Quality Engineer

Posted 3 days ago by Original Talent Recruitment

Northampton, Northamptonshire
£35,000 - £50,000/annum Pension, holiday etc


  • Ownership of internal quality issues and resolution with known Quality tools, in a timely fashion
  • Data collection and collation – development of improvement activities
  • Definition of inspection criteria
  • Lineside quality improvement activities such as defect disposition analysis, scrap and rework analysis, as well as general improvement projects
  • Data driven improvement activities in response to internal quality gate findings including conducting root cause analysis, countermeasure implementation and auditing
  • Management of internal quality KPIs and metrics – development of improvement plans
  • Conducting internal quarantine and scrap reviews
  • Assisting in external Quality activities where needed (significant overlap with customer impact issues)
  • Planning and Managing APQP and PPAP activities, including the PPAP tracker
  • Customer Liaison on new/existing projects including management of product quality concerns
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and practices operated by the company
  • Raising and management of concessions and the concession system
  • Control and monitor of the PDI process including the data analysis and performance monitoring
  • Process and Product Auditing and improvement activities
  • Consider the health and safety, environmental and energy impact of all activities
  • Undertake any other duties or activities reasonably requested in order to meet departmental or company goals


  • Experience in aluminium CNC machining
  • Working knowledge of GD&T
  • Basic knowledge of Aluminium casting processes
  • Strong Practical problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience in automotive PPAPs / APQP
  • Experience of using Quality tools (8D, 5Why, Ishikawa, etc.)
  • Working understanding of statistical analysis tools such as Gauge R&Rs, Capability analyses and comparison tests etc.
  • Experience in a customer facing role
  • Some experience of Process Audits
  • Experience in the use of handheld gauging equipment
  • Experience of manufacturing metrology equipment including CMMs
  • Knowledge of visual management techniques
  • Good time management
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