Product Quality Improvement Engineer

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Due to a significant growth from 300 to 550 employes this year, my client is looking to recruit a Product Quality Improvement Engineer. This role is ideal for somebody looking for a chellenging opportunity. In return you will receive a generous salary, 15% annual bonus and job security.

Job purpose

  • To deliver best in class product quality and reliability that exceeds market expectations
  • Working within an existing team to continually improve the Quality of business processes & products by identifying opportunities and implementing change that significantly contributes to the overall success of the organisation.
  • To support the overall culture transition to one that ensures process owners build Quality into their processes and designs.

Duties

  • Supporting the QA manager with regards to a culture change within the organisation to ensure process owners are responsible for their Quality performance.
  • QMS auditing of the integrated management system.
  • Development of key business processes that drive quality into the design e.g. Product Lifecycle Management process.
  • Generation of test plans / testing to support new product developments.
  • Challenging engineering changes ensuring effective risk reviews take place.
  • Handling of product customer complaints – challenging the status quo on designs by working alongside engineering functions.
  • Improving data capture / collection and subsequent investigations to prevent reoccurrence of failure modes from internal non-conformances.
  • Building Quality into the process by utilising modern Quality techniques.
  • Generation of management reports supporting departmental objectives.
  • Any other reasonable & relevant duties as requested by the Head of Quality.

Knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of root cause problem solving and process control techniques.
  • Strong working knowledge of mechanical engineering principles.
  • Good working knowledge of engineering production techniques.
  • Good working knowledge of the end to end business processes within an organisation.
  • Good working knowledge of ISO 9001 fundamentals
  • Design change management process knowledge
  • Product Lifecycle Management knowledge
  • Knowledge of machining. fabrication, welding, sand/die casting etc
  • Some knowledge of in-line inspection equipment
  • Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Awareness of electrical design, pneumatic system design

Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience within a complex design to order organisation
  • At least 5 years’ experience working as a Quality professional
  • Internal & External auditing experience
  • Experience of driving high impacting initiatives through an organisation.
  • Experience of an organisation going through a culture change.

Skills

  • Degree qualification in a Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • Formal Quality training / development e.g. CQI
  • IRCA certified trained auditor
  • ERP systems
  • Ability to read / interpret engineering drawings
  • Microsoft Office computer literacy, pivot tables etc.
  • Ability to diagnose and identify causes of manufacturing faults
  • Report writing e.g. justifications, initiatives etc.
  • Able to be agile based on changing priorities – strong team player.

Please press apply now if you are interested in the role.

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