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Principal Quality Engineer

Posted 5 February by We Are SSG Easy Apply Ended

Role Description

Job Title: Principle Quality Engineer

Department: Quality

Reporting to: Quality and HSE Manager

Positions responsible for: None

1. Purpose of the role

The role will provide technical and functional quality excellence within AMC/manufacturing program teams, to ensure all existing and new product and process introductions are delivered on time and which meet pre-defined quality and budgetary performance metrics.

Key Responsibilities Guidelines:

Attends program team meetings as allocated by Senior Engineer

Provides the Voice of the customer on program teams , internal and external customers

Ensures all quality elements within the process are completed in a timely manner, in line with the program requirements

Provides quality input and technical understanding to the process to ensure products and processes are realised to manufacture right first time

Provides technical quality engineering support to the program teams ensuring appropriate control mechanisms are implemented and suitable risk analysis is performed to validate the effectiveness of controls, ensuring the use of appropriate tools to include but not limited to :

* Process Flows

* FMEA's

* Control Planning

* Initial process studies

* MSA's

Ensures that customer needs and wants are thoroughly understood and delivered by program teams

Delivers customer Project Dossier requirements and ultimately submits documents to customer quality representatives

Reviews all quality requirements with customer contacts ensure continued performance excellence

Work with inspection department to develop best practices for measurement & calibration techniques , to confirm the confidence in reported values and verify the throughput of calibration work

Where required participate in cross functional discussions over possible measurement issues and solutions

Experience of leading and managing a mixed team of skilled/semi-skilled engineers

Able to effectively manage all quality requirements of the manufacturing projects, ensuring relevant elements and project milestones are delivered on time and within budgetary requirements.

Ability to be decisive and make data based decisions on behalf of the company, with consideration to customer requirements.

Work to Company, Industry and Regulatory Standards

Observe safety standards on methods, equipment, machinery & chemicals, both at TPGE, Customer and Supplier sites.

Follow company / corporate systems of work , processes and supporting documentation, i.e. procedures and work instructions

Follow guidance from Senior Management team

Continual improvement

Must be able to utilise quality improvement and problem solving tools (e.g. Six Sigma).

3. General activities

Carry out any other ad-hoc duties as required to support the needs of the business.

Provide a professional backup service for colleagues during peak times or during absence.

Follow company procedures, standards and regulatory requirements.

Maintain continuous professional development to ensure knowledge is up to date.

Act as an ambassador for the company in all interactions with customers and the public.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills


Knowledge and experience within Nuclear, Defence or Oil and Gas industry an advantage

New product and process introductions

Knowledge of MoD DefStans and DefCons

SQEP to meet customer requirements

Competent understanding of quality tools process flows, FMEA, Control Planning, etc…

Experience of Quality control techniques

Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and process application

Knowledge of programming techniques and process application

Active participant within new product introduction programmes

Experienced in leading and managing teams in quality improvement

Essential - Must have a minimum of 5 years engineering experience with 3 years in a quality environment.

Desirable - Degree qualified in a related discipline (or suitable engineering experience).

Any requirement to travel

* Local, UK based customers and suppliers

Other requirements

* Candidates must have an existing right to live and work in the UK

Reference: 34396543

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