Quality Engineer

Andy File Associates Limited are working as a Recruitment Business on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position of Quality Engineer

The Company 

Our client  is one of Britain’s leading independent aerospace and industrial forgers. The unique feature is the combination of open and closed-die forging while also undertaking the whole production process from raw material to the finished product in one location.

Taking pride in  being a great place to work. As one of the UK’s leading steel manufacturing company they want to ensure that they attract, motivate and retain the best people who can deliver the best service to the company and our customers.

Main Purpose of the Quality Engineer

Reporting to the Quality Manager, you will be part of a team dedicated to ensuring the quality of IFA’s product meets the requirements of our customers. You will be essential to the maintenance of IFA quality systems and approvals as well as being a driving force for improvement throughout the business using a variety of quality tools and techniques such as auditing, practical problem solving and statistical process control.

Key Accountabilities of the Quality Engineer

  • Assisting in the continual assessment of the Quality Management System
  • Actively aspiring to promote a culture of quality throughout the business
  • Managing and improving the Non-Conformance register, including co-ordinating improvement meetings and meeting the business KPI objectives
  • Facilitating the control and calibration of all pyrometry equipment as well as ordering consumables
  • Reviewing and approving furnace surveys/instrumentation/system accuracy tests
  • Reviewing and updating the approved supplier list and auditing external sub-contractors and suppliers as appropriate
  • Assisting in maintaining NADCAP and customer accreditations
  • Performing internal audits as well as quality spot checks of in-progress work
  • Statistical analysis of external providers delivery and quality data
  • Ordering specifications when requested and authorised
  • Monthly analysis of trends for external providers, pyrometry, PPM’s
  • Instigating and participating in team root cause analysis using quality tools such as 3C’s, 5Why’s and 8D’s
  • Assisting in issuing a monthly quality assurance performance monitoring report

Any other duties as may reasonably be required:

  • Updating monthly performance data on all notice boards for KPI’s
  • Deputising for the Quality Manager when required
  • Travelling to suppliers for auditing purposes

Skills and Experience needed for the Quality Engineer role :


  • Experience of quality systems (ISO9001, AS9100, NADCAP)
  • Good understanding of Quality procedures
  • Questioning and analytical work attitude
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisation skills
  • Competent working knowledge of Excel, Word and other windows-based data systems
  • Excellent communication and liaison skills
  • Flexible and proactive approach


  • Knowledge of customer quality standards, including those of Rolls Royce etc
  • Knowledge of Pyrometry and AMS2750
  • Knowledge of mechanical / metallurgical testing and laboratory quality
  • Certificate in and/or working knowledge of auditing



  • Degree in a materials/engineering related subject
  • Full driving license

They offer you:

  • Competitive pay
  • Holidays – you will have 33 days holiday, including bank holidays
  • Pension scheme –   offers a 5% contribution. The pension scheme comes along with further discounts on health, travel and rescue insurances
  • Bonus scheme – this is linked to team and company performance
  • Westfield cash plan – level 1 health cash plan which comes along with numerous discounts and special offers, including gym discounts, online, high street and grocery retailers and many more
  • Death in service payment, full company sick pay and long service rewards
  • Tax efficiency schemes: Childcare vouchers and Cycle to Work
  • On-site parking is available
  • Focus on wellbeing and mental health awareness
  • Trust – they encourage you to come up with ideas and get the most out of your job with us
  • Development – they offer genuine development opportunities to progress your career

Key Details

Work hours: 37 hours per week

Monday to Thursday 8:15-16:30, Friday 8:15-16:00

Salary : £35,000


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Lab Technician

Andy File Associates Limited are working on behalf of their client as a Recruitment Agency with regards this temporary position.

Due to expansion our client is looking for Lab Technicians to join their growing team.

The role

  • Testing soils and materials
  • Following strict quality procedures
  • Admin – tracking test results
  • Some physical work moving products
  • Strong career development
  • Full training will be given
  • Overtime worked will be paid


  • Reliable and hardworking
  • CSCS card
  • Ability to work in a team as well as on own initiative
  • Physically fit due to the nature of the role
  • Flexible and able to work shifts including days, nights, weekends, bank holidays

The role is paying National Minimum Wage.

The positions are long term temp with potential for permanent in the future.

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