Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer

Sure Employment
From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
03 Oct 2017
04 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, based in Shoreham, has an opening for an enthusiastic Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer to work in their new offices located on the south coast. Recruiting in October for a start date in November/December 2017. Salary range is up to £30K for someone with previous experience in a similar role or they would alternatively consider a good graduate (2 years’ experience) paying between £24K - £26K.

Responsibilities and Duties

Maintain the PPAP database and ensure that the PPAPs are being reviewed and validated in a timely manner

Organize internal /external measurements necessary to validate the PPAP

Analyse the PPAP documentation and highlight if there is any information missing

Help suppliers developing Component Quality Plans and ensure the Component Quality Plans are updated when required

Maintain the Component Quality Plan Database

Raise Reject Notes and request 8D report from the supplier

Facilitate root cause analysis and corrective actions of supplier quality issues

Perform on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of correction actions of supplier quality issues

Collate and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain

Support process improvement activities at the supplier

Work with the supplier directly, create correction action plans to address process failures

Support the Internal Quality team to monitor and report on supplier product quality and performance

Liaise and communicate with other departments, suppliers and other service providers

Contribute to continuous improvement activities

Undertake special projects as required

Willingness to travel in UK and internationally

Skills and Experience

Experience within a Supplier Quality Engineering / Quality Engineer role in the automotive sector
Knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is preferred
Metrology, Inspection Methods and Equipment
Understanding and interpretation of engineering drawings
Full clean driving licence
Understanding manufacturing processes
Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
Planning and prioritising activities
Good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate efficiently throughout the shop floor and with own management
Ability to present data accurately and effectively
Team working skills


Knowledge of ISO45001/OHSAS18001
Understanding of ISO14001
Knowledge of TS16949 and ISO 9001 is preferred
Knowledge of measurement techniques
Problem-solving skills


•Degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent and/or a recognized Quality Management qualification

Standard Working Hours 37.50 - Mon to Friday
Holiday Entitlement 20 days, rising to 25 days after 2 years’ service
Salary and Benefits
£K per annum, BUPA, Company Pension Scheme, Life Cover

About the Company

The Company is a privately owned, well-funded, company. It has taken a clean sheet of paper approach through its five-year development programme to deliver diesel engine designs that combine best engineering practice with patented technologies to unlock new levels of performance and packaging.

The core engine module is a 4 cylinder, 8 pistons, supercharged 2-stroke diesel with a capacity of 3.6 litres that delivers up to 350 hp (261 kW) per module. Principal bene?ts are increased responsiveness combined with reduced size, mass and parts count when compared with conventional diesels of similar power output and improved fuel efficiency and storage safety compared to gasoline engines of similar power output.

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