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Senior Product Inspection Engineer

Ref no. BHN570070
Location Kent, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

We are looking for a Senior Product Inspection Engineer to grow our diverse and inclusive team!

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Apply below!

Key skills required for this role

Mechanical Engineer, Quality Engineer, Quality Inspection. Senior Engineer.


Quality Engineer, Quality Inspection, Mechanical Inspection, Senior Engineer

Job description

The Product Inspection function provides measurement expertise to support key engineering activities from product performance validation to new product development. This is a great opportunity for a Senior Product Inspection Engineer to join a diverse team of inspection engineers and technicians in the Marine, Rail, Automotive OEMs, Automotive, and Aerospace sectors. As a Senior Product Inspection Engineer, you will use state-of-the-art measurement technologies and facilities to support the development of cutting-edge technology towards achieving carbon-free goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out dimensional and surface inspection according to design specifications, using microscope, hand gauges, contact and optical measurement systems.
  • Produce detailed inspection reports and effectively communicate technical information with key stakeholders.
  • Be accountable for inspection method and measurement process development, working with product engineering and validation teams to define detailed requirements.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, customers, and suppliers to research new technology and improve department capability to meet product development and program needs.
  • Responsible for the development and validation of measurement processes and procedures.
  • Contribute to continuous quality improvement.
  • Conduct measurement trials and capability analysis.
  • Perform equipment calibration and maintenance.
  • Ensure EH&S and Quality Management System conformance (IATF 16949).
  • Support department targets, budget, performance metrics, and quality standards.

Mandatory Skills:

  • Previous experience in the field of dimensional metrology or precision engineering.
  • Solid fundamental knowledge of dimensional metrology.
  • Applied knowledge of measurement best practices.
  • Experience using manual and digital microscopes.
  • Experience using contact and optical 3D metrology equipment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Able to contribute in a team environment.
  • Ability to interpret complex engineering drawings and GD&T specifications.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of working in aerospace or automotive sectors.
  • Applied experience with surface finish measurement.
  • Data-driven mindset, experience in applying design for inspection and statistical analysis.
  • Knowledge of traceability, measurement uncertainty, gauge R&R, Measurement System Analysis (MSA).
  • Experience of writing measurement programs (CMMs and Taylor Hobson - Talyrond).
  • Practical experience of metrology software, preferably Polyworks.
  • Knowledge of dimensional metrology standards and surface finish standards.
  • Programming skills using Matlab and VBA.
  • 3D CAD experience.
  • Experience of mentoring apprentices or junior engineers.

Mandatory Qualification:

  • Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline or apprenticeship + 5 years' experience.

Desirable Qualification:

  • Master's degree in metrology or precision engineering discipline.
  • NPL Dimensional Measurement Certificate - Level 1 & 2 would be beneficial.


  • 37 hour working week
  • Onsite parking
  • On-Site Gym
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Relocation package

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