Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Title: Supplier Quality Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Peterlee
Salary: £23 - £31 per hour
Start Date: 2023-01-09
Reference: J143
Contact Name: Wayne Pavitt
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 09, 2023 12:38

Job Description

Supplier Quality Engineer
SQA Engineer

You will need experience of working with & developing suppliers, specifically within the manufacturing of Weldments, Welded Structures within a manufacturing Environment & Machining manufactured Assemblies / Sub Assemblies

Location: Hybrid – Mixture working from home – with regular visits (you must be able to attend the Peterlee site regularly, at least 1-2 times per week) to company site in Peterlee, will also involve visits to suppliers based in UK & Eastern Europe.
Duration : 12 - 18 Months min

Pay rate is up to £23.00 per hour PAYE, or £31 per hour via an FCSA Umbrella company (this role is deemed inside IR35)

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

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 manufacture of Welded Sub Assemblies, Complete Assemblies, Weldments, Precision Machining & Fabrication.

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