Teledyne Technologies

  • Product Assurance Engineer

    Locations UK-Essex-Chelmsford
    Requisition ID
    Teledyne e2v
  • Company Overview

    Teledyne e2v has been trusted to design and deliver CCD and CMOS imaging sensors and sub-systems for over 150 space missions by the world’s largest space agencies, including NASA, ESA, JAXA, CSA and recently for the Russian-led World Space Observatory.

    We offer space imaging supply chain management, including space qualified imaging sensors, arrays and sub-systems for space science, earth observation and astronomy; helping solve the mysteries of the Universe and understanding climate change on Earth.

    Teledyne e2v is committed to delivering customer satisfaction through continuous improvement in the quality of our products and services. We are dedicated to our core values of customer focus, innovation, excellence throughout with agility, courage and integrity. Teledyne e2v ensures that our products fulfil the requisite customer, regulatory and statutory product requirements for the protection of people, property and the environment.

    We have an opportunity for a Product Assurance Engineer to join our existing Product Assurance Team reporting to the Product Assurance Manager.

    The Product Assurance Engineer is required to provide support to the Business Unit, supplying high quality custom image sensors to external customers such as NASA & ESA prime contractors. Customer-focussed, the Product Assurance Engineer’s role is to ensure that customer expectations are met or exceeded through effective project planning (bid & execution) and control, and in the event of escapes, to ensure that appropriate root cause investigation takes place and that corrective and preventive action is planned, tested and implemented.

    Working with the project teams and the customer, the PA Engineer will be instrumental in ensuring the design and manufacturing risk (in terms of quality) is identified, evaluated and mitigated through the demonstration of existing heritage and/or new design and manufacturing process validation. In addition, prompt identification and prioritisation of non-conformance, ensuring non-conformance is managed with clearly defined containment, identification of root cause and effective implementation of corrective action at project and management systems level will play a key part in the role.

    Having recently been through a period of transformation, the Business Unit is growing and expanding in to new areas. This has provided the opportunity to grow the capabilities of the Business Assurance group, allowing the PA Engineers flexibility in the types of project supported and the opportunity to provide service support to other Teledyne companies around the world. In addition, promoting and providing this capability to companies outside the Teledyne group is anticipated.

    Position Summary and Responsibilities

    Drive improvements (including the. evolution) of Business Management system

    The role holder will support tasks required to drive improvements and will advise and undertake a programme of risk based audits in house and within the supply chain (if appropriate)


    Provide Product Assurance support to assigned projects

    The role holder will support dedicated projects to deliver the quality requirements and will:

    • advise/establish the Product Assurance and compliance to requirement aspects of potential new projects and products, and generation of Product Assurance Plans
    • support the Design, Test and Manufacturing Readiness Reviews within the project lifecycle
    • support the assembly, verification, validation and test
    • ensure quality requirements flowdown between customer, Teledyne e2v and supply chain
    • support the administration of, co-authorise and close out permits, concessions and NRBs

    Facilitate Customer inspections and external audits

    The role holder will:

    • support external audits as required (product certification bodies and customers)
    • facilitate Customer mandated inspections (including administration of staff and facilities)

    Fulfil Product Assurance roles as directed by the Product Assurance Manager

    The role holder will:

    • support the growth of the Business Unit and any transformational activities identified (including taking a flexible and adaptable approach)
    • be prepared to think “outside the box” to address areas of concern (if applicable)

    Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental (OHSE)

    The role holder is also responsible OHSE and must:-

    • Champion our Health and Safety standards, procedures and company rules;
    • Intervene, correct (where able to) and report all unsafe or non-compliant situations by taking action (e.g. hazard spots) and reporting near misses;
    • Demonstrate a duty of care towards those you come in contact with and work with and proactively escalate potential Health and Safety issues as and where appropriate;
    • Support and promote the Teledyne e2v Safety, Health and Environment Leadership Team (SHELT) programme to strengthen our Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental (OHSE) culture for proactive and continuous improvement of our OHSE programs which provide for a productive and safe working environment.

    The above role profile is not meant to be an exhaustive list and duties within areas of responsibilities will be expected to change to meet the changing needs of our business.



    To succeed in this role you must have:

    • A proven track record in Product/Quality Assurance, preferably within space, aerospace or defences industries
    • Broad background in design and production for electro-mechanical parts with assemblies with electronics and software experience an advantage
    • Attention to detail
    • Confident combined with a professional approach.
    • Proven structured approach to problem solving with experience of quality tools and methodologies and ability to lead problem solving Teams
    • Ability in MS Office
    • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Personal values in line with ours:- Agility, Integrity, Excellence throughout and Customers first

    To succeed in this role the following attributes are distinct advantage: 

    • Ability to learn quickly
    • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Fluent English (written & verbal)
    • Other languages (e.g. French, Mandarin etc.) although not a requirement, would be an advantage

    Desired qualifications:

    • ISO9001 or AS9100 Internal/Lead auditor certified
    • Degree preferred however as a minimum HNC/HND in Electronic/Mechanical Engineering


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