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Supplier Quality Engineer

  • Location

    Wimborne, Dorset

  • Sector:

    Defence

  • Job disciplines:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £35000 - £45000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kate Stevens

  • Contact email:

    kate.stevens@jonlee.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH51240

  • Expiry date:

    05/05/2019

Supplier Quality Engineer

£Competitive

Wimborne, Dorset

Aerospace / Military


A leading supplier of critical control solutions is seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer to be responsible for Supplier Quality performance, driving root cause analysis and the on-going development of increased supplier capability.

In addition, you will be establishing and developing a supplier approval system, conducting audits and ensuring adherence to Quality Management System requirements. Finally, you will establish quality standards for suppliers who are providing materials per specifications.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the delivery of conforming products to support the business requirements
  • Drive supplier non-conformance management and Root Cause Analysis
  • Develop suppliers to more effectively support in terms of cost, quality and timeliness;
  • Drive supplier quality management in line with company control procedures, and relevant regulatory standards e.g. AS/EN 9100
  • Ensure quality assurance for new and existing suppliers through audits, source inspections, First Article Inspection sign-off and change control process management
  • Effective flow down of quality requirements to suppliers throughout the product lifecycle
  • Development of supplier capability via strategic and tactical improvement activities
  • Conduct supplier site visits to observe and report on quality systems and material manufacture processes in support of ongoing supplier monitoring
  • Analyse, track and report discrepancies and corrective actions taken when vendor products are rejected/returned on receipt or failure post acceptance
  • Prepare documentation for inspection / test procedures
  • Participate in First Article Inspections at Suppliers
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement Projects


Key skills and qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a Supplier Quality Engineer within a technology company (ideally mechanical/aerospace)
  • Experience working in a supply chain organisation
  • Proven experience of driving root cause corrective / preventive action with Suppliers
  • Proven background in Quality Assurance and thorough understanding of quality tools and techniques including auditing
  • Good technical mechanical and / or electronics engineering knowledge and the ability to read engineering drawings
  • Understanding of key quality standards such as AS/EN 9100 and NADCAP
  • Good technical engineering knowledge and ability to read engineering drawings
  • Supplier relationship management



This is a permanent role based in Wimborne, Dorset and will require 25% travel to suppliers mainly UK based.

Interested in the above role? APPLY TODAY!

Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert to discuss further.

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