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


SQA Engineer


£45,000 - £60,000 


Head of Quality




Responsibility for the Supplier quality performance activities within the programme(s) and / or commodities assigned. Supporting Supplier quality functional activity and working closely with Programmes, Engineering and Procurement to develop a supply chain that is fit for purpose and delivering conforming product on time, every time.


  • Support supplier Quality Assurance activities within the supply chain including developing the process audit and surveillance visits plan; PPAP activities, order to ensure that supplier components and assemblies meet the demanding programme quality and schedule requirements.

  • Within supply-chain responsibility, drive activities associated with specific non-conforming product, containment incidents, identifying root causes and ensuring robust and rigorous problem resolution utilising such techniques as 8D, 5-Why, Ishikawa, etc.

  • Ensure that of supplier concerns are concluded in a timely manner including verification and implementation of corrective actions. Work with internal Quality function to provide clean cut-off and gain agreement of permanent corrective actions.

  • Support the development and implementation of a supplier performance monitoring system that drives continual improvement in the supply chain.

  • Work closely with procurement and the supply base to develop improvement plans and deliver performance improvement

  • Support the development of policy and process to on-board suppliers and refine the supply-chain to deliver world class products and supply-chain performance

  • Drive quality performance reviews and Learning-From-Experience activities to ensure no repeat issues from previous projects

  • Act as the day-day point of contact for Supplier Quality concerns within programme and / or commodity responsibility

  • Support programme and technical reviews internally and with the customer

  • Defining and mitigating risks associated with supplied material and supply chain


A formal engineering qualification (e.g. HNC/D, Degree, apprenticeship) with proven experience of working in a Supplier Quality role within automotive, aerospace or similar industry. 

Demonstrable experience working with electrification of vehicles would be a distinct advantage.

ISO9001 internal auditor qualification (experience with ISO/TS16949 is preferable).

Knowledge of APQP, PPAP, IMDS

A team player who can communicate at all levels within the business; Ability to convey complex ideas and data in a concise manner; works to strict deadlines and able to prioritise in a complex and shifting environment;

This job description is not exhaustive, and the job holder will be required to carry out from time-to-time tasks in addition to the above that will be both reasonable and within their capabilities.

Reference ID: 456712


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