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Global Investment means it has never been a better time to join us here at Smiths! 

Competitive packages on offer, including company paid pension, healthcare plan, high street discounts, life insurance to name a few. 

Chief Inspector

We are looking for a person whom has a good engineering background, must be hands on and conversant with the running of CMM inspection, technically minded, a team player. Able to manage a team of 4 inspectors, set tasks or priorities to guarantee through put is achieved. Must be able communicate with subordinates and superiors alike. Be customer facing on technical issues. Must be self-motivated and professional in approach with a must do/can do attitude.

To oversee the implementation of the day to day Inspection activities of the inspection department within a high precision aerospace company. Achieving targets, objectives as set by the quality manager and production team. To develop a smooth running and efficient section.

Key Duties:
  • Understand the requirements of production, assign staff/resources to achieve the customer delivery promises
  • Attend cross functional meetings, taking ownership of commitments and efficiently flowing the requirements down to the inspection team
  • Responsible for inspecting incoming and outgoing product/materials
  • Perform root cause analysis, identify problems and put in place corrective actions
  • Manage in process inspection including timely first off and final inspections
  • Understand manual inspection techniques and where required be hands on
  • CMM inspection, have a good understanding of the process, be able to talk through set ups and inspection techniques with customer and subordinates
  • Good understanding of F.A.I.R.’s and auditing activities
  • Train/develop both new and existing staff and monitor to confirm progress
  • Release signatory for quality sign off
  • Knowledge of compliance to ISO9001 and AS9100 quality standards
  • Other duties as required

Please note this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and a 10 year check-able history. Smiths is an Equal Opportunities employer, please advise us of any special requirements if you are selected for interview.

 

CMM Inspector

 

We are looking for a person whom has a good engineering background, must be hands on and conversant with the running of CMM inspection, technically minded, a team player. Must be self-motivated and professional in approach with a must do/can do attitude who can hit the ground running.

Apply now for immediate interview. A great package on offer for the right candidate.

Please note this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and a 10 year check-able history. Smiths is an Equal Opportunities employer, please advise us of any special requirements if you are selected for interview.

 

Turning Section Manager

The ideal candidate would have a background in engineering with managerial experience.

Key Duties

  • Motivate, coach and inspire section team, whilst ensuring we produce a quality product on time, every time
  • Promote an attitude of continuous improvement, ensuring everyone understands and is actively involved in the journey
  • Actively engage your team in the safety-first culture, managing people effectively through robust leadership skills and compliance with internal policies and procedures
  • Challenge the organisation to learn and develop new methods and skills whether related to the material technology, engineering or machining capabilities available
  • Resolve ongoing and arising production issues
  • Understand Production requirements from the MRP system and generated documentation
  • Complete manufacturing operations to achieve on time delivery

Please apply if you are as excited as we are about this great opportunity.

Please note this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and a 10 year check-able history. Smiths is an Equal Opportunities employer, please advise us of any special requirements if you are selected for interview.

 

CNC Miller/Setter Operator

We are looking for a person who can work under their own initiative and understands the importance of tractability and paperwork with the following skills;

  • Able to work within time frames.
  • Follows procedures.
  • Maintains a safe working environment.
  • Conversant in reading engineering drawings.
  • Conversant with programming and understanding of programmers.
  • CNC experience, 3 to 5 axis machining.
  • Able to work to tight tolerances.
  • Understand Inspection technique’s and Inspection methods, use of manual Inspection equipment i.e. Micrometers, internal bore micrometers, depth micrometers, verniers…

Main duties include but are not limited to small to medium batch work and some one offs.

Please note this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and a 10-year check-able history. Smiths is an Equal Opportunities employer, please advise us of any special requirements if you are selected for interview.

 

Senior Quality Engineer

We are looking for a person who is either a Quality Engineer in a larger business looking for progression and growth within a smaller business (currently we have around 70 employees) or a Senior Quality Engineer who can see the potential for growth within the business. Experience with in the aerospace industry would be advantageous.

To assist the Quality Manager in effective quality management of our quality system functions and continual improvement initiatives. The SQE role is central to effective internal / external customer support on non-conforming process management and is also expected to provide direction to Quality Engineer role in all areas of quality engineering functions and liaison with all internal & external stakeholders in line with duties below.

Key duties:

  • Carry out Quality System Process Audits accordingly of AS9100 Rev C/ (D) and assist management of internal / external audit schedule.
  • Maintain Calibration System / recall process and supplier engagement.
  • Manage key customer non-conformance / portals / liaison with Production on customer approved rework solutions / liaison with accounts on required credits and quarantine store management.
  • Ensure all SOP’s (documents/programmes/drawings) are stored digitally in a fully indexed manner in-line with company procedures.
  • Provide required focal point on FMEA, PFMEA’s where required.
  • Prepare control plans / Inspection plans where required. Provide detailed feedback to operations to help achieve 100% OTD to the customer.
  • Create F.A.I.R.’s accordingly of applicable product requirements / DVI completion in line with customer / AS9102 requirements.
  • Manage ‘White Card System’ / Concession System Tracking and provide RCCA Management to 8D where required in sustainable quality improvement which will require weekly reports to senior management.
  • Perform Supplier Quality Assurance & maintain Approved Supplier List when required.
  • Perform Gauge R & R / SPC when required.
  • Developing requirements working with section leaders to create realistic and timely training plans / promotion of awareness of customer requirements and improvement in line with company objectives which will require monthly reports to senior management.
  • Assist the Quality Manager in ensuring all company employees are aware of their quality responsibilities using whatever means appropriate.
  • Assist the Quality Manager in resolving matters pertaining to quality including customer and supplier liaison which may include travelling when required.
  • Prepare general ad hoc analysis as requested by Quality Manager / Directors.

Please note this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and a 10 year check-able history. Smiths is an Equal Opportunities employer, please advise us of any special requirements if you are selected for interview.

Planning/Program Engineer

 Apply now for an immediate interview if you are experienced in the following;

  • Edgecam or similar CAM applications
  • Part Modeller or similar CAD applications
  • CNC Part Programming
  • Planning of manufacturing methods in Hard Metals and Aluminium Alloys
  • CAD jig and fixture design
  • Good understanding of engineering drawings including GD & T

Please note this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and a 10 year check-able history. Smiths is an Equal Opportunities employer, please advise us of any special requirements if you are selected for interview.

 

CNC Machine (Mill/Drill Section Manager)

The ideal candidate would have a background in aerospace engineering with managerial experience.

Key Duties

  • Motivate, coach and inspire section team, whilst ensuring we produce a quality product on time, every time
  • Promote an attitude of continuous improvement, ensuring everyone understands and is actively involved in the journey
  • Actively engage your team in the safety-first culture, managing people effectively through robust leadership skills and compliance with internal policies and procedures
  • Challenge the organisation to learn and develop new methods and skills whether related to the material technology, engineering or machining capabilities available
  • Resolve ongoing and arising production issues
  • Understand Production requirements from the MRP system and generated documentation
  • Complete manufacturing operations to achieve on time delivery

The ideal candidate would meet the following requirements;

  • Conversant in reading engineering drawings.
  • Conversant with programming and understanding of programmes.
  • CNC experience, 3 to 5 axis machining.
  • Working to tight tolerances.
  • Understand Inspection technique’s and Inspection methods, use of manual Inspection equipment i.e. Micrometers, internal bore micrometers, depth micrometers, verniers…
  • Understanding the importance of traceability and paperwork.

Please note this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and a 10 year check-able history. Smiths is an Equal Opportunities employer, please advise us of any special requirements if you are selected for interview.

Please call Nichola on 01279 780386 for an informal chat about any of the roles advertised or alternatively email nicholatraish@smiths-harlow.co.uk

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Here at Smiths we are always on the look out for new talent, if you are looking into studying Engineering at any level why not give us a call to see how we could help you!

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