Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer
Salary: £30,000pa - £40,000pa
Permanent role
Location: Plymouth

A well-established design and manufacturing business specialising in state-of-the-art surveillance systems within the defence industry are seeking a Quality Engineer to ensure that company procedures are compliant with legislation, customer and business requirements.

Key Responsibilities - Quality Engineer

  • Supporting the maintenance and continual improvement of the QMS to ensure that the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001 are satisfied
  • Conducting internal audits to monitor operation and effectiveness of the QMS and to facilitate continual improvement
  • Ensuring that appropriate corrective actions, resulting from recorded non-conformances, are implemented and effective
  • Development of QMS elements with process-owners including process, procedure & operating instructions
  • Working closely with the Supply Chain team - Responsibility for on-site supplier assessment & approval.
  • Liaison with suppliers to facilitate the on-time supply of conforming materials and services from external providers resolution of issues with non-compliant product
  • Customer-facing liaison on Quality issues; to include customer witnessed testing both onsite and customer sites
  • Reviewing customer bids and contracts for Quality requirements and preparation of Quality Plans
  • Fault analysis and reports on customer returns

Skills and Qualifications - Quality Engineer

  • Experienced in the management of a QMS within a design and manufacturing environment; preferably within electronic / mechanical defence industry using ISO9001, AQAP2110 QMS standards
  • CQI or IRCA member desirable
  • Qualified to minimum HNC/HND or relevant equivalent (Engineering related discipline is highly desirable
  • A confident and credible communicator, able to interact plausibly in all settings within the business
  • Experienced in managing and conducting internal and supplier audits
  • Experienced in "8D" problem solving methodology within an SME and with suppliers, including use of 5-Whys and Ishikawa/Cause and effect diagrams
  • Able to create and develop clear and concise QMS elements including processes, procedures and workflows
  • MS Visio, JIRA and Confluence experience preferred
  • Able to work on own initiative and to facilitate effective cross functional cooperation

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