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First 4 Personnel (& Temp) Ltd


£27000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + parking

Quality Engineer looking to step up into a management role? You have knowledge / experience of ISO9001 and all fundamental quality tools (PPAP, 8D, ISO9001, DFMEA, and PFMEA). You are highly motivated, have good communication skills and keen to progress. A local manufacturer is seeking a Lead Quality Engineer to ensure the Quality Management System in place meets quality standards (including ISO9001 and OHSAS18001).

What will you be doing?

  • Maintenance and Development of QMS
    • Lead the quality assurance activities to bring solutions in line with customer expectations, contractual requirements, and quality standards.
    • Undertake project work in support of quality department on topics such as supplier inputs, quality improvement plan development, procedure writing, problem solving, investigation reporting.
    • Liaise with internal and external customers on quality concerns.
    • Carry out internal Quality audits.
  • Investigate rejects and implement/coordinate corrective actions to reduce internal and supplier rejects and provide effective root cause analysis.
  • Ensure compliance to ISO 9001 and OHSAS18001, relevant regulatory and customer specific requirements.
  • Support Technical Team in various stages of product development and testing.
  • Inspection and sign off of bought in products.
  • Coordinate and investigate customer complaints. Implement corrective action results to prevent recurrence. Produce and issue formal report.
  • Control the Quality System procedures using the company documentation software.
  • Coordinate calibration of internal instruments in required time frame and update internal calibration system.
  • Work with supply chain and the Purchasing Manager to develop suppliers to ensure a continued acceptable service.

What do you need?

  • Ideally a Quality Engineer who wants to progress into management
  • Degree (or Similar) qualification in Quality or Engineering discipline
  • Strong PC skills
  • Knowledge / experience of ISO9001 Knowledge of all fundamental quality tools (PPAP, 8D, ISO9001, DFMEA, PFMEA)
  • Proven problem-solving skills in a high volume manufacturing & assembly environment
  • Ideally Qualified or Experienced Internal Auditor
  • Experience of manufacturing and assembly
  • Appreciation of mechanical engineering principles and common failure modes

What's on offer?

  • Salary of £27,000 - £35,000 per annum
  • Holidays 23 days + shut down between Christmas and New Year
  • Parking
  • Hours 8-5 finish 3:30 Fridays
  • Pension