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Parts Quality Engineer

Parts Quality Engineer

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Position – Parts Quality Engineer
Type – Contract
Rate – £31.04 Per Hour Umbrella Co OR PAYE equivalent (DOE)
Duration – 6 Months +
Hours – Typically 38 hours per week
Determination – Inside IR35
Security – UK SC Security Clearance to be in place
Location – Woking, Surrey UK
Industry – Automotive

Start Date – ASAP ?

Parts Quality Engineers AKA SQA Resident Engineers, are responsible for tackling supplier quality issues impacting client production. 

This role bridges between the activities of the parts quality inspection team (Hotline, NCP, RTV) and the SQA site team

Role Dimensions :

•                 Collect together cost recovery data for all suppliers and produce weekly, monthly reports to circulate to Quality & SQA Management.

•                 Analyse Hotline activity for key trends in supplier quality performance.

•                 Governance of Supplier Level 0 performance with escalation to Level 1 of topics requiring Supplier support/Resident SQA focus, and escalation of poor                    performance to SQA/Quality Management.

•                 Scope, specify and support the delivery of best practices (e.g. OSR process, Power BI reporting, rigorous meeting cadence) in alignment with both                            brand and plant expectations.

•                 Management of the supplied parts “test plan” list to ensure correct application of inspection processes/requirements for incoming parts.

•                 Governance of correct NCP management processes (including RTV) & corresponding SAP inventory levels.

•                 Ownership of KPI & scorecard reporting for Quality Operations at both a local and plant level.

•                 Provide tooling and inspection equipment, maintaining spare tooling levels (within Parts Quality) to ensure Quality processes can always be carried out .

•                 Track calibration of all Parts Quality calibrated tooling.

    Principal Accountabilities:

    Health and Safety

  1. Support the implementation and ongoing use of safe working practices, including the correct specification/use of PPE.
  2. Support in the investigation of near misses and accidents.
  3. Governance of all RAMS by third party and suppliers on site, ensuring records are maintained for audit purposes
  4. Quality

  5. Support the specification of ‘smart’ quality targets, and ensure they are correctly reported and achieved.
  6. Distribute Supplier Monthly Performance Metrics to SQA, Purchasing and Quality
  7. Compile and maintain all Parts Inspection ‘test plans’ and support processes
  8. Proactively update inspection processes and lists according to received customer data (MPA, PDI, 0-3MIS Warranty)
  9. Support problem solving initiatives (e.g. Level 0 & escalation to Level 1), ensuring all costs captured and appropriate Resident SQA support @ Level 1.
  10. Implement customer containment actions and support Q-Spill / Gate Hold activities when needed
  11. Support all departmental CI initiatives and project manage when needed
  12. Manufacturing:

  13. Support layout and inventory controls in PQ Area
  14. Support the maintenance and update & any required investigation of vehicle traceability data, including the ‘MVP’
  15. Cost

  16. Manage cost recovery process for supplied parts concerns in plant.
  17. Assist the control of other cost drivers for the Quality department
  18. Initiate cost control and cost improvement activities
  19. Conduct work studies to routinely balance and improve efficiency within PQ
  20. Support in the achievement of the departmental budget
  21. Raise and progress Purchase Requisitions and Orders on behalf of Quality Operations
  22. Other

  23. Work cross functionally with the wider business organisation on behalf of Quality Operations, to ensure the smooth launch of new models and subsequent derivatives / model year changes, ensuring all quality, cost and volume targets are achieved.
  24. Personal Specification :

    The successful candidate will have…

  25. Excellent motivational, coaching and leadership skills
  26. An understanding of niche / low volume vehicle brand requirements
  27. A good working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Principles
  28. A thorough understanding of process design and compilation
  29. An ability to build a cross functional network needed to get the job done
  30. A thorough knowledge of problem solving (8D, PPS)
  31. The ability to manage others without direct responsibility for them
  32. An ability to act under pressure with calmness, clarity of thought and decisive authority is essential
  33. Determination to drive forward the business to ‘Best in Class’ performance standards in line with brand expectations
  34. Additionally, the right person will…

  35. Be a lateral thinker and be able to make structured and objective decisions
  36. Be able to demonstrate a methodical approach towards problem solving
  37. Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  38. Be extremely trustworthy
  39. Have excellent attention to detail
  40. Have value added experience in the field of SQA/Parts Quality.
  41. Have a flexible approach to working hours.

  42. Other