Quality Engineer - Operations

This job appears on /jobs/19051

Quality Engineer - Operations

Salary:£35000 - £38000 per annum
Location:Bicester, Oxfordshire, South East, England
Consultant:Neil Tovey
Telephone:01202 204099
Your experience of Quality Engineering will help you to ensure high levels of service and delivery of products to customers across the globe. As a Quality Engineer – Operations you will maintain certification to applicable standards including, but not limited to ISO9001. 

You will have the opportunity to work for a company passionate about inertial navigation and GNSS and how they can help their customers through integration of their technology. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant Engineering environment.
About the job:
Our client currently requires a Quality Engineer - Operations to be responsible for monitoring,
testing, and reporting the quality of assembled products as well as the inspection of purchased materials, components, and assemblies The role will include;

Quality in the Supply Chain
  • Determine, maintain, and communicate detailed guidelines to identify which products require goods-in inspection, covering:
o How to conduct the relevant checks, and who is approved to do so
o What the quality standards are
o How to process documentation correctly
o How to raise non-conformances
  • Ensure internal systems are kept current with relevant inspection notes
  • Approve or reject raw materials as necessary with respect to quality standards
  • Resolve supplier quality issues using structured investigation and reporting techniques
  • Communicate quality issues to supplier and work closely, to resolve issues
  • Coordinate management of RMAs and commercial implications with Purchasing
  • Provide technical support during supplier visits and audits
  • Capture and report supplier quality performance
  • Quality check remaining stock when an issue has been identified with a part or component and ensure effective containment of affected items
  • Support new supplier and new product introduction, and manage change qualification activities with suppliers and in house

Quality in the Production Cycle
  • Monitor the First Time Pass Yield of the production cycle and routinely carry out inspection, on a sampling basis, for the purposes of
    • identifying improvement and efficiency opportunities
    • designing, and implementing countermeasures and
    • ensuring the ongoing effectiveness of change
  • Monitor for product, equipment and system failures which may impact the quality of the service provided by the company to our customers.
  • In the event of a failure,
    • work to ensure that timely and accurate containment and corrective actions are instigated and followed
    • identify the root cause; recommending and implementing preventative actions
  • Work with Operations teams to increase customer satisfaction by improving the overall quality of the products

Quality (Standards, Audits and Documentation)
  • Working with relevant stakeholders to support and lead audits within Operations (and across the organisation as necessary) against applicable standards, (including ISO9001) requirements
  • Work with the Operations Manager and Quality Manager to identify any quality metrics that support continuous improvement for manufacturing procedures
  • Work with external bodies to support on-going certification to both new and current standards and ensure legal compliance
  • Ensure related quality documentation is reviewed, maintained, and updated as necessary

About you:
As a Quality Engineer - Operations your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
  • Sense of urgency.
  • Has a drive to get things done correctly and focuses on outcomes and goals; successfully achieves results.
  • Understands what needs to be done; and takes a considered initiative to "get the job done
  • Experience of working and testing electronic assemblies, being able to read circuit diagrams. Inbound quality testing of PCBs using test jigs
  • Demonstrable experience in monitoring, testing, and reporting the quality of assembled products to ensure compliance to ISO9001/ISO17025.
  • demonstrable experience in inspection of purchased materials, components, and assemblies to ensure a high First Time Pass Yield (FTPY)
  • Resolving supplier quality issues and providing technical support during supplier visits and audits.
  • Capture and report supplier quality performance to support the supplier review process.
  • Define assessment methods, testing, and acceptance criteria for purchased materials, components, and assemblies.
  • Record and analyse results and implement appropriate containment, corrective, and preventive actions.
Quality Engineer - Operations
Up to £38000
Hybrid flexible working
Holiday entitlement is 27 days plus bank holidays
Keywords: Quality Engineer, ISO9001, ISO17025, Supplier Quality, PCB, First time pass yield.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. 
This is a permanent position.
Neil Tovey