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    Quality Assurance Engineer

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    Roshit Raj

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Belcan Technical Recruitment are currently looking to recruit a Quality Assurance Engineer for our client who is a world leader in construction and mining equipment based in Stafford for an estimated 6 months contract with the possibility of longer term work and are paying competitively on an hourly basis.

This role has been deemed inside IR35


The primary responsibility of this position is to serve as the trusted advisor for assigned supply base through the following functional responsibilities: Assessing potential suppliers via on-site Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, Management (QCLDM) audits, driving implementation of Lean, BIQ, & APQP, continuously reviewing supplier capacity, assuring production readiness through rigorous review of supplier PPAP submission, being recognized as the expert in supplier quality. Collaborate with suppliers to assure proper process control standards are in place and continuously monitor key manufacturing processes for improvement opportunities. Ensure that suppliers have adequate people, training, tooling, fixturing, and equipment. Provide technical support during start-up activities and provide ongoing strategic support. The incumbent is responsible for monitoring suppliers' adherence to PCN (Process Change Notification) on a timely and cost effective basis as well as to develop the supply base to fulfill the total requirements.

Provide a technical leadership role as QCLDM champion for suppliers and assure technical development to adequately meet qualified supply network strategies.

The Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible for the supplier's processes from design concept to the end of product life. Ensures that APQP activities related to process control are being performed by the supplier. Manages supplier's project plans and activities to ensure product meets company's expectations.

Reviews APQP documentation (e.g., Process FMEA {failure mode & effects analysis}, Process Control Plans, Gage R&R {repeatability & reproducibility}). Participates in process FMEA for suppliers' manufacturing processes. Audits process control implementation and effectiveness. Validates process capability. Ensures PPAP completion and approval prior to delivery of new parts.

Responsible for the review, approval and validation of 8D permanent corrective action plans. Performs quality management system audits and Supplier Evaluation Surveys (SES), including assessments of potential new suppliers. Supports SPQ projects. Participates in the development of Supplier quality metrics. Participates in Supplier Performance Management Reviews (SPM).

Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of technological developments and trends for guidance of commodity teams in advancements of design, quality, and manufacturing. Must have a thorough working knowledge of quality initiatives to ensure that Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is completed and approved before new parts are delivered. This includes leadership in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activity.

Supports and participates in 6 Sigma initiatives with facilities, category teams, and suppliers. The incumbent will collaborate with Buyers to improve supplier cost, quality, and throughout.
This position typically does not have any direct reports. Some travel is required.


  • Knowledge of the tools and techniques of 6 Sigma methodology is highly desired and will likely be attained through prior completion of Green Belt training and/or other 6 Sigma experience.
  • The position requires a bachelor's degree - or equivalent experience, preferably in engineering. In addition, two to four years of job-related experience are required.
  • Quality engineering certification is highly desirable.
  • The position requires an engineering or manufacturing background plus familiarity with manufacturing processes used to produce components and assemblies.
  • Good communication skills as well as possess the potential for leadership is required to develop a cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Solid ability to use and demonstrate statistical and problem solving tools is required.

This vacancy is being advertised by Belcan