NPI Quality Engineer

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    Automotive, Energy, General engineering & manufacturing

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    Competitive salary and package

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    Grant Nisbet

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    01384 446115

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    7 months ago

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NPI Quality Engineer


Design, Development and Manufacturing

Competitive salary and package offered



Are you looking for a role demanding an innovative data driven approach and the opportunity to run cradle to grave quality activities?

This is an exciting time for this fast paced engineering company as they continue with their growth plans through 2021 and beyond, you will see significant exposure to ; NPI activities with the suppliers; Management and development of the organisation and supplier performance; and in identifying VA/VE activities to maintain and improve global positioning.


In this Quality Engineer role the NPI Supplier Facing Activities will include;

To lead and support project meetings with Bladon and suppliers

To lead the supplier approval process

To lead advanced product quality planning activities -APQP

To initiate NCIORS, communicate with suppliers to return/ replace stock

The reporting supplied part status into project meetings

To support, including undertaking, inspection and test status requirements as defined by regulations, engineering product specifications and product approvalUndertaking on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of corrective actions

To review supplier manufacturing processes, collaborating with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities

Managing and coordinating supplier performance, problem solving, cost recovery and warranty activities

To collate and evaluating supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities across the supply chain

The setting and reporting out on KPIs to drive Continuous Improvement activities

Maintaining supplied part approval status as required during change/ launch



It is likely that Plant Quality duties will include;

Managing line performance data to support PQA Engineering

Promoting the use of Continuous Improvement techniques throughout the business including Lean, 6-Sigma, Poka-Yoke, Measurement System Analysis, SPC and PFMEA

Leading internal quality audits, applying best practice and coordinating audit plans

To respond to and work cross functionally to resolve reported customer technical issues

Delivering training on quality awareness



It is hoped that the successful Quality Engineer will be able to offer;

Proven track record within automotive or aerospace Quality Assurance Engineering

Likely qualified to HNC level within a related Engineering discipline (Mechanical /Electrical)

A working knowledge of casting, pressing, harnesses or electronics

Strong problem-solving abilities with the 8D, 5 why and able to demonstrate a wide range of tools and techniques (Ishikawa, is/ is not DoE etc)

An excellent working knowledge of ISO9001, preferably lead auditor trained

An excellent working knowledge of AIAG core tools

Proven communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead and influence a cross functional team where direct authority does not exist

Training to Lean 6 Sigma Green Belt preferred


Interviews will be booked for January so if keen to learn more about this role please contact to learn more

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.

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