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DATE ADDED: Mon 04/03/2019

Quality Assurance Manager

Crawley, UK
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JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £45000 - £50000/annum

Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager

Location: Crawley

Salary: £45,000 -£50,000 per annum

Full time

Our client based in Crawley is looking to recruit a Quality Assurance Manager to define and implement internationally recognised standards for both product quality and business systems.

Responsibilities

* To define and implement an ISO9001:2015 quality management system and ISO 45001 health and safety management system that has the full support and understanding of the Company staff such that the Quality and HS procedures are at the heart of the business.

* To ensure that the business remains “audit ready” and that audit success is a routine.

* Carry out internal and supplier quality audits.

* To work with the members of the team to document procedures and processes that are consistent with international standards and best practice.

* Once fully defined, to administer Corrective Action Requests (CAR) and Engineering Change Note (ECN) processes chairing ECN and CAR reviews

* Facilitate investigations of CARs to root cause using structured problem solving (8D) methodology both internally and externally (with customers and suppliers) in order to develop a culture of continuous improvement.

* To perform supplier audits where supplier quality issues dictate and to recommend improvements and alternate suppliers where necessary to improve the Company’s performance.

* Defining key business indicators and providing reports on these metrics to the senior management team for monthly reviews - to include Health and Safety metrics.

* Suggest and improve business processes to facilitate the growth of the organisation.

* Maintain and Certify the Company’s compliance for both CE, UL and CSA certificates for all products.

* Own the calibration log of key items of measurement equipment.

* Carry out Risk Assessments

* Coordinating accident/incident investigations

* Carry out regular site inspections / emergency drills

* Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry

* Advise on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases

* Chair routine site health and safety meetings

Requirements

* Minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role.

* Minimum of HNC in engineering or science discipline

* Proven capability in internal audit to ISO 9001 or equivalent quality standards essential and third party lead auditor audit experience desirable

* An industry recognised qualification such as the NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent) or credible experience in health and safety, including operations experience would be an advantage

* Green belt in six sigma methodologies with an emphasis on value stream mapping and Kaizen events.

* Some knowledge of SPC techniques used in a manufacturing environment.

* Knowledge of UL, CE and CCC compliance requirements for engineered capital equipment.

* Previous experience of defining, implementing and maintaining or reaching externally audited management standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 45001

* Previous experience of working within a highly technical or scientific environment, electronic or optical industry preferable.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to work with, provide advice to, train, and promote excellence in Quality, Health and Safety to all staff

* Experience of working with senior management

* The ability to organise and prioritise workload

* Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to see the bigger picture.

* Previous experience of working within a highly technical or scientific environment.

* Good team working and leadership skills.

For more information please contact Angela Potter at Clearline Recruitment
Role: Quality Assurance Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Crawley, West Sussex,

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