Composite Inspector


Established in 2014, Advanced Materials is part of the Progressive Technology group and has grown to be a leading supplier of composite tooling and inserts to a diverse range of industries.

An award-winning, first choice supplier to Motorsport, Advanced Materials occupies a state-of-the-art 18,000 sq.ft facility in Newbury, Berkshire.

Offering a full turnkey solution including design, pattern-making, tooling, inserts and carbon fibre components, the business aims to re-enforce its position as one of the leading suppliers to the composite industry.


  • Working with carbon fibre mould tools and components with an ability to understand detailed drawings as well as customer specifications are essential to this role – some training can be provided. 
  • A track record of working in a fast-paced environment, working to tight deadlines is important for the successful candidate.
  • Successful candidates will have experience of working with inspection equipment, ideally Romer Arm Laser Scanners and associated software, CMM and Manual Inspection equipment to validate component accuracy.
  • Knowledge and experience of working to technical drawings, specifications and requirements within the composites manufacturing environment is preferred. 
  • Understanding quality management systems is desirable. 
  • Previous experience of Progress Plus ERP system is desirable, but training would be provided. 

The Role

  • The ability to verify dimensional accuracy of any part or tool used in the manufacturing process and to concisely communicate this to the internal team and Production Manager is critical.
  • The Composite Inspector will provide component validation, ensuring part conformity is achieved whilst adhering to compressed lead times. 
  • Interface with the company ERP system to ensure traceability of all manufactured components is critical to meeting the demanding quality requirements of our customers. 
  • We are looking for a highly motivated, excellent team player, that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with an eye for detail.
  • Adaptable and willing to meet the demands of the customers and business during busy periods of the year. 
  • Processing customer specific paperwork for RMAs and NCRs, working within our ERP system and dealing directly with customers to resolve manufacturing challenges is integral to this position. 
  • Some additional training is provided for this role if required. 

Additional Details/ Considerations

  • As our core business resides in Motorsport, Automotive and Aerospace, having an interest in these sectors can be beneficial, but not essential. 
  • Advanced Materials is a fast-paced exciting business that works in conjunction with many industries, therefore an interest in looking to deliver on challenging projects throughout the year as part of a team is important. 
  • Working as part of a team and succeeding as a team with a passion for delivering high quality components.
  • Pursuing career development, aspiring to be part of something new, or looking for a new opportunity within a similar industry, this leadership role in a cutting edge technology could provide many future career possibilities as the business evolves.


  • Day Shift, 42.5 hours per week, full time position
  • Overtime is available during seasonal peaks in workload
  • 25 days holiday to fit around busy periods of work
  • Reporting to the Production Manager
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Private health care
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Company phone
  • Subsidised onsite cafe
  • Subsidised Gym membership

Contact Details

To discuss this role further, send us an email or call 01635 500480.

Alternatively, email your CV directly to Rob West

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