QA and PA Support Technician


Direct Entry Job Permanent Didcot, UK

Uploaded 8 Jun 2022

Job Description

Hours: Full time or Part time (minimum 30 hours per week)

Carrying out measurements of molecular contamination within the RAL Space Cleanrooms and for projects including:

  • Positioning, retrieving and measuring witness windows in cleanrooms to meet QA and PA requirements.
  • Cleaning of witness windows where required (training will be given)
  • Supplying measurement data to applicable teams
  • Generating reports from measurement data
  • Contacting and liaising with other RAL Space groups using the facilities.
  • Supporting PA and QA group members with inspections of delivered items
  • Arranging inspections with applicable parties when required.
  • Photographing items being inspected.
  • Checking of key dimensions of items being inspected
  • Checking and scanning of supplied documentation
  • Writing up inspection reports.
  • Monitoring work areas to identify possible failures to meet requirements
  • It is expected that you will be flexible to carry out other activities where required by the QA and PA groups (time to be split 50% each for PA & QA).

Person Specification


  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently with guidance from a team
  • Evidence of effective time management and prioritisation
  • Good written communication skills
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Good quality cover letter
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience in use of Microsoft Office Suite


  • A minimum of 2 years work experience working in a technical organization or testing laboratory (scientific or engineering)
  • Work experience in an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System
  • Experience in data entry or processing data.
  • Experience of handling high value items or equipment
  • Experience with photography inspections
  • FTIR experience