Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer

Job Title: Quality Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Uxbridge, London
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH13544_1558425306
Contact Name: Sara Nash
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 21, 2019 08:55

Job Description

Quality Engineer (Mechanical)

£35-45K Depending on Experience

Uxbridge, Middlesex

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Analyse quality performance of suppliers using statistical and analytical methods.
  • Creation of inspection plans to deliver product as per customer or design statement of requirement.
  • Develop quality procedures and systems to ensure all product and system requirements are addressed from the initial product conception to the finished result.
  • Develop and publish Manufacturing Inspection and Test Plans.
  • Ensure process control documents adhere with set requirements.
  • Assist disposition process through utilising 10 step problem solving methodology, driving to root cause analysis resulting in appropriate corrective and preventative actions.
  • Coordinate with suppliers and customers relating to quality trends and feedback on corrective and preventative actions.
  • Collaborate in generating production process documentation such as assembly inspection plans and sign off sheets.
  • Reduce variability in manufacturing by providing standard inspection plans and work methods.
  • Ensure product and process quality meets specifications required delivering right first time build and test
  • Investigate "In Service Defect Report" using 10 step 8D problem solving methodology
  • Support the tender process for equipment to ensure the best quality.
  • Coordinate with the assembly functions to remove waste from processes
  • Support and lead continuous improvement, problem solving and process improvement activities
  • Carry out FMEAs, (Failure Mode Effects Analysis) process documentation and implement improvements
  • Investigate production and process issues providing technical support and training
  • Undertake special projects as required
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities
  • Support and lead process improvement activities
  • Write reports and present progress at project meetings and to clients
  • Achieve goals within budget
  • Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs and future trends
  • Manage the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions
  • Produce written reports and make presentations
  • Undertake continuous training and development

People Management

  • Lead and/or support technicians and trainee engineers
  • Train people within own work group
  • Supervise sub-contractors

Relationship Management

  • Liaise, communicate and collaborate with other departments, customers and suppliers.
  • Be an effective team member, working with supervisor and colleagues to ensure smooth workflow with maximum output

Skills and Attributes:

  • Independently determines approach for assigned tasks
  • Understanding of Quality systems and manufacturing processes
  • Understanding engineering, scientific and other technical information
  • Strong understanding of measurement techniques (including CMM and hand equipment)
  • Ability to read engineering drawings (GD&T)
  • Strong problem-solving skills and logical approach
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Planning and prioritising activities
  • Ability to present data effectively
  • Understanding of Health and Safety practices
  • Team working skills
  • Analytical skills
  • PC skills
  • Ability to train the work group and lead teams within the work group
  • Ability to manage group to achieve goals within budget

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • Relevant manufacturing / engineering degree preferred, A Levels, ONC, City & Guilds level 3, BTec National Diploma Level 3, NVQ level 3 qualification
  • Ability to design processes and layouts
  • Experience of FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), Kaizen (continuous improvement and problem solving) process improvement and Poka Yoke (error proofing) techniques
  • Significant work experience in a valve assembly and test environment

If you are interested in applying for this role or finding out more please contact Sara Nash on 02393 910040 or email

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