Quality Engineer

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  • Location:

    Plymouth, Devon

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent

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    Harry Garvin

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Quality Engineer

Salary: £30,000pa - £35,000pa

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