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Date Added: Fri 23/04/2021

Quality Engineer

Kettering, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £35000 - £40000 / annually

Quality Engineer (Supplier)

25 days holiday and bonus

35 - 40K Corby

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a QUALITY ENGINEER for a Kettering based multiple site manufacturing organisation. Large automotive Tier 1 which is currently still managing to go from strength to strength. They are looking for a quality engineer with supplier and PPAP experience

As their QUALITY ENGINEER you will be joining a fast-paced manufacturing facility, reporting into the Quality Manager, you will liaise with customers and plant on all quality issues. This is a fantastic opportunity, for a strong QUALITY ENGINEER to join a successful Company, who continue to grow and expand, even despite recent difficult times.

Purpose of Job

Responsible for Product Quality and the resolution of Plant Quality issues, both external & internal, involving liaison with Customers and Supplier representatives and internal departments as appropriate, to ensure timely resolution of concerns. Responsible for stopping production if appropriate during investigations.


  • Liaison with Customer & Supplier representatives to ensure understanding of requirements / issues / standards  
  • Customer Liaison and co-ordination of requirements with sales, engineering, manufacturing, logistic, purchasing and accounts
  • Observe and maintain quality standards as per work instructions / samples / QMS document control
  • Support Coaching / Mentoring of personnel to assist in their on the job training and understanding
  • Monitoring & ensuring customer complaints are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Participating in Quality & Productivity Continuous improvements & the promotion of team problem solving
  • Participation in any other activity that is required by the needs of the business where skills and training allow
  • Conduct / involvement in APQP/Control Plan/FMEA/  Calibration / QMS
  • Perform Audit activities in line with company Audit Timing Plan

Key Supplier duties


•             Liaison with customers (internal and external) and supplier representatives to ensure the approval of parts at the agreed submission level and standard.

•             Obtain, control and administrate or support customer and supplier PPAP submissions

•             Conduct/involvement in APQP, Control Plan, PFMEA & QMS activities

•             Perform internal audits in line with company audit plan

•             Identification of non-compliance or improvement opportunities via product or system audits.

•             Ensure approval of parts via customer approval process.

•             Keep records of PPAP status.

Ideal candidate

  • Supplier and PPAP experience
  • Happy to travel when required
  • Experience dealing with automotive Tier 1
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