Quality Engineer

3 days left

30 Aug 2017
27 Sep 2017
Contract Type
We are a leading Global manufacturer of fluid power products and are looking to recruit a Quality Engineer to manage a team of 2, Quality Technician and Quality Inspector, to ensure quality standards are met in all phases of the manufacturing value stream from raw material supply to customers utilisation.


* Where non-conformance is identified, the Quality Engineer will employ effective problem-solving methodologies to identify root causes and implement corresponding corrective and preventive actions
* As the responsibility extends to both customer and supplier facing activities, the Quality Engineer is responsible for ensuring clear and effective communication, reporting, follow-up, and project management with a sense of urgency to resolve assigned quality issues
* Completion of warranty part failure analysis and implementation of corrective action as determined necessary. Maintain records of warranty analysis, customer communications, and reports of performance in assigned process areas
* Working cross-functionally with peers and Gates management in developing and executing Advanced Product Quality Plans (APQP) for new & existing products including involvement in Failure Modes & Effects Analysis, and Quality Control Plan development and implementation to reduce and eliminate non-conformance risk
* Reviewing customer technical drawings and specifications to understand and deploy quality controls related to special characteristics
* Acting as a specialist in quality to provide expertise on site in establishing inspection sample plans, including statistical process controls (SPC) as necessary due to the criticality of product / process characteristics
* Utilizing inspection equipment and determining acceptability of the measurement method through Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
* Conducting internal quality system audits (E.g. ISO9001, IATF16949) and process audits as part of Gates Layered Process Audit programs to develop a wider knowledge of the Gates Production System and manufacturing processes
* Formulate or assists in formulating quality policies and procedures

Ideally you will be able to demonstrate:

* Working knowledge of automotive industry quality management standards (AIAG - APQP, PPAP, SPC, MSA, etc.) and quality assurance problem solving tools (E.g. DMAIC, 5-Why, Cause & Effect Diagrams, DOE, 8D, etc.) is preferred or will be developed
* An effective communicator with capability to interact with all layers of management both internal and external
* Drive, intelligence, and high expectations of getting results through self and team
* Change management leadership capability
* High level interpersonal and leadership skills with capability to influence, coach, and partner across multiple levels and locations of the company
* The ability to read technical drawings and specifications to understand and deploy quality controls related to special characteristics
* Strong proficiency using common PC applications: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Visio, MS Office, MS SharePoint, MS PowerPoint
* Experience utilizing quality assurance PC Applications is a plus: Minitab, SPC Applications, etc.
* Six Sigma Black Belt certification or an equivalent is preferred, but not required.

Education/Experience (minimum required)
Must be qualified to HNC / HND level in a directly relevant discipline coupled with considerable relevant experience in a comparable role within a manufacturing environment.
Experience of internal quality systems auditing (E.g. ISO9001, IATF16949) and layered process auditing.
Experience in a supervisory capacity would be advantageous.

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