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We are recruiting an exciting opportunity for a Quality Engineer to join an Engineering business in the North Oxfordshire area: 


Quality Engineer


£45,000 - £55,000 



This is an integral role that is the recognised first point of contact for internal quality concerns and will support specific high-profile customer programmes.  As a subject matter expert, using your knowledge and experience, you will help ensure that all products produced meet company standards and our customer’s specifications and requirements.

You will ensure the management of internal and customer concerns are concluded in a timely manner; you will participate and lead APQP activities; leading problem resolution and other continuous improvement initiatives and activities.


  • Working closely with Manufacturing Engineering to assist in the successful setup of production and the development of quality manufacturing processes to ensure quality is embedded into build processes and best practice is adhered to;

  • Assigned as the subject matter expert contributing to DFMEA`s and PFMEA's and owning control plans that are generated from them;

  • Responsibility for APQP; assisting programme management and design with new product development and launch;

  • Devising and owning specific elements of the quality improvement road map in addition to supporting the Quality Management System and the company’s compliance to ISO9001:2015, and any project specific Quality requirements as and when required;

  • Leading the implementation of specific, focused ‘Quality Improvement Programmes’ to deliver year-on-year improvements, utilising KPI analysis, Pareto, FMEA and other relevant tools and techniques.

  • Responsibility for all activities associated with specific non-conforming product containment incidents, identifying root causes and ensuring robust and rigorous problem resolution utilising such techniques as 8D utilising Lean and Six Sigma techniques and methodologies such as PDCA and DMAIC as the basis for driving on-going process improvements.

  • Point of contact within the organisation for the external customers, working to important milestones and deliverables.

To be successful in the role, you will have proven experience gained in a manufacturing quality environment, preferably in Aerospace, Defence, Automotive or similar sectors and a minimum HNC/Degree in Engineering or business-related discipline.

You will also have experience in the use of business improvement tools and techniques (5s, Lean, Kaizen) and using APQP tools and techniques.

Extensive experience in the use of statistical analysis, process capability and problem resolution tools (8D, 5 Why, 6 Sigma etc.) and techniques is a must along with proven knowledge of AS9100, ISO9001, TS16949 (IATF16949), and ISO14001 to comply with company processes.

Reference ID: 456804


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