Quality Engineer

UK Supplier Quality Engineer

Ref: 31| Posted: 17th Jun 2019

This vacancy is now closed




An exciting vacancy has arisen within the Engineering Department in Preston for a UK Supplier Quality Engineer to join the team. Reporting directly to the UK Supplier Quality Manager, the main purpose of this role is to ensure our supplier’s products and processes meet the company’s quality and technical specifications. You will go on regular visits to the suppliers to audit, support, train and actively promote continuous improvement activities to ensure product quality is advancing.

As an UK Supplier Quality Engineer, you will:

  • Develop supplier relationships, (organised by commodity type) to meaningfully interact face to face with suppliers for prompt 8D closure, resolution of problems, timely PPAP responses and foster teamwork
  • Manage the audits and visit schedules. As a UK Supplier Quality Engineer, you will be out visiting suppliers 60% of the time, and promptly writing up audit/visit reports within three working days
  • Ensure that compliance of the purchased products is assured through PPAP/FAI processes
  • Compliance to Supplier Improvement Plan schedule at suppliers, adjusting frequency to suit business needs i.e. 8D/audit/vendor rating, etc.
  • Be a key support to the UK Supplier Quality Manager in driving through supplier problem resolution and act as deputy when requested

The role expects the UK Supplier Quality Engineer to operate with minimum supervision, and has full autonomy to drive the day to day activities to closure to meet customer and internal expectations

Knowledge, skills and experience required:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience as a Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Good understanding of Management Systems such as ISO9001
  • A detailed understanding and knowledge of Quality tools and techniques, such as: SPC, FMEA, trials, audits, PPAR, ISIR, problem solving tools, control plans, and 5s.
  • Excellent ability to manage and lead improvement plans with suppliers to conclusion
  • Great written and verbal skills
  • Analytical and diagnostic skills – to support problem solving and continuous improvement activities
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean methodologies

We are looking for an individual who is self-motivated, a team player but with great ability to work effectively under pressure. If you are someone with excellent accuracy and attention to detail, and great attention to detail, then this may be the role for you.

Does this sound like you? Then we would love to hear from you! Please apply online via the following link: https://careers.baxiheating.co.uk/job/uk-supplier-quality-engineer-preston-31.aspx


Closing date for application: 12th April 2019