailsham, East Sussex we have entered an exciting new phase in our development as we embark on an ambitious expansion programme.

Are you looking for the next step in your career? Could you be the right person to fill one of our positions?

We are now recruiting for a Trainee Quality Inspector who, once trained, will measure and visually inspect components and assemblies to drawing using a variety of metrology equipment including the use of Far Arm (CMM) equipment.

In addition to this as our Trainee Quality Inspector you will be responsible for:

  • Testing and validating components and assemblies using a variety of test equipment.
  • Visually inspecting welds.
  • Ensuring any defects and features not to specification are recorded through the non-conformance process and corrective actions and root cause are established to correct errors.
  • Visually inspecting finished goods to ensure compliance to specification.
  • Working with various individuals and teams to improve processes to manufacture product right first time.
  • Updating KPI s and metrics to drive quality improvement.

In order to be successful in this role it s essential that you have:

  • Qualification to BTech / HNC / HND level in a Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing discipline.
  • GSCE or equivalent education.
  • Experience working to ISO 9001.
  • At least 3 years experience working in a machine shop or similar manufacturing environment and possess a good understanding of Quality and Process management tools and methodology.
  • Examples including 5S/6S, flowcharts, VSM, Kaizen, Pareto, QCPC, SPC, AQL, FMEA, 8D, Cause & Effect, Ishikawa, 5 whys etc.
  • Experience of using CMM or Faro Arm devices and proficient with a range of metrology equipment typically used in machine shop environments.
  • Able to read and understand technical drawings and engineering specifications.

It would be great if you had:

  • Knowledge or experience of welding and fabrication processes would be beneficial
  • Previous experience of working in the vacuum industry would be advantageous.
  • Qualified to BTech/HNC/HND level in a Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing discipline.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role, click on APPLY today, forwarding an up-to-date copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance.

No agencies please.