Senior SQA Engineer

Shoreham-By-Sea, UK
13 Oct 2019
04 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Supervising and coaching a small team to deliver projects on time and in full Supplier Quality Assurance activities within the supply chain including: APQP, PPAP, Supplier assessment audits and surveillance visits leading to launch Problem resolution of parts quality issues working with suppliers using 8D and other automotive industry tools Creating and managing customer quality requirements that can be cascaded to the supply chain Generating goods receiving inspection documents for pre-production and production phases Series process and part approval at product launch Working closely with procurement, design and system engineers to achieve parts that are cost effective, fit for purpose and to the required quality standard Proactive & reactive supplier improvement activities, including problem resolution of parts quality issues using 8D and other automotive industry tools Management of supplier quality performance, including verification and implementation of corrective actions in the pre-series phase Managing the parts quality implications of product and process changes Reporting status against project targets Supervising and coaching of the SQA Engineering team also deployed on these projects Actively participating in continuous improvement by developing and introducing new quality focussed processes and procedures to Ricardo

Relevant Experience and Personal Attributes

Experience of NPI and/or Supplier Quality Assurance or a similar role where skills can be transferred into the objectives described above.
Preferably gained within the automotive sector but other industries would be considered. Some knowledge of automotive technology and product development
Achieving PPAP
Hands-on experience of lean manufacturing is preferred but not essential
Experience with various manufacturing processes and components deployed in battery packs (e.g. cells, harnesses, cooling systems, electronic components, fabrications)
Experience and understanding with geometric design & tolerancing.
Excellent problem-solving skills, using 8D process
Experience of quality systems, quality tools & techniques the ability to work as a team or on your own and be self-motivated.
A good communicator with intercultural and interpersonal skills together with the ability to communicate and present effectively to suppliers and clients at all levels
Knowledge of IATF 16949 (and preferably ISO 26262)
Tenacity, resilience and focus
Engineering degree or equivalent experience

This role involves regular travel to suppliers domestically and internationally.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application

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