Product Quality Improvement Engineer

GPW Recruitment
12 Jan 2018
13 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to a significant growth from 300 to 550 employes this year, my client is looking to recruit a Product Quality Improvement Engineer. This role is ideal for somebody looking for a chellenging opportunity. In return you will receive a generous salary, 15% annual bonus and job security. Job purpose * To deliver best in class product quality and reliability that exceeds market expectations * Working within an existing team to continually improve the Quality of business processes & products by identifying opportunities and implementing change that significantly contributes to the overall success of the organisation. * To support the overall culture transition to one that ensures process owners build Quality into their processes and designs. Duties * Supporting the QA manager with regards to a culture change within the organisation to ensure process owners are responsible for their Quality performance. * QMS auditing of the integrated management system. * Development of key business processes that drive quality into the design e.g. Product Lifecycle Management process. * Generation of test plans / testing to support new product developments. * Challenging engineering changes ensuring effective risk reviews take place. * Handling of product customer complaints - challenging the status quo on designs by working alongside engineering functions. * Improving data capture / collection and subsequent investigations to prevent reoccurrence of failure modes from internal non-conformances. * Building Quality into the process by utilising modern Quality techniques. * Generation of management reports supporting departmental objectives. * Any other reasonable & relevant duties as requested by the Head of Quality. Knowledge * Strong knowledge of root cause problem solving and process control techniques. * Strong working knowledge of mechanical engineering principles. * Good working knowledge of engineering production techniques. * Good working knowledge of the end to end business processes within an organisation. * Good working knowledge of ISO 9001 fundamentals * Design change management process knowledge * Product Lifecycle Management knowledge * Knowledge of machining. fabrication, welding, sand/die casting etc * Some knowledge of in-line inspection equipment * Lean Manufacturing techniques * Awareness of electrical design, pneumatic system design Experience * At least 5 years' experience within a complex design to order organisation * At least 5 years' experience working as a Quality professional * Internal & External auditing experience * Experience of driving high impacting initiatives through an organisation. * Experience of an organisation going through a culture change. Skills * Degree qualification in a Mechanical Engineering or related discipline * Formal Quality training / development e.g. CQI * IRCA certified trained auditor * ERP systems * Ability to read / interpret engineering drawings * Microsoft Office computer literacy, pivot tables etc. * Ability to diagnose and identify causes of manufacturing faults * Report writing e.g. justifications, initiatives etc. * Able to be agile based on changing priorities - strong team player. Please press apply now if you are interested in the role