At Ultra Precision Control Systems we have an opportunity to join our Quality team at the Cheltenham site, where you will perform a project and process assurance role in accordance with the internal, external body and customer quality requirements.

Wherever possible, we will consider a variety of working options to suit your lifestyle, whether that be hybrid home/office working, flexible working and part or full time employment. It’s the ‘innovating’ and ’empowering’ values that we ASPIRE to be. We welcome the challenge to work in new ways and have trust in you when getting the job done because we recognise, our business is our people.

As Quality Engineer you will assure that processes are being followed in accordance with the requirements of the Business Management System (BMS) and to lead resolution processes where this is not the case.

You will identify, verify, maintain and recommend quality and business improvement processes within the business and the supply chain required to maintain company quality approvals and work closely with all levels of internal and external customers including approval authorities.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Plan and carry out a schedule of audits and assessments with completion of associated documentation and activities in accordance with the QMS
  • Support of any investigations arising from Quality issues through to their documented conclusion, with supporting root cause analysis and solutions to prevent re-occurrence
  • Manage completion and effectiveness of Corrective and Preventative measures
  • Ensuring Quality measures with associated targets are maintained for QA Compliance
  • Support of external Quality audits, assessments and visits by customers and authorities
  • Ensuring that regular shop floor checks are performed, reported and any associated issues are effectively resolved
  • Support in the coordination and facilitation of timely responses and resolution of quality issues identified
  • Assist with the generation of Quality Plans and proposals
  • Support in the generation of First Article Reports internally as well as any associated customer facing activities for product verification.
  • Support customer or supplier Source Inspection or Delegate Product Review Verification activities
  • Facilitation of concession applications and engineering change requests
  • Participate in Engineering Design Project reviews and auditing these projects to ensure compliance to internal QMS requirements
  • Participate in Contract Reviews and New Business Proposal launches
  • Support Operators Approval Processes, including issuing of Stamps and Scopes of Approval
  • Ensure the departmental objectives are achieved in line with the job holders individual objectives
  • Perform duties in accordance with company policies, procedures and processes
  • Develop and support of a business improvement culture and associated activities e.g. process mapping, lean, continuous improvements etc.
  • Assist with the maintenance of company approvals e.g. EASA/CAA, FAR, ISO, AS etc. to maintain airworthiness
  • Required Skills and Experience:


  • Has a proven range of Quality/Business Improvement experience
  • Proven experience working within a quality management system
  • Experience with auditing, both internal and supporting external audits
  • Knowledge of manufacturing environment and working with a supply chain
  • Experience of liaising with internal and external customers
  • Good communication skills demonstrated both verbally and in writing in the form of presentations and recommendations for improvement
  • Works effectively with others
  • Demonstrated experience in building good working relationships and gaining trust and respect with internal and external customers
  • Good application of Microsoft packages and relevant software for the role (Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Desirable

  • Has worked in an Aerospace Organisation
  • Experience in:Aerospace quality standards (e.g. AS9100, EASA Part 21, Part 145 etc)Other aerospace topics e.g. FOD, counterfeit avoidance etc.First Article / Parts Approval reporting methods (E.g. AS9102, PPAP etc.)Process Measurement techniques (e.g. SPC, KPIs, etc .)Quality Management System and Process Mapping Software
  • Certified Quality Auditor training
  • Education linked to Engineering Qualifications
  • Security Clearance:

    Any applicant must be able to attain SC security clearance


    Every employee is critical to our success and as such we offer a range of flexible employee benefits along with career development opportunities.

  • Flexible working within core working hours
  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy/sell 5 days plus bank holidays.
  • 4 times your annual salary in life assurance
  • Flexible benefits package (benefits such as, new car scheme, retail vouchers, gym discounts, health screening and more!)
  • Pension Scheme – Less than 5 years’ service up to 5.5% employer contributions, 5 years’ service + up to 7.5% employer contributions. 
  • Here at Ultra we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusivity. Underpinned by our values, behaviours and policies, we want you to feel empowered to be the best version of yourself. We also believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures will increase our diversity of thinking, ensuring we successfully deliver to our customers.

    We therefore do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also support requests for flexible working arrangements wherever possible.