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Graham L. Bennett

Blackwater, Camberley


Tel: 01252 875934


A dedicated and highly experienced Quality Professional with a background in Commercial Aviation and Military Targeting Systems. Highly successful in the achievement of reducing non-conformance escapes to manufacturing and service. Possessing excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills and the ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial internal and external relationships. Enjoys being part of, motivating and training, a successful and productive team. Thrives in highly pressurized and challenging working environments within Quality.

Key Skills

Lead Auditor ISO9001
IPC 610 C.I.S Certified
MoD 640 Form – Completion and Signature
FAI & FAIR Inspector

Interpreting drawings and schematics
AS9100, AS9102, AS14001

Goods Inwards Inspection
Class Four Laser Awareness
Google Mail / Lotus Notes / Outlook
Test equipment coordinator
Workmanship coordinator
Radiation Protection Awareness
Lean principles
SAP/FIT Computer System
Quality Assurance Stamp holder
In-Process and Source Release inspections at Suppliers
Dangerous Goods
Export and Import compliance
FMEA / 8 Step / Poka Yoke
Factory Acceptance Testing “ FAT “
Material Review Board Coordinator “MRB”


Career History

November 2015 – Present

Principal QA/QC Inspector

QA Professional / ISO9001 Lead Auditor


BAE Systems Marine Ltd, Ash Vale – The Submarine Solutions business unit is a key component of BAE Systems naval activities.

Specialties: The design and manufacture of submarines, their state-of-the-art combat systems and equipment. Astute and Swiftsure /Trafalgar class integration facilities at Ash Vale.

ITAR Advanced trained
Liaised with Project Management teams on quality issues.
Review of AQAP and QASOR Requirements
Dimensional Inspection
Developed and maintained relationships with client / supplier Quality Inspectors
Conducted Factory Acceptance testing off site
Investigated all quality issues to relevant Department heads.
Identifying Quality standards and requirements from a contract or prospect
Process review/Gap analysis
Conducted First Article Inspection reviews (FAI) against all first-off products
Ensured ‘Safe Working Practices’ were upheld at all times
Root Cause Analysis/Corrective Action
Conducted on-site and off-site inspections / audits / source inspections within the UK.
Developed and reviewed inspection plans for incoming / outgoing products
Supported regular Material Review Board (MRB) meetings with Senior Quality Engineers and other departments regarding non-conforming products.
Conducted onsite Factory Acceptance Test with clients, making changes as required.
Working to Military and Government Standards: MIL-STD-2000, MIL-STD-2000A, MIL-STD-1520C, MIL-P-28809A, and MIL-STD-28809B) and Industry Standards J-STD-001, IPC-A-610, IPC-OI-645, IPC-A-620 Class and ARINC 805

January 2011 – October 2015

Senior Quality Inspector / QA Professional

Test Equipment Coordinator / ISO9001 Lead Auditor


Rockwell Collins has an extensive range of communication and aviation electronic solutions, coupled with a heritage of innovation

Specialties Integrated systems for mobile platforms, communication, navigation, situational awareness, flight control, information management, cabin management, services, simulation

Ensured all parts used in the manufacturing of “Advanced Electronic Military Equipment” are properly identified and compliant to quality and RCUK QMS procedures.
Updated and maintained RCUK Error reports for senior management
Reviewed and confirmed schematic drawings to the Parts Data Management System “PDM”
Conducted complied and reviewed the annual solder test for all technicians at RCUK
Led a full spectrum of quality inspection processes from First Article Inspection, to Damage check.
Final sign-off Inspection of RCUK equipment outgoing to client valued at in excess of £100,000 per system
Met and exceed AS9100 and AS9102 FAI expectations in line with RCUK QMS quality procedures
Ensured all certification against received goods were correct and in accordance with RCUK QMS regulations
Conducted onsite Factory Acceptance Test with clients, making changes as required.
1997 – 2009 Goods Inwards Quality Assurance Inspector / Lead Storekeeper Supervisor



Completion of First Article Inspection reports (FAI)
Authorised Inspector for secure stores as per VAA security procedures
Met and exceeded AS9100 and AS9102 FAI expectations in line with VAA procedures
Close liaison with LEAN representatives to review and streamline Goods Inwards operation. Safety liaison for employees of VAA warehouse
Maintained clean room/quarantine room temperature, monitor and control humidity levels, as necessary depending on specification of component
Designated signatory for EASA Form (formerly JAA Form 1)
Prioritised workload to include AOG (Aircraft on Ground) requirement and expedite through the Ultramain system to ensure part is available for immediate fitting.
Delivered training to new intakes to exceptional level for the preparation for their final oral examination to obtain the Stores Inspection Quality Assurance stamp.
Liaised closely with the AOG Desk ensuring all aircraft parts and documentation were correct and acceptable to VAA quality standards within deadline where necessary.

Early career in the motor industry working in stores and stock management
Professional Development
MOD Security clearance Lean Associate Simulation ILT
Quality Assurance Stamp holder – RCUK 100 Microsoft Windows XP, 7, 8 & 10
Quality Assurance Stamp held – VSA 627 Outlook / Gmail for business / Lotus Notes email
(Certified September 1997) Human Factor Courses
Lean at Rockwell Collins Overview Export and Import Compliance
Callipers Awareness Vernier Gauges
Full Clean Driving Licence

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