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Supplier Quality Engineer

Ref no. BHN554371
Location Glenrothes, Scotland
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 6 Months
Job status Closed

Job summary

Our client, a large Defence supplier is looking for a Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer to join them on a contract basis at their site in Glenrothes.

Key skills required for this role

PPAP, Supplier Assurance, Quality Assurance, Defence



Job description

Our client, a large Defence supplier is looking for a Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer to join them on a contract basis at their site in Glenrothes.

  • 6 months initial contract.
  • Hybrid working, 2-3 days a week onsite in Glenrothes.
  • £400 p/d Umbrella, inside IR35.
  • Applicants must be willing to go through basic security checks.

Main Duties (Leading and/or Supporting):

  • Ensure the Quality Management System processes and process control documentation are compliant with requirements, objectives and/or contracts.
  • Lead Quality Working Groups to diagnose and mitigate product non-conformities identified internally and externally.
  • Submission and maintenance of budgets for the QA activities in the Weapons Business area.
    Providing advice to the Business Area Lead and all Programme Leads on the quality aspects of the work being undertaken
  • Perform quality escape management procedures, root cause analysis, and recommend corrective / preventive actions via a Management Review Board (MRB) for design problems for internally produced products & processes.
    Create and modify Quality Plans for application to subassemblies and major assemblies.
  • Product and process audits across the Weapons and Sensors business area
  • Analyse Quality data and manufacturing processes to drive continuous improvement and preventative action initiatives to reduce quality costs, through the implementation of mistake proofing.
  • Demonstrate product knowledge within area of focus including product intent and installation methods within customer platforms.
  • Interface with shop floor assemblers and support staff, with multiple levels of leadership, as well as with the customer.
  • Utilise statistical data to monitor process stability and develop sampling plans.
  • Prepare and present reports by collecting, analysing, and summarising data then presenting recommendations.
  • Support internal, customer, and third-party audits. Conduct internal product audits.
  • Identifies and manages risk in product development primarily utilizing Process Flow, Control Plans and FAI etc.
  • Lead APQP/PPAP supplier flow down activities in collaboration with Engineering and Supply Chain
  • Lead the charge on the burn down of F2s & SCARs
  • Manage the root cause analysis and corrective actions (RCCA) process of supplier quality issues in line with AS13000, ensuring a collaborative approach with Suppliers during RCCA investigations and ensuring responses are closed in a timely manner
  • Evaluates the challenges faced by the organisation and the supply chains and takes action to mitigate risks and to develop opportunities
  • Establishes and manages supplier relationships to include supplier continuous improvement/development goals.
  • Supporting the Commodity teams with development of Commodity Strategies, Agreements / KPIs
  • Participates in supplier assessments and supplier development activity teams, including the administration of appropriate due diligence activity

Candidate Requirements:


  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Experience of problem solving and resolution
  • Excellent IT skills and navigate though Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Email applications
  • Good business / commercial acumen
  • Familiar with AS9100 (QMS) and AS9102 (FAI) processes
  • Hands on experience of AS9145 - APQP and PPAP.
  • Knowledge of RCCA (Root Cause Corrective Action) methods
  • Good understanding of Lean and six sigma Principles
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance.
  • Negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the Supplier Quality strategy.
  • Assist in the supplier approval process by assessing manufacturing / technology capabilities and Health, Safety and Environmental risks.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams in the development of new products or changes related to current products in meeting customer requirements.

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