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Quality Inspector

Region: South Shields

Rotary Power, part of the British Engines Group, specialises in the design, development and manufacture of hydraulic motors and pumps to a range of sectors including construction, mining and agriculture. With over 50 years of supply, the company operates from a facility in the North East and a satellite facility in India, both with strategic investment in the latest machine tool technology.

With sales, marketing and distribution facilities in Germany, the United States and India, this is an exciting time to join the business as it embarks on a period of development that is seeing rapid growth in its new radial piston motor technology in to a number of key sectors.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our site in South Shields for a Quality Inspector to join our growing business. This position will be on a full time, permanent basis.

Reporting to the Quality Manager the Quality Inspector will co-ordinate the company inspection activities to ensure the required quality standards are achieved, maintained and improved.

Duties will include

  • To inspect and validate the output of the manufacturing team according to engineering drawings, standards and specifications
  • To use a range of measuring equipment together with working knowledge of inspection procedures to undertake inspection operations and record results in the Rotary Power self-inspection system
  • To interpret engineering drawings and work with imperial and metric measures to ensure dimensional accuracy
  • To work within single, small batch or a series of components and finished product processes
  • To work as part of the inspection team and interface with the production support departments including production control, engineering, maintenance, and design
  • Material handling as required to load, unload and manoeuvre materials and finished components
  • To work in a safe manner; driving positive behaviour and leading by example with regard to the company’s health, safety and environmental policies
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as may be required



The person

The successful candidate must possess a BTEC qualification in an engineering discipline. Similar previous experience in an engineering and/or manufacturing organisation is essential and experience of operating Coordinate Measurement Machines (CMMs) would also be beneficial. Excellent communication and time management skills are a must.

The successful applicant must have a flexible approach to work activities including working shifts as required to meet production needs.

Applicants should also be able to demonstrate a positive and motivated approach to their work combined with an ability to work under pressure.

Hours of work will be 37 per week

What we offer:

The successful candidate will receive a ‘new starter’ payment of £375.00 after 6 continuous months of employment and a further £375.00 after 12 continuous months (payment is subject to the terms and conditions of the scheme).

  • Employee assistance programme including WeCare wellbeing app
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Holiday buy and sell
  • Pension scheme
  • Training and development
  • Free on-site parking

Closing date:

15 July  2022

This vacancy falls under our ‘refer a friend’ scheme. If you have been notified of this vacancy by a current employee of British Engines, please choose the option ‘refer a friend’ when stating where you heard about the vacancy.

If you do not have an email address, please forward a CV to HR Department, British Engines, Q6 Quorum Business Park, Benton Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8BT.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you have not been contacted within four weeks then your application has been unsuccessful this time.