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Lead Quality Engineer

  • Location: Dagenham
  • Salary: Salary negotiable plus good pension and benefits. per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 12 days ago

  • Sector: Plastics
  • Function: Product design and development
  • Contact: Justin Wainwright
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01268 889267
  • Expiry Date: 01 November 2021
  • Job Ref: 58896

Lead Quality Engineer

c£50,000 p.a. plus benefits



Reporting to the Group Quality Manager, the Lead Quality Engineer will take responsibility for incoming vehicle inspection and final product quality before vehicles are shipped.

In conjunction with the plant leadership you will provide quality assurance support to customers, suppliers and internal colleagues - participating in continuous improvement activities in key areas. This is key role, as part of the site team, and includes the responsibility to support the creation and delivery of the systems and the strategy across all areas of the company which will involve regular communication with the Executive Team.

As well as providing Quality customer interface and expertise to proactively assure requirements are understood and satisfied, the Lead Quality Engineer will be a proven team leader and strategic thinker from the automotive or related industry who has the knowledge and background experience to support a broad based quality and business function creating and delivering to plan.

Key duties will include;

  • Ensuring Group adherence and ongoing certification to international Quality and Environmental Standards including but not limited to IATF 16949, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015
  • Overseeing the testing of materials and finished products to ensure they conform to all industry and internal company standards
  • Maintaining, refining and developing the new and current business systems
  • Provide quality leadership and guidance to the new business systems project teams
  • Assisting the Group Quality Manager develop the team to ensure the business objectives are achieved on time and to budget
  • Taking the lead on lean initiatives including meeting the company wide 5S targets and the introduction of Value Stream Mapping
  • Ensuring that company Quality related processes are harmonised and standardised to assist with compliance and improve efficiency
  • Playing a key part in a multi-functional team is a must for this role as is being action orientated and having good analytical skills to be able to convert business objectives into achievable tasks

The successful applicant for this role is very likely to;

  • Be able to demonstrate previously leading and delivering major quality and related system change in the automotive or related industry
  • An in depth and proven knowledge of ERP systems and QMS systems preferably in the automotive industry
  • Ideally degree qualified or equivalent
  • Be capable of leading management and staff to deliver the business plan
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills at all business levels
  • A high level of IT and QMS skills and knowledge
  • Possess the desire, drive and the character to achieve Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD)

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Lead Quality Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Lead Quality Engineer role, please contact Justin Wainwright at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889267.


Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.