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Quality Engineer – 12-month Fixed Term Contract

Due to the high volume of new motorsport work coming through, we are looking for a skilled Quality Engineer to join our business unit at mainly at ShearXL, initially for a 12 month contract with the possibility of an extension or permanent role being offered.

The ideal candidate should have proven Quality experience in a similar production environment.

You will be able to read and understand complex drawings and have a good eye for detail.

Must work well within a team and have good problem-solving ideas.


  • Ensure safe working practices at all times in accordance with the Health and Safety policy of the company.
  • To promote a culture of customer focus throughout the organisation.
  • Establish and maintain quality requirements with customers.
  • Liaise with customers on resolution and corrective action implementation of quality issues.
  • Dealing with customer returns / reworks.
  • Ensuring production staff are aware of any Up Issues and that all documentation reflects the latest issue number.
  • Processing any SDNRs (Supplier Deviation Notification Requests).
  • Creating and maintaining inspection sheets for all part numbers produces
  • Conduct supplier quality audits and report audit findings
  • Producing quality documents as required by customer specific contracts including PSW, Certificate/Declaration of Conformity, Control Plans and statistical analysis supporting Process Capability.
  • In conjunction with manufacturing staff, develop and review processes and assess effectiveness in achieving product realisation.
  • Perform product audits against customer and statutory requirements and providing internal training in this activity.
  • Maintaining a visible product traceability record system compatible with the AS9100 Quality Management System.
  • Working with manufacturing departments to proactively resolve quality issues.
  • Working with production department supervisors and external suppliers to establish root cause of quality concerns. Ensuring robust corrective and preventative actions are implemented to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Monitoring the quality of sub-contract product and liaising with suppliers when required.
  • Directly managing the calibration of measuring equipment and maintaining a full equipment list in support of this activity.
  • Tracking the resolution of customer non-conformances through root cause analysis and the implementation of corrective and preventive actions.
  • Ensuring any known quality issues are recorded on works orders.
  • Risk assessment using FMEA and application of SPC techniques including gauge R&R to assist in developing a Process Capability system.
  • Assist with inspection of completed components using both CMM and Manual methods.
  • Delivering quality training to staff as required.
  • Assist manufacturing in the deployment and maintenance of 5S workplace organisation.
  • Supporting other functions within the Quality Assurance Department as and when required.
  • Carry out any other general duties to assist in the smooth running of the company.

Key Skills Required:

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Use of measuring equipment including gauges, handheld equipment, CMM and other metrology devices.
  • Basic computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel etc.
  • Ability to liaise with manufacturing teams to resolve quality issues.
  • To work with suppliers to maintain and develop the quality of sub-contract product and services.
  • Production of FMEA reports and control plans.
  • 8D problem solving and structured root cause analysis.
  • To be able to develop work instructions and visual standards.
  • The use and understanding of the internal Non-Conformance Reporting (NCR) system and MIE Trak.