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Quality engineer

Location: Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

An exciting opportunity exists to join our Clients team within a company producing high specification components for the motor racing industry. they have a challenging mix of production and development projects ongoing for a range of clients, predominantly in the Formula One and Rally worlds.

Key Candidate Attributes:

⦁    Have experience in a QA and production engineering capacity involving mechanical components
⦁    Must hold at least an HNC Engineering qualification
⦁    Ability to develop and maintain PFMEA, PPAP and Control Plans from DFMEA and product descriptions
⦁    Ability to analyse data, identify key problems and implement solutions to permanently eliminate them using Six sigma and 8D
⦁    Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
⦁    Must be able to communicate clearly across the company, its suppliers and its customers
⦁    Be practical, efficient and able to prioritise workload in a busy working environment
⦁    Be enthusiastic about joining a small but growing team and be
proactive in identifying opportunities to improve quality and productivity

General Responsibilities:

⦁    The person in this position will be a critical player in maintaining and continuously improving a quality system to meet customer requirements, driving down the cost of quality and eliminating sources of customer dissatisfaction
⦁    An active role in updating and maintaining the current ISO-9001 certified quality system
⦁    Tracking and reporting key quality metrics and identifying product, process and production engineering opportunities
⦁    Failure analysis of field returns and assignment of corrective actions to appropriate functions
⦁    Maintaining supplier quality including supplier performance ratings, communication of issues, corrective action and system auditing
⦁    Maintaining customer required Quality Systems, including: APQP tools (PFMEA, DFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP)
⦁    Document Control, Corrective And Preventive Actions, Supplier Quality
⦁    Auditing – Internal and Supplier Systems
⦁    Identify top field issues. Track returns through the warranty process and ensure that timely root cause analysis is completed and followed through corrective actions with suppliers and/or internal company processes.
⦁    Reviewing, updating and documenting build processes with a view to improving both efficiencies and quality
⦁    Setting up or assisting in value engineering method for cost reductions
⦁    Supporting design with technical and manufacturing methods
⦁    Opportunities to be involved with design for manufacture
⦁    Day-to-day administration, filing and updating of spreadsheets/databases as required
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000

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