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Quality Engineer - EXPIRED

Job Title: Quality Engineer - EXPIRED
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Burnley
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Duration: Permanent
Contact Name: Peter Talbot
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Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description - EXPIRED

Quality Engineer

Role overview

My client is one of the UK’s most advanced, vertically integrated precision engineering companies. They serve a diverse range of markets including Automotive, Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Space, Marine and Earth Moving Equipment. You will be working in their modern manufacturing operation which is spread over 9,200 square metres. With a multi-million pound investment programme in developing their offering and expanding capacity, this is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious engineer to take your career to the next level.

We are looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer who enjoys working as part of a team to help realise our growth plans.

Job Purpose:

To offer timely and effective support to manufacturing to ensure robust products / processes / systems and effective communication with all customers, suppliers and internal colleagues on quality related issues.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Ensure total customer satisfaction by resolving external and internal customer concerns promptly.
  2. Ensure compliance and assist with adherence to the Quality Management system (QMS)
  3. To control and coordinate customer quality approval submissions (PPAP/PSW/AAR etc.))
  4. Identify root cause and instigate permanent corrective actions for day-to-day and new model launch activities.  
  5. Ensure full compliance with internal and external (e.g. TS 16949) quality standards, Environmental, Health & Safety legislation and departmental procedures.
  6. Responsibility for making informed decisions regarding line stoppages due to quality problems
  7. Assist in the training of quality awareness, working with operational supervisory and management teams.
  8. Ensure control plans APQP and associated documentation are implemented effectively and maintained.
  9. Contribute to continuous improvement activity (e.g. six sigma) within the business.
  10. Prepare PPAP and submit, including production of sample parts.
  11. Maintain measurement equipment including Gage R&R studies
  12. Monitor and analyse process capability including data collection

Key Challenges:

To improve company quality standards by urgently acting on customer concerns, thorough root cause problem solving 8D, and proper documentation to avoid recurrence.


  1. Customer PPM
  2. Adherence to systems and procedures via audit activities
  3. CCAR’s/ Global 8d activity and timely closure
  4. Process Capability Status
  5. Quality control plan development and delivery FMEA
  6. Quality Costs


Zero non-conformities to quality procedures


Ideally degree-qualified but minimum HNC level engineering (or equivalent), with at least 3 years experience within a quality environment, ideally an automotive manufacturing base. IT skills, the ability to work on own initiative and thrive under pressure are essential.

The Quality Engineer must have the ability to do the following:

  • Liaise with and co-ordinate the contribution from employees from other departments and external bodies
  • Develop a good rapport with all levels of staff
  • Prioritise workload
  • Read and interpret drawings
  • Have a team-orientated approach
  • Have problem solving skills at all times the job holder must be aware of the current levels of any measurables within their area.
  • Be the overall process owner of individual customer issues

QMS, APQP, PPAP, FAI, PPM, QOS, 5s, Six sigma, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing TS16949, BOM, SPC, FMEA, AutoCAD, CAD, automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, quality, Burnley, Blackburn, Lancashire

Ref: PTQEBB | Published: 30th Oct 2017

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