Quality Assurance Engineer (Manufacturing)

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Oldham, Greater Manchester
  • £32000 - £40001 per annum + 25+8 days hol + excellent bens GBP / Year

Quality Assurance Engineer with proven experience in the Aerospace / Manufacturing sector, strong understanding of Quality Management Systems (QMS) and excellent knowledge ISO 9001 & AS 9100 (desirable) is required for a permanent position for a global company in the Oldham / Ashton-under-Lyne area. Competitive salary (DoE) plus excellent benefits, working 38 hours/week, Mon – Fri days (8:00am – 4:20pm). This is a fantastic opportunity, with security and long term career prospects.


  • Competitive Salary (dependent on experience and qualifications).
  • 38 hour week typically 8:00am – 4.20pm (core hours)
  • 25 days holiday + bank hols
  • Company pension scheme
  • Profit related bonus

Job Objective: Under the guidance of the QHSE Manager, the QA Engineer will assume a pivotal role in maintaining the quality and efficiency of company processes, products, and systems. The responsibilities will include, driving process enhancements, Problem solving and safeguarding the integrity of the management systems through leadership and analysis of data.

The successful Quality Assurance Engineer day to day duties will include:

  • Analyse data to identify opportunities for improvements and efficiencies, providing analytical reports for management. Highlight key findings and propose recommendations that are proportionate to the risk.
  • Oversee and lead the customer complaints process, ensuring timely resolution within the business & team, and ensure effective communication with relevant departments.
  • Conduct regular internal audits as per the plan to assess compliance with quality standards EN9100 and identify areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing engineers on customer requirements to ensure compliance within the Production environment.
  • Assist in general Upkeep & continual improvement of the QMS to ensure compliance to EN9100.
  • Develop inspection and risk management methods to analyse product quality in line with customer requirements such as MSA, FMEA, CPK.
  • Perform specification reviews to ensure our products align with the specified requirements.
  • Develop and provide training to staff on internal quality processes, standards, and best practices.
  • Ensure the protection of Company Intellectual Property and Customer Confidentiality.
  • Perform any other tasks and duties as required by management.

The ideal Quality Assurance Engineer / Quality Co-ordinator will have the following experience, skills and characteristics:

  • Proven experience in a quality engineering role (preferably in an Aerospace environment)
  • Strong understanding of quality management systems and ISO 9001 / AS9100 standards.
  • Experience in conducting internal and external quality audits to verify compliance with standards and regulations.
  • Proficient in creating and maintaining accurate quality documentation, reports, and records to facilitate traceability and continuous improvement.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities.
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ideally experience in ERP systems such as Navision or similar.
  • Knowledge of Quality toolbox including FMEA, Root cause investigations, Lean and Six Sigma tools & techniques.
  • Confident in the use of IT software (MS Office, QMS, Reports etc.) and strong administration skills.
  • Ability to carry out data collection and analysis resulting in identification of improvement opportunities.
  • Establish good level of cooperation with colleagues with colleagues and parent company.

Key Words: Quality Assurance Engineer, Quality Engineer, Quality Co-ordinator, Quality Technician, Quality Assurance, Quality Inspection, QA, QC, QMS, Quality Management System, ISO9100, AS9100, ERP, Navison, Data Analysis, Manufacturing, Production, Advanced Composite Materials, Aerospace, Automotive, Lean Manufacturing, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale

The successful Quality Assurance Engineer will need to be flexible as there will be a requirement to work additional hours as and when the business requires and other duties not mentioned in this job description. You will also have the relevant qualifications and experience, be self-motivated, able to work under pressure, organised, analytical, logical, excellent communicator, work alone and also as part of a team.

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