Quality Engineer

Job Description

QUALITY ENGINEER

To utilise quality and engineering skills in the provision of professional inspection, testing and improvement service in maintaining ‘best in class’ status.

The Quality Engineer will also apply enthusiastic initiative in problem-solving and the development of an ‘in-house’ customer service and supplier initiatives.

Quality Engineer Package and Benefits

  • £34,000 - £36,000. Negotiable dependent on experience
  • £4,200 bonus
  • 30 days holiday (including statutory), rising to 34 days with service
  • 5% employer pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Private medical insurance (after a qualifying period)
  • Early finish Friday’s

Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Leicester, Peterborough, Rugby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Banbury, Market Harborough, St Neots

Person Specification

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience gained within Quality Engineering environmental Management (ideal industry being automotive / aerospace) – desirable, not essential.
  • Degree or HND in Engineering Management systems or mechanical engineering.
  • Significant knowledge and experience in controlling management systems in quality within an engineering or production/manufacturing environment.
  • Managing multidisciplined quality teams.
  • Working knowledge of ISO9001.
  • Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) & ATeX experience would be useful, but training will be given. 
  • Produce 8D’s, RCCM’s.
  • Chartered status in Quality (CQI) and a Metallurgist would also be advantageous but isn’t essential.

Quality Engineer Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

Culture and Improvements

  • Instrumental in the development of a culture of determining root cause and providing cost-effective solutions.
  • Become an active Operational process owner / team member. Ensure the continuous development of the Quality Management System (QMS) in consultation with the Operations management team.

Systems and Compliance

  • Involvement in external accreditations such as ISO 9001- & third-party audits.
  • Ensure that a continued proactive and inclusive approach to Quality standards are maintained and practically complied with throughout the entire business by liaison with all levels of the business

Measurement, Analysis, Root Cause and Action Management

  • Lead timely completion and drive action achievement for Root Cause Analysis determined by NCR’s and scrap reports. Lead Quality investigations and subsequent improvements.
  • Provide guidance on Quality tools and techniques to drive Quality improvement. Conduct scheduled Quality audits (as leader/member of audit teams). Monthly reporting to Quality Engineering Manager including relevant Key Performance Indicators. Lead improvement Kaizen and 8D teams.

 Communication and Training

  • Instrumental in the operation of the monthly Quality Improvement meeting. Contribute to communication formats – Quality Flashes, Toolbox Talks, 8D. Identify needs, promote and initiate relevant Quality and related skills training. Support in the continued development of Quality Induction Training.

Testing

  • Utilise relevant materials testing skills in providing a timely service in support of production activities – Dye Pen, Ferrite, Surface Checking, etc. Manage departmental material testing regime – external tests. Record events using recognised systems.

Customer Interface

  • Liaise with customer representatives with respect to physical checks and inspections (in line with customer order and documentation requirements). Input of specific inspection activities to enable the development of ITP’s.

Supplier Interface

  • Proactive liaison with relevant internal departments in problem-solving with suppliers. Immediate supplier liaison on problems associated to deviations to standards, specifications and drawings.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

SIMILAR JOBS

 

HSEQ MANAGER

Due to an upcoming retirement, a long-standing partner is recruiting a replacement HSEQ Manager.

This role is available on a full time or part-time basis (2 – 3 days per week).

The Company has over 30 years of experience, they are accredited and tested to some of the highest and most stringent standards, offering an all-in-one solution, including design, consultation, manufacture, installation and maintenance of projects.

Their goal is to be the number one supplier in their industry.

HSEQ Manager Salary: £25,000 - £35,000, dependant on experience (full-time or part-time hours available)
Hours: 8am – 4:30pm

Commutable From: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Burton upon Trent, Tamworth

HSEQ Manager Candidate Requirements

  • NEBOSH General Certificate.
  • IOSH Minimum membership – TechIOSH
  • Working towards C&G Level 5 qualification in Occupation Health and Safety Practice
  • IEMA Approved Associate Certificate
  • IEMA Membership minimum IEMA Associate
  • Quality qualification minimum Lead Auditor

HSEQ Manager Key Responsibilities

  • The HSEQ Manager will lead, develop & manage the behavioural SHEQ programme to include all current systems.
  • Monitor & maintain systems certification to CE Marking EN1090-1, ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001 & RISQS Rail audits.
  • Determine & schedule audits to maintain systems accreditation and undertake internal audits.
  • Deliver toolbox talks & assist in the identification of training needs for employees amongst other responsibilities.
  • Provide expert support & advice for the site's behavioural HSEQ programme & to lead site-wide initiatives aimed at improving fair culture on site(s).
  • Act as the human factors specialist for the site, providing expert advice to the team on human performance into various HSEQ systems.
  • Give specialist human factors support to the branch & provide expert input into incident investigations, human failure analysis & change management.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

A very special role has become available for a Senior Quality Engineer where you will have the chance to join a World-renowned organisation, who supply their products into a wide range of different industry sectors.

They have over 250 facilities world-wide, with up to 70,000 staff employed & their products are supplied into not only the automotive, defence, motorsport, and aftermarket.

This is a Senior role within the Quality department, which will be predominantly focused on leadership and core problem-solving skills so if you are a Senior Quality Engineer who is thinking about your next step in your career, but need a stable, growing organisation, this could be just the right next step for you.

The role is commutable from Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Coventry, Rugby, Knowle and Tamworth

BENEFITS OF A SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

  • £45,000 - £50,000
  • Smart pay Pension Scheme with 6% Employer contribution
  • Life Assurance x4
  • Attendance bonus paid annually of £540
  • 33 days holiday with one-week shutdown in summer and Christmas
  • Free car parking
  • Subsidised canteen facility
  • 37.5 hour working week with an early finish on Fridays
  • Growing, Stable, Progressive organisation

DUTIES OF SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

  • APQP and PPAP submissions
  • Manage customer containment activities 
  • Lead problem-solving activities, using techniques such as Ishiawa and 5 Why
  • Produce 8D reports and corrective action plans
  • Lead Quality improvement projects, primarily scrap reduction and external cost reduction
  • Customer and Supplier visits
  • Control Planning
  • Auditing
  • Gauging and calibration
  • Lead Quality Engineering and Technician’s

REQUIREMENTS OF SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

  • It is essential that you have lead Quality within a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Your leadership skills are important, as you will be expected to lead change and challenge
  • Strong problem -solving skills
  • Data and results driven
  • This is a key role within the Quality function and your drive, motivation and enthusiasm will be welcomed

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

SUPPLIER QUALITY ENGINEER

Our Client is a Made in Britain Company, with many, many years of history behind them. They continue to lead and innovate in their industry, due to being part of the corporation who are the leading global provider in their industry. 

Role Function

To support continued growth and development, client is looking for an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer. This is a great opportunity to join a leading business.

  • The Supplier Quality Engineer ensures that the supply chain companies continually develop their process in line with the design intent and verify their systems to ensure they are compliant with the end customer’s needs. 
  • The SQE will support the SCM Manager / Quality Engineer responsible for delivering all aspects of the Supplier Quality Assurance function. 
  • Work in a team environment with suppliers to develop and implement best practices that emphasise defect prevention, reduction in variation and waste and provide for continuous improvements in meeting all customer requirements. Collect root cause analysis and provide corrective feedback to prevent line stops due to supply issues. 
  • Manage the customer specific requirements and offer technical support to suppliers. Responsible for ensuring that the products produced meet quality standards required to minimise quality costs and maximise customer satisfaction whilst ensuring that procedures and processes are adhered to. 
  • Manage the customer specific requirements and offer technical support. Work on multiple phases or sub-tasks of projects or entire projects of high complexity

Supplier Quality Engineer Salary: £35,000, 39 hours per week

Commutable From: Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, Rugby, Banbury, Daventry

Candidate Requirements

  • Supplier sourcing management using the PPAP system is essential
  • Automotive experience is preferable
  • ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Qualification is preferable
  • Experienced in root cause analysis techniques
  • Self-sufficient and good organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills across all processes
  • Leadership experience
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Trained in PFMEA

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Supplier Quality Engineer will lead supplier interface from inception through to start of production.
  • Work with purchasing to assess potential suppliers to ensure compatibility with the company Quality expectations.
  • Manage part approval processes for parts on new projects, ensuring that pre-production builds have the right part, to the right Quality and at the right time.
  • Managing quality concerns relating to allocated suppliers. Monitor and control conformity of production within the supply base.
  • Supporting the supplier to resolve quality issues to ensure product quality and supply.
  • Support manufacturing with new model build concerns to ensure build plans are maintained and issues are addressed in a controlled and constructive manner.
  • Conduct supplier selection audits to assess capability and suitability. Working closely with the Purchasing department to ensure suitable supplier selection and feedback on supplier performance concerns.
  • Assist with creating quality standards for new models and train manufacturing on model quality requirements.
  • Working within the Quality team to create and implement new systems to act as a robust foundation for a brand-new Quality department.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

We are looking for a SENIOR QUAILTY ENGINEER, to join a busy, manufacturing organisation. 

If you are an ambitious, energetic SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER, who is looking for a dynamic, busy, fast-paced environment, with genuine prospects, then this is the job for you!

This is an International multi-site organisation; the sky is the limit where your career could go. 

As the SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER, you will have the day-to-day control of quality assurance activities and provide support to APQP quality related activities.

BENEFITS

  • £50,000
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Busy and very friendly manufacturing organisation, very pleasant working environment
  • A genuine chance to make an impact
  • Other Benefits to be confirmed

DUTIES OF THE SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

  • Day to day control of quality assurance activities
  • Develop the relationship with the Quality Manager
  • Support APQP quality related activities
  • Control Plans and Product validation
  • Lead assembly dimensional analysis
  • SPC, Control Plans and Quality Alerts
  • Customer 8D reports
  • Ensure robust containment
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions

REQUIREMENT OF THE SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

  • ISO 9001 and IATF 16949
  • Good knowledge of auditing as well as risk-based thinking
  • To have gained your experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Excellent knowledge of Controls Plans and SPC
  • Energetic and passionate about Quality
  • This would suit a Quality Engineer who is looking for long-term prospects and commitment

The role is commutable from Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Burton Upon Trent, Uttoxeter, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Stafford, Cannock, Loughborough, and Aldridge

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

QUALITY ENGINEER

A role has become available for a QUALITY ENGINEER, within a well-known manufacturing company in the Stoke-on-Trent area.

This is an especially friendly, busy organisation, where you will be fully supported in your position who have a number of sites both here in the UK and in Europe.

The role is commutable from Stoke-on-Trent, Burton Upon Trent, Congleton, Buxton, Stafford, Macclesfield, Derby and Barton Under Needwood

BENEFITS OF A QUALITY ENGINEER

  • £35,000
  • IMMEDIATE START OFFERED
  • EARLY FINISH FRIDAY
  • Work Pension and Good holidays
  • Free parking
  • Excellent career move 
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Long-established manufacturing Business
  • Plenty of development and progression
  • Well respected and well known
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

DUTIES OF QUALITY ENGINEER

  • Maintain Quality Systems
  • Maintain IATF Quality System
  • Conduct internal and external Quality audits
  • PSW sign off with customers and suppliers
  • APQP process
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • 8D problem resolution
  • Monitor scrap levels
  • Non-conformance

REQUIREMENTS OF QUALITY ENGINEER

  • Relevant Quality experience from within manufacturing
  • Ideally experience of maintenance of IATF
  • Strong knowledge of 8D and 5 Why analysis
  • Internal and external auditing experience
  • This would suit a friendly, energetic individual

WE CAN OFFER AN IMMEDIATE START

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN

I am looking to recruit a Maintenance Electrician role for a leading global organisation within the Manufacturing sector. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a team to provide breakdown cover and maintain machinery and Automation equipment.

The shifts for the Maintenance Electrician role are 4 on 4 off days and nights 6-6.

  • Salary £39,268 
  • 23 Days Holiday
  • Company Pension 
  • Sick pay based on length of service, up to 24 weeks

Along with an NVQ Level 3/ ONC / HNC / HND / City & Guilds in Electrical Engineering and 18th Edition trained. The ideal Maintenance Electrician must come from a manufacturing or packaging environment. Injection Mould experience would also be beneficial. 

The Maintenance Electrician role will include and require you to have the following experience:

  • To provide shift breakdown cover on all machines, automation equipment and any ancillary equipment.
  • To provide PPM on machines, automation equipment and any ancillary equipment.
  • To work in an efficient and safe manner on breakdown repairs on all equipment
  • To support and implement progressive improvements of our existing manufacturing automation processes working with both internal and external resources

We are keen to talk to Maintenance Engineers and Multi Skilled Engineers with an Electrical bias who can commute to Leicester, Corby, Peterborough, and Grantham.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Support since 1994

 

MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

Our world-leading client is looking for a Design Engineer, inside IR35. The initial assignment duration is 6 months with the possibility of extension.

This is a hybrid role, meaning you will be expected to work on site at Milton Keynes one day per week and will be working from home the rest of the time.

  • 6 months, possibly longer
  • £28.50 per hour (this role is inside IR35)

Mechanical Design Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Creo CAD modelling (solid/surface) & design in context expertise essential, with an understanding of fundamental mechanical design.
  • Must be driven, a self-starter.
  • Degree in relevant engineering discipline with a minimum 2-years relevant experience is required.
  • Experience with plastic injection moulding / casting / fabrication design is highly desirable.
  • Understanding of fundamental mechanical design (DFM, DFA, static/dynamic loading, structural mechanics).
  • Expertise in selection of mechanical components, suitable materials & joining technologies to meet system requirements.
  • Experience following product development cycles & delivery of mechanical designs for key design gateways.
  • Ability to apply fundamental engineering principles from concept through to detail design.
  • Understanding of Geometric dimensioning & tolerancing leading to robust DFM & location strategies that aligns with Lean Manufacturing principles.

Mechanical Design Engineer Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • This person will be responsible to deliver the design of components within the Mounting Systems commodity group for a commercial battery application.
  • Ensure a robust design and compatibility with other sub-systems and components (concept, design, quality, selection of right material and components and design for manufacturing).
  • Responsible for the specification, design & drawings of mechanical elements of their components.
  • The role will require an understanding of physical, informational, electrical & material interactions between components.
  • Deliver component requirements & meet quantitative targets (weight, cost, size) while ensuring a robust design that is right first time.
  • Ensure DFMEA, Engineering Specifications, Standards, Design Rules & Guidelines, Requirements, Statement of Work process/documents are effectively implemented in the design condition at the appropriate design maturity gateways.
  • Meet commodity timing plans to ensure the design team is able to deliver to critical program milestones.
  • Identify key mechanical failure modes & validation workstreams in order to capture these.
  • Lead issue resolution for mechanical component failures throughout validation.
  • Support Lead Engineers & Commodity owners with suppliers reviews through design phases, procurement of prototypes and production tooling development system multi-physics FEA models beneficial (static & dynamic).

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

WORKS SUPERVISOR

This business has a long and proven history, going back over 100 years. They have progressed to become a market leader in high precision engineering, working with some of the world's leading companies.

They are part of a group of companies with a core interest in the manufacture of components for a variety of industries. Their advanced technology and commitment to quality and service has set them apart from others in their field.

Works Supervisor Role Overview

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Workshop Supervisor will oversee approximately 50 staff, on a double day shift, consisting of Team Leader, Operators, Laborers and Apprentices.

Salary: £40,000 per annum
Shifts: Double Days

Commutable From: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Burton upon Trent, 

Candidate Requirements

  • The Works Supervisor will have proven experience of supervising or managing in an engineering / manufacturing environment.
  • Machining exposure, particularly grinding would be highly advantageous.
  • Willing and able to work double days shifts.
  • A good communicator, who is able to mentor and get the best out people. 

Works Supervisor Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Maximise ‘lights out’ machining to increase Productivity and record this in TEAMS.
  • Ensure prior to the end of shift, all applicable machines are set up to run lights out, ensuring the Production Priority database is updated with the latest plans and actions which can be shared by all colleagues.
  • Explore ways of increasing Productivity with further possible unmanned or multi manning and conduct trials to reduce stock allowance for grinding which will reduce machining times. Conduct machining trials using tooling representatives and experts in the field. 
  • Monitor and review operator production efficiencies against targets and carry out any actions where targets are not met with the assistance of the Production team. Monitor and review machine utilisation against targets and carry out any actions where targets are not met with the assistance of the Production team.
  • Use ANDON boards to assist in the monitoring of Productivity and educate operators in the importance of booking accuracy.
  • Expect multi manning wherever possible. Always question areas that are not and consider options of how to improve this.
  • The Works Supervisor will implement LEAN techniques including 6S throughout the works. Aim for continuous improvement in order to save time and money.
  • Ensure all completed work is moved onto the next operation by operators and not left in racks for others to move.
  • Regularly review and update the skills' matrix plan to Identify areas of weakness within work cells and operators to ensure we have a fully skilled and flexible workforce.
  • Attend daily factory tour and include team leaders for their input.
  • Update machine capabilities to assist in planning the production requirements.
  • Communicate plans and instructions to colleagues during shift change handover and supply daily email for reference and for others to continue with the required actions.
  • Use initiative to make decisions, challenge set plans and try out new ideas.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994