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Senior Quality Engineer

Salary: £40,000

Location: Derby

Job type: Permanent

Category: Derby

Core skills/attributes needed: Essential: -Minimum of 5 years’ experience within the Aerospace Industry, AS9100 requirements & NADCAP -Minimum of 10 year’s Engineering experience -Experience in lean tools and practical problem solving such as 8D, Kaizen processes -High attention to detail, good problem solver and strong communication skills -In-depth understanding of engineering/technical documentation and specifications -A natural leader, who can motivate and lead with excellent interpersonal skill -Excellent verbal and written communication skills as this is a customer faced role Knowledge and Experience: -Previous Internal auditing experience advantageous -Experience in a quality control environment preferred -First Article Inspection Report experience -Experience of Machining, Fabrications and Treatments -Chemical and special processes knowledge -New Product Introduction & associated tools FMEA, APQP + PPAP Awareness -Ability to resolve issues logically and methodically using proven methods -Self-motivated with a desire to learn Seniority Requirements: -A key part of this role will be interacting and communicating with shop floor operators,management and customers, it is essential you can communicate in a clear and concise manner -Setting staff expectation inline with department and company objectives -Ability to prioritise work based on criticality ensuring timescales are met -Development, coaching & Support of others -Manage and lead a team to achieve the set expectations -Manage all quality-related issues within the manufacturing team (e.g. internal, supplier, customer) -Monitor and report on quality-related key performance indicators including scrap monitoring, rework levels, parts per million (PPM) figures, NCR status -Communicate throughout the shop floor, with peers, management and customers -Carry out team supervision, development reviews & annual resource reviews -Confident and effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills Purpose of role and key accountabilities: To provide Quality and Inspection support for both existing and new business opportunities and to develop the Right First-Time philosophy required to become a leading supplier of quality components to the aerospace industry * Maintain quality control within the manufacturing process, in line with business standards and customer requirements * Check and verify the compliance of components produced at all stages within business * Identify reoccurring quality issues and communicate them to the chief inspector along with recommendations * Assist in the 5Why, Non-conformance procedures, RCCA & CAPA quality procedures and produce root cause analysis of product failures * Represent the quality function at team meetings * Support, develop and improve the relationship with quality contacts within our customer base * Support and promote improvement activities to directly benefit product and processes * To work within cross functional teams to support business development, growth and improvement projects as required. * To support, develop, maintain and improve the company’s quality management system and conduct internal audits against the system * To conduct root cause analyses, SPC and other appropriate quality tools and techniques to ensure that the manufacturing processes meet customer requirement * Activities will focus on the internal Quality SQCDP requirements, including closing out actions and reporting against the company requirements * Gardner’s key objective is to ensure Right First Time, Every time! Which is achieved by effective allocation, and any issues are resolved in a timely and effective manner

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