Quality & Compliance Engineer

  • Role Type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 04/07/2024

Job Description


Key accountabilities:


Coordinating the internal audit program for QMS, Process and Product audit, ensuring adherence to QMS and customer requirements
Carrying out internal audits to IATF 16949 standard
Identifying nonconformities and opportunities for improvement through internal audit
Supporting external audits
Leading the progression and closure of actions and workstreams identified through continual improvement processes, with a focus on internal audit actions
Support the investigation of quality issues from customers and internal production
Use problem-solving techniques to carry out quality investigations, ensuring conformity to customer and QMS requirements
Agree and implement corrective actions identified in quality investigations
Engage with customers and report on status of customer investigations
Update and maintain production documentation, such as PFMEA, Process Flows and Control Plans, to standardize and close quality investigations
Reporting on the status of QMS & Compliance processes
Ensure conformity to customer and QMS requirements by reviewing, maintaining, and updating QMS documentation, processes, and procedures
Ownership of SQDCPE KPI reporting and communication

Additional/special features of the role:

This role offers exposure to all areas of the business, working collaboratively with all functions to drive and deliver improvement.
The nature of the role offers the opportunity to influence our processes and ways of working by identifying areas for improvement and implementing corrective actions

Essential technical and professional skills, knowledge and qualification:

Understanding of IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 requirements
Internal auditing experience, preferably with IATF 16949 internal audit qualification or equivalent
Relevant engineering degree or equivalent technical qualification and/or experience
Understanding of manufacturing core tools such as PPAP, APQP, FMEA, MSA and SPC
Skilled in problem solving techniques and knowledge of continual improvement
Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
Excellent communication skills and confident in presenting and reporting
Confident in leading small investigation teams
Good level of IT skills, particularly MS Excel, Word & PowerPoint

Desirable technical and professional skills, knowledge and qualification:

Application of IATF 16949:2016 requirements
Qualified IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor
Experience in automotive engineering
Experience in production assembly

Behaviour Competencies

High personal standards of integrity and the drive to achieve a robust solution
Comfortable communicator - ability to communicate effectively with engineering and operational staff, from shop floor to senior management level, including with external clients and suppliers
Proactive in leading investigations and resolving issues – confidence in delivering tasks on time and to a high standard
Organized, with an ability to multi-task - Able to assess, prioritize and respond with absolute urgency to serious issues, should they arise