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Skilled Bench Inspector

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Ref. 000473


Closing Date: 26/03/2019


Job Description

Leonardo Helicopters part of the multi-national Leonardo Group is a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of helicopters.  We have a great heritage and pride ourselves both on our reputation for excellence and for providing opportunities for our people. 


Employment benefits include a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave, salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme, the opportunity to join an award winning pension scheme, free car parking, employee discount scheme, an on-site Occupational Health Service, flexible working,  flexi -leave scheme and a generous relocation package.


Here is your chance to become part of the success story:


We are looking for a talented Skilled Bench Inspector to join our UK team based at our Yeovil site in the South West of England. 


As a Skilled Bench Inspector, your main purpose is to …


Skilled detailed parts bench inspector in machine shop or Gear shop production area, supporting first off, first article inspection, use of pre-kitting list and gauges and to raise quality notifications when required.



Key Responsibility Areas

  • You will be responsible for bench inspection quality of the product and adhering to all company procedures whilst maintaining delivery schedule adherence.
  • You will be use your WA stamp to pass off finished features.
  • You will use your WA stamp in the final inspection of components.
  • Experience of first article inspection process.
  • Ability to interpret aerospace standard engineering detailed drawings.
  • Liaise with quality department and manufacturing engineering.
  • Quality notifications, concessions/Non-conformance reporting.
  • A flexible approach in all inspection processes and the ability to work on own initiative within the quality processes and as part of a small but essential team.
  • A willingness to undertake the relevant training in order to operate Zeiss/Prismo CMM inspection areas.



Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • Qualified to NVQ level 3 in Engineering Production or equivalent time served engineering Apprenticeship in relevant discipline
  • The Job holder shall have a sound engineering background with experience within and Aerospace or manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of CMM inspection equipment would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Integrity and Professional approach.
  • Self –motivated but also has the ability to work as a team member.
  • Knowledge of company quality system but training will be given
  • Familiar with the use of computers and there software such as word, excel.
  • Good commutation skills with the ability to communicate verbally and in Writing.
  • Understanding of All manufacturing Process/ Support activities.
  • Familiarity with audit procedures.
  • Willingness to work within a shift environment
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing methodology  / continuous improvement activity.





Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,600 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the Company is present in 180 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.


Contact information:

Recruitment Team

Email: leonardo.gb@mailhr.info

Phone: 0333 999 3379