quality lead in fareham

02 October 2017
chris fine, randstad cpe
job type
£ 48,000 - £ 53,000 per year
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fareham, south east
sub specialism
job type
£ 48,000 - £ 53,000 per year
reference number
chris fine, randstad cpe
01489 560 124
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job description

Quality Lead required on a permanent basis to join an world leading manufacturing business.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity at the forefront of manufacturing technology? Do you have a background strategically controlling and coordinating the manufacture of components? Have you got experience of working in a fast paced manufacturing? If you are seeking an exciting technical challenge then this is the role for you!

You will be responsible for executing the defined Strategic Quality Plan in conjunction with plant leadership. You will provides quality assurance support to customers, suppliers, partners and internal manufacturing cells and participates in continuous improvement activities in targeted areas. Executes the Quality Assurance strategy to ensure product flow consistent with established industry standards, government regulations and customer requirements. You will report to Quality Manager of the plant and has a team of 15 direct reports.

Key responsibilities:

* Provides Quality customer interface and expertise to proactively assure requirements are understood and satisfied, including assisting in complaint resolution and root cause and corrective action determination
* Supports Supply Chain Management organization relative to the collection and analysis of supplier quality data providing expertise and assists suppliers with product and process quality requirements
* Executes the development, implementation, and improvement of the appropriate Quality Management Systems throughout the operation, providing advanced quality planning support in the development and launch of new products, processes and services
* Participates in, and may lead, the auditing of internal Quality Systems and completes part approval documentation to assure that customer requirements are met in new or modified products and processes
* Analyzes organizational quality metrics and performs periodic reviews to evaluate results and recommend action plans to close gaps at an operational level
* Develops and analyzes statistical data and product/process performance to recommend and implement improvements in targeted areas
* Contributes in the design and implementation of quality assurance training programs and conducts training in quality-related topics
* Participates in product development and launch activities including identification of customer expectations, manufacturing and test support, reliability analysis, design reviews, evaluation of test programs, material testing.
* Provides support, and may lead an improvement team, in the development and evaluation of process capability, process control plans, analysis of out-of-control conditions and process audits
* Develops, implements, and audits complex inspection and test plans, standards and acceptance criteria, and procedures/work instructions
* Investigates and eliminates causes of complex or multi-dimensional quality problems and follows up on corrective actions
* Participates in the design, procurement, maintenance, and evaluation of gages, measurement instruments, devices and test equipment
* Coordinates with multiple Quality Engineers to prepare consolidated plant, customer, and product status information and action plans
* At times may be asked to supervise and direct tasks of other Quality Engineers

Experience required:

* Thorough understanding of problem solving methods-i.e. Six Sigma, 8D, root cause analysis, and the associated statistical tools used to analyze problems, evaluate and complete improvement projects
* Detailed understanding of the key phases and requirements of an effective new product development and launch methodology
* Detailed knowledge of industry and customer specific quality registration schemes and certification processes (i.e., ISO9001, ISO/TS-16949, AS9100 etc).
* Detailed knowledge of process auditing techniques to ensure compliance to defined quality requirements.
* Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Process Variation Reduction (six Sigma) concepts and tool sets as they relate to process/product variability, and root cause and corrective action determination.
* Detailed knowledge of product and end user application/specifications, including product testing requirements. (design/process interface)
* Thorough knowledge of gauging and basic understanding of product material properties
* Thorough understanding of engineering design and product reliability concepts and tool sets
* Ability to Supervise and direct other departmental personnel for specified tasks assigned by management
* Ability to lead cross-functional process improvement teams

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.