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Date Added: Tue 13/07/2021

Supplier Quality Engineer

Brighton, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £45000/annum

We are currently looking for an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer to work for an innovative automotive organisation near Brighton.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to deal effectively and considerately with a wide variety of individuals.

Reporting to the Lead Supplier Quality Engineer, the successful candidate will be responsible for assuring the quality of components and subassemblies delivered to the company from its global supply chain, as well as working with the suppliers and company Buyers to improve component quality and delivery.

Daily duties include:

* Conducting vendor assessment and supplier surveillance audits.

* Ensuring that PPAPs are reviewed and approved in a timely manner.

* Maintaining the component PPAP database and updating departmental KPIs.

* Organising internal/external measurements as necessary to validate PPAPs.

* Assisting suppliers develop and maintain Component Quality Plans, as necessary.

* Maintenance of the Component Quality Plan Database.

* Creating and maintaining component inspection plans.

* Raising reject notes and requesting 8D reports from the supplier.

* Supporting supplier root cause analysis and corrective action planning, as required.

* Verifying implementation and effectiveness of supplier correction actions.

* Collating and evaluating supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain.

* Acting as Supplier Development Engineer when required, by supporting supplier improvement activities.

Essential pre-requisites

* ISO 9001:2015 qualification.

* Previously worked as a Supplier Quality Engineer and/or Supplier Development Engineer in the automotive sector or equivalent.

* In-depth working knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).

* Well versed in quality tools and methods, including but not limited to 8D, Ishikawa, 5-Why, SPC, Pareto, etc.

* Metrology, inspection methods and equipment.

* Understanding and interpretation of engineering drawings.

* Understanding manufacturing processes.

* Planning and prioritising activities and an ability to operate with a level of autonomy.

* Degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent and/or recognised Quality Management qualification

Advantageous

* IATF 16949:2016 qualification.

* Knowledge of OHSAS18001 / ISO45001.

* Knowledge of ISO14001.

* Lean / Six Sigma Green Belt.

* Lead assessor qualification.

Salary: £45,000pa

HOLIDAY: 25 days per annum

BENEFITS:

Company Pension Scheme, Health Scheme (BUPA), Life Cover, EAP (employee assistance programme), Free Beverages, Discounted Gym Membership, Discounted Eyewear and Free Eye Test, Ride to Work Scheme, Electric Car Charging, Free Parking On-site
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