Senior Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer

  • Location

    West Sussex, England

  • Sector:

    Engineering & Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Paul Terry

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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My client, a Global Engineering Consultancy are seeking a Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer to join their forward thinking, progressive team based in West Sussex.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a Senior Quality Assurance role, and knowledge of Automotive technology and product development. As well as experience with utilising Lean Manufacturing and 8D methodologies.

You will also be required to have a range of knowledge on quality systems, quality tool and techniques. You need a multitude of experience with manufacturing processes and components deployed in automotive battery systems and associated technologies.

Duties will include:

  • General Supplier Quality Assurance duties

  • Coaching and supervising the team

  • Audits

  • Liaising with supplier to resolve issues with parts

  • Part approval

  • Managing product and process change

  • Liaising with various teams to achieve parts which are cost effective, and fit for purpose.

  • Management of Supplier Quality performance and implement improvement activities.

  • Reporting

  • Continuously contribute to improvements by developing and introducing new quality focused processes and producers.

As a Senior NPI Parts/Supplier Quality Engineer you will be responsible for the quality of purchase parts, from concept to series production from the suppliers and projects you are assigned. Working alone or leading a small team on designated projects, your key objectives will include:

  • Supervising and coaching a small team to deliver projects on time and in full.

  • Supplier Quality Assurance activities within the supply chain including: APQP, PPAP, Supplier assessment audits and surveillance visits leading to launch.

  • Problem resolution of parts quality issues working with suppliers using 8D and other automotive industry tools

  • Creating and managing customer quality requirements that can be cascaded to the supply chain

  • Generating goods receiving inspection documents for pre-production and production phases

  • Series process and part approval at product launch

  • Working closely with procurement, design and system engineers to achieve parts that are cost effective, fit for purpose and to the required quality standard.

  • Proactive & reactive supplier improvement activities, including problem resolution of parts quality issues using 8D and other automotive industry tools

  • Management of supplier quality performance, including verification and implementation of corrective actions in the pre-series phase

  • Managing the parts quality implications of product and process changes

  • Reporting status against project targets

  • Supervising and coaching of the SQA Engineering team also deployed on these projects

  • Actively participating in continuous improvement by developing and introducing new quality focussed processes and procedures.

This is an exciting role working for a forward thinking Automotive Technology consultancy with excellent future prospects.

Apply now for immediate response.