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  • Job reference: RMS0126996

Project Engineer - Model Quality - 24557

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Solihull
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/09/2013
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
Procedure Authoring involves:
Receiving direction on a new Quality process that needs formal definition
Liaising with key stakeholders to develop understanding and clarify and check the strategy eg aims, scope, resources, requirements for key process steps and correct interpretation
Writing the words, flowcharts and forms or other standard documents to suit in the normal procedure templates
Reviewing and improving the wording in conjunction with key SMEs and users for clarity of explanation and interpretation, and updating the draft
Submitting for approval to the QOS Manager and when OK to relevant Management or Executives for concurrence
Progressing concurrences and dealing with any queries, follow ups and / or updates
Once concurred, obtain authorisation and progress for Intranet publication and communicating to all relevant personnel. A similar process is used for changes to existing processes, but working from the existing document.

The Company's current Model Quality department's role is to implement, sustain and improve the Quality Operating System (QOS) for current models, jointly with Manufacturing. Thereby helping to improve product quality and achieve quality objectives.

This is done by:
Coaching and training in QOS on all Company plants
Acting as Subject Matter Experts for the QOS in Manufacturing and guiding the Plants
Carrying out Process Confirmations, identifying shortfalls and opportunities for improvement, then working with the Plants to improve and fix issues raised, with reporting and follow up to robust closure
Sharing and driving standardisation around lean and proven practices, with a focus on containment, correction and prevention for problem solving
Developing new procedures or standards for MQOS requirements, plus improving existing as required.

Key Responsibilities:
This particular role lies within the Procedural element of the QOS team. The successful candidate will be responsible for writing/authoring new procedures, reviewing and benchmarking existing procedures and ensuring those procedures are signed off by all of the stakeholders affected by them, in order to ensure robust deployment and adoption across ALL of the manufacturing plants within a prescribed timeframe. The QOS team itself are part of the wider Company Operations function, and the role will be based at their office on the Solihull site. However, occasional travel/visits to Company's UK Manufacturing and Engineering Plants and Sites will be required.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Knowledge and experience within a Vehicle Manufacturing environment and/or Quality Control
Sound organisational skills, and an ability to work on their own with minimal supervision at times
Ability to interpret some potentially complex quality requirements, and put them into a language easily understood by shop floor personnel
Good communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills, & a degree of self-confidence
Must be able to build many new relationships effectively
Must be PC literate & the ability to use Microsoft Word particularly useful. MS Excel & Sharepoint also advantageous
The ability to write clearly and succinctly, and to make documents 'flow', and be easy to read and interpret by people at all levels is vital
Must possess the ability to liaise with many different functions concurrently in order to drive a desired outcome, and to be both tenacious but professional whilst doing it
The ability to work to deadlines in a demanding environment is a must
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Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Some knowledge of engineering requirements / standards
Some knowledge of product quality
Some understanding or knowledge & experience of quality process audits
Familiarity with quality tools & systems, with the ability to analysis / interpret and communicate data
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