SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER - Ilminster
My Clients have multiple Site facilities in the United States and four UK-based businesses employing a wide range of functions including engineering and process, manufacturing, product management, supply chain and customer services, quality assurance, continuous improvement, compliance and finance.
Due to my clients structured expansion plans, they are now seeking to appoint a Senior Optics Quality Engineer.
Key task of this role will be within the Precision Optics Value Stream to coordinate structured root cause analysis in relation to problem solving; customer, supplier and assisting with internally generated issues. Additionally, internal auditing both from a business process and manufacturing compliance perspective will be a major activity. This will primarily support the transition to AS9100, but as the client is currently remodelling the business systems to ensure they are robust, it will also ensure a smoother transition of a more proactive deployment of quality from one of Quality Control to one of Quality Assurance.
High standards of customer engagement will be an essential part of maintaining existing and securing new market/business opportunities.
Although the role will be reporting to the local Quality Manager, the individual will be expected to operate at a level that regularly interacts with senior management and have the ability to occasionally cover for the Quality Manager.
·Underpin the achievement of AS9100, ensuring standards are compliant, maintained and meet with business needs in support of a more robust infrastructure.
·Play an active role coordinating multi-functional projects for business system continuous improvements in conjunction with the Sharing in Growth programme over the next 4 years.
·Performing internal audits to proactively determine quality risks within our processes and work with appropriate management/staff to ensure satisfactory mitigation.
·Provides mentoring, coaching and suggests corrective actions as necessary
·Develops strategic plans in which business goals and objectives are met.
·Deploys strategic initiatives defined in planning process and oversees the execution of activities to achieve goals.
·Providing a mature customer facing lead role in ensuring effective issues management from initiation to closure of customer returns.
·Work closely with all functional areas to identify supply related issues and work closely with Purchasing in closing the route cause with the supplier.
·Provide analysis and regular tracking of issues related to material non-conformance.
·Utilising standard problem techniques/tools to address route causes and chairing MRB meetings.
·Coordinating the concessions/permits along with analysis and progression of changes to further reduce.
Education/Skills and Experience
·Degree level engineering qualification preferred but not essential.
·Previous experience within a quality engineering role, ideally within an optical technical development/manufacturing environment.
·3 to 5 years industry experience of working within an AS9100 or ISO13485 environment.
·Experience in implementing process improvements using structured problem solving methodologies.
·Proven track record with deployment of Continuous Improvement projects using a structured problem solving methodology.
·Working level demonstration of Lean Six Sigma is essential and awareness of the SC21 or SiG initiatives would be beneficial.
·Self-driven with the ability to set own priorities and work independently.
·Strong influencing, communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
·Challenging, but with high level of emotional intelligence.
·Attention to detail with excellent analytical skills.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person.
If you’re interested in applying for this position, please email your CV.