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Quality Engineer

Ref no. BHN557526
Location Stevenage, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Responsible for ensuring that the projects requirements meet quality standards of our client, required to minimise quality costs and maximise customer satisfaction whilst ensuring that procedures and processes are adhered to.

Key skills required for this role

Quality Engineer


Quality Engineer

Job description

Quality Engineer

Location: Stevenage
Our Client is a leading engineering and maintenance provider, supporting customers across the chemical & petrochemical, nuclear, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals & biopharma, power & energy, utilities, renewables and food & beverage markets. We enhance the efficiency of assets, ensuring a high level of availability and reducing maintenance costs.

We have extensive experience in offshore and onshore facilities; specialising in asset management services throughout all life cycle phases from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, operations, maintenance, and decommissioning. This commitment is delivered by an experienced and highly competent workforce of over 4,500 employees operating from 14 offices in strategic industrial hubs, upholding the highest standards of safety, compliance and quality.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

Responsible for ensuring that the projects requirements meet quality standards of our client, required to minimise quality costs and maximise customer satisfaction whilst ensuring that procedures and processes are adhered to.

Responsible for identifying and raising quality issues and for speedily resolving them to ensure zero impact to the client. Work in a team environment to develop and implement best practices that emphasise defect prevention, reduction in variation and waste and provide for continuous improvements in meeting all client requirements.
Manage the customer specific requirements and offer technical support.
Responsible for multiple projects requiring innovative original solutions where results are key to successful completion of projects. Work mostly independently with minimal supervision and work is reviewed at project milestones and/or on completion by Management.

Main Responsibilities

Manage quality-related issues within the project (e.g. internal, supplier, customer)
* Identify root cause and instigate permanent corrective actions for quality issues
* Work with internal and external stakeholders to resolve quality issues that arise as quickly and efficiently as possible to prevent compromising quality and safety standards
* Carry out project and process audits.
* Ensure control plans and associated documentation are implemented effectively and maintained.
* Monitor and report on quality-related key performance indicators
* Ensure compliance and assist with adherence to the Quality Management system processes.
* Write Inspection & Test procedures, and Project Quality Plans.
* Assist with training of quality awareness
* Report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in order to adhere to process and prevent occurrence of any non-conformity relating to projects process or system
* Assist with project approvals
* Promote the use of customer preferred techniques for continuous improvement such as Six-Sigma, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), and Measurement System Analysis
* Participate in cross-functional teams in the development of new projects or changes related to current projects in meeting client requirements
* Manage supplier problem solving on time, cost recovery and supplier warranty indicators
* Quality audits
* Contribute to continuous improvement activities
* Quality control of work by appropriate reviews.
* Support and lead process improvement activities
* Write reports and present progress at Quality meetings.
* Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions
* Produce written reports
* Undertake continuous training and development
* Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems
* Lead and/or support engineers
* Provide guidance to other team members
* Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
* Assertive, resilient and welcomes change
* Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working with others
* Proactively contributes to the team
* Is self-aware
* Is resilient, optimistic and open to change
* Shows moral courage, openness and honesty in all dealings

Experience & Qualifications

* Exercise substantial initiative/judgement in work methods and interpreting goals
* Self-supervising within the guidance and expectations of management
* Knowledge of quality systems and measurement
* Strong knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
* Lean Manufacturing knowledge
* Knowledge of Medical/Pharma and ISO9000
* Understanding of ISO14001 and Health and Safety practices
* Understanding of engineering drawings and manufacturing processes
* Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
* Planning and prioritising activities
* Good communication and interpersonal skills
* Ability to present data effectively
* Problem-solving skills
* Team working skills

Minimum Skills Required
Minimum 5 year experience as a Quality Engineer in a highly regulated industry. (Pharma, Medical Devices or within the Chemical Industry)

Must have Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree preferred, or ONC, A Levels, BTec Diploma Level 4 or equivalent NVQ level 4 qualification in either mechanical or electrical engineering.

Auditing qualification, Internal Auditor or Lead Auditor qualification.

Excellent Analytical skills

Membership of the CQI.

Shaun Chappell manages this role

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