No NB3866: Quality Engineer

Salary:     £28k – £30k (possibly more if fluent German)     

Location: Birmingham

Position:  Permanent

A Quality Engineer with previous experience in a progressive press manufacturing environment is required to operate effective quality procedures to satisfy external regulatory requirements. With a degree level qualification in engineering, the Quality Engineer will have detailed knowledge of quality management systems and standards, auditing and application of engineering principles, experience & knowledge of MRP systems together with excellent practical application of quality tools such as 6 Sigma, Capability Analysis, PPAP, FMEA etc.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyse potential/actual quality problems & determine the best course of action.
  • Review & analyse Non-Conforming Product (NCP) on a daily basis.
  • Review the Main Frame on a daily basis and clear associated QDI’s.
  • Monitor the supplier base & implement corrective actions where appropriate.
  • Audit the supply base at a suitable frequency.
  • Manage the PSW/PPAP process.
  • Conduct 5s audits.
  • Conduct system audits of the Business Operating System (BOS).
  • Ability to champion Practical Problem Solving (PPS) activities,
  • Evaluate and analyse issues relating to customer complaints.  Initiate and/or recommend corrective action.
  • Support product development teams in aspects of quality planning, product/design verification, process qualification, problem solving, quality techniques and tools.
  • Create, encourage and follow up on improvement ideas of the Quality department/production areas.
  • Facilitates the generation and implementation of improvement ideas; liaises Senior Management when improvement ideas cannot be implemented by the production areas.
  • Work closely with team members at all levels to establish and maintain quality related metrics to satisfy company statistical requirements and aid driving continuous improvement activities

Candidate Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a progressive press manufacturing environment.
  • Detailed knowledge of quality management systems and standards, auditing and application of engineering principles.
  • Experience & knowledge of MRP systems.
  • Excellent practical application of Quality tools, such as 6 Sigma, Capability Analysis, PPAP, FMEA and more.
  • Educated to degree level in engineering
  • IT literate, competent in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Customer interface
  • Innovative
  • Well developed organisational skills, with the ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Diplomatic approach to resolve quality issues.
  • Practical hands on approach
  • Strong desire to challenge the status quo and to make positive differences and influence change.
  • Attention to detail, logical and methodical approach.

Salary: £28k – £30k (possibly more if fluent German)     

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