Quality Engineering Placement at Collins Aerospace

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
28th February 2019
West Midlands
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Aerospace/Aviation Engineering

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Quality Engineering Placement

We are looking for a talented individual to undertake a 12-month paid work placement, as part of our Business Placement Programme. You will work in our Quality department, starting in July 2019.

You will have the opportunity to build a deep knowledge of business imperatives and operational issues, as well as the opportunity to fully participate in the business. The Quality function is a site based team who work closely with all areas of the business including our customers and suppliers to ensure safe, compliant product is delivered by our facility to our world-wide customer base.

The challenges start on day one, as you share responsibility for major business decisions affecting product excellence. We are proud of our long standing tradition of developing talent, and invest great energy in developing top class professionals who can operate effectively across our diverse workforce.

Upon joining our team your typical responsibilities might include:

  • Leading a quality improvement project. This could be a project to reduce scrap and rework costs; tackle a problem in the field; or develop a business process.
  • Work with our programme based quality team to support the customer with quality related issues.
  • Engage with our world-wide supply base in a supplier quality role to drive root cause and corrective actions improving the quality of incoming product.
  • Learn and apply principles of ZDP™ (Zero Defect Plan) to both customer and supplied product to help drive best in-class quality performance.
  • Coordinate reporting metrics for quality performance and use the data to identify opportunities for improvement.

Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate studying Engineering (Mechanical, Manufacturing or Aerospace).

You will be able to demonstrate

  • Strong technical knowledge which can be applied to Aerospace Mechanical Systems and Manufacturing
  • Self-Motivated individual
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise own work
  • Ability to build strong relationships and be a team player
  • A can do, find a way, attitude
  • Experience of delivering high quality work to deadline
  • Creativity, initiative, diplomacy, self-motivation and self confidence
  • Must display initiative and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; specifically the use of Microsoft Excel to filter, clean, identify, analyse and interpret trends or patterns in data

About Collins Aerospace

When the global engineering community looks for ideas and solutions to its biggest challenges, they turn to the people of Collins Aerospace. We design, invent and deliver the most advanced and diverse range of aerospace systems on the market. Our high quality products are found on commercial, regional, business and military aircraft (and other platforms) – allowing both passengers and crew members to have a much more comfortable flight experience.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and completed screening questions to recruitmentwolverhampton@collins.com