New Product Introduction/ APQP Quality Engineer

Forward Assist Recruitment
£30000 - £35000/annum
09 Jun 2017
08 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The client are experts in providing high quality machined components for the Automotive, Aerospace, Power Generation and Aero-Engineer industries for high profile blue chip clients. Over the last few years they have expanded rapidly and have invested heavily in the business.

All of the team from Directors to the shop floor act like family and work together on designing and producing products of the future. If you are looking for a great company with a can do attitude then this is one for you.

The aim of this position is to manage the development of quality activities to obtain reliable products on time with the required quality, manufactured with capable means and processes, using validated suppliers to meet the customer & internal requirements and deadlines.

Main Tasks

- APQP support - management of all quality related tasks
- Control Plans definition and execution
- Validation Plans definition and execution
- Control Means definition and approval
- Process Validation
- Liaise with customers on new projects - manage meetings on site or at customer locations.
- Liaise with manufacturing, sales, supply chain, logisitics, senior management & stakeholders on all new products being introduced to the business by providing the link to the customer requirements.
- PPAP submissions to customers
- CAD & Drawing reviews
- Devising measurement strategy with the manufacturing teams & ordering the necessary equipment
- Capability analysis of all new products/processes
- IMDS Approval & Submissions

Knowledge and Education

- Time served engineer that fully understands engineering principles around CNC machining & manufacturing processes.
- Great understanding of CAD & Engineering drawings.

Work Experience

- A minimum of 5 years` experience in new product introduction in the automotive industry with a proven track record of successful & on-time projects

Skills and Competencies, Technical competences and know-how:

- Control Plans
- Process flows
- Validation Plans
- Control Means
- Process Validation
- Advance Customer Quality Specific Requirements.
- GD&T
- Cpk/Ppk, SPC
- Product/Process Audits
- Problem solving tools
- Capacity analysis support
- Tooling logs/reports
- Dimensional reports - CMM / Faro / Contrace / Surface finish / Manual methods
- Six sigma would be beneficial
- Engineering specifications
- Understanding of Material & Performance Test Results
- ISO9001 / TS16949
- Manufacture of aluminum product experience, preferably in castings/extrusions
- Excellent timekeeping & work planning ability
- Excellent communication skills
- Effective Leadership skills
- Highly motivated