First Article Inspection Engineer

Bolton, Greater Manchester

Maintenance and Engineering




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Our client has an opportunity for a First Article Inspection Engineer to join them on a 12-month contract. This is a challenging ‘Subject Matter Expert’ role that requires a highly technical mind set and a considerable level of attention to detail. It will offer variety across a number of key topics within the Manufacturing environment and will offer you the chance to make a significant contribution to product safety, continual improvement and our business reputation.

Role: first Article Inspection Engineer
Location: Bolton
Hours: Full time – onsite
Clearance: Full SC with BPSS to start
Hourly Rate: £32-£35ph via Umbrella – inside IR35

What you’ll be doing:

    • Undertake preparation of First Article Inspections activities through the analysis of the manufacturing data-pack and understanding of the associated processes, gathering all the necessary information required.
    • Produce First Article Inspection reports by auditing and analysing the operations and processes being conducted in the relevant manufacturing area.
    • Identify non-conformances and areas for improvement during the FAI process ensuring the relevant IAR (improvement Action Requests) are managed to satisfactory closure.
    • Carry out the compilation of First Article Inspection Reports (FAIRs) detailing findings from FAI conducted.
    • Provide technical and process support to manufacturing to support closure of non-conformances ensuring that the necessary actions have been implemented to prevent recurrence of the issues.
    • Conduct reviews of Supplier FAIRs ensuring they meet the requirements placed on them by MBDA, liaising with the Industrial manufacturing engineers to help resolve any issues identified in order to release the parts for use in production.


    • Qualified to minimum HNC/HND in relevant subject ideally.
    • Quality Audit experience required.
    • Extensive knowledge and experience of EN/AS9100 and EN/AS9102 – 5 years minimum
    • First Article Inspection experience within Manufacturing – 5 years minimum
    • Experience in the compilation of FAI reports
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Capability to identify sustainable business improvements & ensure effective implementation.
    • Recognise and understand internal and external customer requirements, and respond to them.
    • Planning and organising skills to ensure multiple tasks are prioritised and monitored to deliver set objectives.

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please apply immediately!

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