Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Title: Supplier Quality Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Clevedon
Salary: £35,000.00
Start Date: 2022-11-01
Reference: J97P
Contact Name: Dominic Golding
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 01, 2022 17:15

Job Description

Supplier Quality Engineer required for a global manufacturing company based in Clevedon.
The salary range is £30K to £35K.
The purpose of the role is to keep the Suppliers' quality of parts under control through pro-active approach, monitoring Suppliers' production processes, whilst seeking continuous improvement.
Purpose of the Role:
  • Validation and follow-up of process control of Suppliers
  • Reach DPPM target for each supplier / commodity
  • Continuously improve Supplier quality through pro-active approach (e.g. PPAP, Quality audits, improvement action plans, etc)
  • Investigate, analyse, and resolve Supplier quality problems by conducting audits, analysing defect trends and initiating continuous improvement projects
  • Foster a good working relationship throughout the supply chain
Main Duties:
  • Working within the Procurement teams to ensure Supplier performance is regularly reported and that appropriate and timely corrective actions are implemented
  • Lead root cause investigations and corrective actions through 8D reporting
  • Act as quality point of contact for build lines, including co-ordinating material review teams and managing returns
  • Analyse data and information on allocated non-conformance issues and identify improvement opportunities
  • Establish specific short- and long-term Supplier Quality goals
  • Train and coach Supplier to improve aspects of their business performance
  • Instruct and support Suppliers in the Copy Exact process ensuring the company comply with Customers contractual requirements
  • Assist problem solving/corrective action teams by cross functional coordination between suppliers, designers and internal Quality functions
  • Carry out inspection activities at Supplier site
  • Effectively manage undeclared supplier non-conformance, containment, and stock issues
  • Overall responsibility for Supplier Quality Control activities and champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with Suppliers and Customers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformance
  • Take lead in supplier quality improvement programs (identity action plan and get it implemented)
  • NCR handling and close follow-up with suppliers
Skills and Experience:
  • Sound engineering experience with clear basic knowledge of manufacturing processes / environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong knowledge and skills of part measurements
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Experience of quality standards such as ISO9001, APQP, SPC, PPAP, quality tools is essential
  • Knowledge of various quality system methodologies, such as: SPC, PPAP, 8D, Lean, 5 Why's, Pareto analysis, 6-Sigma, 8D, FMEA, Cause & Effect quality tools is beneficial
  • Very good understanding of a variety of manufacturing processes such as electromechanical assembly, fabrication, castings, machining; including knowledge of defects and remedies for the processes
  • Knowledge of Supplier Quality, process improvements and problem solving through regular supplier site visits
  • Must have a valid driving license and be able to travel, including international travel
  • Able to interpret drawings, engineering instructions, technical specifications and develop process control