Quality Engineer

Whitstable, Kent
£30000 - £35000/annum
18 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Quality Engineer
• 37.5 hours per week
• Salary up to £35k (depending on experience)
• Global Manufacturing Company
Our client, a prestigious manufacturer and supplier of connectors for the defence and military are currently seeking a Quality Engineer to support the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, whilst playing an active role in the development of the quality engineering function, supporting customer requirements.
Key Responsibilities
Interfaces with Customers to assess and address Customer concerns and complaints
Fully complies with concern investigation and resolution process
Value added collaboration on project related documentation, in particular approval of customer requirements, design specifications, technical drawings and specifications, design verification and validation documents plus other project related documentation. Take team member and facilitation role in ensuring risk analysis are complete, ensure all product risks are identified using DFMEAs, PFMEAs, APQP and Capability Studies and other risk management techniques
Develops, analyses and maintains quality metrics
Continually works with suppliers to improve performance by implementing improvement plans and process
Ability to perform customer / supplier QMS audits and supports customer / supplier quality improvements
Interacts with Purchasing, Engineering and Manufacturing suppliers to improve quality of processes
Develops policies, procedures and methods to check product, material, components and/or operational quality
Develops, assures, maintains and audits the quality of products and processes which can include standard procedures (e.g., ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14000 family of standards), quality audits/review
Develops and implements technically complex methods and procedures for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection to ensure that the products are free of flaws and function as designed
Analyses reports and defective products to determine trends and recommend corrective actions
Interfaces with supplier quality representatives concerning quality problems, ensures that effective corrective action is implemented, and develops supplier quality improvement programs
Represents quality assurance in product design and development projects
Ability to audit against ISO89001 and AS9100

Experience working as a Quality Engineering within a manufacturing or Process Engineering environment
Experience performing customer / supplier QMS audits
Experience working to standard procedures, including ISO9001 and/or ISO14000
Experience of ensuring production problems are robust and the product is produced to the desired quality
Mechanical bias knowledge with some electrical skills
A good understanding of Quality Management processes, including documentation such as ISIR and FAIR requirements, PPAP, 8D, etc
HNC or above level qualification in Mechanical Engineering
We will endeavour to respond to all applicants, but if you do not receive a response within 5 working days, please consider yourself unsuccessful on this application.

Technical Knowledge

Supplier Quality requirements, including managing customer accounts, process improvement techniques, maintaining records, and conducting investigations into Quality problems whilst carrying out corrective actions and implementing robust countermeasures
Ability to read and interpret Engineering drawings
Quality tools, including FMEA, 8D, Controls Plans, APQP/PPAP, Gauge R&R, etc
PC literacy, including the Microsoft Office packages

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