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Lead Quality Engineer - Precision Machining

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa

  • Closing Date
  • 30/04/2021

Job Description

Ricardo is looking for a pro-active individual to join our current team of professionals in this hands-on role which will tangibly improve the quality performance of the business.

We are looking for an experienced quality engineer to lead the manufacturing quality team. Experienced in batch precision machining and being a dynamic problem solver is essential to delivering success in this role.

Job Description

With the Inspection Team Leader and a Quality Engineer reporting to this role, it involves supporting the operations, focusing on internal improvement activities along with efficiently delivering day to day activities. This will drive improvements to our Total Cost of Quality (TCoQ), On Time In Full (OTIF) delivery & other KPI’s. You will be working closely with the other quality assurance team members as well as manufacturing team leaders, product leaders & manufacturing engineers.  

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be: -

  • Experienced in operating in a precision machining batch environment
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills to drive improvements in all areas of responsibility from productivity to cost reduction
  • Expert problem solver with extensive experience of implementing effective long-term improvement.
  • Excellent communicator at both the shop floor level and presenting data/action plans to senior management
  • Tenacious individual who can work in a team environment and make a positive difference to KPIs and the Quality Culture
  • Fully proficient in DMAIC, 8D, 5Y, 7 wastes or other improvement tools.
  • Fully conversant with engineering drawings and GD&T
  • Knowledge of optimising inspection processes and equipment utilisation
  • The ability to work individually and as part of a team to maximise the challenges of this position is essential

Beneficial qualifications & experience: -

  • A background of precision machining of steels & castings would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of gears and gear geometry would be an advantage
  • Have working knowledge of , 6 sigma, GR&R,, SPC, DoE
  • Understanding of ISO9001, AS9100D, ISO14000 and ISO45000
  • Degree, HNC or equivalent with engineering content

Show a proactive and innovative approach to supporting the team, thrive on problem solving and have a natural desire to contribute to continuous improvement within the business. Be willing to go the extra mile when required to achieve delivery dates and quality improvements.


NB:  All applications must be accompanied by a covering letter detailing how your skill and experience match this role