Graduate Product Assurance Specialist


Graduate Position Permanent Didcot, UK

Uploaded 20 Feb 2020

Job Description

Product Assurance is the discipline of planning and implementing activities to provide assurance that the space hardware and software we design, build and test will fulfil its intended purpose. The Product Assurance Group in RAL Space supports the department’s projects with these activities.

Summary of Key Duties and Responsibilities

The work would initially be assisting more experienced members of the Product Assurance group in their role as project Product Assurance Managers, with the job holder becoming increasing capable over time of operating autonomously as a PA Manager. The PA discipline is wide-ranging and includes

  • Quality assurance
  • Dependability
  • Safety
  • Electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) components
  • Materials, processes and mechanical parts
  • Software product assurance

The role requires thorough and conscientious work to tight deadlines across multiple projects simultaneously, adapting to changing priorities as the need arises. The work would include:

  • Gathering and recording data on the materials, processes, parts and EEE components used by projects, to provide evidence and assurance of their suitability
  • Ensuring that conformance control actions and record-keeping are conducted promptly and effectively. This includes the recording and analysis of problems to determine their implications for the project, then following up to ensure that appropriate corrective actions are carried out
  • Supporting incoming and outgoing inspections of parts and equipment and the auditing or inspection of suppliers
  • Participating in internal and external project review meetings, including presenting information to the project team and customers
  • Preparing the End Item Data Packages that describe and accompany project deliverables
  • Conducting audits on projects and groups in the department for compliance with internal and external requirements