Quality Engineer

TRC Group has recently partnered with a leading Automotive manufacturer based in Newton Aycliffe and is currently looking for a Quality Engineer for a Permanent role.

Company and Customer Focus:

We aim to provide ‘zero defects’ and deliver on time within agreed costs and be ‘right first time – every time’

Meeting Company and Customer requirements and expectations are of paramount importance:

  • To consistently produce work that fully meets the Company Business Standards and satisfies the needs, requirements and expectations of our customers.
  • This includes starting a new project to the handling non-conformances when a reject is found at the Customer or in house.
  • Ensure that impact to Customer is understood (additional inspection, rejection costs, the reputation of company, etc). The Customer also must complete the necessary non-conformance and root cause analysis within the required time frames.
  • Ensure non-conformances are understood and answered in a timely manner
  • Remember – Quality is the responsibility of everybody

The Quality Engineer is an active and flexible role within the QAC department to help and support all employees on product knowledge and quality.

The role involves coordinating the team of qualified technicians and inspectors on a day-to-day basis. Effective communication and detailed reporting skills are essential, and it is a hands-on job role that requires the ability to use a variety of measuring techniques and equipment to generate accurate and concise reports.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and monitor the operation of the Quality Management System in accordance with company accreditations
  • QA team member in resolving non-conformances (including Customer, Supplier and Internal) – root cause analysis, corrective and preventive actions.
  • Demonstrate a quick response to the customer concerns /issues and ensure documentation is completed within a time frame
  • Maintain relevant project folders, including PQFs, APQP, SPC, etc
  • Ensure PQFs are kept at the latest revision, are available for use on the shop floor and effectively rolled out into production, and as required provide support and training
  • Carry out audits as required – including internal audits, product & process audits. Report findings from audits and be responsible for closing out any non-conformances / issues raised
  • Be responsible for containment activities, communicate cut-off details and completion of paperwork
  • Attend and report at meetings on-site and off-site as required (Production meetings, Project launch meetings, etc)
  • Develop full knowledge of quality standards using customer-supplied information, use this knowledge to transfer to work instructions that are easy to follow on the shop floor
  • Collate and be responsible for master and limits samples, keeping a status log
  • Responsible for Quality Technicians – training and mentoring
  • Ensure quality alerts and incidents reports as required – chase sign off within 48 hours of raising issue
  • Monitor gauges and calibration status of equipment, ensure equipment is calibrated as required and maintain records
  • Attend both internal and external training courses to continue adding to body of knowledge for company and individual personal development
  • Ensure QA display boards are kept up to date with relevant information
  • Understand the importance of quality and production performance, the cost of quality and working towards zero defects at the Customer
  • Maintain a good level of housekeeping
  • Be approachable and promote good quality awareness, QA point of contact for the shop-floor
  • Deputise for the Quality Manager
  • Any other reasonable task as requested by Management

Health & Safety Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with the Health & Safety Officer to promote a safe working environment
  • Be responsible for your own health & safety at work and other employees
  • Ensure required PPE is worn at all times
  • Report all accidents to the Health & Safety Officer and record detail in the accident book

If you are interested please apply now and await a phone call from Jonathan, alternatively for more information call Jonathan on 01915436209.

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