Supplier Quality / Assurance Engineer - Electronics
Based in Surrey The Supplier Quality / Assurance Engineer will working for a well known company who manufacturer products for the Aerospace, Military and Energy industry.
The Supplier Quality / Assurance Engineer will support the Quality and Product Assurance Manager. The Supplier Quality / Assurance Engineer must be a quality professional, with electronics or electromechanical knowledge, good organisation skills, and a minimum of 5 years' experience in an engineering or electrical manufacturing environment. The primary task will be focused on all aspects of the manufacturing processes, both internally and at sub-contractors to ensure that products and services are fit for purpose and meet both external and internal requirements, including legal compliance and customer expectations. Experience as a quality auditor would be an advantage.
The main responsibilities will be as follows
*To ensure that products and services are fit for purpose and meet both external and internal requirements, including legal compliance and customer expectations.
*Seek to continuously improve standards
*To contribute to the development of Integrated Maintenance Systems
* Drive quality improvements and process adherence including:
*Analyse production processes, identify areas for improvement, expansion of process controls, development of working instructions & set up / review of relevant process KPIs
*Investigate internal quality issues including all returns and non-conformances. Ensure all quality issues are correctly logged, monitored and escalated where appropriate. Assist in identifying root causes and support Production to overcome
*Support and improve software control methodologies (Embedded and Test)
*Drive production efficiencies using Lean / Sigma methodologies, process simplification, 5S configured areas, waste removal, etc.
*Customer documentation approvals - develop PPAP / FAI approvals for new products, in particular for big 3 customers
*With Engineering, manage production and design changes and ensure agreement by appropriate authority levels. Track and monitor all change notes; arrange sign off as appropriate with Q & PA Manager
Key Test Equipment - Statistical Process Control
*Assist in implementing SPC on key production processes and test equipment, manage the data, analyse results, monitor trends, recommend improvement actions
Supplier Quality Assurance
*Conduct supplier audits as required, support the Quality Manger with audits of external processes, including electronic, electromechanical and mechanical to drive improved product quality
Quality Systems, Frameworks and Processes - including Audits
*Support the Quality Manager in ensuring all procedures and quality systems are in line with legal and internal customer requirements, including writing and updating of procedures
*Help to drive the Integrated Management System at FT, including Quality ISO9001, Environmental ISO14001 and Safety standards
*Contribute to the preparation and planning for the completion of external and internal audits and assessments. Implement & monitor agreed audit recommendations as directed
This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties of the post at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time to meet the changing requirements of the company.
To be successful in this role the Supplier Quality / Assurance Engineer will have the following skills, knowledge and experience
*Educated to HND/HNC level or equivalent in technical/ engineering subjects.
*Engineering degree Or BTEC or equivalent electronic l qualifications
*Electronics or electromechanical background
*Minimum of 5 years experience in an engineering or manufacturing environment.
*Strong problem solving skills
*Experience with using quality tools
*Experience of technical authoring
*Knowledge of SPC & statistical methods
*Experience of conducting Internal audits
*Able to carry out investigations and produce reports
*Can use Microsoft Office Products
*Experience of low volume, high value engineering
*Experience of Lean / Six sigma / TQM or similar
*Experience of measurement in a large test equipment environment
*Process FMEA Kaizan experience
*Knowledge of MRP systems
key words - Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer, Lean, Six Sigma, TQM, FMEA, MRP, SPC, Electronics or electromechanical