Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Description

Supplier Quality / SQA Engineer
Some Hybrid Available – Min 3 days pw in Stafford
£37 – £38ph FCSA Umbrella (this role is deemed inside IR35)

Location: Staffordshire – Some Hybrid will be available, min 3 days pw onsite in Stafford though
Will also involve visits to suppliers based in UK & Mainland Europe (likely 2-3 times per month) will also involve some site visits as needed to the Midlands based site.
Duration : initially 6-12 months, likely to extend & become ongoing

Pay rate is £37 – £38ph FCSA Umbrella (this role is deemed inside IR35) or £25 – £27 per hour PAYE

Supplier Quality Engineer will be working with a global automotive manufacturing company based in Stafford

The SQE will be responsible for supporting NPI Projects and working closely with suppliers to ensure quality using APQP & PPAP.

Proactive work with suppliers up to APQP & PPAP submission point. Using quality product planning tools, checking suppliers at each gateway.

Work onsite with suppliers confirming live data of quality of products and that they have the correct number of parts.

PPAP: Confirming the systems are in the PPAP and cross referencing the PPAP. Confirming the output of the process and checking over the measurement criteria.
Collaborating with suppliers and internally on new part introduction including APQP conformance

Ensures the development, analysis, and documentation of cost information supporting new product development, design and cost improvement, maintenance, make versus buy, and other special projects

Obtaining quotations and implementing engineering changes on existing part numbers

Working closely with the Purchasing and other Engineers in terms of managing supplier activity

Mediates trade off discussions early in the design process to balance performance, quality, velocity, and cost with focus on optimizing value

Leads cross functional teams to meet multiple cost opportunity objectives

Assessing suppliers for QCLDM and driving implementation of Lean & APQP processes.

The SQE will need experience of dealing with suppliers, PPAP and APQP processes with a manufacturing background in Castings, Precision Machining, Fabrication, Fasteners & Fixings.

Plus experience in the development of Supplier metrics and problem resolution between supplier and plants, suppliers and engineering personnel, and between facilities.

And experience in using Supplier Issue Investigation tools such as Root Cause Analysis, PFMEA, 5 WHYS, FISHBONE/6M, ECA/ICA/PCA (STOP/FIX)

Job Overview

Job Title:Supplier Quality Engineer
Contract Type:Contractor
Location:Stafford, UK
Salary: £37 - £38
Expiry Date: April 18, 2024
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