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Quality Engineer

Posted 19 January by Oakland Recruitment Ended

Quality Engineer Stoke on Trent Salary up to 35k

To ensure full compliance with all Quality policies, procedures and practices and propose improvements to drive a "Quality" first culture on the shop floor. To champion the Company’s Continuous Improvement approach to Quality, reviewing non-conformities and incidents for determining root cause, corrective and preventative actions. Devise, establish and update Quality documentation, procedures and processes based on industry standards. This is a standalone role so experience working in a similar environment would be beneficial with experience of ISO9001 and Vehicle Type Approval


  • Identify improvement opportunities, appropriately prioritise and manage to conclusion
  • Review existing Quality Control procedures and implement enhancements to achieve best practice
  • Drive cultural change to encourage "right first time first" culture
  • Champion, manage and maintain the CIP (Continuous Improvement Process) with regard to PDI, Production and Engineering issues
  • Work with Supervisors and Team Leaders in Quality Control compliance and improvement
  • Enhance Customer complaint and internal non-conformance investigations to identify root cause and appropriate corrective and preventative actions.
  • Maintenance of quality records, control plans and checklists to ensure real time conformance to Type Approval requirements
  • Liaise with VCA officials as required
  • Co-ordinate Type Approval audits and inspections as required
  • Documentation audits to check compliance against standards
  • Lead quality projects and initiatives to support continuous improvement for customer delivery
  • Lead 'Lean Manufacturing’ initiatives to improve business KPI’s
  • Build effective working relationships with other functions such as Production, Engineering, Purchasing, H&S, Sales and Finance


  • This is a standalone role so experience working in a similar environment would be beneficial.
  • Experience of ISO9001 and Vehicle Type Approval
  • Passionate and committed to Quality, to see though the improvements and culture change.
  • Background in welding, fabrication and heavy engineering desirable
  • Computer literate
  • Experience in delivering robust solutions to quality concerns using problem solving methodology (internal and external customer concerns).
  • Excellent communicator who pro-actively informs key stakeholders on status of quality concerns
  • Able to establish structured approach to problem solving
  • Hands-on - willing to flex up and down business to address key priorities for business
  • Ability to positively support all areas of the business as we evolve towards a Lean Enterprise. Be active in providing and supporting the implementation of solutions to both quality and business problems.
  • Detail orientated and Analytical
  • Team player and able to build Relationships

Reference: 33953091

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