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Quality Assurance Engineer

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£35,000 to £42,000
Job Type
5 Sep 2022
Quality Assurance Engineer Milton Keynes A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Quality Assurance Engineer to join a reputable and successful manufacturer of specialist equipment to several sectors including construction, logistics and distribution. Through investment in staff, manufacturing equipment and technology they maintain an ongoing commitment to produce high-quality innovative products. The Quality Assurance Engineer will support and develop internal and external manufacturing processes throughout the supply chain to ensure that they consistently produce quality product, without un-necessary waste or cost. They will provide effective quality control and assurance systems and procedures to the business, and work to promote and achieve a no-fault forward attitude and culture. Although some flexibility will be required the working hours for this position are 08:00 - 16:30 Monday to Friday. Main Duties and Responsibilities Responsible for Supplier Quality Assurance of allocated supplier commodities. Manage external supplier quality for your assigned commodity group. This will include holding suppliers factually to account, as well as providing support and development. Management of quality issues through assessment and validated approval of containment, corrective and preventative actions Review with, and development of, suppliers for Quality concerns raised against them, QR / QN process to be followed in line with standards and in accordance with Supply Agreement Contracts Perform new supplier quality audits and supplier development / continuous improvement activities. Develop the existing supply base to achieve the expected quality of supply and improve their performance Develop and implement Supplier Quality Assurance procedures to ensure all externally supplied products, material and parts meets required standards of quality. Investigate supplier component failures, arrange supplier diagnostics, review suppliers processes and manufacturing procedures, negotiate liability with supplier and ensure they implement and provide defined containment and approved formally reported preventative actions Support and facilitate problem solving and structured action completion through the Product Lines Quality Assurance sub stakeholder boards. Facilitate the evaluation of Root Causes through proven problem-solving methods, 5 Why and 8D to resolve and provide sustainable solutions to daily quality problems. Where applicable P.F.M.E.A and D.M.A.I.C. methods to be used to ensure robust preventative actions are implemented to resolve and provide sustainable solutions to quality concerns. Provide support where assigned to the integration of New Products through the deployment of APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) tools and methodology, integrating PPAP (Product Part Approval Process) for internal processed parts and externally supplied parts Provide ability and support to conduct inspection of product parts to drawing specification to ensure effective containment of non-conforming parts, including ISIR (1st off Inspection for new and updated components / suppliers), using a range of inspection equipment, including conventional as Faro arm / digital systems Where applicable, to implement and maintain process control measurement systems, including Statistical Process Control, Process Capability measures, and Acceptable Quality Limits, for statistical process trends to support the implementation of Quality Control Plans Liaison with Customer Support for the assisting and facilitating the containment of technical customer feedback (CFB) issues raised Internal auditing and maintenance / support of the ISO 9001 quality management system Our Ideal Candidate HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering or similar engineering discipline Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings Computer literate - with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint also Access and Project but not essential Working knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) Working knowledge of PPAP/APQP tools and methods Experience of D.F.M.E.A. and P.F.M.E.A. (desirable but not essential) Working knowledge of LEAN principles Understanding of Six Sigma D.M.A.I.C.(desirable but not essential) Good written and verbal communication skills Clean driving licence. Prepared to travel UK and abroad to assess / support the Supply base Qualified Auditor (internal or / & lead) experience Ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all levels, including good level of presentation skills (verbal & written) focussed on relevant data and conclusions Positive can-do attitude to problem solving, developing systems and improving business performance Ability to promote team working culture and the effectiveness of teams Demonstrate Leadership qualities to drive improvements within a team Proven Problem-Solving experience, 5why and 8D methods Experience in manufacturing practices; primarily fabrication, welding and machining, but knowledge around electrical, hydraulic, mechanical assembly and finishing processes would be advantageous Benefits £35,000 to £42,000 per annum basic salary dependent upon experience 25 days annual leave + bank holiday (holiday entitlement increases with service) Annual bonus (on average £500 per annum) 5% Contributory Pension scheme Healthcare Scheme Death in Service Life Insurance Scheme Free Company Lunches Free Company Family Days Cycle to Work Scheme Referral Scheme
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  • Job Reference: 704432420-2
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Barker Ross
    Barker Ross
  • Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: £35,000 to £42,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus excellent benefits
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent