SQA Engineer

Recruiter
Oscar Harrington
Location
Birmingham
Salary
38000.0000
Posted
18 Mar 2017
Closes
17 Apr 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

SUPPLIER QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER

A Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer with experience in APQP/PPAP/PSW, 8D methodology, 5Y etc. & Six Sigma is required for a contract based employment opportunity with a leading international automotive company based in College Rd, Birmingham.

The role is offering a salary up £38,000 based on experience.

The Company

Our client is a leading automotive technology company that specialises in the design and manufacture of complex, mechatronic, advanced vehicle safety systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supplier performance analysis and management (100+ suppliers)
  • Leading and organising formal Quality Improvement Programs with suppliers
  • Conducting audits to assess suppliers against our clients requirements
  • Utilising the our clients global complaint system (VIN) to record issues and assess supplier performance
  • Helping suppliers resolve problems with mechanical and electrical component issues
  • Driving improvement throughout the supply base to meet Corporate directives
  • Collate and monitor the costs of supplier quality issues
  • Monitor and reduce the quantity of bonded stock due to quality issues
  • Communication of supplier issues to quality, production and purchasing
  • Review and management of supplier changes
  • Organising and supporting safe launch activities for new product introduction
  • Liaising with quality engineers, technicians and diagnostics to gather information
  • Supporting the supplier sourcing and selection committee
  • Supporting APQP/PPAP/PSW activities
  • Leading formal Quality Improvement Programs with suppliers
  • Conducting audits to assess suppliers against our clients requirements
  • Utilising the our clients global complaint system (VIN) to record issues and assess supplier performance
  • Out of hours work and international travel required (sometimes at short notice)

Skills / Experience Required

Essential:

  • Disciplined, committed and flexible approach
  • Excellent organisation
  • Factual based decision making
  • Using numerical and analytical skills
  • Drive for continuous improvement
  • Good verbal & written communication
  • Working knowledge & experience of APQP/PPAP/PSW
  • Problem solving tools and techniques, e.g. 8D methodology, 5Y etc., Six Sigma

Desirable:

  • Ideally they would be looking for someone with an engineering mindset and some mechanical knowledge including:
    • Castings
    • Mouldings
    • Connectors
    • Stamping

In addition they would like someone with the ability to read engineering drawings - although this is not absolutely essential.

Additional

The candidate must be willing to travel and possibly at short notice on occasions.

Key Benefits

Pension Plan, Dental Health Plan, Life Insurance Policy, 25 Days Holiday, Flexible Working Hours.

Additional Notes

If you are interested in this position please APPLY NOW or for further information you can contact James Laver on +44 (0) or email


Keywords: Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer, APQP/PPAP/PSW, 8D methodology, 5Y, Six Sigma, Castings, Mouldings, Connectors & Stamping.