Senior Quality Engineer

Recruiter
Exordium Recruitment
Location
Hatfield
Salary
35000.0000
Posted
18 Mar 2017
Closes
17 Apr 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client, a global, award winning and innovative Design & Manufacturer is seeking a Senior Quality Engineer to join them. The in-house team, consisting of engineers provide cutting-edge design, electronic, software, mechanical, chemical and physics expertise and are unrivalled in their industry.

Overall Job Function:

· To support the Quality Manager in achieving effective QA / QC activities of the company, reducing defects and improving customer experience.

· An initial primary focus will be on supplier quality, internal auditing, calibration and continual improvement across materials, manufacturing and production quality.

Key Result Areas:

· Implementing company-wide goals, objectives, policies, procedures and systems related to both QA and QC, ensuring that performance targets are achieved.

· Working with the wider engineering team to implement quality procedures, tests and operating practices that are clearly understood by all stakeholders, including development of KPI information and performance evaluation.

· Identify root cause and propose supplier manufacturing controls or production redesign where applicable.

· Enable the reduction or elimination of poor quality by creating mutually agreed test and acceptance criteria.

· Assist / develop the Company’s quality performance by gathering relevant supplier, customer and product data, by utilising the business ERP

· Conduct, monitor and ensure close-out for various audits

· Manage the calibration process.

· Improvement of the Inspection process

· Role will deputise for Quality Manager.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications:

Essential:

• Science / Engineering degree or equivalent

• Quality Management qualifications or 6- 8 years’ experience

Desirable

• Second language useful

Experience:

Essential:

• Prior experience in comparable Quality Engineer / Manager role within a manufacturing environment

• Experience of managing small teams

• Experience in the implementation of ISO 9001 standards

• Experience of working at a senior level and interacting with customers

• Strong analytical and investigative skills

Desirable:

• Knowledge of international business and regulations

Knowledge/Skills:

• Technical competence in electronic and mechanical injection moulded portable equipment

• Comprehensive understanding of quality systems

• Developed commercial acumen

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Ability to work well across disciplines and departments

• Good communicator and influencer

• Good people management skills

Disposition:

• Target orientated - a "can do" attitude

• Team player, energetic and hands-on

• Natural leader, inspirational

• Self-motivated, confident

• Organised, efficient, clear thinker

• Tenacious

• Leads by example, taking the initiative