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Quality Assurance Engineer


Oxon, GB, OX10 6AA

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Quality Assurance Engineer
Location:              Plymouth, UK - Onsite
Compensation:    Competitive + benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF 48130


Make your skills count

At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Quality Assurance Engineer at our Devonport site.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.


Mission Systems 


The Quality Assurance Engineer role is based within our Mission Systems business area.


Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers’ needs.


The role


The difference our new Quality Assurance Engineer will make


As a Quality Assurance Engineer you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll support the Manufacturing Quality Assurance Manager and Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in the day-to-day running of the Production Facilities, ensuring delivered product meets the customer requirements for Quality, Cost and On Time Delivery.


Day to day, you’ll support the management of the Production Quality team, ensuring resourcing meets production and customer requirements whilst also supporting Production by conducting audits and driving corrective and preventative action.  You’ll participate / support customer and regulatory Audits as and when required. Measuring and driving action to reduce defects in our products and processes by taking effective containment and preventative action aligned with our customers zero defect targets. You’ll also participate in NCR, 5 WHY, 4C and 8D investigations.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role is based Onsite at Plymouth.

Essential experience


•    HNC/HND (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject or Engineering based apprenticeship or equivalent experience.
•    Time served electrical or mechanical apprenticeship. Defence Industry experience desirable.


What we offer


Generous benefits including:


•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
•    Employee Share Plan
•    Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
•    STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 


For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive.  We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 07/12/2022





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