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  • Job reference: RMS0111141

Supplier Quality Engineer - SQA Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Preston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/05/2012
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The Role:
JOB TITLE Senior Supplier Quality Engineer (6 Month Secondment)



Main Duties and Responsibilities

• To initiate APQP multi-functional teams.
• To co-ordinate PPAP activities at the supplier and manage into plant.
• To initiate supplier / launch readiness reviews and quality plans.
• To facilitate, prioritise, train and support in supplier corrective action meetings and reviews.
• To measure and analyse trends and performance at the supplier and the plant to reduce potential issues.
• To develop the supplier base by using Six Sigma and Lean techniques.
• To liaise with PACCAR group to develop integration activities with the supply base.
• To be business aware and predict industry trends.
• To analyse and audit processes and parts at suppliers premises.
• To complete root cause analysis programmes to plant satisfaction.

This is a “Field-Based” role with the potential for extensive travel both within & outside of the UK.

Experience and Qualifications
• A working knowledge of supplier process management and controls, Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and supporting programmes.
• Measurement system analysis, Statistical measurement and trend analysis aware (MSA, SPC & PFMEA).
• Degree qualified or working towards.
• Six Sigma awareness.
• Internal and external experience of qualification in auditing systems and capabilities.
• Capable of effective decision making at LTL, DAF and the supplier.
• Skilled / experienced in root cause analysis and poka yoke.
• Confident to discuss, enforce and recommend concerns, solutions and constraints at the highest level.
• Willing to travel on a regular basis and prepared to spend time away from home.
• Needs to be an accomplished finisher of tasks and objectives.
• Excellent presentation skills.
• PC literate.
• Dynamic with a determination to succeed and the ability to progress into SQA management.

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