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Quality Engineer

Ref no. BHN556037
Location Southampton, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Our Client in the UK manufactures advanced components and assemblies for use in the medical, automotive, electronics, mechanical engineering and industrial sectors.

Key skills required for this role

Quality Engineer, Electronics, Manufacturing, Audits, PPAP, FMEA


Quality Engineer, Electronics, Manufacturing, Audits, PPAP, FMEA

Job description

Role Profile: Quality Engineer
Location: Southampton
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000

Our client is an international Manufacturer and Supplier of Technical Ceramics. As the Ceramic Experts they offer a portfolio of well over 10,000 different Products, Components and Parts, made of a variety of engineered ceramic Materials. They are used in a wide Range of Applications.
Advanced ceramics, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the

  • Automotive Industry
  • Electronics
  • Energy and Environmental Technology
  • Equipment
  • Mechanical
  • Medical Engineering

Our client designs and manufactures piezo ceramic components, sensor, transducers, and dielectric ceramic products at two sites in the UK (Ruabon, Wales and Southampton, England).

Overview & Scope of Role:
To support Quality and Production by investigating manufacturing issues, implementing corrective and preventive action, and supporting manufacturing trials.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Quality Manager with the ongoing management and improvement of the Business Management System in accordance with relevant International Standards.
  • Ensure customer Quality requirements are achieved.
  • Implementation of scrap reduction / re-engineering project with continued focus on:
    • Investigating manufacturing issues related to the quality of parts by applying methodical problem-solving techniques.
    • Identifying root cause, implementing corrective and preventive actions (8D).
    • Completing non-conformance paperwork and providing reports to the Quality Manager.
    • Plan activities so they may be tracked and presented.
  • Investigate and manage customer complaints.
  • Liaise with internal and external customers on quality issues related to the manufacture of components.
  • Report Quality performance trends to the Quality Manager including major issues which could affect business performance.
  • Develop current quality systems. Implement improvements in accordance with ISO9001 and customer specific requirements.
  • Promote a quality improvement culture.
  • Conduct Internal Audits in accordance with ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHAS18001 in line with audit schedule.
  • Conduct External Audits at suppliers/subcontractors in line with audit schedule.
  • Conduct internal product and process audits.
  • Perform occasional customer visits as required.
  • Maintain documented management system.
  • Review and approve change notes and concession requests.
  • Participate in New Product Introduction process.
  • Maintain Calibration System and schedule in conjunction with designated calibration houses.
  • Participate in FMEAs, PPAPs, Process Capability, MSA and Gauge R&R studies.

Experience & Background
Requirements of Role:

  • Relevant previous experience, ideally within either a fast-moving component manufacturing environment or high complexity batch processing, is essential.
  • Proven experience of problem solving.
  • Demonstrable experience of investigating and solving quality related production problems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Proficiency in MS Office is essential.
  • Presentation skills would be desirable.
  • Qualified in Engineering ideally (NVQ / HNC / HND / Degree or similar) OR Qualified by experience.
  • Trained and experienced in 8D and auditing is essential Good understanding of ISO9001.

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