Our client designs and develops the technologies needed for high-speed flight. They create pioneering applied technologies that have the potential to change the face of a wide range of commercial industries - from aerospace and automotive to energy.
Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain, the Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer will be responsible for managing supplier's quality performance by ensuring every supplier is fit for purpose and validating alignment on product quality requirements to ensure product acceptance at the point of use.
In addition, you will drive supplier input into the company's design to ensure manufacturability, cost points, and fit for purpose suitability, and identify and promote continuous improvement by suppliers and internally. Key responsibilities:
- Approve new suppliers proposed by the Supply Chain team and validate supplier competence for commodity
- Audit suppliers for both process control and product validation
- Contribute to industrialisation reviews with Industrial Methods team/ SC team/ Design/ Manufacturing and organising PVI critical reviews at the suppliers
- Flow down quality requirements to suppliers and validate alignment in quality plans and inspection processes between suppliers and the business
- Approve supplier quality validation plans at the point of quotation or part/process approval
- Validate and approve product/supplier combinations
- Ensure the Quality Assurance Plan (System, Product, Transfer) has been compiled by the suppliers
- Plan and implement the appropriate monitoring actions at the suppliers' (system, products, and processes, industrialization, and mass-production phase)
- Define and agree on any appropriate staged inspection points and sign off approval to proceed
- Sign off any agreed-on site final inspection points to enable appropriate parts to be receipted
- Ensure corrective and preventive actions have been effectively implemented internally and at the supplier
- Ensure that the suppliers have control over their tools, WIP, final inspection, etc.
- Measure and communicate the suppliers' quality performance level
- Create and analyse rating results, have supplier action plans implemented, and measure their effectiveness
The successful candidate will possess a relevant degree or equivalent experience with a technical background and the ability to read detailed drawings. Knowledge of a range of manufacturing techniques and the ability to use quality and continuous improvement tools (Process FMECA, Risk analysis, Process Control, Causal analysis, RCA 8D) will be essential for success. In addition, you will need to demonstrate your ability to put together a monitoring plan and detailed knowledge of the inspection process.
This role attracts a competitive salary and excellent company benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, employer matching company pension scheme, life assurance and a contribution towards onsite nursery childcare for children under 3 years of age.