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Job #: R-00106391
Location: Bedfordshire, GB
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: UK - BPSS
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Production Quality Engineer/Inspector

Permanent, Based on site in Bedford

Are you Quality Driven problem solver, doing whatever it takes to ensure the best possible products are delivered to customers?

Do you want to work for a manufacturer at the forefront of complex security equipment?

As a Production Quality Engineer here at Leidos, everyone takes some responsibility for quality, but we have a dedicated, independent quality team who carry out various functional and acceptance checks to ensure all products meet customers’ expectations before they are shipped.

You are a hands-on Quality Engineer who enjoys being in the thick of the action. You’ll carry out “in-line” inspection and test of our complex baggage handling systems, which incorporate many different modules and equipment such as conveyors, control systems, x-ray and detection systems. You will also conduct “Pre-ship” Quality checks and facilitate factory acceptance testing before releasing the product from the factory.

You’ll identify the root causes of any issues found with the process, build and design, taking corrective actions where necessary and recommending opportunities for improvement. You’ll also provide the relevant quality reports including 8D and complete all check sheets to sign things off.  

Your quality testing feedback will be used by the Engineering, Product Development and Production teams to improve the products and services to increase customer satisfaction, product reliability and profitability.

You’re an experienced electrical / mechanical engineer, able to read/understand engineering drawings and able to follow a manufacturing process from start to finish. Ideally, you have some working knowledge of PLC Programming for carrying out in-line tests on the equipment.

Why should you join our Quality Team?

We are problem solvers – each solution we produce has many different elements that throw up new challenges and new issues to identify and correct.

We are always learning – this role has a broad remit from manufacturing to electronic and engineering elements, there will always be something to keep you on your toes. There are also great opportunities for growth here at Leidos, this role has arisen following an internal promotion.

We work towards a common goal – QA and production work together to produce the best product we can. We are proud of the products we produce and everyone takes ownership over their part of the process.

Reward – we offer a competitive package with great benefits from a pension scheme (contribution matched up to 8%), private medical insurance and life assurance with loads of flexible benefits including dental insurance, gym flex and shopping discounts.

If you're ready to join us on our mission, please apply today!

About You

You are an inquisitive problem solver, questioning everything from a quality perspective. Willing to go the extra mile to make a difference and be the catalyst to implement change.

You’re ideally trained in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (HNC / ONC would be great) with some experience in a quality / manufacturing engineering role. It would be useful (but not essential) to have some knowledge of conveyor systems / automation.

You’re experienced with CAPA and 8D structured problem solving and reporting to address root cause of failures. Additionally, quality Reporting, NCMR, MRB and experience with ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems.

You’re proficient in statistical analysis; with working knowledge of Quality Data and Quality Data systems.

Able to interpret both electrical and mechanical technical drawings and use general inspection tools including Micrometers, Vernier, Calipers and other measuring equipment.

Due to the nature of our business, you are expected to obtain and maintain BPSS security clearance.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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