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Supplier Quality Engineer

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire



Job Title: Supplier Quality Engineer
Location: Cheltenham
Salary: circa £35,000 £40,000

  • My client, an awardwinning manufacturer of bespoke products that operate in the water treatment industry is currently recruiting for a competent, experienced and dynamic Supplier Quality Engineer. The Supplier Quality Engineer role is a new position, intended to strengthen their supplier base and provide Supplier Quality Assurance support and guidance to the Operations & Procurement teams.

  • The Supplier Quality Engineer will be responsible for the evaluation of potential new suppliers and management of the Production Part Approval Process for existing suppliers, ensuring that they have effective process controls in place to consistently deliver reliable, quality products.
    The candidate must have knowledge and experience in Supplier Quality Management systems and procedures, PPAP (Production Part Approval Process), 8D, DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), PFMEA (Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis), SPC (Statistical Process Control), Control Plans and have strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Responsibilities:

  • *Maintain the Supplier Quality Manual & other supplier requirements documentation
    *Develop and maintain an APQP/PPAP system for external stakeholders (customer/supplier)
    *Manage the customer specific requirements and offer technical support to suppliers
    *Prepare & release customer PPAPs
    *Liaise with Internal Stakeholders / Customers on new projects that invoke APQP
    *Support new product launches to ensure that supplier quality meets the required standards
    *Assess supplier capacity during the supplier selection phase of Lifecycle
    *Lead the supplier approval process by assessing manufacturing/technology capabilities and Health, Safety and Environmental risks
    *Travel to supplier locations to conduct onsite assessments and to address critical issues (including international suppliers)
    *Validate and verify corrective actions within the supply base using 8D methodology
    *Initiate programs to enhance supplier performance
    *Maintain the supplier database to ensure correct supplier information on the Approved Suppliers List
    *Assist the Quality Manager with annual ISO audits and maintenance of the QMS
    *Facilitate customer audits and address any subsequent NC or OFIs

  • Knowledge & qualifications

  • *Degree qualified Engineer (or equivalent experience), with strong background in supplier quality activity.
    *5 years plus experience in a small to medium lean manufacturing environment.
    *Knowledge of ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
    *Qualified Lead Auditor with experience of product & process audits
    *Experience with PPAPs
    *Problem solving tools, 8D, 5Ys
    *Knowledge of manufacturing process controls in a range of manufacturing categories (i.e. Fabrications, castings, machining etc.)
    *Knowledge of Supplier Relationship Management systems
    *Knowledge of Lean six sigma / continual improvement tools and techniques such as PokaYoke, A3, 5S, VSM, PDCA
    *Experience and/or knowledge of component measurement techniques
    *Willing to travel to suppliers worldwide
    *Capable of using a Coordinate Measuring machine

  • Omega Resource Group Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Posted 14 days ago

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