Senior Quality Engineer

Melbreck Technical Recruitment
11 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Melbreck are working with this leading designer and manufacturer of Automotive, Marine, Industrial, Aerospace and Defence equipment who are based in the South West in Somerset near Taunton.

Due to continued growth within sales and the development of new products they are looking to strengthen their quality team and as such are looking to recruit for a Senior Quality Engineer.

As a Senior Quality Engineer you will be:

Core purpose of job role:

To support the Quality team in providing an efficient and professional service to their customers, their suppliers and their manufacturing facility. Drawing on a range of quality tools and techniques, this position plays a key role in problem solving and continuous improvement activities.


To deliver PPAP and other similar part or process approvals, which includes gauge studies, process flow diagrams, control plans, process capability studies, ISIR’s & material certifications

Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
ISO9001 Quality Management System and documentation
To promote & maintain high levels of 5S
To promote & follow all health & safety practices & procedures
To understand and utilize all modern quality tools & techniques in the pursuit of meeting departmental and individual targets.
Follow all document control practices
To work within the existing systems and to ensure new or amended systems, process or procedure changes are implemented formally

Expert use of standard hand tools such as Micrometers, Calipers, Gauge blocks etc.
Correct interpretation and measurement of technical engineering drawings, including geometrical tolerances
Understand and operate advanced measuring tools
Concept design, development, validation & implementation of new or amended measurement systems & devices

Internal & supplier auditing, involvement with external/ customer audits
Customer and supplier liaison including visits (may include overseas travel)
Writing technical, supplier and quality engineering reports
Delivering Quality improvement projects within a timely manner
Support production and other departments with projects, continuous improvement, investigative and development work
Reverse engineering and application support
Making presentations, sharing information and training colleagues
Preparing material & providing quality training to production members
Planning & Control

Product Manufacture Quality planning
Goods Inwards Quality planning
Outgoing goods Quality planning
In process & final inspection Quality planning
Application of internal standards
Process control & internal audits
Preparing centerline gauge details
Customer complaint handling
Concession request processing
Detailed analysis of internal reject and other quality related data
Preparing KPI management reports
SPC and capability indices
Problem solving

Root cause analysis using problem solving techniques such as 5 Why, Fishbone, 8D, brainstorming etc.
Implementation & follow up of Corrective & Preventive actions
Design of Experiment and other quality tools & techniques
Measurement, analysis & disposition of product returns & stock

Specific criteria required for this position:

Applicants should hold a degree in an engineering related discipline, or a lower level qualification which is supported with relevant engineering experience

Previous experience in working in a senior quality engineering role is essential in which you will have gained experience in ISO9001, PPAPs, FMEAs, control plans, auditing and the implementation of corrective and preventative actions

A good level of competency in statistical analysis techniques will be an advantage

The following skills and attributes are required:

Able to competently use spreadsheet & database applications, including complex formulae and formatting techniques
Strong problem solving skills in which you will demonstrate a methodical approach
Comprehensive understanding of the core quality tools & techniques
Excellent communication skill, verbal and written. Able to write high level professional technical / general reports and successfully present information to others
High degree of precision & accuracy
Able to organise yourself to meet deadlines. Able to project manage teams
To be self-motivated and focused to achieve high outputs
Ability to interact and co-operate positively with others, both as team member or project leader
A sound knowledge of the APQP & PPAP process is essential
Fully conversant with the usage of hand held measuring equipment, engineering drawings and geometric tolerances

If you are looking for a new role and this sounds of interest then please get in contact ASAP and Quote the following reference number 2101

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