Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Title: Supplier Quality Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £32.50 per hour
Start Date: 2022-11-18
Reference: J103
Contact Name: Wayne Pavitt
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 18, 2022 15:11

Job Description

Supplier Quality Engineer
SQA Engineer

You will need experience of working with & developing suppliers, specifically within the manufacturing of Castings or Machining of Castings Industries

Location: Hybrid – Mixture working from home – with regular visits (1-2 days per week) to company site in Midlands, will also involve visits to suppliers based in UK & Mainland Europe.
Duration : 12 - 24 Months min

Pay rate is up to £24.05 per hour PAYE, or £31 - £32.50 per hour via an FCSA Umbrella company

Supplier Quality Engineer will be working with a global engine manufacturing company based in the midlands

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 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)