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  • Job reference: RMS0170421

QA Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Wolverhampton
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/10/2016
  • Duration: ongoing
The Company:
Our client offer design, manufacture, assembly & testing of complex, high-integrity mechanical and electromechanical plant equipment as well as waste management and decommissioning front-end engineering and methodologies to the nuclear industry

The Role:
The QA Engineer will have responsible authority on project quality related matters and activities you are deployed within the integrated project delivery teams that are supplying high value bespoke engineered and manufactured products and solutions for the nuclear industry to;

Develop, communicate, enforce and maintain project quality strategies and plans to ensure varied and highly detailed customer quality requirements and expectations are understood, met and delivered over the full lifecycle of the projects,

The QA Engineer will keep abreast of changes in requirements, standards and expectations and help facilitate these into the organisation,

support other quality functional related activities and areas including the business management systems and operational quality teams.

Undertake and report on a wide variety of tasks within the project quality team. Tasks include but are not limited to;

The QA Engineer will Define, Implement and Manage Quality related activity within a project such as;

analysis and flow down of customer quality requirements

production of internal quality plans and procedures to meet customer and regulatory requirements

providing supplier quality assurance e.g. review & approve supplier quality plans carrying out surveillance and final release activity

The QA Engineer will be ensuring compliance to quality plans and managing Project Lifetime Quality Records

review and QA Approve documents e.g. Manufacturing and Test Documentation

support design reviews

support customer audits and inspections

overseeing final release of finished product.

liaising with customers and suppliers on quality concerns, surveillance visits, audits final release etc.

The QA Engineer will control of supplied and despatched non-conforming items and applications for quality related concessions.

This person will act as in-house council to provide guidance and solutions to other internal functions when quality concerns and queries arise.

The QA Engineer will be measuring and reporting quality performance

QA input on Business winning activities;

Contract review of quality requirements.

Cost estimation of QA activity

Formulate responses to tender questions relating to QA

Contribute to other operational quality and business systems activities to ensure continuing compliance to ISO 9001,14001, other adopted standards and customer requirements;

The QA Engineer will be internally auditing to processes and customer requirements

carrying out reviews, gap analysis and continuous improvement on business processes and related documentation.

leading process problem solving, internal non-conformance control, root cause analysis and investigations

conducting preventive Action and quality awareness activities and initiatives

assuring corrective actions arising from internal audit or operational non-conformances (defect occurrence), customer or 3rd Party Audits etc are carried through, are effective and closed out.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The QA Engineer will have a Minimum HNC or equivalent in a technical subject

Must be able to understand technical engineering standards and specifications to be able to assure product and processes are conforming

Sound knowledge of BS EN ISO 9001 (BS EN 14001 also useful)

Minimum 3 years background experience in Quality Engineering ideally from nuclear, aerospace, or oil and gas engineering and manufacturing industry.

Quality planning, Change management and process development

Data analysis, Investigation and Problem solving

Technical Report writing and presentation

QA tools and techniques such as Pareto, Fishbone, 5 why, Kaizen

Self-motivated to be able to work with minimum supervision and able to use own initiative to provide solutions to problems and form working teams.

Excellent team player for working with colleagues and customers at all organisational levels effectively and to build relationships and influence others to achieve key objectives
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