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Quality Engineer:


Employment type:                Permanent

Employment basis:              Full Time 

Salary:                                 Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits

Standard Hours:                  40 hours per week, from 8:00 to 16:30, Monday to Friday



Job Description 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Quality Engineer to join Britten-Norman Aircraft Limited, a subsidiary of the Britten-Norman Limited, producer of one of the most successful civil aircraft ever manufactured in the UK.  

Britten-Norman also manufactures a highly versatile, low cost surveillance aircraft type which is in use with a number of military and police operators world-wide including the UK’s Army Air Corps.

We are looking for a Quality Engineer who will be the main point of contact for Quality at Bembridge which includes quality system administration (procedure reviews, Q-Pulse/Aerotrac/Databases), non-conformance control and supplier returns and monitoring of cost of quality and metrics.

This role is based at our Isle of Wight premises.


Primary Tasks

Main tasks will include but are not limited to:

·     Assist in the development and maintenance of the company quality management system to ensure Product Quality Standards are maintained and Products and Services conform to Approved Data, Contractual Requirements and procedures.

·     Conduct audits on internal and external suppliers and sub-contractors, and responsible for the upload of supplier non-conformance requests onto the company database.

·     Assist the Quality Department in the completion of Internal Audits & audit reports, coaching BNA personnel in the completion of Non-Conformance & Defect Investigations, assisting in implementing any quality improvements, and verification of corrective actions.

·     Administer the quality management systems (Q-Pulse, Aerotrac).

·     Administer the reviews and updates to all quality documentation.

·     Assist all members of the quality department with investigations and actively engage with and support the Company Safety Management System.


Key Skills and Attributes: 

·     Communication: Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills with ability to retain composure and flexibility under pressure

·     Computer Skills: Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and outlook

·     Organisation: Ability to multi-task and to determine and manage priorities to meet multiple deadlines

·     Team Working: Effective in a team and as an individual. Precise, accurate and meticulousness. Reliable, pro-active and self-confident.


Minimum Qualification Requirements: 



·      5 GCSES at grade A*-C

·      Certified internal auditor.

·      Formal EASA Part 21G training

·      Formal EASA Part 145 training



·      Certified lead auditor.

·      Certified Human Factors.

Required Experience



·      Minimum 5 years quality experience.

·      Served experience in the Aerospace industry.

·      Experience in Root Cause Analysis tools

·      Working knowledge of EASA Part 21G and EASA Part 145



·      Working knowledge of ISO9001:2015

·      Understanding of MAA MRP 145

·     Experienced in producing KPI reports and trend analysis




·      33 days holiday (Inclusive of bank holidays) 

·      Contributory pension scheme up to 4%

·      Eligibility to join the healthcare scheme upon successful completion of the probation period



Any offer of employment will be conditional, subject to the successful completion of the Company’s Security Clearance process.  This will be arranged by the Company on the candidate’s behalf.       

If you wish to apply for this role, please forward your CV and a covering letter demonstrating your suitability for the role, to recruitment@britten-norman.comby the closing date.




Due to the high number of applicants we receive, unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applications. As such, if you have not received a response from us within 3 weeks of submitting your application, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a high level of applications, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.