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  • Job reference: RMS0208114

Supplier Quality Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 19/03/2019
  • Duration: on-going
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The Role:
* The role is responsible for Quality planning activities for all bought in parts, maturation in line with design specification and approval of parts and completion of 2DP process.
* Technical support on complex Supplier Quality issues including KAF, Production and Field.
* Drive quality improvements at external suppliers to ensure Product Quality targets are achieved.
* Ensure the company has the right information related to supplier quality performance to nominate suppliers that achieve quality standards.

Scope of the Role:
1. Delivery of Parts Quality planning tools in line with project gateways
a) Risk assessments of parts content
b) Facilitation and reporting of QTR activities
c) Application of Quality planning tools QPN-i

2. Part Maturation, Approval and Capacity analysis
a) Conduct approval process with support from other functions where required
b) Meisterbock process including management of suppliers and parts through process
c) Problem management with supply base
d) Conduct and report 2DP in line with Quality plan

3. Achieve Quality targets on pre series & series vehicles (Audit, DPV, Aftersales)
a) Drive actions to achieve targets on Product Quality issues
b) Identify risks against targets and escalate
c) Drive actions to achieve targets on QMM warranty/PDI issues

4. Drive supplier improvement & Problem solving
a) Monitor supplier performance measures
b) Drive supplier improvement initiatives
c) Support the supplier nomination process
d) Solves problem using recognised techniques to establish root cause and containments

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Preferred Degree standard in engineering / materials

Skills and Experience:
* Delivery of products using APQP processes
* Knowledge of PPAP requirements
* Ability to understand complex engineering drawings and standards
* Trained auditing skills Knowledge of VDA and TS16949
* Experience in processes, understanding process capability and error proofing
* Good engineering background essential
* Good knowledge of managing components for castings, mouldings, assembly preferred
* Strong character with measured decision making
* Good communication skills
* Good organisation essential
* Ability to act own initiative
* Experience in working with first tier supplier desirable
* Expected to travel

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