Quality Engineer - South Oxfordshire

# 9 Month Contract

We are recruiting an exciting opportunity for a Quality Engineer for one of our prestigious automotive clients in the South Oxfordshire area:

Role:                               Quality Engineer

Location:                      South Oxfordshire

Remote Working:    Flexibility, although site location will be required to attend some meetings, and assembly                                                                processes

Duration:                      9 Months (Contract) with potential to extend

Industry:                       Automotive, Engineering

Hours Per Week:      40

Day Rate:                       £170 (PAYE)

We are seeking to recruit a Quality Engineer on a contract basis for up to 9 months.

This is an integral role that is the recognised first point of contact for internal quality concerns and will support specific high-profile customer programmes. As a subject matter expert, using your knowledge and experience, you will help ensure that all products produced meet company standards and our customer’s specifications and requirements.

You will ensure the management of internal and customer concerns are concluded in a timely manner; you will participate and lead APQP activities; leading problem resolution and other continuous improvement initiatives and activities.

Key operational duties include:

  • Working closely with Manufacturing Engineering to assist in the successful setup of production and the development of quality manufacturing processes to ensure quality is embedded into build processes and best practice is adhered to;
  • Assigned as the subject matter expert contributing to DFEMA`s and PFMEA's and owning control plans that are generated from them;
  • Responsibility for APQP; assisting programme management and design with new product development and launch;
  • Devising and owning specific elements of the quality improvement road map in addition to supporting the Quality Management System and the company’s compliance to ISO9001:2015, and any project specific Quality requirements as and when required;
  • Leading the implementation of specific, focused ‘Quality Improvement Programmes’ to deliver year-on-year improvements, utilising KPI analysis, Pareto, FMEA and other relevant tools and techniques.
  • Responsibility for all activities associated with specific non-conforming product containment incidents, identifying root causes and ensuring robust and rigorous problem resolution utilising such techniques as 8D utilising Lean and Six Sigma techniques and methodologies such as PDCA and DMAIC as the basis for driving on-going process improvements.
  • Point of contact for the external customer, working to important milestones and deliverables.

 

To be successful in the role, you will have proven experience gained in a manufacturing quality environment, preferably in Aerospace, Defence, Automotive or similar sectors and a minimum HNC/Degree in Engineering or business-related discipline.

You will also have experience in the use of business improvement tools and techniques (5s, Lean, Kaizen) and using APQP tools and techniques.

Extensive experience in the use of statistical analysis, process capability and problem resolution tools (8D, 5 Why, 6 Sigma etc.) and techniques is a must along with proven knowledge of AS9100, ISO9001, TS16949 (IATF16949), and ISO14001 to comply with company processes.

We are seeking an excellent team player with the ability to also complete tasks independently. The successful individual will be personable with strong communication skills and a flexible attitude.

​​​​​​Vacancy Reference ID: QE003

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