Production Quality Engineer

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  • Location:

    Chelmsford, Essex

  • Sector:

    Quality Engineers

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits

  • Contact:

    Hannah Pepper

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  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

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Production Quality Engineer

We are devoted to advancing science, acquiring and inventing new technology, and using it to help our customers solve challenges in business and society. We serve an immense range of applications, providing technologies vital to industrial growth markets.

Our innovations lead developments in healthcare, life sciences, space, transportation, defence and security and industrial markets.

This is a crucial role with the responsibility to deliver further improvements in Quality. Development of the Quality function requires improvement of the Divisions product verification and real-time problem resolution.

This position requires someone to make initial triage decisions handing responsibility for completion to the respective function. This is to ensure that quality standards for component / sub assembly/ product and process are adhered to through the front to back manufacturing process, whilst ensuring the key requirements for Quality are understood through the business.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate expertise in manufacturing control elements. Effective communication skills will be critical to the success of this role, with the ability to influence peers and raise the bar in quality methods, along with a pragmatic and data driven approach to assist in prioritising improvements across the existing product portfolio.

Key responsibilities -

  • The Production Quality Engineer leads the investigations for the area and is responsible for the management of function for RF Power.

  • Act as first line support for manufacturing issues that cannot be resolved at the Cell level by Manufacturing Technicians or Cell Controllers.

  • Validate processes using statistical techniques including Measurement Systems Analysis and Production Capability.

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to peers across the business in the effective use and implementation of tools to maximise the short and medium term development of effective Control Plans and drive the culture change across peers to embed methods in the Continuous Improvement Cycle.

  • Develop and implement KPI's including resources, systems and service level response expectations.

  • Provide input to financial reports and budgets to support, contribute to and integrate within the overall Quality functions' annual business plan and long term strategy plus ensure the continued process effectivity.

Skills and knowledge required -

  • Bachelor's degree in Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent level of experience.

  • Demonstrable experience in an engineering function in support of manufacturing.

  • A working knowledge of electrical and mechanical assembly, manufacturing and test.

  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of self-motivation and creativity.

  • Knowledge of mechanical manufacturing philosophies, i.e. design for manufacture I assembly / test techniques.

  • Problem solving experience (8D, A3, Root Cause Analysis etc.)