First Base Employment Limited

Quality Engineer

This key role is to support off site manufacturing with customers, sub-contractors and suppliers in the Far East. The successful applicant will be permanently based in Gloucester and will work very closely with a site in France. Regular travel and communication with the French site will form a large part of the role. French language skills would be useful but not essential.

The role:

  • Building strong relationships with Far East sites and their suppliers.
  • Building strong working relationships with UK Far East Sub-Contractors and their suppliers. 
  • Completion of FAIR/ISIR reports for RT/RP customers when required
  • Support Far East suppliers in completion of FAIR/ISIR/PPAP elements for RT/RP customers
  • Interface with customers / projects requirements for IATF16949/ISO9001/ISO14001 (ISO 13485:2016 / AS9100:2016) certified sites.
  • QC support for the Projects teams. Advice / Monitoring / supplier management
  • Above to include 8D reporting, SCAR replies etc.
  • Understand far east suppliers process capabilities and quality management system (certification) arrangements.
  • Continual improvement activities for far east supplier’s quality development – including development of project specific SOP’s.
  • Development of Suppliers quality capabilities through mentoring and sharing of best practices.
  • APQP and PPAP Support- Construction / Completion of PPAP submission’s (Specific Levels/FAIRS/ISIR’s/CofC’s/PSW/MSA/Ge’ R&R/Control Plans/FMEA’s) / Advice across RP + RT.
  • Quality Assurance checks/Audits of existing / new Far East Vendors
  • Supporting customer quality audit’s management, UK and European customers auditing both UK and Asia sites.
  • Regular overseas travel (France and Far East)
  • Project support / team feasibility studies at the birth of projects. Encompassing risk review and drawing review. GD+T trained.
  • Interface with customers, projects and quality team through all phases to tool maturity.
  • Completion of monthly supplier performance statistics for quality reporting.
  • IMDS submissions for UK and European customers.

The Candidate:

UK Role Must Haves:

  • Experienced Quality Engineer
  • Experienced in manufacturing environments ideally automotive including methods of inspection
  • General understanding of CAD and interpreting 2D drawing data to GD&T standard
  • Experienced Internal Auditor in Quality Management
  • Competent in all elements of PPAP (core tools)
  • Competent in development of Quality Procedures, SOP/SIP in process quality control documentation 
  • Bi-lingual French is advantageous
  • Valid driver’s license

Personal Qualities:

  • Conscientious – good attention to detail
  • Completer / Finisher
  • Innovative – resourceful
  • Confident – self-reliant
  • Assertive
  • Good communicator both internally and externally
  • Good team worker including mentoring
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong ability to work effectively under pressure managing multiple tasks daily

UK Role desirable to have:

  • Lead Auditor in Quality Management.
  • Experience in Environmental ISO 14001:2015 / AIEMA qualification 
  • 5S / Lean manufacturing experience
  • Experienced in travelling and working in far east countries
  • Experience of injection moulding environments
  • Served a recognised engineering apprenticeship (ideally technical apprenticeship)
  • Experienced and comfortable in travelling overseas for work
  • Experienced in Injection moulding / tooling design and fundamentals
  • 8D Trained

Full time, permanent role

Excellent salary dependent on skills and experience

To apply please send your CV to andrew.penrith@first-base.co.uk 

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