NPI Quality Engineer

Lean Engineering Recruitment
£27000 - 33000 Per Annum
11 Apr 2017
11 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
NPI Quality Engineer

Salary: £27,000 -£32,000

Location: County Durham

NPI Quality Engineer - About the Company:

A 1st tier automotive supplier are now looking for a Quality Engineer to join their already highly skilled workforce to look after quality aspects of the metal pressings business.

Purpose of Role - NPI Quality Engineer

As a Quality Engineer, you will report to the Quality Manager. You will look after quality management of all new projects connected to metal pressings as well as maintaining/developing all requirements related to achievement of quality and industry accreditations (such as TS 16949 / IATF 16949). This will include ensuring that all policies, procedures and processes within the metal pressings business meet the requirements.

- Project management of all new projects in terms of press panel quality including; supporting product design/drawing reviews, prototype quality development.
- Assist the company to upgrade their TS 16949 accreditation to the new IATF 16949 standard
- To manage the quality system to ensure accreditation and continuity of accreditation to TS16949 / IATF 16949, including management of the Staff Appraisal process, staff training system and staff role outline, responsibility and competency records.
- Maintaining quality conformance at all stages of the product lifecycle.
- Ensure control of raw material from development and through to PSW and co-ordinate technical support from steel suppliers.
- Organise and manage the plant internal audit system and the corrective action reporting system.
- Prepare for and support in external quality systems audits.
- Management and generation of APQP processes and documentation.
- Working with tooling suppliers to ensure they meet required quality standards.
- Generate and maintain tool development records.
- Development of checking fixtures/gauging in conjunction with calibration and Inspection Standards.

Candidate requirements - Quality Engineer ]

The ideal candidate MUST come from the Automotive industry as a NPI Quality Engineer. You will also have the following skills, qualifications and experience:

- Ideally hold a recognised engineering qualification such as HNC, HND or BEng
- Ideally be a member of CQI or ASQ

- Develop/maintain effective Procedures & Processes to ensure full compliance to business accreditations
- Achievement and maintenance of Industry standards required by the Company such TS16949 / IATF 16949, ISO9001
- Audit requirements established for metal pressing site(s) and completed to schedule.
- Experience of working with OEMs and/or Tier 1 Manufacturers
- Experience of auditing against TS16949
- Experience of writing and updating quality management system procedures
- Experience of new project introduction regarding APQP paperwork