Supplier Quality Engineer

CDS Recruitment ltd
£40000 - £45000/annum car
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A Supplier Quality / SQA Engineer is sought by a busy manufacturing company in Oxford.

Main Duties will be to

* Ensure the supply base operates full compliance with current policies and procedures in the areas of Quality and Product Certification, and where necessary drive through process improvements to meet changing business needs.
* Lead the quality element of supplier quarterly business reviews for all A Class suppliers (QBR's).
* Carry out periodic reviews with suppliers to ensure that they satisfy the ongoing requirements of the company and that the company is contractually protected from predictable problems
* Deliver continuous improvement actions and run improvement workshops.
* Use data analysis to drive continuous improvement and deliver savings to the business, via Suppliers
* To facilitate and to ensure that all Supplier's have the necessary control plans, required to support the business.
* Establishing statistical confidence by identifying incoming inspection criteria, sample size and acceptable error rates
* Ensure Root Cause Analysis and implementation of Corrective Actions for supplier related concerns are completed in a timely manner.
* Act upon Product / process defect analysis in a proactive manner to mitigate potential defects/failures
* Handling of both internal and customer quality issues
* To lead the Vendor Quality Technician(s) to ensure that products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of all necessary quality standards and industry regulations
* Monitor the Supply Base quality levels on an ongoing and proactive basis
* Audit existing suppliers on a regular basis to ensure that they are conforming to industry standards and requirements.
* Carry out initial suppliers audits for potential new suppliers.

You will have experience of supplier quality in the area of electronics, moulding, mechanics and manufacturing. A HND level qualification with good communication and influencing skills. .

Key areas of competence needed are

* Good knowledge of Quality Control and Problem Solving techniques (Process FMEA / Control Plans / 8D problem solving / root cause analysis).
* Supplier dispute resolution.
* Supplier Production Part Approval Process & Supplier Incoming Sample Inspection Reporting
* Lean tools & techniques
* Project Management
* Value stream management and VSM mapping techniques.
* ISO 9001 Auditor
* Knowledge of regulatory requirements and certification working in a highly regulated industry

Experience of using Q-Pulse is ideal with good data analysis and six sigma skills are a strong advantage. Good reporting skills and attention to detail are important to the success of this role. A full driving licence is essential as there is travel as part of the role

Salary is £40-45K + a company car

Please call Adam Jones at CDS Recruitment or click Apply Now for more details on this role