Principle Quality Engineer

Oldham Technical
15 Jan 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Major Recruitment are working in partnership with a leading Aerospace company based in the Dunkinfield area.

They are looking for a principle quality engineer to join there team and provide a positive contribution to there manufacturing operations.
1.Purpose of the role

The role will provide technical and functional quality excellence within AMC/manufacturing program teams, to ensure all existing and new product and process introductions are delivered on time and which meet pre-defined quality and budgetary performance metrics.

2.Key Responsibilities Guidelines:

Attends program team meetings as allocated by Senior Engineer

Provides the Voice of the customer on program teams , internal and external customers

Ensures all quality elements within the process are completed in a timely manner, in line with the program requirements

Provides quality input and technical understanding to the process to ensure products and processes are realised to manufacture right first time

Provides technical quality engineering support to the program teams ensuring appropriate control mechanisms are implemented and suitable risk analysis is performed to validate the effectiveness of controls, ensuring the use of appropriate tools to include but not limited to :

·Process Flows


·Control Planning

·Initial process studies


Ensures that customer needs and wants are thoroughly understood and delivered by program teams

Delivers customer Project Dossier requirements and ultimately submits documents to customer quality representatives

Reviews all quality requirements with customer contacts ensure continued performance excellence

Work with inspection department to develop best practices for measurement & calibration techniques , to confirm the confidence in reported values and verify the throughput of calibration work

Where required participate in cross functional discussions over possible measurement issues and solutions

Experience of leading and managing a mixed team of skilled/semi-skilled engineers

Able to effectively manage all quality requirements of the manufacturing projects, ensuring relevant elements and project milestones are delivered on time and within budgetary requirements.

Ability to be decisive and make data based decisions on behalf of the company, with consideration to customer requirements.

Work to Company, Industry and Regulatory Standards

Observe safety standards on methods, equipment, machinery & chemicals, both at Customer and Supplier sites.

Follow company / corporate systems of work , processes and supporting documentation, i.e. procedures and work instructions

Follow guidance from Senior Management team

Continual improvement

Must be able to utilise quality improvement and problem solving tools (e.g. Six Sigma).

3.General activities

Carry out any other ad-hoc duties as required to support the needs of the business.

Provide a professional backup service for colleagues during peak times or during absence.

Follow company procedures, standards and regulatory requirements.

Maintain continuous professional development to ensure knowledge is up to date.

Act as an ambassador for the company in all interactions with customers and the public.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

·Knowledge and experience within Nuclear, Defence or Oil and Gas industry an advantage

·New product and process introductions

·Knowledge of MoD DefStans and DefCons

·SQEP to meet customer requirements

·Competent understanding of quality tools process flows, FMEA, Control Planning, etc…

·Experience of Quality control techniques

·Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and process application

·Knowledge of programming techniques and process application

·Active participant within new product introduction programmes

·Experienced in leading and managing teams in quality improvement·

·Essential – Must have a minimum of 5 years engineering experience with 3 years in a quality environment.

·Desirable – Degree qualified in a related discipline (or suitable engineering experience).

Any requirement to travel

• Local, UK based customers and suppliers

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