Navtech Radar

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Quality Engineer

The position - Quality Engineer (in South Oxfordshire)

We are looking for a quick-thinking, methodical, Manufacturing Quality Engineer, to join an expanding Production Team within a dynamic, high-tech and forward-thinking organisation. Their role is to monitor, test and report on the quality of products and components. They will be expected to inspect raw materials, components, mechanical parts, assemblies, systems or final products.

The ideal candidate will preferably have root knowledge in high value, low volume manufacturing, with a good knowledge of electronics and electro-mechanical systems. They will have a focus on detail, clear reporting and be highly organised.

Quality Engineer responsibilities will vary across production and production engineering, but the main tasks include testing systems and procedures to ensure they meet technical standards and creating quality and safety documentation. The QA Engineer will be responsible for identifying technical issues and getting to the root of the problem, too. They also proactively recommend solutions that’ll improve product durability and overall performance using 6 sigma and 8D analysis.

There main duties will include. Auditing systems based on ISO 9001:2015 requirements. Determining quality metrics for all manufacturing procedures. Monitoring the entire production cycle and reporting on malfunctions.

To be successful in this role, you should be familiar with various inspection techniques and be able to act as an auditor for all our internal & external systems identifying issues and recommending solutions.

Experience of radar technology is not necessary, as full product specific training will be provided. The role will be based at our offices in Ardington, but you should expect some travel to support PCB production and testing at our suppliers and certification testing at third party test houses.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Focus on supplier quality, conducting goods in part inspections as required
  • Provide details for supplier returns
  • Build and test inspections, including final shipment checks
  • Initiate and/or support quality initiatives
  • Test concession management
  • Support driving First Time Pass Yield (FTPY) to hit company targets
  • Build revision management
  • Coordinate Engineering Changes and Manufacturing Deviations into production
  • Drive changes into quality processes including production route cards, inspection points and documentation
  • Adhere to company and department processes
  • Contribute to continual improvement initiatives within the team

To fit into the environment, you will need to be an energetic individual who is used to consistently delivering quality work under pressure. This is a demanding, yet exciting role in a growing business, in which you can make a significant impact. The role also offers a good scope for personal growth and development.

You must have appropriate technical qualifications, including a solid background in quality assurance and ideally with experience of lean manufacturing techniques.  

Company overview - Navtech Radar

Navtech Radar is a world leading innovator and multi-award-winning designer and manufacturer of commercially deployed radar solutions. Our ground-breaking technology is utilised by clients across many industry sectors, from Perimeter Security Surveillance and Industrial Automation to Traffic Incident Detection. Navtech Radar has harnessed the power of the latest technology for commercial radar applications at a fraction of the cost, and above industry standards.

Renowned for investing heavily in innovation and R&D, Navtech Radar has earned an unrivalled reputation for products that are high performance, robust and extremely reliable. Our radar solutions are often used in mission critical applications where safety and security are vital. Navtech Radar’s policy for strategic development and expansion has achieved exceptional results and we are now seeking experienced and motivated staff to continue this growth.

Further information:

Our work headquarters 

Navtech Radar is based in the picturesque village of Ardington just outside Wantage, Oxfordshire. The office is very close to Didcot which has excellent train links to London. The location is easily commutable from Oxford, Swindon and Newbury.

The office is a modern farm conversion and offers excellent facilities in a beautiful environment with plenty of space, including ample free parking.

Our culture and benefits

Here at Navtech Radar, we help create the right environment for our focussed staff by providing a flexible, fun, friendly, and family feel.  We are dog friendly and enjoy family, friends and group events.  We encourage social activities and provide you with options to join colleagues on lunchtime walks, biking and other pursuits.  We care about our staff, in fact, our culture is developed by them, for them.


Salary will be competitive based on this type of role within the Thames Valley and we offer a bonus scheme, pension contributions, and a holiday loyalty scheme.

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