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Inspection Lead Technician

Electric Assisted Vehicles Ltd (EAV) is a sustainable, zero-emissions vehicle manufacturer and technology innovation company based in Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire with people and the future at the heart of everything we do.

EAV is committed to a mission of holistic sustainability and business growth through environmental awareness and creative innovation. Our industrious community of talent believe that we’re designing and building a better future for everyone through our collective Transport Futures Vision, a vision which is powered by our people.

We want to make a difference and are looking for enthusiastic individuals who share this vision to join our fast growing team.

Inspection Lead Technician

 The Role

Experienced team leader and skilled inspection technician working in Quality to enable the assembly of EAV cargo bikes.

  • Responsible for the Quality technicians in Goods-In & PDI as detailed below:
    • Part Inspection
      • Inspection of components received at Goods-In
      • Recording non-conformance of parts in inspection reports
      • Raising non-conformance reports against suppliers
      • Checking ISIR, PSW & CofC content against parts received
      • Inspection of non-conforming parts found during production and compilingreports
      • Organising outsourced 3rd party inspection
    • Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI)
      • Inspection of the finished vehicle at End of Line (EOL)
      • Vehicle defect checks recorded as a Defects Per Bike (DPB) KPI
      • Checking customer vehicle specification
      • Reviewing build log to ensure all Production processes are complete
      • Completing a test ride to check vehicle functionality
    • Must be trained in the use of inspection equipment such as:
      • Caliper & micrometer
      • Height gauge
      • Plug gauge
      • Thread gauge
      • Bore micrometer
      • Radius gauge
  • Must gain an intimate knowledge of all processes to act as absence cover for technicians
  • Assist with part quality root cause analysis
  • Raising Quality alerts in station
  • Training of staff on processes
  • Management of process adherence & improvement
  • Monitor Goods-In part volume throughput to ensure build volumes are achieved
  • Reporting on part shortages to Group Leader
  • Compiling end of shift production report for build area
  • Assist technicians with line stoppages
  • Responsible for technician Health, Safety & welfare
  • Drive department KPIs, monitoring performance
  • Collaborate with other production Lead Technicians on process improvement initiatives
  • Uphold 5S for the area
  • Responsible for maintaining team morale
  • Conducting inspection audits
  • Daily area preventative maintenance checks

The Person

  • Experienced team leader
  • Automotive experience is preferable
  • Trained inspector
  • Must be able to interpret a drawing
  • Mechanical experience is essential
  • Must have a Quality mindset
  • Reporting into the Group Leader
  • Ideally trained in the use of a CMM

The Detail

  • Overtime required when necessary
  • Possibility of an introduction of a shift pattern in the future
  • Permanent/full time position
  • CPD programme for all employees
  • Real potential for progression and career development
  • Regular performance reviews
  • On the job training
  • Free meal provided on site
  • Use of gym equipment on site
  • Regular team activities
  • Salary £35,000 – £50,000 depending on experience

To apply, please send your CV to bethany@eav.solutions or click apply below


Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted and that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.