Manufacturing inspector (Temp to perm role 6 month rolling contract)

Norton Motorcycles is an iconic, British motorcycle brand delivering exquisite riding experiences. For over 120 years, Norton Motorcycles has been celebrated worldwide for its unique place in motorcycle history. We are based in our new state-of-the-art facilities in Solihull, West Midlands, where we work in a tight-knit but ever-expanding team. Now under new ownership, Norton Motorcycles is proud to sit with the TVS Motor family.

Entering a new era, we are scaling globally and successful recruits will have the opportunity to be a part of that growth. The Norton company culture is built on respect, trust, and responsibility. We trust our employees to be fully capable of executing their role/s exceptionally and professionally, whilst valuing personal development, teaching and learning.

The Role

The Norton Motorcycle Co. Ltd are looking for an experienced Quality/NDT and DT Inspector to join us. This role will be supporting the manufacturing department. Expect to be supporting the fabrication team with NDT & DT and visual inspection of our frames and frame components built here onsite at Norton HQ.


Key Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Working within the Norton Fabrication workshop;

    • Visual inspection of polished components to Norton standards

    • Norton fabricated assembly inspection using total acceptance gauges

  • Producing part inspection reports

  • Use cutting equipment to produce DT weld samples (training provided)

  • Weld analysis reporting

  • Raising external and internal non-conformance reports

  • Signing off parts for use in production

Personal Specification

  • Knowledge of digital microscopy and measurement software (refreshment training can be provided)

  • Able to use total acceptance gauges to confirm product quality

  • Visual weld inspection

  • Dye penetrant testing

  • Good understanding of engineering drawings, specifications and quality standards

  • Good understanding of destructive and non-destructive weld testing

  • Experienced in aluminium welding processes



  • Automotive vehicle inspection

  • Comfortable using metal cutting equipment such as bandsaw, angle grinder (training can be provided)

  • Competent in using MS office, Excel and SharePoint

Benefits of working for Norton:

We offer desirable benefits for all employees of Norton, including;

  • 25 Days holiday (Small amount used for Christmas Holiday)

  • Pension Scheme

  • Life Insurance 

  • Flexible Working 

  • Casual Dress 

  • Parking on site


Applicants must have the Right To Work in the UK


Job Type: Full time - Permanent

Salary package is dependent upon previous experience

It is essential that you send both your CV and a cover letter when applying for this role. Please also state where you heard about this vacancy within your application.

Please forward your CV and a covering letter in the first instance to stating which role you are applying for.

We have a 10 day reply policy, so if you do not hear from us within 10 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.