Quality Engineer - Motorcycle Accessories

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East Midlands
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Premea Limited
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Our global motorcycle manufacturing client is urgently looking to fill the following role:

Role context and purpose:
As a GMA Quality Engineer within Motorcycle Accessories, you will be a key team member of the quality team and GMA organisation. You will be based in the UK and have a collective responsibility for ensuring that products reach our customers at the correct quality level, within cost and on time. You will work with teams across the company, suppliers and sometimes with domestic dealers to enable you to have a full appreciation of the impact that quality has on our products.
The main focus of this role will be to work closely with quality engineers who are located outside of the UK and ensure adequate levels of quality is maintained through the APQP, PPAP and Quality Issues database This will be across all components and platforms for existing and new products. This is an office based role reporting to the Quality Assurance Team Manager.

Scope and Impact:
- Responsible for the continuous supply of quality product from new & current suppliers
- Supporting the team to achieve overall GMA commercial targets
- Long term working relationship with multiple suppliers.
- Support QA Manager in targeting supplier issues which have a direct impact on warranty targets
- Willingness to travel outside of the UK.

Key responsibilities:
- Work with Quality Engineers to audit, document and update PPAP documents
- Responsible for working with Quality Engineers in maintaining the PPAP tracker .
- Coordination of Appearance Approval Reports and Form, Fit and Function Reports
- Work with Quality Engineers to establish quality concerns investigation protocol and use GMA SCAR and 8D process as part of the investigation.
- Maintenance of the Quality Issues Database system
- Coordination of product testing (Salt Spray & Humidity Tests) and tracking status
- Ensure that suppliers have GMA related documents/quality manuals and work with suppliers to ensure they understand GMA requirements.
- Work with the client's QE's & Suppliers on supplier inspection processes and methods.
- Liaise with GMA design regarding product manufacturing methods
- Be involved in continuous improvement activities.
- Being a key point of contact for GMA Quality Engineers, Product Managers and Design Engineers.
- Support UK, Europe related warranty issues.
- Low level inspection of parts for acceptability

Experience Required:
- APQP & PPAP experience
- Quality problem solving, corrective actions and investigation
- Excellent Powerpoint and Excel skills
- A self starter and must be able to work on own initiative
- Good working knowledge of ISO:9001, (or AS9100, IATF 16949)
- HND in engineering, mechanical engineering or quality engineering
- Auditing experience
- Previous experience of at least 2-3 years within a quality role.

Please note to apply for this position, you MUST have either a UK or EU passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship of any kind.

The services advertised by Premea Limited for this vacancy are those of an Employment Agency.

Premea is a specialist recruitment consultancy representing clients in the UK and internationally within the Automotive, Motorsport and Aerospace sectors.

Contact Details:
Premea Limited
Tel: +44(0)1926 298890
Fax: +44(0)1926 298908
Contact: Chris Wright

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