Quality Engineer

Recruiter
John Crane
Location
Berkshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
01 Sep 2019
Closes
06 Sep 2019
Ref
1068190205
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Founded more than 100 years ago, John Crane is a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to the oil & gas and process industries.
We are seeking a Quality Engineer to support up-keep and continuous improvement of the Company Quality Management System and provide day-to-day shop-floor support in improving manufacturing/operational processes.
You will also be responsible for management of non-conformance and corrective action process
This is a phenomenal opportunity to join John Crane - a leading player in the industry - in a diverse and challenging role working on innovative products and technologies.
John Crane is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to crafting an inclusive environment for all employees.
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Point of contact for day-to-day quality issues
* Lead daily material review meetings with cross-functional teams
* Review internal non-conformances and customer complaints and close in a timely manner
* Investigate problems to identify root causes and implement permanent corrective actions
* Prepare customer certification dossiers and document packs prior to release of product
* Maintain KPI data/charts and monitor trends to identify improvement activities and reduce Cost of Poor Quality
* Carry out internal audits to the UK audit schedule and facilitate closure of non-conformities
* Provide support in external audits (Certification body/Customer/Supplier)
* Create rejection documents/notifications and assist with concessions applications
* Work closely with other Quality Engineers and Operational Departments in resolution of quality issues
* Work on Continuous Improvement initiatives/projects as identified by the Quality Manager
* Provide other QA support as relevant for the role
Required skills and experience:
* Working knowledge of ISO9001 QMS standard; knowledge of AS9100 Aerospace standard would be an advanatge
* Strong problem solving skills and hands on experience of Root Cause Analysis preferbaly gained in a manufacturing environment
* Knowledge of various quality tools 8D, PFMEA, Gauge R&R, Lean methodologies etc.
* Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. SAP knowledge would be an advantage.
* Good organisational skills
* Internal auditing certificate would be an advantage
* Degree/HND qualified in Science/Engineering/QA or equivalent
* Fluent in written/spoken English
Planning and Decision Making:
* Ability to plan own work, prioritise and re-prioritise tasks in accordance with changing business needs
* Ability to work in a team as well as unsupervised and follow management instructions as relevant
* Taking ownership of the tasks with a 'can do' attitude and willingness to support others
Impact and Scope:
* UK Quality covers sites in Slough (HQ), Manchester, Aberdeen and Norway
* Will require some collaboration with other sites and minimal travel
Key Internal and External Relationships:
* UK/Global Quality
* Production
* Engineering
* Purchasing
* Internal Customers (Sister Sites) and External Customers
About us:
John Crane is a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety of products including mechanical seals and systems, couplings, bearings, filtration systems and predictive digital monitoring technologies. John Crane customer service is accessed through a global network of more than 200 sales and service facilities in over 50 countries. Fiscal year 2016 revenue was greater than 1 Billion USD (£830m). John Crane is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications, and engineered components

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