Senior SQA Engineer – Supplier Quality Assurance

Job Type:
Job Sector:
South East
West Sussex
£45,000 per annum
Salary Description:
+ benefits
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Job Description For Vacancy No: 244619B

Consultant: Mike Bryan

Company Profile: Our client is a world-class provider of engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy for the global automotive, transport, defence and energy industries. With a century of delivering value, they employ over 2,500 professional consultants, engineers and staff world-wide.

Job Location: West Sussex

Job Position: Senior SQA Engineer – Supplier Quality Assurance

Job Status: Permanent

Job Profile:
As a Senior NPI Parts / Supplier Quality Engineer you will be responsible for the quality of purchase parts, from concept to series production from the suppliers and projects you are assigned. Working alone or leading a small team on designated projects, your key objectives will include:

Essential Skills, Qualifications & Experience:
Experience of NPI and/or Supplier Quality Assurance or a similar role where skills can be transferred into the objectives described above. Preferably gained within the automotive sector but other industries would be considered.

Some knowledge of automotive technology and product development.

Experience with APQP / PPAP

Hands-on experience of lean manufacturing.

Experience with manufacturing processes and components deployed in battery packs (e.g. cells, harnesses, cooling systems, electronic components, fabrications).

Experience and understanding with geometric design & tolerancing.

Excellent problem-solving skills, using 8D process.

Experience of quality systems, quality tools & techniques.

The ability to work as a team or on your own and be self-motivated.

A good communicator with intercultural and interpersonal skills together with the ability to communicate and present effectively to suppliers and clients at all levels.

Knowledge of IATF 16949 (and preferably ISO 26262).

Tenacity, resilience and focus.

Engineering degree or equivalent experience.

This role involves regular travel to suppliers domestically and internationally.

Supervising and coaching a small team to deliver projects on time and in full.

Supplier Quality Assurance activities within the supply chain including: APQP, PPAP, Supplier assessment audits and surveillance visits leading to launch.

Problem resolution of parts quality issues working with suppliers using 8D and other automotive industry tools.

Creating and managing customer quality requirements that can be cascaded to the supply chain.

Generating goods receiving inspection documents for pre-production and production phases.

Series process and part approval at product launch.

Working closely with procurement, design and system engineers to achieve parts that are cost effective, fit for purpose and to the required quality standard.

Proactive & reactive supplier improvement activities, including problem resolution of parts quality issues using 8D and other automotive industry tools.

Management of supplier quality performance, including verification and implementation of corrective actions in the pre-series phase.

Managing the parts quality implications of product and process changes.

Reporting status against project targets.

Supervising and coaching of the SQA Engineering team also deployed on these projects.

Actively participating in continuous improvement by developing and introducing new quality focussed processes and procedures to the company.

Salary: Up to �45,000 per annum, plus benefits.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01621841234
Fax: 01233 645702
Contact: Mike Bryan

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