QA Manager

Recruiter
GPW Recruitment
Location
Shipley
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Due to a significant growth from 300 to 550 employes this year, my client is looking to recruit a QA Manager. 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
* Maintain certification against the IMS and continually improve quality standards to customer expectations, continual improvement and business adoption of the management system by deployment of Quality toolboxes and philosophies.
* To support the overall culture transition to one that ensures process owners build Quality into their processes and designs.

Duties

* Ensuring that internal or external customer requirements and expectations have been identified and that the organisation is meeting or exceeding these customer expectations. Champion, support or lead multi-disciplined quality improvement initiatives that support product or process improvements
* Ensuring that all managers, process owners and supervisors develop and maintain their part of the quality management system by development of their awareness within the management system.
* Monitor and advice on how the management system is performing, which often includes the publication of statistics to the senior leadership team regarding company performance against set measures.
* Continual enhancement of the quality culture and use of quality tools within the business to increase the rate of improvement.
* Determining how customers' expectations will change over time (internal and external) and what the organisation needs to do to meet these changing expectations. Additionally he/she will be responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of a customer-focused culture within the organisation.
* 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.
* Development of suppliers both for existing parts and introduction of new parts.
* Involvement in developing the quality goals and targets in the organisation's strategic plan.
* Manage / develop Q KPI's across the business examples;
* Out of box failures, warranty failures, CoPQ, RFT, CCN, QCR, CAPA responsiveness, audit schedules, audit deficiencies, supplier quality, PPAP, internal yield.
* Management of departmental objectives to support business goals.
* 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.
* Strong working knowledge of engineering production techniques.
* Strong working knowledge of ISO 9001& 14001 fundamentals
* Knowledge of machining. fabrication, welding, sand/die casting etc
* Knowledge of SPC
* 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 at Managerial Level
* Internal & External auditing experience
* Experience of driving high impacting initiatives through an organisation.
* Experience of NPDI process
* Experience of an organisation going through a culture change.

Skills

* Degree qualification in a Mechanical Engineering or related discipline or equivalent experience
* Formal Quality training / development e.g. CQI
* IRCA certified trained auditor
* 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.

If you are interested in this role, please press apply now

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