Quality Engineer

Acorn Recruitment
£30000 - £35000/annum
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Acorn Recruitment is seeking a Quality Engineer for a fast paced, global manufacturing business in Bristol due to continued growth and brand development.

Salary - £30,000 to £35,000pa

Rotating shifts - 0700-15.40 and 1400 to 12.40 (Monday to Friday)

Main scope of the role:
Responsible for Quality Engineering Processes and Continuous Improvement of Quality technologies for the factory.

Key Result Areas:
* Working with the Quality Process Engineering Leader in resolving quality process issues, identifying areas for improvement and developing actions to address deviations.
* Responsible for the following measures with the manufacturing cell and the associated actions:
ZHT (Zero Hour Test)
First pass yield
Short reliability Scrap
* Measurement and reporting on the Critical Characteristics (CPk Data Collection), associated to the manufacturing lines.
* Use of proprietary system to raise and manage supplier issues.

* Measurement, monitoring and maintenance of Quality Standards.
* Support Line Trials for Quality input and assessment.
* Generate quarantine reports and follow up on corrective actions.
* Carry out root cause analysis of quality issues, liaising with Cell Leader to prevent reoccurrence.

* Reduce cost through the reduction of waste.

* Contribution to the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment
* Support the Group Leader in adherence to Health and Safety Regulations at all levels through reporting of concerns.

* Establish and maintain positive relationships with people at all levels, including regular communication with team members and support functions.
* Seek to embed and demonstrate the company's core values of Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Inclusion, Team Work and Spirit of Winning.
* Duties and other projects as assigned by the Group Leader and Quality Engineering Leader Processes


Good level of general and further education
Degree in engineering or science related subject is desirable

Experience of working with a high volume manufacturing area
Able to demonstrate personal success in the achievement of continuous process improvement activities against a clear set of objectives
Proven track record of working with external suppliers in the formulation of action plans/containment plans for Problem Resolution
Used to working in an environment of high production volumes and complex products.
Experience of working within a large organisation (desirable)
Experience with NPI and supplier approvals (PPAP) (desirable)

Skills and Knowledge
Principles of metrology and GD&T
Competent in the use of Corrective Action
Reporting Systems and Problem Solving techniques
Knowledge of SPC Data Collection and analysis of data
Computer-literate, being fully conversant with MS Excel, Word and Power Point.
Green belt trained or practical experience in 6σ
Able to use Advance Quality Planning techniques (Process Flow, PFMEA, Control Plans) (desirable)
Black belt certified (desirable)
Technical background or extensive working knowledge in one of the following areas (desirable):
Metal stamping;
Material sciences;

Personal characteristics and behaviours
Able to work independently as well as within a team environment
Able to gain respect of others and their 'buy in'
Able to operate confidently and communicate effectively at all levels, both verbally and in a written form
Professional in approach, and able to lead by example, acting with tact and diplomacy
Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, able to work cross-functionally
Ability to work through a problem from start to finish (full ownership)
Committed to learning and self-development

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment