Quality Engineer

Barnstaple (with a mix of office and home-based working)

Salary up to £41k Depending on experience

We are SEA.

Engineered to protect. We protect what matters – our nations, our waters, our land, our cities, our people, our environment, our world.

Join us.

In this role you will provide independent Quality and Product Assurance support to the company.

What we offer

Your work, your contribution, deserves to be recognised and rewarded. Have a look at the benefits we offer:


Work life balance:

  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus buy and sell
  • Up to 16 days flexi leave accrual
  • Half day Fridays
  • Reservist in the Armed Forces receive special paid leave


    Family & wellbeing:

  • Private medical health insurance & Employee Assistance Program
  • All Staff Bonus
  • Group Pension Plan of up to 7% employer contribution
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing centre
  • Sports & Social activities
  • Employee Discounts portal – online and instore discounts, travel savings etc
  • Canada Life GP and financial advice
  • Life assurance policy
  • Publication and recruitment bonus rewards
  • Development opportunities, including LinkedIn learning


    Facilities & resources:

  • Electric vehicle charging points at all sites
  • Private seated lunch areas
  • Onsite bistro (Barnstaple office) and free hot and cold beverages
  • Onsite showers and toiletries provision
  • Free onsite parking


What you’ll be doing

  • Audit projects, processes and departments against the company Business Management System.
  • Manage audit findings, ensuring overdue and upcoming actions are managed, with closure plans in place.
  • Promoting quality culture within manufacturing, attending daily meetings, ensuring quality actions are progressed to closure
  • Ensure that customer, regulatory and implied quality requirements and standards are identified and captured.
  • Assist with business & process improvement activities.
  • Provide quality best practice advice and support to projects and operations.
  • Participate in third party and customer quality events.
  • Manage non-conformances and concessions through to closure ensuring effective Root Cause Analysis and actions have been completed.
  • Authorising the release of products to customers via documentation and physical checks


 The skills you need

  • Experience of working with Quality standards
  • Good ICT & communication skills
  • Management of non-conformances
  • A team player with a good eye for detail



  • Internal Audit experience
  • Experience of using Root Cause Analysis techniques
  • Defense, Aerospace or similar industry experience
  • Experience of working in manufacturing, engineering and project environments


Join us and be part of something smaller – with 300 people in the UK and Canada – doing something bigger: protecting what matters. 

If you would like to know more, please give our Talent Acquisition Advisor, Ethan, a call on 01373 852304.



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