Quality Assurance Engineer Lead

Requisition Number:  9919
Company:  Springfields Fuels Ltd

Preston, LAN, GB, PR4 0XJ

The Product and Process Engineering Business is looking to fill a vacancy working as Quality Assurance Engineer in a key part of a well-supported team in a diverse environment within the most modern Fuel Fabrication Facility in the World. The future for the business is extremely exciting with the opportunity to challenge themselves to provide Quality Assurance activities for existing customers contracts and also an increasing portfolio for new orders and new customers whilst ensuring that we continue to strive for safer standards and higher quality and identify new opportunities for carrying out day to day improvement opportunities.


The role also provides the opportunity to work in new markets including Reprocessed Uranium Fuel, HALEU/LEU+ fuel and other next generation fuel types. The business has a track record of developing employees into senior positions in the organisation and outside the organisation and the successful candidate would be at the forefront of Nuclear Fuels Engineering in the U.K.

Quality Assurance Engineer Lead


Your Day to Day:


  • Certification of product to confirm it meets the requirements of a technical specification determined by our customer or internal technical team
  • Providing advice and decisions on potential non-conforming product, Quality Reviewer for related CAP’s (Corrective Action Process), managing documentation (i.e., inspection schedules), and oversight of plant qualifications
  • Carry out ‘in process monitoring’ and ‘statistical process control’ to ensure manufacturing parameters are maintained within a predetermined window
  • Support the auditing of external parties and accompanying the customer surveillance engineers along with attending customer Quality Meetings
  • Ability to communicate well with manufacturing and other departments, along with customers and their representatives
  • Supporting our CAP to carry out corrective actions & carrying out first line quality investigations
  • Support the maintenance of certification to ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO45001
  • Assist the Quality Manager with defining, measuring, and improving Key Performance Indicators based around the 5 pillars of Safety, Quality, Cost, People and Delivery


Required to be successful in the role:


  • Typically Engineering Degree (minimum 2:2) or equivalent experience/knowledge in relevant discipline
  • Experience of working within manufacturing as a Quality Engineer
  • Manufacturing quality assurance audit training and experience
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO14001 & ISO45001
  • Experience in a customer facing role
  • Desirable but not essential, registration as a CQI practitioner



  • Self-motivated & able to work to challenging timescales
  • High standards and expectations in their approach to work
  • Enthusiastic and flexible approach to work
  • Positive team player who has effective oral and written communication skills
  • A high level of attention to detail, with proven track record of delivering against targets
  • Technical ability to gain thorough understanding of the relevant plant processes
  • Applicants must be able to work in a controlled area



  • Ideally knowledge and experience in quality / operations management but other candidates will be considered
  • Strong interpersonal skills i.e., effective verbal and written communications, ability to influence teams and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders

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