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Senior Quality Engineer

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Senior Engineer in Quality - South Molton
Monday to Thursday 08.30am to 16.45pm and Fridays 08.00am to 12.00pm.
Are you a Senior Engineer in Quality? Get competitive pay and a benefits package. Work in North Devon and have a great work/life balance in a Global company as part of a dynamic collaborative team with beautiful beaches and National Park  on your doorstep.
The Company.
A global technology leader in power management solutions that make electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power operate more efficiently, reliably, safely and sustainably. With broad portfolio of top-quality aerospace components for outright sale or exchange, including fuel, hydraulic, ducting, and actuation products.
What does a Senior Engineer in Quality do?
The Senior Engineer in Quality is responsible for executing the defined Strategic Quality Plan in conjunction with plant leadership. They provide quality assurance support to customers, suppliers, partners and internal
manufacturing cells and participates in continuous improvement activities in targeted areas. They execute the
Quality Assurance strategy to ensure product flow consistent with established industry standards,
government regulations and customer requirements. They will be leading a Team of Quality Engineer(s) and Quality
Control staff in the execution of the Quality System and Strategy.
What is the purpose of the Senior Engineer in Quality?
  • Provides Quality customer interface and expertise to proactively assure requirements are
    understood and satisfied, including leading complaint resolution and root cause and corrective action
  • Supports and drives the Quality Team working in the manufacturing area relative to the collection
    and analysis of quality data providing expertise and ensuring product and process quality
    requirements are implemented through Company Policies and Quality Best Practice deployment.
  • Solves technical product / process and business process problems utilizing structured approaches
    such as 8D, Six Sigma etc.
  • Executes the development, implementation, and improvement of the appropriate Quality
    Management Systems throughout the operation, providing advanced quality planning support in the
    development and launch of new products, processes and services.
  • Participates in the auditing of internal Quality Systems and completes part approval documentation
    to assure that customer requirements are met in new or modified products and processes.
  • Analyses organizational quality metrics and performs periodic reviews to evaluate results and
    recommend action plans to close gaps at an operational level.
    Develops and analyses statistical data and product/process performance to recommend and
    implement improvements in targeted areas
  • Contributes in the design and implementation of quality assurance training programs and conducts
    training in quality-related topics
  • Participates in product development and launch activities including identification of customer
    expectations, manufacturing and test support, reliability analysis, design reviews, evaluation of test
    programs, material testing.
  • Provides support in the way of development and evaluation of process capability, process control
    plans, analysis of out-of-control conditions and process audits
  • Develops, implements, and audits inspection and test plans, standards and acceptance criteria, and
    procedures/work instructions.
  • Investigates and eliminates causes of quality problems and follows up on corrective actions
  • Participates in the design, procurement, maintenance, and evaluation of gages, measurement
    instruments, devices and test equipment
Record any measurable statistics which your position impacts such as production expenses, maintenance
expenses, sales volumes, payroll costs, capital expenditures, research budgets, cost of purchases, value
of inventories controlled, employees supervised (direct and indirect).
  • Warranty Cost
  • Customer DPPM
  • Rework Costs
  • First Pass Yield
  • Scrap Costs
  • Quality Best Practice Deployment
  • EQS deployment
  • Customer Lead (Focus Customer)
  • Management of direct reports; O/T; Headcount Costs etc
What skills and experience must the Senior Engineer in Quality have?
Ability to lead a small team of Quality personnel to drive performance through the APEX process.
  • Ability to manage all Team Personnel requirements – H&S, Disciplinary, Training, Sickness etc
  • Thorough understanding of problem solving methods-i.e. Six Sigma, 8D, root cause analysis, and the
    associated statistical tools used to analyse problems, evaluate and complete improvement projects
  • Knowledge and understanding of Quality System requirements
  • Detailed understanding of the key phases and requirements of an effective new product development
    and launch methodology
  • Detailed knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques, i.e., pFMEA, Critical to Quality characteristics,
    Control plans etc.
  • Detailed knowledge of industry and customer specific quality registration schemes and certification
    processes (i.e., ISO9001, EASA Part 21, AS9100 etc).
  • Detailed knowledge of System and process auditing techniques to ensure compliance to defined
    quality requirements.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Process Variation Reduction (six Sigma) concepts and tool
    sets as they relate to process/product variability, and root cause and corrective action determination.
  • Knowledge of product and end user application/specifications, including product testing requirements.
    (design/process interface)
  • Thorough knowledge of gauging and basic understanding of product material properties
  • Understanding of engineering design and product reliability concepts and tool sets
  • Ability to lead cross-functional process improvement teams.
What will the Senior Engineer in Quality get in return?
  • Great pay and company bonus structure
  • Health and dental care
  • Free parking on site and cycle to work scheme
  • Training and advancement opportunities
  • Great pension scheme