SQA Engineer

  • Role Type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 16/05/2024

Job Description

Job Description 

·       As an NPI Parts/Supplier Quality Engineer you will be responsible for the quality of purchase parts, from concept to series production for the suppliers and projects you are assigned. Working as part of a team on designated projects, traveling in the UK and overseas your key objectives will include:

·       Auditing suppliers and contributing to the nomination process

·       Supplier Quality Assurance activities within the supply chain including: APQP, PPAP, and surveillance visits leading to launch.

·       Creating and managing customer quality requirements that can be cascaded to the supply chain.

·       Generating goods receiving inspection documents for pre-production and production phases

·       Series process and part approval at product launch

·       Working closely with procurement, design, and system engineers to achieve parts that are cost effective, fit for purpose and to the required quality standard

·       Proactive & reactive supplier improvement activities, including problem resolution of parts quality issues using 8D and other automotive industry tools

·       Contributing to the parts quality implications of product and process changes

·       Actively participating in continuous improvement by developing and introducing new quality focussed processes and procedures to Ricardo

Relevant Experience and Personal Attributes

·       Experience of NPI and/or Strong Supplier Quality Assurance or a similar role where skills can be transferred into the objectives described above. Preferably gained within the automotive sector but other industries would be considered. 


·       APQP/PPAP

·       Strong experience with various manufacturing processes and components (e.g. casting, machining, moulding, assembly, fabrications) and measurement techniques

·       Experience and understanding of geometric design & tolerancing.

·       Excellent problem-solving skills

·       Experience of quality systems, quality tools & techniques

·       The ability to work as a team or on your own and be self-motivated.

·       A good communicator with intercultural and interpersonal skills together with the ability to communicate and present effectively to suppliers and clients

·       Experienced user of Microsoft office

·       Tenacity, resilience, and focus

·       Flexibility to support regular travel to suppliers/customers domestic & internationally (including EU and USA) and holder of a driving licence.

·       Engineering degree or other engineering education qualifications or equivalent experience


·       Knowledge of automotive technology and product development

·       Auditor trained to ISO 9001 and or IATF 16949

·       Knowledge of IATF 16949

·       Hands-on experience of lean manufacturing & six sigma

·       Demonstrates the highest integrity and ethical values in dealing with clients, suppliers, and colleagues.